About Us

Ontario’s Big City Mayors (OBCM) is comprised of mayors of Ontario cities with populations of 100,000 or more. Collectively, Ontario’s Big City Mayors represent nearly 70% of Ontario’s population. 

OBCM provides a voice for big city mayors in policy debates that impact Ontario cities. Through policy development, advocacy, discussion and partnerships, Ontario’s Big City Mayors support strong and effective cities.

OBCM achieves this by:

  • Forging relationships with the federal and provincial governments, municipal organizations such as the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, and other stakeholders

  • Meeting with government ministers and representatives to voice the perspective of big cities and work together to achieve shared goals

  • Taking public positions on key issues and opportunities that affect big cities

  • Sharing information, data, research, and resources among members and with other governments, stakeholders, and organizations

  • Participating in government policy consultation processes as the voice of Ontario’s big cities

Mayor Jeff Lehman, City of Barrie is the current Chair and Mayor Bonnie Crombie, City of Mississauga is the Vice-Chair.

List of member municipalities:

Ajax
Barrie
Brampton
Brantford
Burlington
Cambridge
Chatham-Kent

Clarington
Guelph
Hamilton
Kingston
Kitchener
London
Markham

Milton                   Mississauga
Oakville
Oshawa
Ottawa
Pickering
Richmond Hill

St. Catharines
Greater Sudury
Thunder Bay
Toronto
Vaughan
Waterloo
Whitby
Windsor

Regional governments are not members of OBCM because they are represented by the Mayors and Regional Chairs of Ontario (MARCO).