Information Released from Closed Meetings

View information that has been released after closed meetings and review frequently asked questions about closed meetings.

2018 Closed Meetings

2019 Closed Meetings

2020 Closed Meetings

2021 Closed Meetings

2022 Closed Meetings


Legal Privilege

  • information that would reveal the topic or content of privileged legal advice, or information that is subject to litigation privilege or settlement privilege
  • some of the information may be subject to additional bases for withholding (e.g. personal information, litigation, etc.)
  • release of the information generally requires waiver of privilege by City Council


  • information about litigation or potential litigation affecting the City
  • possible release of information to be considered upon resolution of litigation


  • information about negotiations by the City regarding property or services
  • may include confidential inter-governmental discussions
  • possible release of information to be considered upon completion of negotiations

Personal Information

  • information about an identifiable individual, not including business contact information
  • matters involving labour relations 
  • possible release of information to be considered once privacy concerns are concluded

Property Matter

  • information about sensitive property dealings (e.g. bylaw enforcement, purchase or sale, proposed use, etc.)
  • possible release of information to be considered once sensitive property dealings are concluded

Closed Meeting FAQs

  1. Why do we need closed meetings?

At times, City Council needs to discuss topics that are sensitive in nature or involve information that would prove harmful if publicly disclosed. For example, the City’s position would be compromised if it were to inform the other side of its budget and strategy during a negotiation. As another example, the City risks breaching privacy legislation if it were to disclose personal information when discussing an employee relations matter. Addressing these topics in the absence of the public avoids potential harms and allows City Council to have the frank discussions necessary to make sound decisions.  

  1. Who attends closed meetings? 
  1. What types of topics are discussed at closed meetings?
  1. Why can’t the public know what City Council is discussing in closed meetings?
  1. Does City Council make the types of topics they are discussing in a closed meeting public?
  1. How can I obtain information about specific subject matter discussed in closed meetings? 
  1. How often is information from closed meetings reviewed and released?
  1. Can Council discuss closed items in open meetings? What’s the risk to the City and taxpayers?