About Jaye

“[Jaye Robinson] has distinguished herself as a well-informed, level-headed member of city council who makes her decisions on fact, not ideology.” -Globe and Mail 

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Jaye Robinson is the City Councillor for Ward 25 – Don Valley West and the Chair of the Public Works & Infrastructure Committee.

Re-elected in 2014 with one of the city’s highest pluralities, Jaye brings a 20-year track record as a community leader and senior manager in economic development to City Hall.

In her first term, Jaye played a key role in four fiscally responsible budgets and helped put Toronto back on a solid financial foundation. Accountability and integrity were central to her approach, and she spoke out repeatedly about the need for professionalism and transparency in city government. She also oversaw the continued growth and success of our renowned library system as Vice Chair of the Toronto Public Library Board.

 “Jaye Robinson said hard things. She also said true things.” -Inside Toronto

Ward 25’s priorities were front and centre and Jaye delivered results. She passed more than 100 successful motions improving traffic and pedestrian safety, creating new avenues for engagement on planning issues and keeping our neighbourhoods strong and vibrant.

Jaye also opened the Don Mills Trail and a brand new park at Yonge and York Mills, brought capital improvements to more than a dozen Ward 25 parks and rebuilt or resurfaced more than 45 Ward 25 roads. 

Key Motions Jaye Championed during the 2010-2014 City Council Term

  • Towards a Functional Committee of Adjustment
  • Residential Infill Construction Site – Improving our Response
  • Taking Action on Dust Suppression
  • Strengthening Toronto’s Tree Canopy

Current Committee & Board Appointments                  

  • Chair, Public Works & Infrastructure Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • Striking Committee
  • Art Gallery of Ontario Board of Trustees
  • Canadian Film Centre Board
  • Committee of Adjustment Nominating Panel
  • Chair, City Theatres Nominating Panel
  • North York Community Council 

Before running for office, Jaye was a senior manager in the city’s Economic Development Division. With an entrepreneurial approach, she successfully merged arts and community building initiatives with economic development strategies, creating a vibrant roster of annual events with significant economic impacts, including Nuit Blanche, Summerlicious and Winterlicious.

City Hall Priorities

  • Improve Toronto’s fiscal health and keep property taxes in check
  • Tackle gridlock and congestion and get Toronto moving
  • Shift power over planning and development to neighbourhoods
  • Protect and strengthen Ward 25’s parks and green spaces
  • Advocate for accountability and professionalism at City Hall.

In her second term, Jaye remains focused on innovative, fiscally sound solutions to Toronto’s goals and priorities – moving our city forward through consensus and clear, evidence-based decision making.