Media Room

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

January 2020

LUMCO submission to Ontario's 2009 Prebudget Consultation Jan 23, 2020

The Large Urban Mayors’ Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO) is comprised of 29 mayors of Ontario cities with populations of 100,000 or more. LUMCO’s membership grew by one member this year as Clarington’s growth pushed its population over 100,000 residents.LUMCO works closely with the

November 2019

Big-city mayors meet with Ontario's Finance Minister Nov 15, 2019

Continued collaboration needed to ensure fiscal health of citiesNovember 15, 2019 – Ontario’s big city mayors brought their message of municipal fiscal sustainability to Ontario’s Minister of Finance Rod Phillips today, as he joined them in Ajax for the quarterly meeting of the

October 2019

Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie, Chair of the Large Urban Mayors' Caucus of Ontario Oct 25, 2019

October 25, 2019 - Today, Mayor Cam Guthrie, Chair of the Large Urban Mayors’ Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO) released the following statement on behalf of Ontario’s big-city mayors:I’m very pleased that Minister Clark’s announcement demonstrates the Province’s measured

August 2019

Ontario’s big city mayors await details on transitional funding Aug 19, 2019

August 19, 2019 - Ontario's big city mayors are cautiously optimistic that transitional funding will soften the blow of Provincial funding cuts for 2020, but are again asking for a seat at the table to work with the Province over the longer term.Premier Doug Ford announced the

May 2019

Large Urban Mayors applaud Province’s deferral of retroactive funding cuts May 27, 2019

May 27, 2019 – Ontario’s big-city mayors are applauding Premier Doug Ford’s announcement that funding for public health, ambulance services, and daycare will be maintained this year, giving cities time to work with the Province on next steps.This responds to a key request of

Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie, Chair of LUMCO, and LUMCO Mayors May 24, 2019

      Today, following a meeting of the Large Urban Mayors’ Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO), LUMCO Chair and Mayor of Guelph Cam Guthrie released the following statement:“Big-city mayors from across Ontario continue to be alarmed about

April 2019

Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie, Chair of LUMCO and LUMCO Mayors Apr 30, 2019

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:“Big-city mayors from across Ontario are extremely concerned that the Government of Ontario is engaging in downloading by