Experienced and Motivated
Morley Rosenberg, B.A., LL.B, Q.C., former Mayor of Kitchener, is a lawyer and long-time resident of Toronto for the past 36 years. He enters the race at age 81 with an impressive list of credentials in municipal politics.
In addition to being elected Mayor of Kitchener at age 40 for 6 years (1977-1982), Morley was also, at age 31, one of the youngest people to ever be elected as a city councillor for Kitchener. He served on council for 9 years (1968-1976). He was also Chairman of the Kitchener Planning Committee throughout that time. A true visionary, Morley started one of the first recycling programs in Canada.
Very experienced in land use, planning and mediation, Morley was a member of the Ontario Municipal Board for 20 years (1983 -2002). Between 2011-2015 he also served as a member of the Committee of Adjustment of the City of Toronto (North York) and currently acts as a consultant to numerous neighbourhood groups and individuals in the east end of Toronto.
Morley’s range of interests –from understanding the need for historic preservation, environmental protection, quality education and accessible child care - have all been demonstrated in action:
He launched a campaign to save the historic Kitchener City Hall and Mennonite Farmer’s Market
As a member of the Grand River Conservation Authority he was engaged in a legal battle to prevent a bridge from being built over the Elora Gorge
He was one of the founders of the Kitchener-Waterloo Bilingual school
He initiated a city-wide plan in Kitchener to provide more daycare spaces in existing churches
Morley is an inspired and effective leader who is committed to continuing his long record of public service in this community.
“Keeping the city safe is my first priority. I am very concerned about the increase in violent crimes, easy accessibility to illegal weapons and related issues of mental health. I am excited to be able to represent the residents of Ward 19.
My 36 years of public service will help me address the concerns of the residents relating to issues such as traffic, transportation, housing and crime.”