TORONTO, May 13, 2014 /CNW/ - On Friday, May 9th, Jon Burnside filed
nomination papers and announced his candidacy to become the next City
Councillor for Ward 26, Toronto.
Burnside explains, "Our Ward deserves better. We need a champion for
our communities -- someone who will listen to us and work with us, not
against us. We need better results for our community".
Jon Burnside's lifetime of service officially began as member of the
Toronto Police Service, between 1991 and 2001. Burnside made our
communities safer over his 10 years as a police officer in Leaside,
Bennington Heights, Flemingdon Park and Thorncilffe Park.
"Running for City Council is not the start of something new for me; it
is a continuation of the work I have been doing in our community for
over 25 years. This experience has helped me understand what's
working, what's not working and what we can do better -- much better."
As a successful business owner, community leader, youth sports coach and
police officer, Burnside has been a positive force in this community
for more than 25 years. He is a member of the Flemingdon Neighbourhood
Service Board and Ontario Government Trillium Grant Review Team,
Convenor of Leaside Girls' Softball, founder of the Flemingdon Park
House League Hockey Program and recipient of both the Kathleen Wynne
Community Service Award and the Toronto Police Community Service Award.
In 2010, Jon Burnside finished a close second place in the Ward 26
Council race, coming within 400 votes of victory. Burnside's
constituent focused, consensus building and results oriented approach
offer a clear contrast to the status quo.
"When I look around our community, I see more than buildings, concrete,
roads and bylaws -- I see friends, families and neighbours. At its
heart, a community is comprised of people. I'm passionate about this
community because I care about the people who live in it."
SOURCE: Jon Burnside Campaign
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