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Serving our Community for Over 30 Years.


Family & Education

Mario Ferri and Vickie, his wife of 42 years, are 30 year residents of Vaughan. Ferri is the proud father of three children and the loving grandfather of five grandchildren all of whom give his life purpose.

Ferri received a Master’s Degree and a Bachelor Degree from York University as well as a college diploma from Centennial College.

A Brief History

Ferri served on City Council for 13 years as a local councillor (6 years) and as a regional councillor (7 years), was Vaughan’s Acting Mayor for 3 years and was a school board trustee for 4 years.

Prior to serving in public office, Ferri assisted underprivileged children, youth, seniors and families through educational and recreational programs as the Executive Director of a unit of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. Ferri’s fiscal management resulted in the funding for the unit increasing from $150,000.00 to over $5 million. Ferri has also lectured at York University, George Brown College, and Centennial College.

3 Decades of Dedication & Results

  • Trustee, York Region Separate School Board
  • Co-founded Vaughan CARES to close the Keele Valley Dump
  • Member of the Gates of Maple Rate Payers association
  • Co-Founder and chair, Recreation Committee – TRAC-M
  • Coach for the Vaughan Soccer Club until 1989
  • Executive Director, Community Centre until 2003
  • Established and ran the Maple Neighborhood Day Camp
  • Established and ran project earthbound, youth employment
  • Member, Chair of the committee of adjustment(to 1990)
  • Member, Keele Valley Liaison Committee (to 2003)
  • Founder of St. David P.T.A
  • Fought to Construct the Maple Community Centre and three elementary schools in Maple
1990- 1998
  • Elected Local Councillor, Ward 1 Vaughan, (to 2003)
  • Co-Chair, Maple Streetscape Committee (to 2003)
  • Chair, City Board Liaison Committee (to 2003)
  • Chair, Education and Public Participation Committee, York Region Separate Board
  • Established Parent Regional Council, York Region Separate Board
  • Advocated for student trustee position, York Region Separate Board
  • Fought to build St. Joan of Arch High School
  • Chair, Vaughan Cares (to 1997)
  • Stopped the siting of a second 60 million ton dump in Maple, Vaughan
  • Founder and Chair, Maple Valley Closure Task Force (to 2003)
  • Founder and Chair, Maple Valley Park Plan (to 2003)
  • Founder and Chair, Ward 1 Community Advisory Committee (to 2002)
  • Member Youth Advisory Council
  • Secured closure date for the Keele Valley Dump
  • Received 25th Anniversary of Confederation medal, for community service
  • Received the Health Community Award – York Region Healthy Community Coalition
1999 – 2003
  • Re-Elected as Councillor, Ward 1 – with a 90% vote (to 2003)
  • Vice and Chair of Hydro Vaughan Distribution (to 2003)
  • Chair, City Operational and Strategic Planning Committee (to 2003)
  • Founder and Chair, Legacy Banquet and Valigia D’Oro Award (to 2003)
  • Co-founder and Chair of La Rocca Bursary project for Youth (to 2003)
  • Member, Vaughan Library Board
  • Chair, Sports Village Project
  • Founder and Chair, Santafest – Santa Claus Parade (to 2003)
  • Established Vaughan Vision 2007, City strategic plan for greater efficiency
  • Fought for 3rd Resource Library in Maple
  • Established the Vaughan Heritage Centre in Vellore Hall Italian Interpretive Centre in Maple
  • Organized bingo, cards and bocce tournaments for “Seniors-fest”
  • Advanced the expansion of Al Palladini’s Garnet A. Williams and Ft. Buffon Community Centre
  • Successful in locating the new City Hall in Maple
  • Received 2001 Alumni Award of Distinction – Centennial College
  • Received the silver Keystone Award from Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada
  • Recipient of the Queens Golden Jubilee Medal – Government of Canada
2003 – 2014
  • Board Member Powerstream (local distribution company for Hydro) City of Vaughan (to 2010)
  • Committee Member Community Services & Housing Region of York (to 2006)
  • Committee Member Planning & Economic Dev’t Committee Region of York (to 2010)
  • Board Member Vaughan Public Library City of Vaughan (to 2010)
  • Board Member Hydro Vaughan Energy Corporation City of Vaughan (to 2010)
  • Co-Chair Durham York, Residual Waste Joint Management Group Region of York, Region of Durham, Ont. Canada (to 2010)
  • Committee Chair Communities in Bloom Beautification Committee City of Vaughan (to 2010)
  • Honourary Chair Run for Vaughan,  In Support of  Vaughan Hospital City of Vaughan (to 2010)
  • 2010  Co-Chair Recreational Sports Safety Task Force City of Vaughan
  • Present Founder and Chair (Valigia D’oro/Legacy Award for early Immigrants) Volunteer Recognition Society City of Vaughan, Ont. Canada
  • Present Founder and Chair (Community Champion Award ) Volunteer Recognition Society City of Vaughan, Ont. Canada
  • Present Founder and Chair (Community Champion Award ) Volunteer Recognition Society City of Vaughan, Ont. Canada
  • Present Founder & Honorary Chair Seniors Association of Vaughan Initiative (S.A.V.I.) (Advocacy umbrella group for seniors clubs) City of Vaughan
  • Board Member Accountability & Transparency Committee City of Vaughan (to 2010)

What has Mario Ferri done for Vaughan?

  • Ferri ensured that Vaughan sustained one of the lowest property tax rates in the GTA.

  • Ferri voted to buy the land and helped to raise over $8 million for Vaughan’s Hospital.

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  • Ferri led a successful 16 year fight to close Canada’s largest garbage dump (located in Maple).

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  • Ferri fought for the widening of Dufferin, Weston, Rutherford, Langstaff, Teston, and Islington and the Hwy. 400/Teston interchange.

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  • Ferri worked with the provincial government to secure Vaughan’s subway and the Hwy. 427 extension.

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  • Ferri fought for $2.8 billion in funding for public transit.

  • Ferri helped to create Vaughan’s Code of Ethical Conduct, office of the Integrity Commissioner, and expense disclosure policy.

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  • Ferri voted for audits in City departments to stop government waste.

  • Ferri founded the SantaFest Parade (15th year) and MapleFest (28th year).

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Years on City Council
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