Councillor Anthony Perruzza was re-elected to Toronto City Council in 2014, where he has served since 2006 and is a member of Toronto’s North York Community Council, Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, is an Executive Member of the Toronto & Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), and Dufferin- Finch BIA. An experienced representative, Councillor Perruzza was a Trustee in the Metro Toronto Separate School Board (1985-88), a North York Councillor (1988-90), and a Member of Provincial Parliament (1990-95). As the former Chair of the Spadina-Subway Extension Committee, Councillor Perruzza played an important role in the TTC subway extension to York University and beyond and is very proud to see it underway.
Throughout his political career, Councillor Perruzza has delivered many beneficial projects to the community he has represented. A strong advocate for community programming and education, he secured funding for the expansion of the York Woods Library Theatre, the construction of the Oakdale Community Centre, and supported agencies such as the Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women which provide help and support to the most vulnerable in our community. Anthony also helped fund the reconstruction of St. Basil-the-Great, College School, and helped bring Seneca College to York University. As a Member of Provincial Parliament, Anthony successfully led the fight in extending the subway to Downsview Station.
An outspoken advocate on the need for greater public transit, Councillor Perruzza strongly opposed the scrapping of the Transit City Plan, and has been fighting to bring it back in order to improve gridlock across the city.
Councillor Perruzza immigrated to Canada at age 9, and has since lived in York West since. His mother did factory shift work and his father was a carpenter. Educated at local schools, Anthony attended St. Jude’s Elementary School, St. Basil’s High School, and is a graduate of York University.