Mark Grimes was elected City Councillor for Ward 6 on November 10, 2003. Mark is proud to say that he is a man rooted in the Etobicoke-Lakeshore community. His commitment to family and community is a product of a life nurtured in the heart of the Lakeshore. Mark knows the ground he walks in South Etobicoke.
Before entering politics, Mark was the President/Owner of a business in South Etobicoke where he and his brothers operate a thriving logistics business. From this experience he became keenly aware of the pressing economic issues for local businesses. Prior to starting his own business, Mark worked as a Professional Trader and Market Maker for a major financial firm for 13 years on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
As City Councillor, Mark has initiated and been involved with a number of successful projects, including: Mimico Linear Park, the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence, business revitalization on the Lakeshore, defeating 700 Evans at City Council, funding/construction of a new skateboard park for local youth, Lakeshore Mardi Gras and the Argos Stop the Violence Campaign.
In continuing his commitment to community safety, Mark worked hard to have a Temporary Storefront Police Station installed on Lake Shore Boulevard, he worked with Toronto Police to finalize the Police College plans, he initiated Community Safety Seminars and he stays in regular contact with local police from 22 Division.
Mark works to protect the interests of local residents by holding public consultation meetings to get community input on new projects. This process ensures that residents have a voice when development decisions are made.
Mark lives in the community with his wife and five children.
(Information provided by Councillor for the 2014-2018 term of Council)