Cultura Festival Founder

John Filion | Founder

John Filion, Councillor for Ward 23, has been a Willowdale homeowner since 1978. He has held elected office continually since 1982, first as a member of the North York Board of Education for nine years, including four years as Chair (1987-1990). In 1991, John was elected as a Councillor for Ward 11 in the former City of North York. With amalgamation in 1998, John was elected to the new City of Toronto Council.

John sees cities as a collection of neighbourhoods which need to be supported and protected. He believes in keeping residents informed andĀ involved in decision making. John maintains an office in North York Civic Centre and spends much of his time dealing with local issues.

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