About Lanrick Bennett

Lanrick Bennett Jr. sitting on alleyway stairs, colourful mural on the wall next to him.

Lanrick, his wife Sabrina and their two children, Zoë and Jackson, have lived in Toronto-Danforth (formerly Ward 30 + Ward 29) for the last 8 years. During this time his work within the city’s East End has fostered his desire to be a more engaged voice for the community.

Through his many roles within the community, including the Black Community Police Consultative Committee, the Danforth BIA, Out of the Cold program at Eastminster Church or as Co-Chair of the Parent Council at Blake Street Public School, Lanrick is stepping up to do more with our community.

As part of his commitment to engagement with the community, in October 2014 Lanrick started the social media initiative #IdeasForWard30 (Now #IdeasForWard36) on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

There are big changes and challenges coming to the new Toronto-Danforth ward. Our community needs leadership that has the passion, the purpose, the perseverance to take on the issues and create policies with the members of our community.

Advising on affordable housing options, bringing safe and complete streets through Vision Zero, giving life to the relief subway line project, fighting for childcare and overseeing environmental needs for the Port Lands redevelopment - Lanrick wants to be at City Hall as your voice, your advocate. Let’s do more, TOGETHER.

Lanrick previously worked for the Government of Ontario. Prior to that, Lanrick spent several years in arts education, at Second City, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and most recently at the Toronto Centre for the Arts.

For Lanrick's complete outline of experience, check out his LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lanrickbennettjr/