“Toronto works because neighbourhood parks, libraries, community centres and beautification projects enrich our lives and bring us together.”

Gord Perks was first elected to represent Parkdale-High Park in 2006.

In his work as Toronto City Councillor, Gord advocates for affordable housing, childcare, public transit, parks and public spaces, responsible development, and safer streets for pedestrians and cyclists.

Gord has sat on the City’s Budget, Parks and Environment, Planning and Growth Management, Public Works and Infrastructure, Affordable Housing and Tenants Issues Committees as well as Subcommittee on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, Tribunal Nominating Panel, Toronto Atmospheric Fund, Board of Health, Toronto Drug Strategy, Board of Governors for Exhibition Place, Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance and the Greater Toronto Area Agricultural Action Committee.

Gord worked in the environmental movement from 1987 to 2005 with Pollution Probe, Greenpeace Canada, the Better Transportation Coalition, and the Toronto Environmental Alliance. His work was fundamental to Toronto’s blue and grey box program, smog plan, and pesticide by-law. He led the campaign for better transit that helped usher in the Ridership Growth Strategy and Transit City.

Gord is the principal author of the Canadian Green Consumer Guide, one of Canada’s bestselling non-fiction books. He has previously worked as an Environment columnist for Eye Weekly and was an Adjunct Professor with the University of Toronto’s Environmental Studies Department.

Gord has been a childcare worker, a janitor, a newspaper delivery kid, a Zamboni driver, and (briefly) a coal miner.

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TTC Open House: The Junction Area Study – February 20, 2019

The TTC and Councillor Perks invite you to a public open house to learn more about the Junction Area Bus Study. Venue: West Toronto Baptist Church (3049 Dundas St West) Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm We are proposing changes to the bus network in The Junction to improve customer travel […]

First Meeting of City Council’s Special Committee on Governance on February 21, 2019

I sit on City Council’s Special Committee on Governance. On February 21, we will be having our first meeting. I invite you to share you views about the impact of Council reduction and provide suggestions on governing Toronto with a smaller Council. To find out more, and sign up to speak or submit comments in […]

Enjoy City-run recreation programs and activities on Family Day

Enjoy Family Day on February 18 by taking advantage of City-run recreation programs and activities, or by visiting one of the City’s museums or historic sites. In Ward 4, Masaryk-Cowan Community Recreation Centre will be hosting a Family Day: International Fun and Games program from 10am – 3pm. Outdoor Public Skating at High Park and Rennie Park will […]

Annette Street Library Book Club – February 19

Come out and meet other book lovers and discuss the book of the month in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The next meeting is on Tuesday, February 19 from 7-8 pm at the Annette Street Library.


Agendas and minutes for Toronto city council and committees meetings.

Committee of Adjustment
Toronto city council has appointed a Committee of Adjustment consisting of citizen members, which operates as four panels: Etobicoke, North York, Toronto East York and Scarborough.

Building Permits
A building permit is your formal permission to begin the construction demolition, addition, or renovation on your property.

Rooming Houses
A review of rooming houses is being conducted. Stay tuned for more information and for your opportunity to provide input.

Film Notice
The Toronto Film, Television and Digital Media Office (TFTDMO) provides one-stop concierge service for all film productions shot in Toronto.

Parks, Forestry & Recreation
Toronto Parks, Forestry, and Recreation delivers safe, welcoming, and well-maintained parks and trails, a sustainable and expanding urban forest, and quality recreation facilities and programs.

Public Consultations
The City of Toronto hosts a variety of public consultations each year on a diverse range of local and city-wide subjects.

Municipal Licensing & Standards
Municipal Licensing & Standards (ML&S) is responsible for bylaw administration and enforcement throughout the City.