Adam Vaughan was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Spadina—Fort York in 2014.
As an activist and journalist, Mr. Vaughan has played a significant role in the social and economic growth of Toronto.
Mr. Vaughan served two terms as a Toronto City Councillor where he played a major role in reforming Toronto’s public housing policy. He led successful campaigns to rebuild and revitalize existing public housing, while initiating new policies to create family housing, supportive housing, and co-op housing programs. Together with residents, he spearheaded the revitalization of Toronto’s Alexandra Park community that will see new affordable housing, new commercial space, a re-built community, and more downtown parkland.
Mr. Vaughan has demonstrated strong support for the arts in Toronto. While on City Council, he championed the expansion of the Ontario College of Art and Design University and led the campaign to save Theatre Passe Muraille. He has also served on the boards of the Toronto Arts Council, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Harbourfront Centre, and Heritage Toronto.
Before entering politics, Mr. Vaughan was a broadcast journalist for more than 20 years, specializing in municipal affairs for both CBC and Citytv. He covered all three orders of government, as well as urban issues.