Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West, Suite B23
Councillor Cho's website: www.raymondcho.com
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Before being elected, Dr. Raymond Cho worked as a Social Worker for the Catholic Children's Aid Society, the Toronto Board of Education, and the Scarborough Board of Education.
Raymond was first elected to Metropolitan Toronto Council for Scarborough-Malvern in 1991, and was re-elected to Metro in 1994. In 1997, Raymond was elected Toronto City Councillor for the new City of Toronto representing Scarborough-Malvern. In 2000, he was again re-elected and represents the new ward of Scarborough Rouge-River.
Throughout his political career, Councillor Cho has been a member of various boards and standing committees. He was Chairman of the Toronto Zoo for two successive terms, and is on the Board of Management for the Zoo. His interests lie in improving opportunities for the youth, safety in the community, a clean community, human rights, environmental concerns, and economic development for the city.
He was a strong promoter and advocate for saving the Glen Eagles site and worked closely with all three levels of government in saving this valuable 10-acres site at the entrance to the Rouge Park from future development. In addition, he worked with the Provincial Government and helped to save the Anndale Site of 10 acres from future residential development.
Since his first election, he has mobilized hundreds of volunteers on an annual basis, and together, they have planted over 30,000 trees in the Rouge Valley over the years. He has organized and delivered over 100,000 pounds of food for the Daily Bread Food Bank.
Councillor Cho lives in Scarborough with his wife, Sue, and they have three adult sons, two of whom are medical doctors, and the youngest son is a secondary school teacher. Councillor Cho holds both his Masters' Degree in Social Work and Doctorate Degree in Education from the University of Toronto.