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Jaye Robinson is the City Councillor for Ward 25 – Don Valley West and the Chair of the Public Works & Infrastructure Committee.
Jaye also sits on the Executive Committee, Striking Committee, North York Community Council, the Art Gallery of Ontario Board, the Canadian Film Centre Board, the Committee of Adjustment Nominating Panel and the Civic Theatres Nominating Panel.
Re-elected in 2014 with one of the city’s highest pluralities, Jaye brings a 20-year track record as a community leader and senior manager in economic development to City Hall.
In her first term, Jaye played a key role in four fiscally responsible budgets and helped put Toronto back on a solid financial foundation. Accountability and integrity were central to her approach, and she spoke out repeatedly about the need for professionalism and transparency in city government. She also oversaw the continued growth and success of our renowned library system as Vice Chair of the Toronto Public Library Board.
Ward 25's priorities were front and centre and Jaye delivered results. She passed more than 100 successful motions improving traffic and pedestrian safety, creating new avenues for engagement on planning issues and keeping our neighbourhoods strong and vibrant.
Jaye also opened the Don Mills Trail and a brand new park at Yonge and York Mills, brought capital improvements to more than a dozen Ward 25 parks and rebuilt or resurfaced more than 45 Ward 25 roads.
Before running for office, Jaye was a senior manager in the city’s Economic Development Division. With an entrepreneurial approach, she successfully merged arts and community building initiatives with economic development strategies, creating a vibrant roster of annual events with significant economic impacts, including Nuit Blanche, Summerlicious and Winterlicious.
Going into her second term, Jaye remains focused on innovative, fiscally sound solutions to Toronto’s goals and priorities – moving our city forward through consensus and clear, evidence-based decision making.
Jaye lives in Ward 25 – Don Valley West with her husband, three boys and dog, Scout.