Sarah Climenhaga has lived in Toronto for most of her life. Her studies in urban geography and biology at McGill led her to a career in environmental conservation and transportation policy.
She has spent the past several years raising her children while advocating for transit, pedestrian safety and greenspace improvements in her community. In 2015 and 2016 she and her family cycled and hiked her way around the world, and she returned to Toronto inspired by the innovations she saw in other urban centres. The desire for a better city was behind her run for mayor in this fall's Toronto municipal elections, and she continues to believe Toronto's potential can be realized with strong leadership and resident engagement.
Toronto is facing an overwhelming number of complex challenges in the next decade, from the political to the practical. Creating a city that includes public transit, affordable housing and equitable policies is possible with creative solutions and learning from past mistakes.