Keynote Speaker:  Mark Maloney 
Municipal Affairs Advisor for the Govt. Relations Office of the U of T
and Municipal Affairs Specialist for the Financial District
Topic: "Toronto’s Most Colourful and Interesting Mayors"
Host: Robert O'Brien, Past President
Rotary Toronto Meeting Friday, October 20th, 2023 
Lunch at The National Club, 303 Bay Street, Toronto
and Virtual Meeting as well!
Views and Opinions Expressed Disclaimer:  The views and opinions are those expressed by the Speaker and do not necessarily reflect the official views or opinions, policy or position of The Rotary Club of Toronto or its Members.



For several years Mark Maloney has been a government relations / public affairs professional specializing on matters involving the City of Toronto. 
Mark has worked full-time -- either on their mayoral campaigns or in the Mayor’s Office at City Hall -- for three Mayors of Toronto: with Mel Lastman, and Barbara Hall, and John Tory. Last Fall, he co-chaired the largest fundraising reception held for then Mayor Tory’s re-election campaign.             
Mark’s prior career has been as a City Hall reporter with the CHUM Radio network and assignment desk researcher with CTV News in Ottawa, where he also chaired the Board of Health and served for 8 years on Ottawa City Council.   
Today, he works half-time as the municipal affairs advisor for the Government Relations Office of the University of Toronto, and the other half as municipal affairs specialist for the Financial District; the Downtown West; and the Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Areas, actively covering Toronto
City Council.
He has previously served on the board of Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, and in recent years also helped to initiate and advance a major community-building project, as secretary to the Expo 2025 World’s Fair bid effort for Toronto.
Today, Mark serves on the organizing committee of “The Mayor’s Evening for the Arts” hosted annually by Toronto’s mayor to raise $1 million per year from the corporate sector for free, family friendly, community-based arts and cultural initiatives in all 25 wards. 
His book “Toronto Mayors: A History of the City's Leaders” has just been published by Dundurn Press: