Senator Art Eggleton, Former Toronto Mayor
"I've had the privilege of working with many people in my years of public service and Kristyn is a standout example of someone who understands how to get things done. She's natural leader with an unwavering vision for a better and stronger Toronto."
John Campbell, Former President & CEO, Waterfront Toronto
"As well as diligently addressing the needs of her constituents, Kristyn champions those issues that are for the greater good of Toronto as a whole. Toronto needs more Councillors like Kristyn Wong-Tam.”
Gil Penalosa, Founder & Chair, 8-80 Cities
“Kristyn Wong-Tam has repeatedly been voted by Torontonians as Toronto’s best City Councillor.’ I have personally seen her commitment and efforts to improve everyone’s quality of life and advance equity in all that she does. Her efforts around active living and Open Streets are extraordinary. Obviously, I support her and wish her the best in transforming Toronto into a great city for all.”
Josh Matlow, Toronto City Councillor
“Kristyn Wong-Tam is one of the hardest working and thoughtful City Councillors I’ve had the pleasure to work with. Her advocacy for safer streets, improving public realm, honest transit plans, planning reform, supporting our most vulnerable, and on so many local priorities, has been necessary, skillful and effective.”
Cindy Wilkey, 2015 Jane Jacobs Award Winner
"Kristyn Wong-Tam has worked collaboratively with community stakeholders on an impressive range of issues. She is smart, creative, persistent and will work hard to champion innovative and progressive policies that will make Toronto an even better place to live, work, play."
Cathy Crowe, Order of Canada, Street Nurse, Author & Filmmaker
"Kristyn Wong-Tam has been a true champion for social justice on City Council. Advocating for improved shelter conditions and new affordable housing, she has been an essential force in building more inclusive and livable neighbourhoods. In times of crisis, she successfully advocated for the opening of 1,000 shelter beds in 2018, standing up for the rights of our most vulnerable. Without her tenacity and leadership on this very important issue, we would not have made this progress at City Hall."
Richard Peddie, Former President of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment
“Kristyn is constantly working to improve the livability for every resident. Her leadership is unparalleled and her commitment to improving the lives of all Torontonians runs to the core. I am proud to support Kristyn Wong-Tam for the new Ward 22. I want you to join me in supporting her re-election to City Council. She’ll continue to serve the new Ward 22 with the caring and innovative leadership that we’ve come to expect.”
Phil Gillies, Former PC MPP & Ontario Cabinet Minister
Tim Reid, Former OLP MPP & Former President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Patrizia Libralato, Founder and Executive Director, Toronto Biennial
“I am honoured to endorse Kristyn Wong-Tam in her re-election as Councillor of the new Ward 22. I have had the immense pleasure of working with Councillor Wong-Tam on launching a visual arts biennial for Toronto and have witnessed first-hand her passion for our great city and its people. She is a tireless champion of arts and culture as she not only sees the economic impact it has on a city, but she understands the deeper impact and legacy certain projects can bring to the city’s numerous and varied communities via accessible and inclusive programming.”
Eleanor McGrath, Filmmaker
"Kristyn Wong-Tam has been a tireless champion and advocate for all of her constituents. I have seen first hand her dedication to ensuring City of Toronto services and facilities are working hard for our community. On a personal level, in 2011 the first call I made to seek help in preserving a heritage building was to Councillor Wong-Tam. With her steadfast action, one of Toronto’s oldest buildings located 295 George Street (c. 1856) and the historic Fegan Boys Home was successfully protected and will be fully restored and integrated in the George Street Revitalization Project. Councillor Wong-Tam brings her entrepreneurial background and knowledge as a business owner to her approach in serving all sectors of the Ward. She is a proud Torontonian who serves with compassion, commitment and determination. I commend the work of Councillor Wong-Tam and her team and know she is the right choice for Ward 22."
Alan Brookes, Race Director & President, Canada Running Series, Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
“I'm delighted to have the opportunity to endorse Kristyn Wong-Tam for City Councillor to represent the new Ward 22 in the upcoming municipal elections in October. I've known her for all of her eight years as Councillor for Ward 27, during which time she has emerged as an outstanding leader in our City Council, and a champion both in the neighbourhood and for Toronto at large. She has combined intelligence, vision, passion and a refreshing, trustworthy honesty with an unparalleled capacity for hard work. As well as displaying her relentless energy on the bicycle in charity rides from Toronto to Montreal and cheering at our Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon finish lines, Kristyn has worked tirelessly in the ward to build the kind of space I believe we all want to live in: to acquire the land for the 11 Wellesley Street park and more public space in a densely populated Downtown, to support summer placemaking on Church Street, or to fight for local small businesses facing a proposed 400% tax hike. She has also been a leader in championing such goals city-wide, by leading Council in the efforts to dismantle the Ontario Municipal Board and to give Torontonians more control over land use and planning, to bring Open Streets to Toronto and promote active transportation, and to champion diversity and inclusion.
This is an era of rapid and seismic change for Toronto, with many challenges as we continue our growth into one of the most exciting, dynamic, innovative, world-cities on the planet. It's an exciting time, but a time when we need tireless, intelligent leaders with vision for things both large and small -- especially on our dynamic Waterfront. We need leaders like Kristyn Wong-Tam. Please vote for her on October 22nd.”
Doug Kerr, Parent, Downtown Alternative School, Jarvis Street area resident
“Kristyn Wong-Tam is a passionate leader who knows how to get things done at City Hall. Kristyn is a dedicated advocate for economic opportunity and inclusive city-building. She understands the concerns of downtown residents and cares deeply about this city. She knows how to work with residents, businesses, community organizations and will make an excellent councillor for the new Ward 22.”
Mark Daye, Former Deputy Leader, Green Party of Ontario
"During her time on City Council, I've watched Kristyn stand up for many environmental issues at City Hall - from banning shark fin, advocating for stronger ravine protection, protecting the Oak Ridges Moraine headwaters and Toronto's drinking water, promoting green infrastructure and sustainable urban design standards to advocating for more active transportation. Kristyn works tirelessly to get results and I'm proud to support her in this election."
Carolyn Egan, President, United Steelworkers Toronto Area Council
"Almost 24 years ago, I met a young activist named Kristyn Wong-Tam. She was impressive then and her talents have only expanded and matured over the years. Kristyn's a natural leader, diligent and intentional in her actions with the ability to work across the multiple sectors - the arts, community and labour. "
Gilles Marchildon, Former Executive Director, Egale Canada
"While some municipal politicians attract headlines for the wrong reasons, Kristyn is quietly and effectively implementing progressive changes to our home city and ward. She has demonstrated a high level of commitment to sound urban management principles and a vibrant arts and cultural scene. Furthermore, Kristyn has consistently defended human rights and robust community health programs."
Michele Landsberg, Award-Winning Author & Retired Star Columnist
"Kristyn is one of the most principled, collaborative and hardest-working members of council, the kind of city councillor who makes you proud you voted for her. She's a leader making downtown family-friendly with more parks, playgrounds and child care. All on her own, Kristyn can restore your faith in politicians!"