We believe she could be trusted to lead the city sensibly, bridging the left and right factions on council to achieve progress on the city’s many challenges.
A NOTE FROM ANA
I am passionate about making cities more livable, inclusive, and affordable. With over 20 years of senior leadership experience in government, as well as in the private and non-profit sectors, I have dedicated my career to developing innovative partnerships between industry, non-profits, and government to tackle society’s greatest challenges.
After establishing a successful career in the private sector, I transitioned to public service and was first elected to Toronto City Council in 2010. I was re-elected three times.
During my time on City Council I was the Deputy Mayor and the City’s Housing Advocate. Through my efforts, I secured billions in funding from the federal and provincial governments, revitalizing the City of Toronto’s housing construction initiatives. By growing the affordable housing capital budget, I played a pivotal role in the realization of the 2020-2030 Toronto Housing Plan.
In 2023, I ran to be Toronto’s Mayor. It was the largest by-election in Canadian history and I finished second. One of the most rewarding experiences of the campaign was the opportunity to engage with thousands and thousands of Torontonians. Our conversations were inspiring and despite not achieving victory, I remain optimistic about the future of our city.