Barbara Hall

Born 1946

Barbara Hall is a Canadian lawyer, public servant and former politician. She was the 61st mayor of Toronto, the last to run before amalgamation. She was elected mayor of the pre-amalgamation City of Toronto in 1994, and held office until December 31, 1997. On November 28, 2005, Hall was appointed Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission for a three-year term.… Read More

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1946 Birth Born in 1946.


1967 21 Years Old In 1967, at the age of 20, she worked for Toronto youth programs and co-founded an alternative school. … Read More


1980 34 Years Old She served for a time as a probation officer in Cleveland, Ohio. She returned to Canada and studied law at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University and in 1980 was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada. … Read More
1985 39 Years Old Hall campaigned for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 1985 provincial election as a candidate of the New Democratic Party in St. David. … Read More


1994 48 Years Old 1 More Event
Hall was elected Mayor of Toronto in 1994 defeating incumbent June Rowlands. … Read More


2003 57 Years Old Hall ran for mayor again in 2003 and on this occasion was strongly backed by supporters of the Ontario Liberal Party. … Read More
2005 59 Years Old In November 2005, Hall was appointed the Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC). … Read More


2009 63 Years Old In February 2009, in a report to the Canadian Human Rights Commission, Hall in her capacity as OHRC Commissioner, recommended the creation of a National Press Council that would serve as a national media watchdog. … Read More
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