Justin Di Ciano was elected City of Toronto Councillor for Ward 5 Etobicoke-Lakeshore on October 27th 2014.
Justin has lived in the Etobicoke-Lakeshore community his entire adult life. Justin lives with his wife Kristen and their three young children Makayla, Julien & Anthony.
Leadership in Business & Community
Prior to being elected to office, Justin owned and operated businesses in the financial, medical and commercial real estate industries. In 2009, Justin was recognized as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Italian-Canadians in Canada by the Italian Canadian Chamber of Commerce for his efforts in business and leadership in his community.
Justin’s extensive philanthropic initiatives include support for many of Canada’s most established charities and educational institutions.
Justin is a Social Entrepreneur with the PACT Urban Peace Program, an award winning charity dedicated to working with, supporting and empowering underserved, marginalized and at-risk young people, as well as youth already in conflict with the law.
Justin worked with PACT to establish the PACT Grow To Learn School Yard Garden Program in Partnership with the TDSB and was recognized as the 2010 recipient of the Community Hero Award by the Etobicoke Guardian for his work. (See Video Below)
Rotary Club of Etobicoke – Service Above Self
Justin is a long standing member of the Rotary Club of Etobicoke and between 2010-2015 was Co-Chair of Toronto Ribfest Food & Music Festival, one of Canada’s largest annual fundraisers. Rotary Etobicoke’s annual Ribfest has raised millions of dollars for local and international Charities and causes.
Jean Augustine Center
Justin was also the co-founder of the Jean Augustine Center for Young Women’s Empowerment, a teaching and training center focusing on life skills, education, nutrition and real-world job training.
Councillor Di Ciano’s committee, agency and corporation appointments
- Etobicoke York Community Council
- Civic Appointments Committee
- Planning and Growth Management Committee, Vice Chair
- Affordable Housing Committee
- Budget Committee
- Metro Toronto Pension Plan Board of Trustees
- Metro Toronto Police Benefit Fund – Board of Trustees