Always available. Always approachable.
During my 17 years as Mayor and 22 years on the Niagara Falls City Council, I believe I have made a major positive contribution to our community. My challenge has always been to create a positive business atmosphere, to control taxes, and provide services and recreational amenities to make Niagara Falls Ontario the best city in which to live in.
– Wayne Thomson
- Born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario
- Attended Ryerson University and graduated in Environmental Health
- Married to Bonnie Thomson
- Three daughters: Tamara, Layne, Lindsay
- Three grandsons and one granddaughter: Matthew, Chase, Bobbie, Taylor
- Served 22 years on City Council
- Served 17 years as Mayor of Niagara Falls (longest serving in the city’s history)
- Served 24 years on Niagara Falls Hydro & Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc
- Served 17 years as Regional Councilor
- Served 17 years on most committees at Niagara Region
- Served 8 years as Chair of Parking Committee
- Served as Chair of Niagara Falls Tourism
- Served as Chair of Fallsview Business Improvement Area
- Served as Chair of Niagara Hydro Holding Co. for the City of Niagara Falls
- Served as Co-Chair of Niagara Tourism Partnership
- Served as Chair of Scotiabank Convention Centre
- Served on Founding Committee for Meals on Wheels
- Created COES, which is now developed into Project SHARE
- Successfully reduced the size of City Council from 12 to 8 and eliminated the Ward system
- Spent many years working on projects to make positive changes for the city, including:
- The McBain Community Centre
- Both Fallsview Casino and Casino Niagara
- The WeGo Bus system
- The Scotiabank Convention Centre
- Recipient of the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal for Community Work
- Served 15 years on Niagara Parks Commission
- Member of Victoria Business Improvement Area
- Created Doctor Recruitment Committee
- Served on People Mover Committee
- Served as Chair of Human Resources Committee at Niagara Region
- Served as a member of Niagara Region Police Commission
- Served as a member of Winter Festival of Lights
- Served on Niagara Escarpment Commission
- Served as Past President of United Way of Niagara Falls
- Served as Chair of United Way Campaign (2 separate years)
- Former Special Assistant to Honourable Joe Greene, Federal Minister of Parliament – Ottawa
During my 17 years as Mayor and 22 years on the Niagara Falls City Council, I believe I have made a major positive contribution to our community. My challenge has always been to create a positive business atmosphere, to control taxes, and provide services and recreational amenities to make Niagara Fall, Ontario the best city in which to live in.
I have prided myself in my financial stewardship as a member of City Council. As Mayor, I promoted the “pay as you go” philosophy, which would maximize municipal services for our residents at an affordable cost. I continue to encourage the timely passing of the municipal budget, to ensure the City gets the best value when tendering major infrastructure projects. You can be assured that as your City Councillor, I will continue to promote a fiscally prudent approach to expenditures, while encouraging new revenue sources.
I have maintained a reputation over the last 43 years of being hardworking, showing fiscal restraint, available and approachable to all residents, and supportive of progressive development and job creation.
With my experience and previous track record I want to provide the fiscal restraint and common-sense decision making.
The election will be held Monday, October 22, 2018.
Advanced Polling Stations
- Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at MacBain Community Centre on Montrose Road.
- Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Optimist Club on Morrison Street
- Thursday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Chippawa arena on Sodom Road
- Friday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the MacBain centre
- Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Gale Centre on Thorold Stone Road.
As of Oct. 1, for people who require audio voting assistance, there will be a fully accessible voting machine with raised buttons and Braille inscriptions set up at city hall on Queen Street.
People with disabilities can use it to vote any weekday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.