Frances Nunziata has been a resident of the former City of York since 1963. Her political career began in 1985 when she was elected as school board trustee for the City of York School Board. In 1988, she successfully ran for a seat on the former City of York’s Council, where she uncovered a scandal which would see the City selling part of Fairbank Park to a developer to build condominiums. Frances took material showing the questionable process at which the deal was made to the public, leading to a police investigation of several local politicians and the imprisonment of two York City Councillors, one Metro Toronto Councillor, and the developer.
Frances ran for a second term of Council in 1991, and then in 1994, ran for Mayor of the former City of York and despite being seen as the “underdog”, won. She went on to serve as Mayor of York until amalgamation. With the creation of the amalgamated City of Toronto in 1997, Frances successfully ran for a seat on Toronto City Council. Frances continued to serve as City Councillor for Ward 11 York South-Weston city council was cut from 44 wards to 25 wards. Re-elected in October 2018, Frances is excited to represent the larger Ward 5 in the current term.
Locally, Frances serves on the Weston Village BIA, the Mount Dennis BIA, Rockcliffe-Smythe NAP, York South-Weston NAP, Weston Village Residents Association, the Syme 55+ Centre Board of Directors and the George Bell Arena Board of Management.
Throughout her years in politics, Frances has proven herself to be a strong advocate for the best interests of her Ward, frequently bringing the issues of the community to the floor of City Council. She is also a firm believer in listening to those she serves, and holds many community consultation meetings on development applications, liquor license applications, and park improvements, to name a few. She loves the community she serves and it shows through her dedication to the people of York South—Weston.
(Information provided by Councillor)