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Coun. Jaye Robinson undergoing treatment for breast cancer

Last Updated Oct 29, 2019 at 9:37 am EST

City councillor Jaye Robinson has announced that she has breast cancer.

In a statement released Tuesday, the Ward 15 councillor and TTC chair said she’s “currently undergoing an extensive treatment plan.”

Mayor John Tory said his thoughts are with Robinson and her family at this time and that he will continue to support her through her treatment.

“Even after she was diagnosed and began treatment, Jaye 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,” Tory said.

“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.”

Robinson said that she, along with her experienced team, will continue to serve residents in her riding, as well as the people of Toronto, while undergoing her treatment, but she will be taking time away from City Hall over the next few months to focus on her health.

“As chair of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), I will continue to work on behalf of the TTC and Toronto transit riders with support from the Vice Chair and the strong team we have in place,” her statement read.

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