A natural-born leader, Mary-Margaret McMahon was a strong City Builder long before she was elected to Toronto City Council. She worked tirelessly as a passionate volunteer on projects for a variety of organizations in her community ranging from environmental education, small business advocacy and streetscape beautification, to public awareness-raising on food security issues and initiatives.
In 2010 with an unprecedented landslide victory unseating an entrenched incumbent, it was evident that Mary-Margaret’s community believed in her ability to represent them effectively at the municipal level of government.
Mary-Margaret’s proudest achievements include leading and implementing the City’s first climate change adaptation plan (TransformTO) and spearheading the Laneway Suites planning policy – a game-changing housing initiative adding to the city’s rental stock and allowing residents to age in place, and helping to create the Vision Zero road safety plan ensuring safety for all road users. As a shop local champion, she was instrumental in repealing the vacant commercial property tax rebate to allow for more vibrancy on our streets.
Mary-Margaret has a knack for bringing people together and inspiring them. Whether it is working across party lines on the floor or Council to achieve a unanimous vote or empowering residents to form advocacy groups to implement change in their neighbourhoods, she ensures everyone’s voices are heard and ideas valued. Mary-Margaret is a true collaborator.
With her endless energy, creativity, and charisma, Mary-Margaret has been able to make Toronto a more livable city. She is action-oriented and prides herself in getting things done!