Dear Neighbours,

I'm Paul Bura, running for your 2018 Beaches-East York Ward 19 Councillor and I am thrilled to work with you to build a better Beaches-East York. I am here to represent our neighbourhood in building better streets, better businesses and a better infrastructure.

Like many people looking to settle down and start a family, my wife Jen and I always wanted to live in the big city but still have a small-town community feel. When looking to invest in our home, we knew we wanted to live in the Beaches-East York area. Our extensive research into safety, school districts, amenities and accessibility, all led us to this wonderful neighbourhood. This area is the place where we live, the place where we are raising our loving twin boys, and the place where we will retire. This community is our home.

Our family built a plan which involved me taking parental leave as a Federal public servant, which enabled Jen to pursue her career aspirations in the Oncology field. This opportunity allowed me to be fully immersed into Beaches-East York living.  This dedicated time has allowed me to explore the many streets, bike paths, parks, libraries, schools, shops, and programs our area has to offer. This experience has given me first hand knowledge of how we can improve this area and build an even better community.

I have a love for our neighbourhood and a vested interest that this community continues to thrive and prosper. I want to represent the Beaches-East York and the interests of this great community. As your councillor my key priorities are:

  1. Safe, secure streets allowing for fluid transportation of transit, bikes, pedestrians and cars;
  2. Bustling main streets with viable businesses;
  3. Improving the aging infrastructure. Keeping the charm of the past but preparing us for a community of the future.

I will work closely with the community and stakeholders to ensure our ward continues to thrive. As your councillor, your important suggestions, needs, and concerns will be mine as well. I look forward to sharing with you my passion, commitment and ideas for Ward 19.

Let’s discover the further potential of this community together.


On October 22nd, 2018, please vote for me, Paul Bura, building a better Beaches-East York.