Toronto Ward 3 City Councillor Election Debate
Toronto’s Municipal Elections will be held October 24th, and there are 6 candidates running for City Councillor in Ward 3. Make informed voting decisions by hearing where each candidate stands on the key issues that are important to you. Keep in mind that Amber Morley is our labour-endorsed candidate.
The top 5 issues in order of priority were:
1. Tree canopy loss and climate change
2. Neighbourhood Development
3. Neighbourhood Crime and Safety
4. Affordable Housing
5. Public Transit
The LBNA, along with several partner South Etobicoke resident associations, has developed questions for the leading candidates to answer these and other key election topics during the upcoming Virtual All Candidates Debate on Wednesday, October 19th from 7-8:30pm prior to the October 24th, 2022 Municipal Election.
The agenda for the meeting will be as follows:
– Short opening remarks from each of the candidates
– Candidates will be asked a series of pre-set questions on the top issues identified through our survey and those of the other Neighbourhood Associations of their members. Each candidate will be given the opportunity to respond.
– Rapid fire questions for all candidates to respond to from the audience
– Short 1 minute closing comments from each candidate.
Register now to reserve your virtual seat. (Once you register you will be sent the Zoom link)
See you on October 19th!
Candidate Background Info
- Amber Morley is labour-endorsed candidate. She has been working on behalf of the residents of Etobicoke for more than 20 years. As Director of the South Etobicoke Youth Assembly, based at LAMP Community Health Centre, she fought, organized and advocated for her neighbours and community — the community where she was born and raised in South Etobicoke. Know more about Amber Morley by visiting the website here.
- Mark Grimes is the incumbent councillor in Ward 3 and has represented this ward for nearly 20 years, so he is very familiar to residents. To learn more about Mr. Grimes’ background and career, click here to see his official profile.
- Full-time military reserve member Marco Valle is also on the hunt to win the riding. Living in the ward with his wife, Valle said they were noticing residential buildings were quick to go up, but the supportive amenities needed for the population haven’t been matching them at the same pace. “The roads aren’t getting wider, the schools aren’t getting built, daycares aren’t getting pushed out, none of the underlying infrastructure that allows us to live fulfilling lives is happening at least at the same pace,” To learn more about Mr. Valle, click here to visit his official election website.