Councillor, Ward 1 Etobicoke North (mayor's designate)
Michael Ford is the City Councillor for Ward 1, Etobicoke North.
A lifelong resident of Etobicoke, Michael was first elected to public office in 2014 as Toronto District School Board Trustee for Etobicoke North. Michael was elected to Toronto City Council in 2016 and re-elected in 2018.
Prior to his election as City Councillor, Michael worked to ensure the TDSB's $3.2 billion budget was being spent efficiently to best serve students in his capacity as Trustee and Vice-Chair of the Finance Committee. Michael also served as the Co-Chair for the Parent Involvement Advisory Committee and on the Inner City Advisory Council where he championed safe schools.
On this term of Council, Michael serves as the Mayor's designate on the Toronto Community Housing Corporation board of directors, and as a sitting member of several boards and committees such as the Toronto Police Services Board, the Economic and Community Development Committee, Audit Committee and the Canadian National Exhibition Association Board.
Michael has been a strong advocate toward strengthening bonds between the Toronto Police Service and our communities to fight gun and gang violence. He also remains committed to economic growth and development in Ward 1, bringing jobs to Etobicoke North.
In his spare time, Michael is an avid outdoorsman, photography enthusiast and a licensed pilot.
Councillor Ford continues to focus on delivering excellent service to the constituents of Etobicoke North, while working to keep taxes low and ensuring Toronto is an affordable place to live, work and play.