About Jaye

Image courtesy of Cole Burston / Toronto Star

Image courtesy of Cole Burston / Toronto Star

Jaye Robinson is the City Councillor for Ward 15—Don Valley West and Chair of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). In the 2014-2018 City Council term, she served on the Executive Committee and chaired the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee.

Before running for municipal office, Jaye was a senior manager in economic development at the City of Toronto for over 20 years. With an entrepreneurial approach, she successfully merged arts and community building initiatives with economic development strategies to create a vibrant roster of annual events that generated significant financial benefits for the City. Her resume includes Nuit Blanche, Summerlicious and Winterlicious. 

Jaye has been an active event organizer and community leader in Don Valley West for many years. She developed and executed popular community events such as the sold-out My Life, My City speaker series and served as the Vice-President of her local residents' association.

[A]n independent mind [and] a strong social conscience.
— The Toronto Star

In her first two terms, Jaye passed more than 450 motions to improve traffic and pedestrian safety, streamline the planning process, and protect the beautiful neighbourhoods of Ward 15. She continues to focus on improving our City through open discussion and evidence-based decision making. A believer in transparent governance, Jaye strives to make municipal politics more accessible for residents and to consult with the neighbourhoods she represents.

Jaye continues to champion community planning and development reform, traffic and congestion management, the improvement of Toronto's fiscal health, and the protection of trees and green spaces. As TTC Chair, Jaye's top priority is to accelerate construction of the long-awaited Downtown Relief Line.

 Jaye lives in Don Valley West with her husband, three sons, and cocker spaniel, Sadie.

Jaye lives in Don Valley West with her husband, three sons, and dog, Sadie.

Jaye lives in Don Valley West with her husband, three sons, and dog, Sadie.

Jaye Robinson said hard things. She also said true things.
— Inside Toronto
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Current Committee & Board Appointments

  • Art Gallery of Ontario Board of Trustees

  • Canadian Film Centre Board of Directors

  • City Theatres Nominating Panel

  • Leaside Memorial Community Gardens Arena Board of Management

  • North York Community Council

  • Planning and Housing Committee

  • Striking Committee

  • Toronto Symphony Board of Directors

  • Toronto Transit Commission, Chair