Toronto mayoralty candidate Giorgio Mammoliti will host a Taxi industry event May 15th at 7pm. The event will take place at 55 Barber Greene Road in the Don Mills area of North York.
Mammoliti told Taxi News “It’s time to focus on family, faith, and the future of Toronto. The Taxi industry was treated very badly by Toronto in recent years, and it’s time to look forward to building a whole new future for those who have invested in this industry, one in which they are treated with respect.”
On his campaign website, Mammoliti writes:
“I was born and raised in Toronto, where I attended Humber College, graduating with honours in Labour Relations and Media Broadcasting, while simultaneously working for the Ontario Housing Corporation in property management. I went on to become President of CUPE, Local 767, where I gained extensive experience in negotiations and labour relations. In 2017, I continued my education, earning a certificate from The University of Toronto Rotman School of Business Directorship Program. Most recently, I have been the CEO of a consulting company, specializing in international business relationships, and government relations across Canada.
“My political career began in 1990, at age 28, when I was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. As an MPP, I served as parliamentary assistant to the Solicitor General and Minister of Correctional Services, the Minister of Health, and the Minister responsible for the Provincial Anti-Drug Strategy—having authored a policy paper, which subsequently became law, on how addictions are classified and treated. From 1995 to 2018, I served as North York City Councillor and Toronto City Councillor. During this time, my portfolios included; serving as a member of the Mayor’s Executive Committee, Chair of the Parks and Environment Committee, Chair of the Community Development & Recreation Committee, serving on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Chair of the City’s International Alliance Committee, Chair of the Race Relations Committee, Chair of the Child Care Task Force, sitting on the Board of Directors of the Hockey Hall of Fame, serving as Co-chair of Canada Municipalities Housing Action Network, and Chair of the Toronto Zoo Board—during which time, I began negotiations with the Chinese government to bring the pandas to the Toronto Zoo, a deal which I subsequently completed. Most notably, I served as Chair of the Affordable Housing Committee, for which I authored North America’s first 10-year affordable housing plan, “Housing Opportunities Toronto (HOT) Action Plan 2010-2020“.
“As much as I am proud of my professional accomplishments, my true pride and joy are my 4 children and 6 grandchildren (with another grandchild on the way). For me, family is everything. Having been raised by parents who emigrated to Canada from Italy, I was introduced to gardening and cooking at a young age, both of which are still passions of mine.”