Ward 20 Trinity-Spadina
Voted best City Councillor by Now Magazine readers seven years running, Olivia Chow's pace shows no sign of waning. Her accessibility, sincerity, and well-earned reputation for getting things done fosters dynamic grassroots support within the boundaries of her former downtown ward, as well as with individuals and community groups across the city.
For the last 20 years Olivia has represented the downtown communities in public office. In 1985, in her first position in public office, Olivia was elected a Public School Trustee. Following, she was elected Metro Councillor for the downtown ward in 1991, and has since been the City Councillor for Trinity-Spadina East.
Since its creation by City Council in 1997, Olivia has been Toronto's Children and Youth Advocate. Olivia is dedicated to issues of public safety, social services, children and youth, equity and accountability.