Toronto councillor Jaye Robinson diagnosed with breast cancer

Oct 29 2019, 6:13 am

City councillor Jaye Robinson said that she’s undergoing extensive treatment for breast cancer.

Robinson represents Don Valley West and also serves as chair of the TTC. She made the announcement on Tuesday morning, stating she is currently undergoing “an extensive treatment plan.”

“Over the coming months, I will need to take time away from City Hall to focus on my health,” said Robinson.

She said she would continue to serve residents of her ward, and will continue her position as chair of the TTC.

“My family and I thank you for your support and understanding during this difficult time.”

Toronto Mayor John Tory said his thoughts are with the councillor and her family this morning.

“In my discussions with Jaye over the last week, I have found her spirits are high and she knows she has a strong team around her,” Tory said in a statement. “We are all fully committed to supporting Jaye during her treatment.”

Tory said that even after her diagnosis and began treatment, the councillor was at City Hall last Thursday leading the TTC Commission meeting.

“I’m confident that strength, grit, and determination will serve her well as she undergoes treatment,” said Tory. “I know I speak for all members of council, when I say we are all praying for her recovery from this illness and we hope to see her back at City Hall very soon.”