David Miller

Mayor + Politician + Second
Born Dec 26, 1958

David Raymond Miller is a Canadian politician. He was the 63rd Mayor of Toronto and the second since the 1998 amalgamation. He was elected to the position in 2003 for a three-year term and re-elected in 2006 for a four-year term. He entered politics as a member of the New Democratic Party, although his mayoral campaign and terms in office were without any formal party affiliation. He did not renew his party membership in 2007.… Read More

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1958 Birth Born on December 26, 1958.
1960 1 Year Old Miller was born in San Francisco, California. His American father, Joe Miller, died of cancer in 1960, and his English mother Joan returned with her son to Thriplow, south of Cambridge.
1967 8 Years Old Miller spent his earliest years in England before moving to Canada with his mother in 1967. … Read More


1981 22 Years Old Miller completed a four-year undergraduate degree at Harvard University, graduating summa cum laude in Economics in 1981.
1984 25 Years Old He earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 1984 and became a partner at the prominent Toronto law firm of Aird & Berlis LLP, specializing in employment, immigration law and shareholder rights.
1985 26 Years Old 1 More Event
He represented Toronto Islands residents in a 1985 arbitration case while an articling student, and later described this experience as his introduction to municipal politics.


1991 - 1993 2 More Events
1994 35 Years Old 1 More Event
He married fellow lawyer Jill Arthur in 1994, and the pair have two children.
1995 36 Years Old He spoke against Metro's decision to cut $3 million from its staffing budget in early 1995, arguing that the resulting hardship for laid-off workers during a national recession would be "unconscionable". … Read More
1996 37 Years Old He campaigned for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in 1996, running as the NDP candidate in York South to succeed outgoing party leader Bob Rae. … Read More
1997 38 Years Old Miller was elected to the new City of Toronto council in the 1997, winning one of the two seats in Ward 19, High Park. … Read More


1999 - 2000 4 More Events
In 2001, he expressed concern that the WheelTrans bus service for the disabled might be contracted out to the private sector.
Miller's plans to run for mayor were well-known around city hall in 2002, and there was little surprise when he formally declared his candidacy in January 2003. … Read More
…  A former politician, Miller was the 63rd Mayor of Toronto from 2003 to 2010. … Read More
Miller convened a meeting of Canada's major urban mayors in January 2004, and argued at the summit that Canadian cities needed enhanced powers of governance to deal with a variety modern challenges. … Read More
Miller's first term as mayor focused on issues such as waterfront renewal, public transit and municipal reform. He also shifted toward a focus on community safety issues following an increase in gun violence during 2005. … Read More
Miller clashed with Toronto Board of Trade President and CEO Glen Grunwald at a February 2006 budgetary consultation meeting, after Grunwald presented a number of policy measures designed to solve Toronto's budget shortfall. … Read More


2009 50 Years Old 1 More Event
After declining poll numbers, Miller announced on September 25, 2009 that he would not seek a third term as mayor in the 2010 election, citing family reasons.
2010 51 Years Old 1 More Event
…  A similar number also preferred that the proposals to be debated in the 2010 municipal election before being implemented, as Miller did not mention new taxes during the 2006 campaign. … Read More
2011 52 Years Old 1 More Event
He subsequently served as an advisor on urban issues at the World Bank from 2011 to 2013.
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