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Leslie Woo, Director


Appointed by the government of Canada in June 2021

Ms. Leslie Woo has more than 25 years of experience building sustainable communities and shaping urban development in the Greater Toronto Area. She is the CEO at CivicAction, an organization that convenes diverse leaders to develop solutions to pressing challenges in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Before joining CivicAction, Ms. Woo served as Metrolinx’s Chief Planning and Development Officer. Ms. Woo was named Bisnow’s 2019 Toronto Power Women in Commercial Real Estate and one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2017 by WXN. Founder of shebuildscities.org, she uses her voice and platform to amplify and celebrate other women city builders.