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Councillor Paul Ainslie, Scarborough Guildwood Ward 24, City of Toronto

Paul is an effective member of the Toronto City Council. Paul brings a broad perspective to City Hall, with more than 25 years of experience at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels of government.
Newly appointed as the Night Economy Champion, Paul will strive to establish a cohesive respectful harmony where both residents and the night economy will thrive. 
As Mayor John Tory’s designate on the Executive Committee, Chair of Scarborough Community Council, Member of the Economic Development Committee, as well as holding membership with a number of Boards, Paul will diligently ensure Toronto residents are well represented in managing items brought before committees.   
During Paul’s tenure as Chair of the City of Toronto’s General Government and Licensing Committee, Paul worked to enhance the City of Toronto’s use of technology, to have easily accessible services for all Toronto residents, with cost savings of millions of dollars. Paul will continue to work to enhance city services.
Serving on the Toronto Public Library Board as Chair, Paul added many social media tools to their portfolio, allowing for residents to interact with their library in a modern and comprehensive manner. Paul strives to ensure our public libraries have an open, positive environment, where residents can gather to learn, have fun, and partake in programming.
Working on the Board of Toronto Seniors Housing Corporation, Paul was committed to realizing the vision of the Tenants First report, calling for the creation of seniors-focused housing and associated services with the goal to ensure seniors age in place with dignity and comfort.
Paul will continue to work for residents through his work in the community and at City Hall.  For the 2022 – 2026 term Paul has been appointed to the following committees: Night Economy Champion, Chair of Scarborough Community Council,  Executive Committee, Economic and Community Development Committee, Exhibition Place Board of Governors, Toronto Public Library, Toronto Transit Commission, Toronto Zoo Board of Management, Canadian National Exhibition Association, Municipal Section and Board of Directors,  Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Board of Directors, Guild Renaissance Group Board of Directors, Hockey Hall of Fame Board of Directors, Ontario Good Roads Association Board of Directors, and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.

Paul envisions a city where all residents have the tools to utilize an open, accessible, transparent, and accountable local government. Paul hopes this will build public trust and confidence in our municipal government.


Toronto City Council
Scarborough Community Council, Chair
City of Toronto Executive Committee
Economic and Community Development Committee
Board of Management of the Toronto Zoo, Chair
Exhibition Place Board of Governors
Toronto Transit Commission
Federation of Ontario Public Libraries Board of Directors, Chair
Ontario Good Roads Association Board of Directors
Toronto Public Library Board of Directors, as the Mayor’s designate
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Board of Directors
Hockey Hall of Fame Board of Directors
Council Advisory Body - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S+)
Federation of Canadian Municipalities Board of Directors
Municipal Finance-Intergovernmental Arrangements Committee, FCM Standing Committee
Social Economic Development Committee, FCM Standing Committee
Ontario Regional Caucus, FCM
Canadian National Exhibition Association Board of Directors and Municipal Section
Guild Renaissance Group Board of Directors
Guild Park and Gardens Resource Group
Haliburton Club, Board of Directors, Past Chair
1st Centenary Scout Troop Leader, Scouts Canada


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