Angela Daeun Bae
Joe Mihevc was appointed as Councillor for Ward 10 – Spadina-Fort York on June 1, 2022. He previously served as a City Councillor in the midtown area for 27 years from 1991-2018.
Joe’s deep concern for social issues has led him to be an advocate for strong neighbourhoods, healthy communities, a clean environment and safe streets. He has served in a variety of capacities that have allowed him to demonstrate his commitment to democratic, accessible and responsible government.
As Chair of the Board of Health from 2000-2003 and 2013-2018, Joe led many initiatives to help improve health and safety across the city. His accomplishments include championing the city’s Student Nutrition Program, the implementation of the Green-Yellow-Red restaurant disclosure system, the restaurant smoking by-law, the adoption of a pesticide by-law, the investment in control measures to prevent the spread of West Nile Virus, and the management of the SARS outbreak.
As Vice-Chair of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) from 2003-2010, Joe worked on key projects to improve public transit in Toronto, including leading the charge to replace the aging fleet of streetcars with new, modern Light Rail Vehicles.
Joe is a past member of the city’s Budget Committee and has chaired the Community Services Committee, the Roundtable on Access and Equity and Human Rights, the Disability Issues Committee and the Ethics Steering Committee. He is a recipient of a Bob Marley Award recognizing commitment to diversity, and the 2011 African Canadian Achievement Award for his long-time work with the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto, and has received the keys to the City of Soyapango, El Salvador, for his work on public health capacity building initiatives in that city. He also has been involved with the City’s interfaith community and Jewish-Christian Dialogue work.
Since 2018, Joe has been a visiting professor in urban studies at York University and University of Toronto Scarborough, provided consulting and mediation services, and served on advisory boards for MAiDHouse and the Council of Canadians.
Joe’s current committee and board appointments include the Board of Health, Economic and Community Development Committee, Toronto and East York Community Council, Exhibition Place Board of Governors, Harbourfront Centre Board of Directors, Campbell House Board of Management, and the Waterfront Revitalization Corporation, as the Mayor’s designate.
(Information provided by Councillor)