David Rider, Toronto Star
Apr. 20, 2022
Lily Cheng, operator of the popular Facebook group North York Moms, started the 2018 election in a Willowdale ward endorsed by then-retiring Coun. John Filion. But she ended up finishing second to Filion when he changed plans after the council cut. Cheng says she and other candidates bear “scars” from the 2018 campaign but she doesn’t regret an experience that deepened her connection to Ward 18 Willowdale. “I am considering running again but have yet to make a firm decision,” she says.