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Janet Davis (About this soundlisten) is a city councillor in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She represents Ward 31 Beaches-East York, the northern portion of Beaches—East York. She is well known for her work on affordable day care[1] and preserving public pools in the city.[2]

Janet Davis
Janet Davis 2014.jpg
Davis in 2014
Toronto City Councillor for (Ward 31) Beaches-East York
In office
December 1, 2003 – December 1, 2018
Preceded byMichael Tziretas
Succeeded byBrad Bradford
Chair of the Toronto and East York Community Council
In office
June 27, 2005 – December 1, 2008
Preceded byKyle Rae
Succeeded byPam McConnell
Personal details
Spouse(s)Mel Rotman
ResidenceToronto, Ontario
OccupationPublic Administrator

Before her election to Council she served as president of the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care, she also spent fifteen years developing child care at the Toronto District School Board and also served as senior policy advisor to the Minister of Education.

On June 13, 2018, Davis announced that she was not running for another term in the October 2018 municipal election after 15 years in office and was endorsing Diane Dyson to succeed her.[3] When the number of wards were reduced to 25 by the Ontario government, Davis switched her endorsement to former NDP MPP Matthew Kellway for the new, enlarged Beaches—East York Ward 19.[4]

Election resultsEdit

2010 Toronto election,[5] Ward 31
Candidate Votes %
Janet Davis 11,177 63.272%
Robert Walker 1,945 11.01%
Peter Agaliotis 1,468 8.31%
Brenda MacDonald 1,412 7.993%
Rasal Rahman 1,065 6.029%
Donna Braniff 505 2.859%
Leonard Subotich 93 0.526%
Total 17,665 100%


  1. ^ "Parents tell Toronto City Council to have a heart; save child care in schools". Marketwired. January 30, 2017.
  2. ^ O'Keefe, Lara (January 24, 2017). "Potential pool closures make waves in Beaches-East York".
  3. ^ "Councillor Janet Davis ending her career in municipal politics after 15 years". Toronto Star. June 13, 2018. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
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  5. ^ Ulli S. Watkiss (October 28, 2010). "Declaration of Results of Voting" (PDF). Toronto City Council. Retrieved April 18, 2017.

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