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|Chair of the Toronto Transit Commission|
|Assumed office |
December 13, 2018
|Preceded by||Josh Colle|
|Toronto City Councillor for (Ward 15) Don Valley West|
Ward 25 (2010-2018)
|Assumed office |
December 1, 2010
|Preceded by||Cliff Jenkins|
Jaye Robinson (Listen) is a Canadian politician and the Councillor for Ward 15 Don Valley West of Toronto City Council. Robinson is currently the Chair of the Toronto Transit Commission since December 2018.
Robinson is a fourth generation Torontonian, her great-grandfather was editor with the defunct Toronto Telegram. She spent 20 years working for the City of Toronto government at city hall, as director of events with the Economic Development Division, where she helped to organize Nuit Blanche.
Robinson ran for councillor in Ward 25 in the 2003 city council election against the incumbent Cliff Jenkins The close race was marked by an election night error. The city website announced that, with all the ballots in, Jenkins had lost to Robinson by 30 votes. However, only 90% of the votes had actually been counted, and by the time the full count was completed two hours later, Jenkins had pulled into the lead by 80 votes and held on to win.
She was re-elected as Councillor for Ward 25 in the 2014 city council election. During the 2014-2018 Council term she held several important Committee positions serving as Chair of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee and Striking Committee.
Robinson ran again for Councillor for Toronto City Council in the 2018 municipal election in newly constituted Ward 15 Don Valley West, which has the same boundaries as Don Valley West. She handily won re-election for a 4-year term from 2018 to 2022, defeating the incumbent councillor for former Ward 26 Jon Burnside.
|2014 Toronto election, Ward 25
|2010 Toronto election, Ward 25|
|Cliff Jenkins (incumbent)||8,756||43.02%|
- Wilson, Codi (October 29, 2019). "City councillor Jaye Robinson undergoing treatment for breast cancer". CP24. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
Toronto city councillor Jaye Robinson says she will be taking time away from city hall to focus on her health after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
- "City hall rookies 2010: Jaye Robinson" Toronto Star, November 24, 2010.
- "Changed council faces new mayor" Toronto Star, October 25, 2010.
- "2014 General Election Results for City Ward 25 - Don Valley West".
- City of Toronto elections page Archived 2010-10-26 at the Wayback Machine