theBUZZ was at the launch of the head campaign office for Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam and School Board Trustee, Chris Moise. The new campaign office is located at 878 Yonge Street (at Davenport Rd.)

Kristyn and Chris are running in Ward 27 in the next Toronto municipal election on October 27, 2014.

COUNCILLOR KRISTYN WONG-TAM  has an extensive career investing in the City of Toronto through both the public and private sectors. Her contributions have led to the development and support of numerous social planning programs, business ventures, art endeavours and successful community initiatives.

As a tireless community advocate, Councillor Wong-Tam has championed the expansion of green public spaces, farmers’ markets, community gardens including improvements to parks and ravines. She has led efforts to defend the rights of tenants to obtain affordable and decent standards of rental housing and helped create a neighbourhood association to preserve and protect heritage buildings and historical landscapes in the ward.

Councillor Wong-Tam has a distinguished track record of human rights advocacy and was a co-founder of Asian Canadians For Equal Marriage, and the past president of the Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter that helped successfully lobbied the federal government for the Chinese head tax apology and redress.

Prior to being elected to City Council in 2010, Councillor Wong-Tam was an accomplished real estate professional and supporter of the arts. She has curated art installations for Scotiabank’s Nuit Blanche and was the principal of a Toronto-based contemporary fine art gallery. As a founding member of the Church-Wellesley Village Business Improvement Association, her business advocacy and entrepreneurship focusing on urban economic development, earned her a seat on the Mayor David Miller’s Economic Competitiveness Advisory Committee which produced the Agenda for Prosperity in 2008.

Councillor Wong-Tam continues to be a champion for sustainable living and environmental health and plays a vital role in ensuring the vibrancy of our city and its economic and social development. In addition to her city appointments to numerous city boards and agencies, she is Chair of the Tenants Subcommittee. member of Community Development Recreation Committee, Toronto Preservation Board and Toronto Board of Health and former member of the Parks and Environment Committee and the Toronto Seniors’ Strategy Subcommittee.

To learn more about Kristyn please visit: http://www.kristynwongtam.ca

CHRIS MOISE

“I believe in restoring and renewing a well-rounded curriculum that includes the arts, trades, physical/health education, libraries, nutrition education, science and the environment, taught by trained/certified staff.”

To read more about Chris visit his website: http://www.chrismoise.ca

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Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.