Toronto’s Fire Chief to Retire This Year

February 15, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
Bill Stewart, Fire Chief of the Toronto Fire Services. (

After close to 40 years in service, Toronto’s Fire Chief Bill Stewart has announced he plans to retire this year.

Stewart started his career with the former City of North York Fire Department, where he served for 26 years before the 1998 amalgamation.

He became Fire Chief of the Toronto Fire Services in 2003. Prior to that, he served as an operations firefighter, captain, administration chief, assistant deputy, and deputy chief.

Chief Stewart is currently a board member for Public Administration and Governance at Ryerson University, and is also a director of the Institution of Fire Engineers. He has also held executive positions in a number of other organizations, including the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association and the Fire Services Program at Humber College.

Steward’s last day at work will be April 30.

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