Mayor Steven Del Duca has been a champion for the city of Vaughan for over three decades. The city is his home, where he and his wife Utilia are raising their two daughters and two dogs. He’s worked hard for the community, helping to deliver Cortellucci Vaughan hospital, the Highway 427 expansion, a 10-bed residential hospice, additional GO Train Service on the Richmond Hill, Unionville and Barrie GO Corridors, advancing the Yonge North Subway Extension and so much more.
Mayor Del Duca has a strong background of committed public service, including working for a labour union, serving six years as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Vaughan and holding positions in the provincial cabinet as Minister of Transportation and Minister of Economic Development and Growth.
He studied political science and Canadian history at the University of Toronto and Carleton and obtained his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School.
As a staunch advocate for the City of Vaughan, he wants to ensure it continues to be a place where everyone can thrive, children have the best possible opportunities, and businesses are empowered to grow and succeed.
Mayor Del Duca’s priorities for this Term of Council include:
- Reducing gridlock and getting Vaughan moving again.
- Keeping property taxes low.
- Continuing the Spirit of Generosity initiative that has raised millions for local organizations.
- Building more housing while respecting both existing neighbourhoods and our community’s need for green space.