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Ward 13 - Parkdale-High Park

Councillor Bill Saundercook

100 Queen Street West, Suite C46
Toronto M5H 2N2
416.392.4072 phone
416.696.3667 fax

Bill Saundercook's Voting Record:

Votes supporting the community position: 3
Votes against the community position: 1
Absent/Abstained: 1

Ward 13 is David Miller’s old ward and the election was strongly contested by a number of candidates. The winner, Bill Saundercook, was on council for fifteen years before he was defeated by David Miller in 2000. He describes himself as a “small l” liberal and an environmentalist. Saundercook is opposed to the Island Airport bridge, and in favour of recycling, but his support for the Adams Mine proposal when he was on council puts his environmental record into question. He will be a person to watch. Saundercook was a member of the 'Keep the Chief' campaign to renew the contract of Police Chief Julian Fantino.

Bill Saundercook is on the Planning and Transportation Committee and the Toronto Hydro Corporation Board.

Home to Bloor West Village and High Park, Ward 13 is one of the wealthier wards in the city, with an average household income of $75,340, compared to a Toronto-wide average of $69,125. Ward 13 also has comparatively few immigrants in contrast to the rest of the city, with 44.9% in the ward compared to 58.3% city-wide. Possibly due to its proximity to the Bloor subway line, residents of Ward 13 are also some of the biggest users of the TTC, with 38% of the ward taking public transit to work.