About David Shiner


Councillor David Shiner is the proud former City Council representative of Willowdale. From 1991-1997 he served on the North York City Council, and since 1998 he continued on to represent the constituents of Ward 24 on both Toronto City Council and North York Community Council.


Having lived in Willowdale for many years, raising a family there and with lots of friends in the area, David is aware of the issues affecting the community. He is very active in the area and at City Hall, ensuring that he and his team are always available to assist residents.


Between 2014-2018, David served as Chair of the Planning and Growth Management Committee, Vice Chair of CreateTO, a member of Executive Committee and a member of the Striking Committee.


Previously as a long-time board member of Eva's Initiatives, which operates two youth shelters in North York (Eva's Place and Eva's Satellite) and one in downtown Toronto (Eva's Phoenix), David has shown commitment to representing all members of the community including our youth and seniors.


In the course of his political career, Councillor Shiner has served on numerous Boards, Agencies and Commissions. As a former Chair of the City of Toronto's Budget Committee, he was instrumental in implementing changes to the budget process, establishing greater transparency and accountability, which continues today.


In the past he has also served as Chair of Build Toronto, Chair of the Government Management Committee, Chair of the TTC Budget Committee and Vice Chair of the Executive Committee. He continues to be a staunch advocate for dedicated annual funding for the expansion of Toronto's transit network and for the increased development of affordable housing.


Committees and Agencies


Councillor Shiner was proud to serve on the following:


  • Toronto City Council

  • North York Community Council

  • Planning and Growth Management Committee (Chair)

  • CreateTO (Vice Chair)

  • Executive Committee

  • Striking Committee