Toronto is a vibrant and dynamic city. With a diverse population, a creative culture, and a history of supporting those in need, Toronto has never ceased to inspire me. Toronto gave me what I needed to find success in my own life, and I have been proud to serve as a City Councillor, finding new opportunities to make Toronto a success for everyone.

It is an honour to be your local representative in the new Ward 13, Toronto Centre! As City Councillor, I have worked to expand parks and public spaces, secure more affordable housing and shelter capacity, bring new economic opportunities to the Downtown East, and advance service gaps that have led to inequity in our neighbourhoods.

I am honoured to be chosen Best City Councillor by the Readers of NOW Magazine for the fourth year in a row. This award belongs to all of us - to the countless residents, community groups and local businesses that continuously stand up for Toronto and work to build healthier and more livable communities. I will continue to defend Toronto and the services that we know build strong, resilient neighbourhoods.

Through community partnerships, collaborating with neighbourhood groups, project consultations, and tireless advocacy, I know we can only do this work together. Community members like yourself are at heart of everything we do and I need your help to continue guiding this work effectively. I look forward to working together!

With the support of my communities, as a City Councillor I have successfully:

  • Improved parks and expanded public spaces;
  • Built new affordable housing and renovated TCH buildings;
  • Defended the rights of tenants and the most vulnerable;
  • Preserved heritage buildings and created Heritage Conservative Districts
  • Developed the immediate 12-month and 5-year Downtown East Action Plan for more vital city services
  • Created safer neighbourhoods and more walkable streets;
  • Initiated the Noise By-Law review to ensure stronger enforcement;
  • Guided development to address local needs; and
  • Dismantled the quasi-judicial Ontario Municipal Board to give local communities more say in planning decisions

I believe in a Toronto that is safe, livable and affordable, where we can live, work, invest and play together, and where city services are efficient and respond to everyone’s needs.

As your City Councillor, I will continue to fight for a fair Toronto. I will continue to work relentlessly to protect our neighbourhoods while bringing both integrity and accountability to City Hall.

Yours in service,


Kristyn Wong-Tam

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Supporting Small Businesses and COVID-19 Updates

As this long weekend approaches, I hope everyone is making the most of the warm weather and finding opportunities to stay cool. This pandemic has both felt like a lifetime and a blur. As each of us makes a slow return to the activities we’ve enjoyed, I want to gently remind everyone that it’s ok to feel anxious about re-opening. We have each been through a historical and traumatizing event, and are still navigating it.

Open Letter to Mayor Tory - Ending Police Enforcement of Encampment Clearings

Friday, July 23, 2021

Dear Mayor Tory,

We believe the Moss Park encampment will be moved and acted upon in the weeks ahead. This clearing comes on the heels of two days of escalating tensions between Toronto Police, encampment residents, and their supporters. 

In advance of this imminent clearing, we demand an end to the violence and extreme show of force. There is absolutely no need for batons, pepper spray or even guns, not when the work should be done by the City’s Streets to Home staff and other outreach workers. 

Safe Return to School, Anti-Asian Racism, and COVID-19 Updates

Today, Ontario is reporting 127 new cases of COVID-19, including 34 in Toronto. The province has entered Step Three of the reopening plan and 60.8% of all eligible Ontarians 12 years and older have been fully vaccinated and 78.9% have had at least one dose. While this is exciting news, the vaccination trend is slowly decreasing. I know that’s because many of you have already been vaccinated, and I am still encouraging everyone who can to get their doses to do so. Everyone is now eligible for expedited second doses, and this continues to be our best strategy to keep everyone safe from further outbreaks. This includes children under 12 who are currently not eligible.

My Statement on Renaming Dundas Street

This week at City Council I voted in support of the staff report to rename Dundas Street and all associated Parks and public assets (ie Yonge-Dundas Square).

This report and recommendation is in direct response to a petition City Council received last year, signed by close to 14,000 individuals calling for Dundas Street to be renamed, citing its namesake Henry Dundas' role in delaying the abolition of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Save Post Toronto might actually do something soon to stop the constant construction noise

Save Post Toronto might actually do something soon to stop the constant construction noise

Sex worker advocates call on City of Toronto to denounce Ontario's anti-human trafficking bill

Sex worker advocates call on City of Toronto to denounce Ontario's anti-human trafficking bill

Save Post People are saying it's finally time to get rid of the confusing 5th lane on Jarvis Street

Save Post People are saying it's finally time to get rid of the confusing 5th lane on Jarvis Street

Construction noise keeping you up at night? 2 Toronto councillors want province to knock it off

Construction noise keeping you up at night? 2 Toronto councillors want province to knock it off

Toronto is set to consider banning feeding pigeons across the city

Toronto is set to consider banning feeding pigeons across the city

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