Regional Councillor Tony C. Wong began his political career in 1997 when he was elected to Markham Council. He continued this service for six years, two terms, until 2003 when he was elected as Member of Provincial Parliament for the riding of Markham.

In 2006, Mr. Wong returned to municipal politics as Markham Regional Councillor where he provided extensive and extremely valuable contributions to the community through 23 public service appointments.

Regional Councillor Wong was instrumental in forging strong business relationships and partnerships in Markham and abroad on behalf of the Town. He played a critical role in organizing Markham's business mission to China in 2008, and was involved in other domestic and international business ventures. More recently, Regional Councillor Wong served as chair of York Region Planning and Economic Development Committee and Markham's Economic Development Committee.

Tony Wong also extended his community service at a personal level. In 1996, he founded Markham's Give-A-Gift Project that provided over 1,000 wrapped Christmas gifts to children in need. He was also a strong supporter of D.R.E.A.M.S. Inc. and Spirit of Life, groups dedicated to raising awareness about individuals with developmental disabilities.

Tony Wong was deeply aware of the need for affordable housing in the Town of Markham and the Region of York. His commitment to facilitate response to this need led him to be appointed chair of both the Markham Task Force for Affordable Housing (2000) and the Community Plan to Address Homelessness for the Regional Municipality of York (2001 and 2003).

Markham Regional Councillor Tony C. Wong passed away on June 17, 2009. He left behind his wife and daughter and is greatly missed by family, friends and colleagues.

Funded through the Canada - Ontario Affordable, Housing Program
The Regional Municipality of York, the Town of Markham,
and the Markham Interchurch Committee for Affordable Housing (MICAH)

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