Ana Bailão

Ana Bailão
City Councillor & Deputy Mayor

Born in Vila Franca de Xira.
Raised in Alenquer.
Based in Toronto.

When given opportunities, people and communities are enabled. We need to ensure that thesse opportunities are not lost in Toronto. This is essential and the most Canadian thing there is, this way of giving opportunities to people – Ana Bailão.

Raised in Alenquer, in the Ribatejo region of mainland Portugal, Ana Bailão immigrated to Canada with her parents in 1991 when she was 15 years old. Her family settled in Toronto’s Little Portugal, where Ana learned about the social issues impacting working-class immigrants. After working in Portuguese community organizations and at City Hall, she was elected Toronto City Councillor in 2010, representing Ward 18, which includes Little Portugal. She would later become Deputy Mayor of Toronto.


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