Steven Del Duca
Mayor of Vaughan
Mayor Steven Del Duca was first elected in Fall 2022.
He has been a champion for the city of Vaughan for many years. The city is his home,
where he and his wife Utilia are raising their two daughters and two dogs. He’s worked
hard for the community, helping to deliver the Cortellucci Vaughan hospital, the
Highway 427 expansion, a 10-bed residential hospice, additional GO Train Service on
the Richmond Hill, Unionville and Barrie GO Corridors, advancing the Yonge North
Subway Extension and so much more.
As Mayor, he chairs the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) sub-committee and the
Vaughan Healthcare Precinct Advisory committee.
As a member of York Region Council, he currently serves as Vice Chair of the York
Region Rapid Transit Corporation and is a member of the Housing Affordability Task
He also is a director on the Alectra Board, and a member of their Audit Finance and
Risk Management Committee.
The Mayor has a strong background of committed public service, including working for a
labour union, serving six years as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Vaughan and
holding positions in the provincial cabinet as Minister of Transportation and Minister of
Economic Development and Growth.
He studied political science and Canadian history at the University of Toronto and
Carleton University and obtained his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School.
As a staunch advocate for the City of Vaughan, he wants to ensure it continues to be a
place where everyone can thrive, children can have the best possible opportunities, and
businesses are empowered to grow and succeed
Mayor Del Duca’s priorities for this Term of Council include:
- reducing gridlock and getting Vaughan moving again
- keeping property taxes low
- continuing the Spirit of Generosity initiative that has raised millions for local organizations
- building more housing while respecting both existing neighborhoods and our community's need for green space