Ward 29

Meet Lily Cheng

Hi!  Willowdale is my home. I moved here nine years ago to start a family; my husband and I are now the parents of two beautiful children. The future of our community is something I care deeply about. My own parents taught me to turn that caring into action.

As a young mother, I started North York Moms, a group that now includes more than 7,000 families. In the aftermath of the recent van attack tragedy on Yonge St., I co-founded We Love Willowdale to help bring healing to our neighbourhood. I've also been the Director of Community Engagement for a local church.

I now feel ready to take on the larger role of city councillor, tackling such issues as over-development, congestion and community safety. I am committed to Willowdale's future. A bright future. Together, we can make that happen.

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"When I knew that Willowdale would be divided into two wards for this October's municipal election, Lily Cheng was the first person I thought of to become councillor in the new Ward 29. She knows Willowdale, is a natural leader, and has the vision to solve problems and bring people together. I enthusiastically support Lily Cheng as the new councillor for our community." - John Filion, City Councillor Willowdale

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"Our family met Lily 6 years ago, ever since we’ve been drawn to her contagious enthusiasm for family and passion for our community. Lily not only has our vote, she has our fondest respect. Thanks for all you do in our community Lily! We support you all the way!" - Victoria & Ed Wilson, Residents of Willowdale

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"We would like to highly recommend Lily Cheng for city councillor. We are residents of the Willowdale community for 15 years and have three young boys. One of us is a Senior Director at one of the top five banks and a full time parent while being deeply engaged in the school and neighbourhood community. We have personally known Lily for more than 5 years and can personally attest to her strong work ethic, her passion for her community and absolute integrity. We have always been impressed with Lily’s vision to bring people together and her success in building an impressive community of families in North York. Lily is not afraid to back up her beliefs with her commitment of her time and effort. Lily is able to deal with a variety of people and personalities, yet not lose her cool, remain impartial and still get the job done. We see that as a gift that will be of great value to our community in her role as city councillor. Lily’s passion, vision and love of her community is exactly what our city and ward needs most at this time. " - Warren & Patricia Mathias, Resident of Ward 29

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"I’ve known Lily for just over three years and was impressed with her sincere concern for people, she reflects this concern through prayer and action. I’ve seen her follow through on commitments, making a difference in the people she’s touched. I’ve watched her lead and motivate people to serve together for the well being of groups and individuals. I’m one of those people and am happy to continue to support her since her motivations are for others and not self." - Doug McDougall, Former Senior VP of Celestica