Principled. Proven. Progressive.
Welcome to the official site of Tony Harold, your source of information including upcoming events, information on the issues, history and background, and so much more. Please feel free to browse the website, where you will find all you need to know surrounding Tony Harold and how he's fighting for change and progress in the City of Pickering.
Tony Harold has deep roots in the community, and has long been dedicated to serving it.
- A 47 year resident of Pickering, with 41 years in Ward 1
- Attended Dunbarton High School, graduating as a Provincial Scholar
- A graduate of the University of Toronto, earning his B.Sc. in Economics
- Chair of the South Rosebank (SoRo) Safe Streets Initiative
- A founding member of the Durham Regional Crime Stoppers program
- Strong business acumen gained through over 30 years of negotiation, controlling expenses and balancing budgets.
A long standing member of local charities, including:
> Pickering Terry Fox Run
> Durham Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy
24 Hour Ambulance Service in Pickering
Did you know that Tony undertook an initiative in 1985 to require 24 hour ambulance service in Pickering; a population of 40,000 people? Then, Pickering’s Ambulance Service was only staffed from 8am to midnight. After midnight, there was only one ambulance to cover both Ajax and Pickering, and this ambulance was based at the Ajax-Pickering Hospital. If the Ajax ambulance was called out, the only Whitby ambulance on duty was dispatched to the Ajax/Whitby border, and was responsible for Pickering, Ajax and Whitby, until the Ajax ambulance was clear and available.
A family member of Tony’s took ill at five minutes past Midnight in the spring of 1985. Tony called the ambulance (no 911 in those days – you had to either call the Bell operator or know the 7 digit phone number for the ambulance!). While the tiered response system was invoked and Pickering’s Fire Service attended within 5 minutes, it was a full 18 minutes for the ambulance to arrive. As you can guess, the ambulance had to travel from Whitby, as the Ajax ambulance received a priority call just moments prior to Tony’s call. The Whitby ambulance was just being notified to stand-by in Ajax when Tony’s call came in, thus it had to travel from its base in Whitby to Tony’s residence.
Given the relatively long wait and the fact that the ambulance had to be called from Whitby, Tony undertook intensives efforts to lobby for full 24 hour ambulance service in Pickering. Tony’s initial efforts helped in getting Pickering full 24/7 ambulance service later the following year.
On Pickering's Waterfront Trail
A great day on our Waterfront Trail today. Such a jewel in our community! Met several area residents who shared their vision for the future of our city!
Automated Speed Camera - South Rosebank
An Automated Speed Camera (ASC) is now in place on Rosebank Road South by park next to the school. Scheduled completion date is October 3rd.
Community, pedestrian and road safety are of high concern to all residents, so please continue to drive safely.
2022 Pickering Terry Fox Run - September 18, 2022
This year’s Terry Fox Run is taking place on Sunday, September 18, 2022. The Run will start at 9:00am at the Pickering Recreation Centre. Hope to see you there to support a great cause!
2022 Pickering Terry Fox Run Another Great Success!
Great turnout for the annual Pickering Terry Fox run on Sunday, September 18th, 2022! Proud to have run my 18th Terry Fox run and great to have the support of Pickering's own Olympian Perdita Felicien who helped kick off the run. Thanks to all who attended and a special thanks to my fellow Pickering Terry Fox Run committee members for another hugely successful run! We raised over $20,000 (and still growing!) to help fight cancer!
Firefighter Boot Drive for Muscular Dystrophy
Volunteering with my family at the Muscular Dystrophy boot drive today. Heartfelt thanks to the Whitby Professional Firefighters Association and Whitby Fire and Emergency Services for their continued support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Firefighters have been answering the call of Muscular Dystrophy since 1954 from coast to coast to coast in Canada!
Pickering Ward 1 Candidates Debate - September 28, 2022
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“I’ve known Tony for over 35 years. He is a strong supporter of both community and public safety, and is the best choice for City Councillor.”
Staff Sergeant Sandy Ryrie
Durham Regional Police (Ret.)
“Tony has been a member of the organizing committee for the Pickering Terry Fox Run for over 14 years. He is a highly dependable and committed member of our committee and works hard to ensure each run is a success.”
Pickering Terry Fox Run
Why Your Vote Counts
Responsible Taxation: Ensure that budgets are fiscally prudent and that tax revenues are well invested in our community, holding tax increases to an absolute minimum
Community Safety: Advocate for greater community, road and pedestrian safety in our neighbourhoods
Infrastructure Investment: Support infrastructure investment to maintain our existing communities and to support future, responsible growth
Business Development: Responsible, sound and economically feasible planning to attract greater business investment in our city
Accountability and Transparency: Ensure openness, transparency and accountability within our city government