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About Dean Fortin

As Mayor, a community advocate, a volunteer, and a father, Dean works tirelessly to bring people together to get things done for Victoria. Dean was elected the 51st Mayor of Victoria in 2008, and was re-elected in 2011 with the strongest popular mandate ever received by a mayoral candidate in Victoria.

From his first day in the Mayor’s office, Dean has focused his time and energy on building affordable housing and tackling the complex issue of homelessness. He has led council in supporting smart and sustainable development, enhancing our vibrant downtown, and advancing a transportation strategy that meets the needs of a growing region.

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November 12, 2014

Victoria's Vibrant and Growing Downtown

As Mayor, Dean Fortin has fostered a population boom in Downtown Victoria. We’ve gone from 1,000 people living downtown in 2009 to over 7,000 people in 2014 – and we’re on target for a total of 20,000...

November 12, 2014

Housing: much progress made; much left to do

Six years ago, the people of Victoria resolved to tackle our growing housing and homelessness crisis. And together we’ve made significant progress. This month, we've moved forward, building 150 more affordable units in downtown and Vic West, adding to the...

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