Piotr Milczyn

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Politics has played an important role in Peter Milczyn’s life since his teenage years.  Beginning as a volunteer canvasser at the age of fourteen, Peter’s interest and involvement in Canadian political life has grown considerably. 

A lifelong passion for architecture and urban design coupled with his interest in municipal affairs convinced Peter to seek elected office at the municipal level.  In 1994, he was elected to serve as a City Councillor with the former City of Etobicoke. Then, as now, he considered his role as Councillor to be a “full-time” job.  Over the course of his three- year term, his achievements included bringing architectural design excellence and urban design issues to the forefront of the political agenda in Etobicoke.  He played a key role in the stimulation of development on the moribund Etobicoke Motel Strip, including renaming it “Humber Bay Shores”.  One of the highlights of Peter’s time at Etobicoke was bringing about the development of an Arts Centre on the Lakeshore Hospital Grounds. 

A devoted community activist, Peter volunteers his time to many groups and causes.  He serves as Chair of the Lakeshore Planning Council, Chair of the Mimico Festival Committee, Chair of Government Relations for the Canada-Poland Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Assembly Hall Art Centre Advisory Board, a Member of the Etobicoke Humane Society, and several other community groups.

Peter began his professional career as a consultant in the design, development, and architectural fields.   In 1991 he established his own consulting firm, PZM DESIGN.   In addition he became very involved in the Non-Profit housing sector and was involved in the development of several significant private and public projects.  In 1993 he was hired as the Executive Director of Tatry Non-Profit Housing Corporation in Mississauga to oversee all aspects of this 149-unit housing project.  Peter’s most recent professional work included a range of residential and commercial projects from custom residences to multi-million dollar condominium complexes, and retail developments.

Peter Milczyn was born in Etobicoke in 1965 and grew up in the south Etobicoke area.   Upon graduation from Etobicoke Collegiate Institute Peter went on to the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture where he graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Architecture Degree.  His degree thesis project was for an Arts Centre on the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital Grounds.

Peter has many varied interests including sports, art, travel, and a passion for languages.  He is fluent in English and Polish, speaks conversational French, and has also studied German, Italian, and Latin. 

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