Michael Walker (politician)

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Michael Walker
Toronto City Councillor for (Ward 22) St. Paul's
In office
December 1, 2000 – November 30, 2010
Preceded by Riding established
Succeeded by Josh Matlow
Toronto City Councillor for (Ward 22) North Toronto
In office
January 1, 1998 – November 30, 2000
Preceded by Ward Created
Succeeded by Ward Abolished
Toronto City Councillor for Ward 16
In office
December 1, 1985 – December 31, 1997
Preceded by Ward Created
Succeeded by Ward Abolished
Toronto City Councillor for Ward 10
In office
December 1, 1982 – November 30, 1985
Preceded by Andrew Paton
Succeeded by Ward Abolished

Michael Walker was the City Councillor in Toronto, Canada, for Ward 22 (St. Paul's East) from 1982 to 2010. Ward 22 is bounded on the north by Eglinton Avenue and Broadway Avenue, on the east by Bayview Avenue, on the west by Spadina Avenue, and on the south by Moore Avenue and along the North Toronto Rail Line.

Walker, spurred on by a coalition of neighborhood groups (Federal of North Toronto Residents Associations) vigorously opposed to the development of the Minto Midtown project, which substantially exceeded the existing height and density limits when it was proposed in 2000.[1]

Walker was first elected in the ward in 1982. He is viewed as an independent and has never sided with the left or right factions on the city council. His reluctance to choose sides has meant that he has rarely been appointed to important city committees. It was not until the 2003 term of office that he was appointed chair of the Administration Committee. A long-time advocate of campaign finance reform, Walker is also known for being one of only two Toronto City Councillors who did not accept corporate donations.

Election results[edit]

2006 Toronto election, Ward 22[2]
Candidate Votes  %
Michael Walker 11,899 78.2
Rob Newman 2,506 16.5
Gord Reynolds 805 5.3


  1. ^ Moore, Aaron A. (2013). Planning politics in Toronto : the Ontario Municipal Board and urban development. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. p. 1999-. ISBN 978-1-4426-4423-6. Retrieved 18 May 2017. 
  2. ^ City Clerk's Official Declaration 2006 Archived 2011-06-07 at the Wayback Machine.

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