Toronto city council will meet on Aug. 5 and 6 to deal with urgent business that’s been put on hold by the strike.

All regular council and committee meetings have been cancelled since the strike began, although council held a special meeting on June 26 to approve the purchase of 204 new streetcars.

Unlike that special meeting, which was held at the Metro Convention Centre, the August meeting will take place at City Hall, Mayor David Miller announced yesterday.

Miller had been under pressure from some councillors to hold a meeting.

A petition being circulated by Coun. Peter Milczyn had collected close to the 23 signatures needed to require a meeting to be held.

Miller said about 50 items must be dealt with. Many are routine, such as contract awards that have been through a tendering process, but need council’s approval.

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