Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong is a driven city builder committed to providing leadership to the City of Toronto and serving his 100,000 constituents in the diverse inner suburban communities of Ward 16 in Don Mills. For the last 26 years, Denzil has been working to, “Keep Taxes Down,” finding savings and efficiencies in the Toronto City Budget of over $14 billion. Denzil is a fiscal conservative who applies creative policy ideas, management experience and knowledge of government to achieve positive results. Whether it be shaving years off large multi-billion dollar projects like the Gardiner Expressway, developing the first Congestion Management Plan or establishing the first Municipal Auditor General, Denzil has demonstrated a deep understanding of making government work for the people.
Denzil also has strong environmental credentials. He established the first separated bike network in downtown Toronto. He saved the failing Bixi bike program without costing taxpayers money. Denzil also lead the Toronto Transit Commission in the adoption of the largest electric bus fleet in North America.
Before joining the city, Denzil worked for the Minister of Immigration with a particular expertise in the Immigrant Investor Program. He then returned to Toronto where he entered private practice as an immigration lawyer.
Denzil lives in Don Mills with his wife Colleen and his three children.
It is a great honour to serve our community as Councillor and Deputy Mayor.
Our Ward is large and diverse. It goes as far north as the 401, as far south as Gateway Blvd and the DVP, as far west as Leslie St. and as far east as Victoria Park.
We have nearly 95,000 residents and comprise many different neighbourhoods. They include Fenside, Parkwoods/Donalda, O’Connor Hills, Victoria Village, Flemingdon Park, Wynford Drive, Don Mills, and York Heights.
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East Don Trail Update
We are pleased to announce that Phase 2 of the East Don Trail is officially complete! You can now enjoy the extension of the existing East Don Trail from Wynford Heights Crescent all the way to Wigmore Park... read more