Dianne Saxe, University-Rosedale Councillor
These are interesting times at City Hall. Olivia Chow’s Mayoralty will represent a notable turning point in our city’s history. When she takes office this Wednesday, July 12, 2023, Olivia will become both the first person of colour in Toronto’s history, and first woman occupant of the Mayor’s chair since amalgamation.
It speaks incredibly well of our city that the top two choices of Torontonians in this most recent by-election were both immigrant women of humble roots. The face of politics and governance is changing in Toronto and I believe that this is both a welcome development and an important step forward for the future.
Read more of Dianne’s July newsletter.