Ward 11, University-Rosedale: Mike Layton is a forward-thinking, progressive councillor who understands the needs of his ward and the city at large. He’s been an outspoken advocate on important files including the need for more parks, affordable housing and environmental programs. He deserves another term.
Ward 11 University-Rosedale
Progressive choice There was some talk of Mike Layton making a run for mayor. That would have been interesting. But it’s not quite time for the NDP protege. In the meantime, you can vote to put him back on council, we’re not shy to say. He’s been a champion on issues of affordability, housing, violence against women and development, among others.
"Mike's leadership was key in the fight to keep Walmart from Kensington market's borders. I appreciate his knowledge, strategic thinking and ability to lead potentially divisive conversations towards consensus and action."
-Dominique Russell, Chair, Friends of Kensington Market and Co-Chair, Kensington Market Community Land Trust
Mike’s energy, passion, and skill in securing bike lanes on Bloor and Shaw Streets has greatly improved the safety of the many residents in our community who get around the city by bicycle.
- Albert Koehl - Founder, Bells on Bloor
"Mike has been instrumental in the on-going struggle to preserve small, independent retail in and around Kensington Market, showing strong leadership in our community's successful battle to stop a Walmart from opening next to Kensington Market"
- Graham Hollings, Kensington Market Resident and Community Organizer
"I have known Mike Layton for close to twenty years. He generously raided the Layton family fish pond to provide the seed population for my backyard, getting extremely wet in the process!
We have worked closely together for the past three years on what was the most contentious neighbourhood development—the Mirvish Village Honest Ed’s development. He partnered with Joe Cressy on the file, and ensured a community-based process which conferred benefits including a park, public realm improvements, a Black History hub and respect for the four neighbourhoods impacted by the development. He is responsive, community-minded and has a lifetime dedication to the environment."
Sue Dexter - Community Activist, Harbord Village
“Mike understands the need for good public services that are accessible to everyone, including recreational programs, that support active living in our community. He’s one of the most engaged and hardworking people I’ve ever met, so he’s got my full support.”
Adam van Koeverden, 4 time Olympic Athlete & Queen Street West Neighbour.
“Mike works hard to make sure neighbourhood businesses and residents have a voice at City Hall. He listens and is always ready to find solutions to problems.”
Rajeswara Veerella, Owner and Chef, Banjara Restaurant, Crawford Street resident
"Mike has been a strong ally for women. I appreciate his leadership in standing up against gender-based violence. On top of that, he's an effective representative of our community who supports positive local initiatives to make our neighbourhoods more inclusive, safer and more fun."
- Attiya Khan, Neighbour and filmmaker