meet stephen holyday

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Stephen Holyday is a life-long resident of Etobicoke. He has been married to his wife Margaret for 15 years, and has three children; Andrea, Jennifer and Thomas. As a homeowner, and as the son of retirement age parents in Etobicoke, Stephen understands the challenges that face our community every day.

Stephen comes from a family with a long history of Public Service. He is the son of Doug Holyday, former Mayor of Etobicoke, Deputy Mayor of Toronto, Member of Provincial Parliament, and a long time City Councillor. The Holyday name is synonymous with Etobicoke values, and Stephen has lived up to this namesake since being elected to Toronto City Council in 2014.  During his first term on City Council, Stephen was appointed Deputy Mayor and held a number of senior positions including Chair of the City's Audit Committee, Vice Chair of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, and Vice Chair of the Employee and Labour Relations Committee.

Before being elected, Stephen had 15 years of public sector experience where he was a unit Manager at the Ministry of Energy involved in emergency and security planning, service quality improvement, and he delivered major complex technology and facility projects.

Stephen is a Dean’s List graduate of Ryerson University, with a Bachelor of Technology in Architectural Science.

Most importantly, Stephen believes that our government is there to work for us, and he fights each day to protect our Etobicoke Community from rapid change and downtown influence.  Etobicoke is part of the City, but is not downtown, and he is glad to fight to keep it that way.