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Peter Stroud was born in Sydenham Ward and has lived most of his life in the near-campus area. His father taught statistics at Queen's and his mother, who later taught Grade 1, walked to KGH on the day of his birth from their home on lower Albert Street. 

Peter spent six years studying the science of linguistics at Queen's, U of T, and Université Laval, and has lived abroad several times. He speaks seven languages and has had an article published in a linguistics journal. 

Stroud chose a career in nursing and will celebrate his 20-year anniversary as an RN in 2020. He holds a specialization diploma in critical care and currently works in cardiac intensive care at KHSC/KGH.

Stroud has served on volunteer boards, such as the Frontenac Heritage Foundation, the Ontario Health Coalition, and the Sydenham District Association (SDA). As SDA Tree Chair, he oversaw a volunteer project to plant 18 new trees on Ellerbeck Street.

While living (and working) halfway between KGH and City Hall, Stroud and his partner, Jessie, are raising their three young children in Sydenham Ward Heritage Conservation District.

Stroud is a strong community advocate who lives a sustainable and car-free lifestyle. He is working to improve pedestrian safety. He started the "Double the Tree Canopy by 2025" initiative. He is striving to improve livability and density in the urban core.


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Councilor Peter Stroud