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Josh Colle (About this soundlisten) is a Canadian politician. He was the Councillor for Ward 15 on Toronto City Council for the years 2010-2018.[1] Colle was the Chair of the Toronto Transit Commission during the period 2014-2018.[2]

Josh Colle
Toronto City Councillor for (Ward 15) Eglinton—Lawrence
In office
December 1, 2010 – December 1, 2018
Preceded byHoward Moscoe
Succeeded byMike Colle (Ward 8)
Chair of the Toronto Transit Commission
In office
December 1, 2014 – December 13, 2018
Preceded byKaren Stintz
Succeeded byJaye Robinson
Chair of the Planning and Growth Management Committee
In office
August 7, 2014 – November 30, 2014
Preceded byPeter Milczyn
Succeeded byDavid Shiner
Personal details
NationalityItalian Canadian
Children3
OccupationEnergy and Infrastructure Executive

PoliticsEdit

As City Councillor Colle served as a director on many high profile city agency boards, including the board of Toronto Hydro. In March 2012, he was elected by Toronto City Council to serve as a commissioner of the Toronto Transit Commission and was subsequently made chair in December, 2014.[3]

He was instrumental in petitioning Metrolinx to include a station at Oakwood Avenue in their final plans for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT. It was confirmed that the Crosstown would feature a station at Oakwood in October 2012.[4]

In 2018, a month after registering as a candidate in the 2018 municipal election, Colle withdrew his registration and announced his retirement from politics.[5] His father Mike Colle subsequently announced his candidacy for councillor in the 2018 municipal election and ran in the new enlarged Ward 8 Eglinton Lawrence, comprising the his son former Ward 15 held by and Ward 16 represented by Christin Carmichael Greb. Mike Colle defeated the incumbent councillor for former Ward 16 Christin Carmichael Greb.[6]

Election resultsEdit

2014 Toronto election, Ward 15[7]
Candidate Votes %
Josh Colle 14,733 75.20%
Chani Aryeh-Bain 2,410 12.30%
Ahmed Belkadi 1,382 7.05%
Eduardo Harari 645 3.29%
James Van Zandwijk 422 2.15%
Total 19,592 100%
2010 Toronto election, Ward 15[8]
Candidate Votes %
Josh Colle 6,668 40.375%
Rob Davis 5,399 32.691%
Ron Singer 2,275 13.775%
Tony Evangelista 1,173 7.103%
Giuseppe Pede 472 2.858%
Eva Tavares 464 2.81%
William Reitsma 64 0.388%
Total 16,515 100%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Changed council faces new mayor". Toronto Star, October 25, 2010.
  2. ^ Pelley, Lauren (Jul 25, 2018). "Mike Colle, former councillor, MPP hoping for council return as son Josh Colle retires from municipal politics". CBC News. Retrieved Apr 10, 2019.
  3. ^ "TTC The Board". Toronto Transit Commission.
  4. ^ "Modified LRT master agreement puts Oakwood station on the map: Colle". York Guardian, October 26, 2012.
  5. ^ "TTC chair Josh Colle retiring from politics after 8 years on city council". Toronto Star, July 25, 2018.
  6. ^ "Toronto election 2018: Ward 8 Eglinton–Lawrence - Toronto | Globalnews.ca". globalnews.ca. 2018-10-13. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  7. ^ City of Toronto 2014 elections result page
  8. ^ City of Toronto elections page Archived 2010-10-26 at the Wayback Machine

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