Phil Brown, Toronto’s general manager of shelter, support and housing resigns
On Thursday the general manager of Toronto’s of shelter, support and housing resigned effective immediately. Phillip Abrahams, the director of social housing, has been named as his acting replacement as of Monday.
Phil Brown worked with the City for the past 12 years. In 2011 his salary was over $200,000 plus benefits.
In the letter Brown stated the Toronto Sun reports:
“For the last 12 years, I have had the honour and privilege of working with many of you and our community partners to address the needs of those most vulnerable in our city. The journey has been exciting, challenging and very productive, resulting in improved outcomes for the clients we serve. There have been many accomplishments of which I am most proud.”
Councillor Ana Bailão’s Executive Assistant Braden Root-McCaig said during a phone interview that the councillor heard about the resignation on Monday via an email that was sent from Deputy city manager Brenda Patterson. Root-McCaig said that the announcement was a complete surprise and is not aware of any issues that could have been behind the resignation.
It is interesting to note that the last meeting for the city’s Affordable Housing Committee, scheduled for October 5 was cancelled. Prior to that the committee met in May.