Section 1 – Definitions    

As used in this bylaw, the following terms have the meanings indicated:

“Act” – the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as amended from time to time

“Adjourn” – end a meeting

“Board” – the Commissioners sitting as the Toronto Transit Commission Board

“Business Day” – any day other than a Saturday, Sunday, statutory or civic holiday in Toronto, Ontario

“Call a Member to Order” – identifying a member by name, and requesting that member to refrain from his or her current behaviour and to behave in accordance with the procedures bylaw

“Chair” – the Member appointed as “Chair” of the TTC Board by City Council in accordance with a City bylaw

“City” – the City of Toronto

“Citizen Members” – those Members appointed to the Board by City Council in accordance with City bylaws who are not members of City Council

“Commissioners” – the Members of the Board as appointed by bylaw of the City

“Committee” – an advisory or other committee, subcommittee or similar entity of which at least 50 per cent of the members are also Members of the Board, which committee is established by the Board and is given a specific task and required to report on that specific task

“Committee of the Whole” – a quorum of Members present and sitting as a Committee of the Whole Board

“Council Members” – an elected or appointed member of City Council appointed to the Board by Toronto City Council in accordance with City bylaws.

“Emergency Meeting” – a Meeting called in accordance with the rules of this Procedures Bylaw

“Head of Commission Services” – the Head of Commission Services of the Toronto Transit Commission or his/her designate

“Meeting” – any regular, special, emergency or other meeting of the Board or a Committee, where,

  1. a quorum of members is present, and
  2. members discuss or otherwise deal with any matter in a way that materially advances the business or decision-making of the Board

"Member" a person appointed by bylaw of the City as a Commissioner for a term of office as set out in any applicable City bylaw.  Members include both appointed Citizen Members and appointed Council Members.

"Motion" a Member's formal proposal that the Board take certain action

Motion to Amend" a Motion to vary the main Motion before the Board

"Motion to Defer" a Motion to delay a decision on a matter by postponing consideration of the matter:

  1. indefinitely;
  2. until or within some specified time or time period;
  3. until the happening of a specified event; or
  4. until a report or communication is presented.

“Motion to End Debate” – a Motion to stop all debate on a matter, and to vote on the matter immediately

“Motion to Receive” – a Motion to acknowledge a matter or part of a matter including the main Motion or amendment, to take no current action on the matter, and to place the matter in the Head of Commission Services’ records for future reference

“Motion to Refer” – a Motion to send a matter, including a main Motion or amendment to a designated Committee, body or person for more information or recommendation

“Motion without Notice” – a Motion to introduce new business for which no notice has been given

“Notice of Motion” – a Motion received by the Head of Commission Services to introduce new business for which notice is considered to have been given

“Point of Order” – bringing to the attention of the Chair and the Members that a person has broken a rule or made an error in procedure and asking that the Board meeting follow the rules or that the error in procedure be corrected

“Point of Privilege” – a question to the Chair and Members to immediately consider and take action to remedy a situation negatively affecting the rights or privileges of members or the Board, as a whole, despite other pending business currently before the Board

“Procedures Bylaw” – this bylaw, as amended from time to time

“Public Petition” – a communication from more than one member of the public

“Public Presentation” – an appearance before the Board by any member of the public to speak to a matter before the Board in accordance with this Procedures Bylaw

“Quorum” – the Members to be present and voting at a Meeting to legally conduct business at the Meeting

“Recorded Vote” – a vote for which the Head of Commission Services records all Members present and how they voted

“Report” – a TTC’s official’s report that is provided for information or makes recommendations to the Board

“Robert’s Rules of Order” – the most current edition of “Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised”.

“Ruling” – the Chair’s interpretation of the Procedures Bylaw to settle a procedural matter.  Such an interpretation is more than a simple restatement of the relevant bylaw provisions and explains how the rule applies to the matter.

“Special Meeting” – a Board Meeting other than a regular meeting, a continued meeting, or a reconvened meeting, called in accordance with the rules of the Procedures Bylaw

“Term” – is the term of office of a Commissioner, or all the Commissioners, as set out in a City bylaw

“TTC” – the Toronto Transit Commission

“Urgent Matter” – a matter that relates to a significant emergency health or safety matter, or relates to a significant financial, legal, or contractual deadline before the next Board Meeting

“Vice-Chair” – the Member elected by the Board from among the Citizen Members in accordance with this Procedures By-law and any applicable City by-law to the position of Vice-Chair of the Board