Vision. Integrity. Elected Experience:
The Campaign for City Council 2018 is now wrapping up. Although the outcome was not what we had hoped, I am so proud of my team and all that we accomplished together.
We set out as a small but determined volunteer group to elevate the dialogue in Etobicoke-Lakeshore about what our corner of Toronto could become. We grew into a formidable campaign that operated at a professional calibre throughout many months of intense activity, including the unforeseen development of the ward doubling in size mere weeks before Election Day, due to the intervention of the province and the subsequent court challenges.
Together we delivered, in many ways, a message of positive change. Our goal was an Etobicoke-Lakeshore in which community voice would contribute to building a city in which everyone would be more able to thrive. A place where health, equity, mobility, and quality of life would be more explicitly valued and fostered. A place that would be more livable, affordable, sustainable, and inspirational as a result of decisions deliberately taken by our civic leaders.
We spoke passionately about our community’s need for change for the better, delivered by leadership that is ethical, approachable and accountable. We upheld a vision of better representation for Etobicoke Lakeshore.
Although our goal of a win, despite the daunting odds, proved out of reach, I know that our community is stronger for our efforts.
I am deeply grateful to the volunteer campaign team for their unflagging efforts. I’m also indebted to the many Etobicoke-Lakeshore residents who engaged with us throughout the election. You courteously took the time out of your busy lives to teach us your perspectives as to how our community works today, and how it could work better tomorrow. Your thoughts and ours were distilled into a solid platform that resonated with thousands of voters on Election Day.
I am honoured to have heard your ideas and had your support. My deepest thanks to each of you.
Upcoming Events with Pamela
Tues Oct 16, 7-8:30pm: Meet and Greet hosted by Pamela at The Rustic Social House, 2083 Lakeshore Blvd W (at Marine Parade Dr)
Wed Oct 17, 7-9pm: Etobicoke Transit Town Hall, Martin Luther Lutheran Church
Oct 10-14: Advance Voting Days
October 22: Voting Day
“I am honoured to support Pamela Gough in her run to be City Councillor of Ward 3. Pamela and I sat on the City of Toronto Board of Health together for over 3 years. She was the representative for the TDSB and constantly asked questions and moved motions to benefit the students across the city. We have also both sat on the City-School Board Advisory Committee since 2014.
Pamela has worked hard for students and families as a TDSB Trustee and we have talked for hours on how to improve safety, not just around our schools but on the routes to schools.
Pamela will be an amazing City Councillor with her knowledge of the ward, the issues that concern residents, and her dedication to work hard to get things done.”
-Sarah Doucette, City Councillor Ward 13
What Community Leaders Say About Pamela
I'm delighted to know that TDSB Trustee Pamela Gough is running in the upcoming election. The City of Toronto needs hardworking, honest and dedicated people like Pamela on City Council. Pamela's 15 years plus service as a Trustee of TDSB is exemplary and appreciated by families in Etobicoke Lakeshore.
As an epidemiologist studying environmental factors related to child cyclist and pedestrian collisions in the city, I have known Pam as a highly respected and effective champion to promote children’s active transport and safety around schools. I truly hope she is able to continue this important work on City Council.
Pamela has been instrumental in establishing safe routes to school and getting the Vision Zero Mandate passed. She recognizes the value of active transportation to the well-being of our citizens, how it can reduce our environmental impact and help with Toronto's traffic woes.
Thank you @pamelagough, a tireless school trustee making a difference in our city, advocating for safe, active transportation for students. (Twitter, May 27, 2017)
As school trustee @pamelagough has done much to make walking and cycling to school safe & enjoyable. Now she is running for Council and will be a great councillor, focussed on creating a city for all. Fully support her. (Twitter, June 19, 2018)
Pamela Gough has brought much positive change. She is always ready to help and willingly guides others in their quest for inclusive and equitable policies. Involve yourself with the community- and Pamela is there!
During my time working with Pamela, I have seen her passion for creating a safer and more mindful city. Her commitment to the people of Etobicoke is evident. Whether you look at the work she has done in the past as a Trustee, or speak with her on a common sense approach to managing the issues of today, it is clear that she is dedicated, genuine and focused on a successful future for the community.
Pamela Gough is well known and trusted in Mimico. She has been a key supporter of Party in the Park (PITP) for a number of years. Pamela’s sponsorship of the space where we hold PITP has been very much appreciated.
You were (are) a fiercely independent TDSB trustee. Very impressed with your education advocacy and independence of spirit. That’s what you look for in a municipal councillor.
In recent months, I have planned two events in order to promote traffic safety and community well-being here in Mimico. Each time, Pamela has been instrumental in helping our team connect to leaders and educators in our community and has done so with incredible speed and generosity of spirit. Within hours of seeking guidance from Pamela, she was introducing me to a multitude of people who have helped bring great success to our events. I can't thank her enough for her continued support.