Ward 25 Don Valley West
Joanne Flint was elected to North York City Council in 1988 and acclaimed in 1991 and 1994. She was elected to the amalgamated City of Toronto Council in 1997 and again in 2000.
During her 15 years as a City Councillor for North York Ward 8 and City of Toronto Ward 25, Don Valley West, she chaired numerous committees including both the North York and Toronto Planning Committees and the Midtown Community Council.
Joanne's extensive committee work reflected her interests in the full spectrum of City policies and included the Oak Ridges Moraine, Labour Relations, Retirement Homes, the North York Parking Authority, Toronto Emergency Services, Assessment Review, the Waterfront Reference Group, the Sheppard Subway and the Toronto Transit Commission. She was also Vice Chair of the Metropolitan Toronto District Health Council.
Joanne's Board memberships included the Hockey Hall of Fame, The Canadian Film Centre, The Hugh MacMillan Rehabilitation Centre, The North York Historical Society, The Art Gallery of Ontario, St. John's Rehabilitation Hospital, The George Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art and the Donwoods Institute.
Joanne is proud of the gains made in Ward 25 such as the purchase of the historic Jolly Miller Tavern (and future reclamation of the nearby West Don flood plain); the Leaside Spur Line (that forms an important link in the city-wide pedestrian and bicycle trail system); and the Woodsworth parkette in the Silver Hills neighbourhood.
Ward 25 boasts 26 active ratepayer and tenant associations, three internationally recognized residential communities of note, the Toronto Botanical Garden, the only Heritage Conservation District in the north part of Toronto, and a Business Improvement Area.
Following her retirement from municipal politics in September 2003, Joanne became a Member of the Ontario Municipal Board.