Toronto City Councillors
Councillor Doug Holyday
The role of the Deputy Mayor is to act in place of the Mayor whenever the incumbent is unable to be present to perform his normal functions and duties. The Deputy Mayor may execute the powers of the Mayor's Office at the Committee of the Whole and is a mandated Member of the Executive Committee.
A lifelong resident of Etobicoke, Doug Holyday has been the Councillor for Ward 3, Etobicoke Centre, since 2000, having served as Councillor for Markland-Centennial from 1998-2000. He was the last Mayor of the former City of Etobicoke and a member of Metropolitan Toronto Council from 1994-1997, and previously he held the office of Etobicoke Councillor for nine years. Over the course of his political career, Councillor Holyday chaired the Board of Health and all of the standing committees of the former City of Etobicoke.
Councillor Holyday has more than 30 years of experience in successful business management with Holyday Insurance Brokers Inc. His extensive community involvement has included a 20-year membership with the Etobicoke Kingsway Kiwanis Club where he served on the executive for seven years, including a term as president. He has been recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow by the International Rotary Foundation for his contribution to the welfare of the people of Etobicoke.
Councillor Holyday has chaired the Salvation Army's Etobicoke Red Shield Appeal Campaign and was a governor of Queensway General Hospital and founding chair of the Etobicoke Lakeshore Oldtimers Hockey Tournament. A long time member of St. George's Golf & Country Club, he has also been active for over 30 years as a member of the Etobicoke Old Timers Hockey Club.
Councillor Holyday lives in central Etobicoke with his wife, Franca. They have two sons, Stephen and David. Stephen and his wife, Margaret, are the parents of two young daughters, Andrea, Jennifer and newly arrived Thomas.
Committees and agencies
- Deputy Mayor
- Striking Committee, Chair
- Audit Committee, Chair
- Executive Committee
- Etobicoke York Community Council
- Canadian National Exhibition Association, Board of Directors
- Canadian National Exhibition Association, Municipal Section
- Debenture Committee
- Hockey Hall of Fame, Board of Directors
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