What people are saying about Mary!!!

❝Mary was an integral partner with the renaturalization of the William Burgess ES Bringing Back Nature Project. Time and time again she was there to advocate for us. She is a passionate environmentalist, and knows we have to prepare now to create a sustainable future. It is important that we re-elect Mary."  

Alexandra Maric-Jones
Director, Bringing Back Nature Project
William Burgess Elementary School

❝As a former Mayor I know moving things forward on City Council takes a very special skill set – Mary has that. She is a progressive voice who has the ability to work with others to tackle critical issues like climate change and affordability."

Michael Prue
Former MPP Beaches East-York & former Mayor of East York

❝I have served as Chair for many years of the Parent Council at RH McGregor.  Mary supported our council and community on numerous occasions - most significantly persevering through the maze of city and policy bureaucracy to have a cross-walk at the school!  The parent and school community recognize that Mary, through this cross-walk installation, has been instrumental and pro-active in keeping our students safe.   This was all done before school safety zones were in the media and at the forefront of Council priorities.
She can always be relied on to support any and all school and community functions.   She is extremely responsive to e-mail and meeting requests and always provides a balanced response to concerns taking into consideration the various stakeholders and viewpoints.  She clearly knows how to 'get stuff done' in this large, complex city."

Sarah Smith
Former Chair Parent Council at

RH McGregor

❝I’ve had the privilege of getting to know Mary over the past few years in my role as former President of the Home and School Association at R.H. McGregor ES. She also supported me when I started my own business.
We are so lucky to have Mary representing our community at City Hall. She works tirelessly to support the causes of our community and to remedy our problems. I endorse Mary Fragedakis for City Councillor!"

Amreen Omar
Hillside Drive Resident

❝It is with great enthusiasm that I endorse Mary Fragedakis for Ward 14 Toronto City Councillor. I have known Mary for 20 years as a neighbour, and as a tireless community activist.
Mary’s passion for road safety for bikes, pedestrians and vehicles, as well as for our city’s youth, and an improved TTC, make her an obvious choice for me. She has a clear and impassioned vision for our community, and I want on that bus!"

Kelly Dyment
East Yorker and

Blake St Jr PS Teacher

❝Mary's participation in the City's Aboriginal internship program meant I got to work in her office.  It was a wonderful learning opportunity for me and I saw firsthand how much Mary cares about issues like equality, inclusivity, affordability, youth recreation and student nutrition."

Joleine Kasper
Ryerson Student

❝Mary understands and values local community traditions.  She appreciates what makes neighbourhoods unique and special.  She has been a strong voice for East York at City Hall and I believe she will do the same for communities like Riverdale, Riverside and Leslieville."

Gordon Piercey
East York Resident

❝Mary is liked and respected by other members of Council. This helps her get support for programs that are important to her ward, such as the two-hour TTC transfer."

John Filion
City Councillor
Ward 23 Willowdale

❝Mary is a role model for responsible representation. She brings compassion, service mindedness, a tireless work ethic, respect for diversity and a gold standard of accountability. Add to that a stellar 8 year track record."

Heather Sproule
Children's Mental Health Sector Leader

❝Mary is truly Toronto’s food champion. No one has worked harder to ensure that everyone in Toronto has access to safe, affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate foods. From her championing of the Toronto Food Policy Council to her lead role in the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, Mary has made real contributions to the every day lives, everyday diets, and everyday well-being of everyone in this ward."

Daniel Bender
Director Culinaria Research Centre and Canada Research Chair and
Professor of Food Studies, University Of Toronto

❝Mary has a fantastic voting record on City Council. She's a great listener and brings a refreshing approach to working with the community."

Joe Murray,
Grandview Avenue Resident

❝Mary did such a fantastic job on Dieppe Park and the new square at the East York Civic Centre! When I was the Chairman of Evergreen BrickWorks, I truly appreciated Mary’s commitment to the Don Valley and to protecting our environment. I live in her ward and will be supporting Mary again. So should you, she is approachable, dedicated and a lot of fun to boot."

George Dark
Chairman Emeritus of Evergreen

❝Bravo Mary for all the amazing work that you do for our East York seniors.
We know that you are engaged with all the issues for all of your constituents but in particular I want to thank you for everything you do from the annual Christmas dinner to participating in the events at the local senior centres.
You are knowledgeable and dedicated and we appreciate having you as our City Councillor."

Barb McCutcheon
Rivercourt Resident


❝My family and I have known Mary for decades because she can always be found enjoying the businesses, restaurants and neighbourhoods of Toronto-Danforth.  As a long-time business owner it is reassuring to have a local councillor like Mary who understands our community."

Chris Antaras
Detroit Eatery

"Mary’s commitment to local democracy and her work ethic have made her a very impressive City Councillor. Working with her on a number of initiatives, I see how effective she is at getting things done at City Hall."

Alan Redway
Former Mayor of East York

❝We are impressed by Mary’s commitment to the environment. She has deep roots in our community and cares greatly about it. She understands what makes for a successful neighbourhood. She has a great track record listening to her residents and working with them to improve their neighbourhood."

Terry and Bruce Brackett
Leslieville Residents