A Reform City Council
From: How We Changed Toronto
the 1972 election brought new blood to the city council and Sewell discusses how Larger decision-making
bodies often hamper debate, but our council was of a manageable size. The openness and the diversity at this city hall, as well as the size of City Council, made all the difference.
A lifelong Torontonian, JOHN SEWELL grew up in the Beach neighbourhood and graduated from the University of Toronto Law School. After his career in city politics, he chaired an Ontario Royal Commission on land use policies, taught at Osgoode Hall Law School, worked as a columnist for The Globe and Mail and NOW Magazine, and wrote books on city planning and police. He is a member of the Order of Canada.