For Ward 1 Town Councillor
Experienced. Engaged. Passionate.
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A Vision For The Future
Jonathan is an Urban Planner with 15 years experience in planning, social & economic development. With municipal government experience as staff & consultant, and two Masters Degrees in Urban Planning & Community Design, Jonathan is the right choice to get results for Bronte!
Passionate About Our Ward
Jonathan was born & raised in Bronte, and has lived in the Ward for over 30 years. Since 1845, 8 generations of Jonathan’s family have called this community home, including his grandfather Bill Hill (of the Lakeside Marketeria and Bill Hill Promenade!)
Jonathan lives in the heart of Bronte Village with his wife Heather and one-year-old son Austin.
Committed to Community
Jonathan has been involved in a dozen community organizations in Ward 1 since 2005, and has delegated to Council on several occasions regarding community planning & safety issues.
I Have a Plan for a Better Bronte, Palermo & Oakville
A renewed vision for Bronte & Palermo
Stronger tools to implement the vision
An Advisory Committee to proactively and collaboratively address issues
- Solve the parking crisis for good
- Better services for Bronte & Palermo while maintaining financial stewardship
Renewed Vision for Bronte Village
Jonathan will work collaboratively with residents, stakeholders, local businesses, and municipal staff to update Bronte’s out-of-date growth plan to reflect today’s concerns
Stronger planning tools to ensure reasonable growth in the right places
Jonathan will work with other Ward’s and residents associations to bring forward the Province’s Community Planning Permit System for areas needing revitalization in Bronte Village, Palermo, and across Oakville
Alleviate Congestion, Create Safer streets & Communities
Jonathan will make Ward 1’s streets and communities safer, while alleviating congestion
Activate our waterfront - heritage waterfront park, inner harbour, bronte beach and bluffs, through community conversations
Jonathan will activate our ‘jewel’ of a waterfront by expanding waterfront activities, fully utilizing our existing infrastructure and buildings, returning our lighthouse, and seek opportunities to better connect both sides
Support Vibrant Retail and Economic Development
Jonathan will support existing retail and seek to incubate new vibrant retail opportunities in Bronte and Palermo, and work collaboratively on an innovation district in Oakville to attract the next generation of Oakville’s employers
Strong Accountability & Financial Stewardship
Jonathan will strive to make town hall more ‘approachable’ by advocating for strong accountability, transparency, financial stewardship, and easier access to data and information
Solve the parking crisis in Bronte Village for good!
Jonathan will form a taskforce, on day-one, to solve Bronte’s parking crisis for good, including immediate measures to get adequate town-controlled parking in the right places
Promote collaboration proactively
Jonathan will bring back the Bronte Advisory Committee for Ward 1 to provide more community input, involvement, and be available to address your concerns in a timely fashion
Climate Action & Food Security for everyone in Oakville
Jonathan will ensure that we have a healthy environment and healthy people in Oakville for generations to come
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News & Updates
On Sunday, September 18th I held an ice cream social at Duckies Dairy Bar! I wanted to hold this social in order to meet and see the residents of Ward 1, and so that they might share their ideas and concerns about Bronte's future. I met over 100 residents and heard...
#DidYouKnow that a great community plan called #BronteForward has been sitting on the shelf without any action since 2021? Over 800 residents gave feedback, let’s move this forward! From the creation of a farmers market, to improved parking, beautiful landscaping, and...
It's finally time for lawn signs! This past weekend my wife Heather, brother Mike, and of course my son Austin helped as we put up the first of our campaign signs across Bronte and Palermo. While putting up signs in Palermo, we even saw the famous Palermo High Wheeler...