Toronto City Councillors
Councillor Gord Perks
Gord Perks was elected to represent Parkdale-High Park in 2006. Gord has an impressive record on environmental initiatives beginning in 1987. With such environmental organizations as Pollution Probe, Greenpeace Canada, the Better Transportation Coalition, and the Toronto Environmental Alliance, Gord's emphasis has been on waste reduction and public transit. He is the principal author of the Canadian Green Consumer Guide, one of Canada's best selling non-fiction books. Gord Perks has been the Environment columnist for Eye Weekly and also an Adjunct Professor with the University of Toronto's Environmental Studies Department.
In addition to his work as a City Councillor, Gord's vision for the city extends beyond ward boundaries. Gord led the fight to get the TTC to adopt the Ridership Growth Strategy, making Dufferin, King and Queen priority streets for improved transit servicing. Similarly, he was fundamental to the expansion of the City of Toronto's blue and grey box program. He was successful in his fight to introduce a pesticide by-law that banned the use of cosmetic use of dangerous chemicals on all outdoor properties.
Gord Perks studied Film and Environmental Studies at the University of Toronto, and graduated Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute in 1982.
Committees and agencies
- Toronto and East York Community Council, Chair
- Parks and Environment Committee
- Bloor by the Park BIA
- Committee of Revision
- Exhibition Place, Board of Governors
- Junction Gardens BIA
- Liberty Village BIA
- Parkdale Village BIA
- Roncesvalles Village BIA
- Toronto Board of Health
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