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Call me any time should you require help. I have helped hundreds of residents.

If you want real change, I'm the only vote for you. I am experienced at running a successful business, I have created many jobs and I have been helping people for over 30 years.

For progress, change and smart development in Downsview. Make your vote count. Vote for me.

Best regards,

Gus Cusimano

Vote Gus Cusimano
Monday, October 27, 2014


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Latest News

  • City Council accepts Integrity Commissioner's findings that Councillor Maria Augimeri breached the Code of Conduct. 26-Aug-2014.
  • Campaign going very well. Great support with the 8,000 plus residents I have met. They want change at City Hall.

  • Violation of Code of Conduct for Members of Council: Councillor Maria Augimeri, Integrity Commissioner report, 25-Aug-2014.

  • "Councillor Maria Augimeri tops the spending list so far this year at $18,641.12." - Toronto Sun, 31-Jul-2014

  • 29-Jan-2014: Officially registered today as candidate for Councillor in Ward 9 in the Toronto 2014 Municipal Election. I am looking forward to an exciting campaign and continuing to helping residents.

  • Gus is in favour of creating good paying union and construction jobs including those at the proposed convention/casino centre. These good paying jobs will benefit Torontonians and will bring millions of dollars in revenue and economic growth to the City.

  • Gus is in favour of the Porter Airlines proposal which will create new or maintain good paying union jobs at Bombardier. He is also in favour of the creation of new jobs at the Billy Bishop Airport.

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Telephone: 416-821-2350
Twitter: @guscusimano

Gus CusimanoAbout Me

Born and raised in Toronto, the oldest in a family of eight children.

Graduated with Honours from the University of Toronto, with a B.Comm. degree 1980.

Founded: City Wide Insurance in 1980 to 1994
Deerborne Insurance in 1999 to present
Deerborne Financial Services in 2004 to present
Past Director: Villa Colombo Homes For The Aged
Past President: Villa Colombo Homes For The Aged
Past Director: Italian Canadian Benevolent Corporation
Past President: Hats On For Awareness (in support of CAMH)
Also: Real Estate Broker, Masters Realty Corporation
Past Member: Finance Committee, Building Committee Toronto Real Estate Board
Family: Married to Angela with blended family of 5 children
  • Joseph S. Mancinelli, LiUNA International Vice President and Central & Eastern Canada Regional Manager

  • Tony DiSanto, President of the Ancaster Ratepayers Association

  • Lombardi Family

  • Councillor Francis Nunziata and Gus Cusimano

  • Hon. Ken Dryden, former M.P., York Centre

  • M.P.P. Monte Kwinter, York Centre

  • Ed Scheck, Past Chair, Toronto Board of Trade

  • Councillor Mike Del Grande with Gus

  • Former Councillor Michael Feldman with Gus

  • Louise Russo with Gus

  • Raffaela Iozzo

  • Anthony Primerano, L.I.U.N.A. CANADIAN TRI-FUND

  • Mario Forcillo, of Yatescastle

  • Anna Nguyen

  • Local residents

  • Gus with Father Xavier

  • Tony from Buzz Buzz Pizza at 822 Wilson Ave

  • Salvatore at 908 Wilson Ave

  • Ernie Coletta owner of Wilson Shoe Repair


Gus with his children, Matthew, Katherine and Oliver

Gus grew up the eldest of eight. Brother R.J. is a heart surgeon, Michael is a brain surgeon , Steven is a Family Doctor, Daniel owns an Architecture Firm, Anthony owns a CA firm, and sisters Anne Marie and Louise are teachers. His father, Salvatore is a Real Estate investor.


My Promise to You

  • I promise to be accountable and not be afraid to tackle the tough issues.
  • I promise to work for our community and with the community.
  • I promise to make Downsview Parc a reality that we can all be proud of.
  • I will install regular town hall meetings in the community and give you a voice.
  • I will respect our tax dollars and work hard to receive value for our spending.
  • I will review all subjective spending to see where we can save money through efficiencies and to stop duplication.
  • I will answer your phone calls to address your needs.
  • I will work with our police to introduce smart plans aimed at reducing crime, guns and drugs in our schools and community.
  • I will help run City Hall with a business mind, with new ideas, fresh thinking, community involvement and common sense.
  • I will help create a long range plan to improve our City, encourage investment and reduce waste.

I Believe In

  • In not charging $0.52 per kilometer to visit you to do my job
  • In being accountable to our community with at home service
  • In being a strong voice at City Hall
  • In a fair days wage for a honest days work
  • In creating private sector jobs by encouraging investment in our City
  • Not wasting taxpayers money, but working hard to find efficiencies
  • That our youth are our future and need to be supported and encouraged
  • Honest, open communication with you, and not always meeting behind closed doors
  • A Strong Police Force, to combat crimes and remove drugs and guns from our schools
  • Co-operation with other levels of government instead of creating conflict, to improve our City
  • Helping those in need, who truly want to help themselves, by creating jobs and upgrading skills
  • Eliminate guns and drug dealing in our social housing and introduce zero tolerance policies for these crimes
  • Part of my job is making sure our potholes are fixed, our sewers are working and upgraded, our neighbourhoods are safe, and our fire department and ambulances are properly supported so they can respond quickly and efficiently to an emergency
  • Our transportation system is modernized and efficient
  • We should find ways to alleviate our traffic congestion, in turn reducing pollution
  • In making garbage collection and the TTC essential services
  • We should learn form past mistakes to avoid them in the future
  • GOOD HONEST GOVERNMENT as Councillor by being honest and straight forward


Voting day is Monday, October 27 2014. Click here for Where to Vote

If you are an eligible elector in the City of Toronto you can check to see if your name is on the voters’ list by using MyVote or calling 416-338-1111 (TTY 416-338-0889).

Ward 9

The City of Toronto is divided into 44 Wards and our community is named York Centre, Ward 9. This area is bounded by Jane Street to the west, Hwy 401 to the south, Grandravine Drive to the north, and Allen Road to the east.

Throughout the Downsview community various sites act as markers that hold historical significance. These sites along with recent innovations, bring life and character to the area. Some of these special sites include the Downsview Memorial Parkette at the Keele St. and Wilson Ave. intersection, the Uno Prii Buildings on Jane St. at Exbury Dr., and Downsview United Church on Keele St, originally built in 1870. These sites and many other local assets contribute to the beauty and importance of our community.

The name Downsview was established by the local farmer and Justice of the Peace John Perkins Bull, who settled in the area in about 1842 and named his farm Downs View as it was situated at one of the highest elevations in the City, overlooking the rolling hills and apple orchards that lead towards the City.

Downsview has become a wonderfully diverse community that continues to grow and flourish.


  • MyVote – verify that you are on the voters' list for the City of Toronto's municipal election.



COME JOIN OUR TEAM to make a real difference!

Experience the thrill of campaigning - we need volunteers for distribution, phone calls and door knocking.

We can issue community service hours to high school students.

Being part of our campaign team, will allow you to make new friends in our area.

Camaign Office: 3298 Keele St, North York (south west corner of Sheppard and Keele).

If interested, please contact me.


Please take this opportunity to support our campaign. I will greatly appreciate any contributions you can make so that we can take back our City from the current tax and spend politicians.

The City of Toronto will issue you a rebate cheque depending on the amount you contribute (see the Contribution Rebate page at the City of Toronto website for full details). Please see the chart below.

Campaigns are very expensive and I need your support and help.

Note: Donations must be made by individuals only. Corporations and trade unions are prohibited by law from making election contributions. See City of Toronto By-law No. 1177-2009.

The following are a few sample calculations:

Total Contributions Amount of the Rebate
less than $25 $0.00
$25.00 $18.75
$50.00 $37.50
$75.00 $56.25
$100.00 $75.00
$150.00 $112.50
$200.00 $150.00
$300.00 $225.00
$500.00 $325.00
$750.00 $450.00

Two ways to donate:

1. Donate online by credit card by using PayPal:

Click the "Donate" button and fill in the form that appears:

Note: Be sure to include your mailing address. Use your personal credit card only. The rebate will be issued to the name on the credit card. No company credit cards permitted.

2. Send your personal cheque to:

Gus Cusimano Campaign
82 Troutbrooke Drive
North York, ON, M3M 1S7

Note: Your cheque must show your personal name. The rebate will be issued to the name on the cheque. Be sure to include your address. Must be a personal cheque. No company cheques permitted.

Contact Me / Request Lawn Sign

You can contact me by using any of the following methods.

Use the online form at the right to request a lawn sign, or to volunteer, or to send me a comment.

Thank you for your support.

3298 Keele St, North York
(south west corner of Sheppard and Keele)
tel: 647-340-9116
Cell: 416-821-2350
Other: See Stay In Touch