Toronto Ward 18 Candidate Review

Toronto Municipal Election 2014


Welcome to our candidate review page.  We have tried to put together some info on each candidate, mostly from candidate webpages.


Information on some candidates may be missing, and we encourage you continue researching candidates using the following tools:

1) The ChoiceStorm Toronto Municipal Election 2014 Candidate List

2) If candidate contact info is missing from our pages, you can also check EveryCandidate.  Link in the references below.

3) The Toronto Position Primer, which provides "a side-by-side comparison of council candidates’ views on the issues that matter."  Link in the references below.


 Candidate  Platform  Experience  Campaign
Alves, Paul

 Recent Blog Post Titles Inlcude:

- Downtown Releif Line

- Let's Fix Dufferin Street

- 24 Hour Construction

- We need to improve the Dufferin Bus Line (29)

- I support expansion at Toronto Island Airport

"Paul considers himself socially liberal and fiscally responsible.

Paul Alves is President of a post-printing company in Etobicoke and has owned and operated many businesses over the years.  

Paul is also the host of The Book Guys Show on iTunes where he interviews famous authors and personalities all while encouraging people to read more.  Paul is an avid reader, consuming on average 2-3 books a week."

Paul Alves’s fully developed website is  Learn about him and his policy priorities there.
 Bailão, Ana  

 "Ana Bailão was elected City Councillor for Ward 18 on October 25, 2010. Ana is proud to be a woman rooted in the rich cultural diversity of the Davenport area. Her commitment to New Canadians and community initiatives is a product of humble beginnings and the strong work ethic and support that she received during her early days in Canada."

"Ana’s unique personal and volunteer experience demonstrates a strong understanding of how community networks make a difference in people’s lives. In 2005, Ana became the President of the Federation of Portuguese Canadian Business and Professionals, where she championed issues of importance to New Canadians, like immigration and education. In 2007, she accepted the position of President for the Working Women Community Centre, where she helped immigrant and refugee women and their families integrate into their new communities."[2]

Ana Bailão’s website is  Learn about her and her priorities there.


Ana Bailão's incumbent Councillor website has information at Learn about her and her policy priorities there.



Beckett, Bobby    

We don’t have any contact info for Bobby Beckett. If anyone has details, pass them on.

Ferrari, Joseph    

We don’t have any contact info for Joseph Ferrari. If anyone has details, pass them on.

Hunt, Jolene "In my view, City Councillors have two jobs:

- to act in the best interests of their ward (and the city)

- to communicate with their ward

The first seems obvious, but the second is just as important and often overlooked. It is crucial that citizens feel heard by their Councillor. It is just as important that a Councillor explains to constituents the choices being made on their behalf and the reasoning behind those decisions.

Some problems take a long time to fix, perhaps because of a legitimate lack of funding or for other reasons. If communication was better, citizens' expectations would be better managed. A Councillor must present a sincere and forward-looking portrayal of the problems at hand, the people affected, the barriers to success, and the trade-offs involved."[1]

"I have a Bachelor of Economics from Queen’s University. I have worked the last five years as the Senior Project Manager at Scratch Marketing. I volunteer in the community every week and am on the Board of Directors at Project Parkdale Read.

In my spare time I cycle, compete in the local axe throwing league, play goalie on a floor hockey team and any other game that comes my way. Challenge me to a game of chrochinole anytime!

Every day I look forward to meeting someone new in the neighbourhood. From the butcher, to the baker to the candlestick maker. You are my neighbours and I want to represent you."[1]

Jolene Hunt’s fully developed website is  Learn about her and her policy priorities there.

Mazer, Alex "Public transit: Expand transit based on evidence, not slogans. Improve service on crowded routes such as the Dufferin bus and the Queen streetcar.

Education: Create affordable child care and schools as community hubs. Preserve public space on school board land at Bloor and Dufferin.

Cycling: Build infrastructure in Ward 18 to promote safe biking.

The Railpath: Extend it southward. Attract jobs and culture to the area.

Inequality: Ensure fair taxation and affordable housing. Work with local leaders to put good, healthy food on the agenda.

Budgets: Give Ward 18 residents a voice in local spending decisions. Insist on fiscal honesty at City Hall."[1]

"Alex has spent most of his career working to solve public problems. He has served at both the federal and provincial levels of government, within the legislature, the finance ministry, and the judiciary.

As Director of Policy to the Ontario Minister of Finance, he played a key role in four provincial budgets and helped lead Ontario’s response to the global economic downturn. He also played a key role in developing Ontario’s biggest tax and pension reforms in two decades, its plan to eliminate the deficit, and its advocacy for an enhanced Canada Pension Plan, to ensure Canadians can retire with dignity."[1]

"Alex has degrees from Harvard Law School, the University of Toronto, and McMaster University, where he was a Loran Scholar. His writing has appeared in such places as the Globe and Mailthe Toronto StarThe Walrus, and Policy Options magazine."[1]

Alex Mazer’s fully developed website is  Learn about him and his policy priorities there.

McMillan, Jim     We don’t have any contact info for Jim McMillan. If anyone has details, pass them on.
Pavao, Dennis    

We have not found Dennis Pavao’s website.  To contact them, see the ChoiceStorm contact info list.[1]

Power, Derek    

We don’t have any contact info for Derek Power. If anyone has details, pass them on.

Rodrigues, Robert    

We don’t have any contact info for Robert Rodrigues. If anyone has details, pass them on.

Romao, Elsa    

Elsa Romao is active on twitter.  Learn more about her there.


Uddin, Mohammed

"1. Customer Service Excellence- Mr. Uddin believes in accessible government. If elected he promises to open a constituency office in Davenport so that local residents can meet with him to discuss their concerns. This office will be open on evenings and weekends and no appointments will be necessary!

2. Transparent and Accountable Government - Mr. Uddin thinks that no politician is above the law, and that city councilors should lead by example when serving on our behalf. Mr. Uddin pledges to cherish the opportunity toserve his community and would never violate any law.

3. Reduced Cost and Size of Government - Mr. Uddin believes that there is still too much waste at city hall. Mohammed will not support any new taxes or fees but will push for responsible spending at city hall.

4. Transportation City - Toronto needs City Council to take traffic congestion and transit seriously. I will fight to make sure your money is not wasted, but invested in desperately needed infrastructure to get Toronto moving again!"[1]

"“Mohammed Uddin was born and raise in Bangladesh and has been living in Davenport for the past 20 years. A familiar face around the neighbourhood, Mr. Uddin has been an active resident supporting local organizations and associations. Mr. Uddin is a long time social activist and in 2005 he created the Canadian First Multicultural Foundation (CFMF) to help those suffering from poverty. In 2007, when a deadly tornado hit Bangladesh, Mr. Uddin organized local relief efforts, raising funds to help those affected. Since then CFMF has helped orphanages and homeless families in Bangladesh and last year raised funds to send over 1,000 blankets to Dakar to help those struggling to survive in the extreme cold."[1]

Uddin Mohammed’s fully developed website is  Learn about him and his policy priorities there.



1)      Candidate Websites, as listed in Toronto Municipal Election 2014 Candidate List

2)      Incumbent Councellor Website:

3)      Every Candidate: Ward 18:

4)      Position Primer: Ward 18:

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