Glenn De Baeremaeker

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Glenn De Baeremaeker
Toronto City Councillor for (Ward 38) Scarborough Centre Deputy Mayor Toronto East
Assumed office
December 1, 2003
Preceded by Brad Duguid
Personal details
Nationality Canadian
Residence Toronto, Ontario
Occupation Environmentalist
TTC Chair Karen Stintz and TTC Vice-Chair Glenn De Baeremaeker announcing the proposed OneCity transit plan in June 2012

Glenn De Baeremaeker is a city councillor in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who represents Ward 38, one of the two Scarborough Centre wards. The son of a working-class family, he has a Masters in international development and spent six months in Ethiopia at the height of the 1980s famine.

He originally rose to prominence for his work with the Save the Rouge group fighting to keep the Rouge Valley area of Scarborough free from development. A strong environmentalist, De Baeremaeker is a vegan. Working as an assistant to city councillor Doug Mahood, De Baeremaeker ran for a seat on Scarborough city council in 1994 but lost to David Soknacki.

Continuing his environmental work, De Baeremaeker became one of the leaders in the effort to save the Oak Ridges Moraine from development. When Brad Duguid left city council in 2003 to run for the provincial Liberals, De Baeremaeker decided to run for the empty seat and triumphed by a wide margin.

De Baeremaeker is notable for cycling to City Hall from his home in Scarborough almost every day year round. He is a strong advocate for safer road conditions for cyclists.

De Baeremaeker is also known for his support of former Mayor David Miller's policies, in particular his support of the civic workers' deal to end the 2009 Toronto municipal strike.

Election results[edit]

2010 Toronto election, Ward 38
Candidate Votes  %
Glenn De Baeremaeker 11,166 62.44%
Glenn Middleton 4,541 25.39%
Tushar Shah 824 4.61%
Kirk Jensen 708 3.96%
Sandip Vora 643 3.60%
Total 17,882 100%

Unofficial results as of October 26, 2010 03:55 AM[1]

Toronto municipal election, 2014
Candidate Votes  %
Glenn De Baeremaeker 13,626 69.54%
Theo Kalafatis 483 2.46%
John Lewis 642 3.28%
Justin Ried 463 2.36%
Theodore Rueckert 550 2.81%
Ganga Sasthrigal 662 3.38%
Rajesh Shah 405 2.07%
Tushar Shah 185 0.94%
Aysha Sidiq 460 2.35%
David Thomas 1552 7.92%
Kevin Winson 567 2.89%
Total 19,595 100%

Official results as of March 3, 2015 14:09 PM[2]


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