Mayor Rob Ford has called a special meeting to discuss the ice storm recovery.
The meeting on January 10th will focus on getting compensation from the province through the Ontario's Disaster Relief Assistance Program.
Councillor Josh Matlow had been calling for a special meeting. In an email on Saturday, he said he had begun the process of formally requesting that the meeting be held.
Municipalities can ask the province to declare a disaster area within 14 working days of the onset of a disaster.
ODRAP would then provide financial assistance within the declared disaster area to restore damaged public infrastructure and private property pre-disaster condition, when the cost of restoration exceeds the financial capacity of the affected individuals, municipality and community at large.
While touring a Toronto Hydro facility Sunday morning, mayor Rob Ford told CP24 that he wouldn't be against asking the province for financial assistance to those who were affected by the storm.
"The city, we're in no position to do that, obviously," says mayor Ford. "I'd love be able to help out [those without power], but I can't guarantee anything. So if the province can do it, that'd be great."
Meanwhile, Richmond Hill councillor Carmine Perrelli is calling on a similar special council meeting in his city.
"Time is running out for provincial aid," he says in a statement. "ODRAP will allow us to possibly offset residents' cost for recovery as well as the town's cost for damage to any infrastructure."
Perrelli says he initially asked mayor Dave Barrow on Christmas Day to call a special meeting, but the mayor has not done so yet.