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Jaye Robinson, a ‘dedicated’ Toronto councillor, has died – Toronto



Jaye Robinson, a ‘dedicated’ Toronto councillor, has died - Toronto

Toronto metropolis councillor Jaye Robinson has died.

An announcement issued by her workplace stated Robinson died Thursday night time within the presence of her household.

Robinson was first elected in 2010 and represented Don Valley West for almost 14 years.

“Throughout her time at metropolis corridor, Jaye proudly served in key management roles, together with as chair of the Toronto Transit Fee and chair of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee,” the assertion stated.

“She was deeply devoted to the residents of Ward 15, a robust voice on metropolis council and a beloved mentor to her workforce. We’re honoured to have had the chance to work together with her.”

Toronto Coun. Jaye Robinson is seen right here on this undated file picture. Robinson died Friday, her workplace introduced.

Handout / Coun. Jaye Robinson’s Workplace

A celebration of life can be held, and extra data can be launched within the coming days, the assertion stated.

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Earlier than she ran for workplace, Robinson was the director of particular occasions for the Metropolis of Toronto.

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“Jaye was a devoted public servant who leaves a long-lasting legacy in Toronto, the town she beloved,” the assertion stated.

“She can be deeply missed by her many associates and colleagues at metropolis corridor.”

Toronto Coun. Jaye Robinson is photographed in her metropolis corridor workplace June 11, 2013. Robinson has died, her workplace introduced on Friday.

Moe Doiron/The Globe and Mail file picture through The Canadian Press

In 2019, Robinson stated she could be taking time away from metropolis corridor to give attention to her well being after being identified with breast most cancers, however a explanation for loss of life has not been revealed.

In an announcement posted to X, Mayor Olivia Chow stated flags at metropolis corridor and civic centres can be at half-mast, and the Toronto signal can be dimmed this night in honour of Robinson.

Condolence books can be positioned on the North York Civic Centre on Saturday, and at metropolis corridor on Tuesday.

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“She was a devoted public servant who cared deeply about her constituents and Toronto. Her voice can be dearly missed,” Chow stated.

Chow’s predecessor, John Tory, stated in his personal assertion he knew Robinson for greater than 20 years and added that “she has been taken from us means too quickly.”

“She was a principled consultant who fought for the issues she believed in and extra importantly, fought exhausting for the individuals she represented at metropolis corridor,” Tory stated on X.

“And prior to now few years, she fought a decided battle in opposition to most cancers and did it with grace and dedication….

“It’s by no means too late to say thanks for a life nicely lived and (a) nice public service profession.”

Tory even have his condolences to Robinson’s household.

— with recordsdata from Aaron D’Andrea

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