Jamaal Myers was elected as the councillor for Ward 23, Scarborough North on October 24th, 2022.
Jamaal was born and raised in Scarborough and regularly takes the TTC to get around his community. Having grown up in Toronto Community Housing, from a young age he understood education as a key to upward mobility and the importance of properly funded public services.
With the love and support of his family, access to strong public schools, loans, scholarships and summer jobs, including three summers cleaning trains at the TTC, he earned degrees from the University of Western Ontario, the London School of Economics and New York University School of Law.
After graduating from NYU, he worked in New York City as a corporate lawyer at two global law firms before returning to Scarborough in 2018. For over a year, he volunteered as a community organizer and worked with residents and community groups to improve access to health care, transit, affordable housing and good jobs.
Prior to being elected, Jamaal served as a senior lawyer at the Toronto-Dominion Bank where he worked on challenging Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters including preparing for a changing climate, protecting human rights and corporate governance. He also served as Vice Chair of TAIBU Community Health Center, a director with the Scarborough Business Association and a member of the Community Police Liaison Committee for 42 Division.
Jamaal is focused on improving the quality of life, safety and affordability of neighbourhoods for residents in his beloved community of Scarborough North.
(Information provided by the Councillor)