Deputy Mayor & Chair, Toronto Planning and Housing Committee
” Meeting Toronto’s Housing Challenges Today and Tomorrow “
Nov 6, 2019
Canadian Club Toronto hosts Deputy Mayor Ana Bailão, Chair of the City’s Planning and Housing Committee. As of Summer 2019, Toronto is the fastest growing city in North America. With that growth comes enormous housing pressures.
As the current ten year housing strategy concludes, we take time to assess our successes as well as where we can improve, as we prepare for the next ten years along with significant changes in planning regulations. Deputy Mayor Bailão will provide insight and perspective on these issues as they affect our City today and in the years to come.
Ana Bailão, Deputy Mayor
Deputy Mayor Ana Bailão serves as City Councillor for Ward 9 (Davenport). She has been a member of Toronto City Council since 2010 and was re-elected in 2018.
As well as serving as a Deputy Mayor, she is the Chair of the Planning and Housing Committee, one of the City’s four critical decision making committees and also serves on a number of the most important Committees at Toronto City Council including Executive Committee and as a member of the Special Committee on Governance. She also serves on the boards of the Toronto Community Housing Corporation and “CreateTO.” Deputy Mayor Bailão also represents the City of Toronto at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
Deputy Mayor Bailão was a student at West Toronto Collegiate before studying Sociology at the University of Toronto. She has also completed the Directors Education Program, a joint program of the Institute of Corporate Directors and the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, knowledge she now brings to the boards upon which she serves on behalf of the City of Toronto.
Prior to public service, Deputy Mayor Bailão achieved considerable success within the private sector, developing leadership and consensus building skills while serving in senior roles within the banking and healthcare IT sectors.
With her return to Toronto City Council in 2018, Deputy Mayor Bailão will continue her central role within the City’s government where she is recognized as a decisive, innovative and compassionate decision-maker at Toronto City Council while remaining devoted to serving the Ward 9 (Davenport) community where she grew up and continues to live.