Councillor Paul Ainslie, Scarborough Guildwood Ward 24, City of Toronto
First elected to Toronto City Council in 2006, Paul Ainslie represents Ward 24 Scarborough Guildwood, home to over 100,000 people. His Ward is one of the most diverse communities within the City of Toronto.
As an effective member of Toronto City Council, Paul brings a broad perspective to City Hall, with more than 20 years of experience at the Federal, Provincial and Municipal levels of government; an edge when navigating through public policy.
As Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries, Paul strives to ensure the library has an open positive environment where residents can gather to learn, have fun and partake in programming. During Paul's tenure as Chair of Toronto Public Library Board the library has added many social media tools to their portfolio, reaching out to residents in a modern and comprehensive manner making the library more accessible.
As Chair of the Government Management Committee and General Government and Licensing Committee Councillor Ainslie has over the years worked to update the City of Toronto's use of technology to enhance services to all Toronto residents, while encouraging a more accountable accessible government.
Paul envisions a City where all resident have the tools to access an open, accessible, transparent and accountable local government. Paul hopes this will build public trust and confidence in our municipal government.
Having a strong belief in the value of public service, Paul has been involved in a number of City of Toronto and community organizations including, the Rouge Valley Health Systems (Centenary Campus) Buy a Bed Campaign as Co-Chair with his wife Janet, Scouts Canada, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Knights of Columbus, Friends of Fort York, Chair of the Toronto Public Library Board, Past-Chair, Parks and Environment Standing Committee - Past -Chair, Government Management Standing Committee – Past Chair, Scarborough Community Council-Past Chair, Corporate Nominating Panel - Toronto Zoo - Executive Committee, Striking Committee, Committee of Revision, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Rouge Park Alliance, Guild Park Advisory Committee, Guild Renaissance Group and the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration Steering Committee.
Among the many issues facing the Ward and City, Paul believes all residents should be engaged so they feel connected to their community. Born and raised in Scarborough East, Paul is married with three children..
Toronto City Council
Scarborough Community Council
City of Toronto Executive Committee
General Government and Licencing Committee, Chair
Board of Management of the Toronto Zoo, Chair
Board of Directors of the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries, Vice-Chair
Ontario Good Roads Association, Policy Committee, Vice-Chair
Ontario Good Roads Association Board of Directors
Toronto Hydro Corporation Board of Directors
Toronto Public Library Board of Directors
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Board of Directors and Executive Committee
Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Non Board Member
Canadian National Exhibition Association Board of Directors and Municipal Section
Guild Renaissance Group Board of Directors
Guild Park and Gardens Resource Group
Past Chair, Current Member of the Board of Directors Haliburton Breakfast Club
1st Centenary Scout Troop Leader, Scouts Canada
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