Media Room

July 2020

Ontario’s Big City Mayors encouraged by federal and provincial governments’ agreement to bring emergency funding to municipalities Jul 16, 2020

Ontario’s big city mayors are encouraged by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s pledge of $19 billion for the provinces and territories to support a “safe restart” of the Canadian economy, which includes the provision of funds for municipalities to assist in mitigating the unprecedented financial impacts brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ontario Mayors and Chairs issue emergency call for financial support Jul 6, 2020

Today, Mayors and Chairs from across Ontario, represented by the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, the Mayors and Regional Chairs of Ontario, and the Large Urban Mayors’ Caucus of Ontario, met to discuss the COVID-19 financial emergency. Ontario municipalities are speaking with one voice to deliver one important message: Our residents cannot wait any longer.

June 2020

“Do it now:” Ontario’s Big City Mayors press federal and provincial governments for emergency funding for municipalities Jun 5, 2020

The Large Urban Mayors Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO) met this morning for further discussion about the growing financial and service delivery challenges municipalities face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Statement from LUMCO Chair Cam Guthrie and LUMCO mayors Jun 5, 2020

Today, Mayor Cam Guthrie, Chair of the Large Urban Mayor’s Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO) released the following statement on behalf of Ontario’s big city mayors:“Like many Ontarians, we have been watching the events unfold across North America in recent days and reflecting on how

May 2020

Ontario’s Big City Mayors urge provincial and federal governments to provide relief for municipalities May 14, 2020

Ontario’s big city mayors are calling on the federal and provincial governments to provide immediate financial support to municipalities as they face unprecedented economic challenges due to COVID-19.

Ontario’s Big City Mayors discuss post-COVID recovery with federal and provincial ministers May 8, 2020

Guelph, Ontario, May 8, 2020 - Ontario’s big city mayors are urging the governments of Ontario and Canada to continue to work in partnership with municipalities to address the economic impacts of COVID-19, and to plan for post-pandemic recovery and reform.

April 2020

Ontario's Big City Mayors join the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in calling for emergency funding for municipalities Apr 28, 2020

Guelph, Ontario, April 28, 2020 – The Large Urban Mayors’ Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO), which is comprised of the province’s 29 largest cities and represents almost 70 per cent of Ontario’s population, has joined the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) in its request for

March 2020

Ontario’s Big City Mayors applaud Ontario’s fiscal response to COVID-19 Mar 26, 2020

The members of the Large Urban Mayors’ Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO), who represent the almost 70 per cent of Ontarians living in the province’s 29 largest cities, are applauding the Province’s economic and fiscal response to COVID-19 as outlined in Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19 (March 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update).

Ontario’s Big City Mayors discuss collaborative response to COVID-19 with provincial Ministers of Finance, Municipal Affairs and Housing Mar 24, 2020

The mayors of Ontario’s 29 largest cities met via teleconference today to discuss the response to COVID-19, as measures continue to be implemented to protect Ontarians’ health and wellbeing.

February 2020

Ontario’s big-city mayors urge Province to invest in top urban issues Feb 21, 2020

Ministers of Health, Municipal Affairs and Housing join Large Urban Mayors’ Caucus meetingToronto, Ontario, February 21, 2020 – At a meeting in Toronto today, Ontario’s big-city mayors urged the provincial government to consider the pressing needs of cities as they craft their