Olivia Chow

Mayor of Toronto

Olivia Chow has served the people of Toronto for over three decades. Born in Hong Kong in 1957, she immigrated to Toronto with her parents at the age of 13. An apartment in the St. James Town neighbourhood was the launchpad for her remarkable personal journey as a community organizer, activist, school board trustee, Metro Toronto Councillor, Member of Parliament, and now the first person of Asian descent to serve as Mayor of Toronto, and the first woman to serve as Mayor since the six municipalities of Metro Toronto were amalgamated.
As our new Mayor she is working hard to build a City that holds the same kind of hope and promise that it did when she first arrived here – a City that is more affordable, caring and where everyone belongs.


tuesday – 06:10pm Main Stage

Time Icon 5 mins

Location Icon Meridian Hall - Main Stage

Opening Address: Mayor Olivia Chow

Mayor Olivia Chow shares her vision for the future of Toronto’s tech & innovation industries and the important role that local organizations play.