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Scarborough Southwest

Portrait of Councillor Parthi Kandavel

Chief of Staff

Alexandra Kyriakos

Director of Stakeholder Relations

Tamara Hermann

Constituent and Community Liaison & Events Coordinator

Lesley Mari Sargla

Constituency Assistant

Mae Anne Teves

Administrative and Scheduling Coordinator

Tasneem Tahrin

Research and Policy Analyst

Bavan Pushpalingam

Junior Policy Advisor for Planning & Housing

Ariella Barmash

Parthi Kandavel was elected on November 30, 2023 to Toronto City Council as the Councillor for Scarborough Southwest. During his campaign, Parthi championed the need for better transit, more childcare services, affordable housing, responsible development and more transparent local government decision making. He is committed to continuing to provide voice to the residents of Scarborough Southwest in their efforts to build healthy and flourishing communities for themselves and their families.

Between 2014 and 2022, Parthi was the TDSB Trustee for Ward 20. He served as Chair of the TDSB Finance and Budget Committee and was a passionate advocate for children’s education and well-being and for the importance of strong local school communities. Having spent twelve years as an elementary school teacher, and as the child and grandchild of teachers, Parthi fully understands the needs of both students and parents.

Parthi is a graduate of the University of Waterloo where he received a BA in Mathematics and Political Science. He is married to Dr. Anu Sriskandarajah, a professor of Childhood and Youth Studies at York University. They are the proud parents of two year old Adhiya Sai.

Parthi currently serves as the chair of the City-School Boards Advisory Committee which is focused on helping to create a platform for the City of Toronto and the four school boards to work together more productively in ensuring that schools and local communities are safe and nurturing places. He also serves as a member of the Planning and Housing Committee, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, the Toronto Heritage Board, and as a director of the Toronto Community Housing Corporation.