Hon. David Crombie, OC
Hon. David Crombie was elected to Toronto's city council in 1970, and became Mayor of Toronto in 1972.
was enormously popular as mayor, being re-elected in 1974 and 1976 with large majorities.
was described as the city's "tiny, perfect mayor".
left City Hall in 1978 to move to federal politics.
served with distinction for a decade, holding several important cabinet posts.
concern for the natural and built environment is reflected in his
roles as a commissioner with the Royal Commission on the Future of the Toronto
Waterfront and as founding chair of the Waterfront Regeneration Trust
He is the President of David Crombie and Associates, the Chair of Toronto Lands Corporation, and Chair of Ontario Place.
He is the immediate past President and CEO of the Canadian Urban Institute and Chair of the Advisory Council of the Nuclear Waste Management Organization.
In addition to his
role as a former mayor of the City of Toronto
was a Privy Councillor.
Mr. Crombie was the first Chancellor of Ryerson University and is the recipient of honorary doctorates of law from the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo.
Mr. Crombie is an Officer of the Order of Canada.