Board of Directors

2021 – 2022

Adam Matheson – Interim President

Board member since: 2018

Adam joined the Mimico Residents Association to better connect with his community, and became Vice President in 2020. Since joining the board, he has been involved with organizing federal and municipal political debates as well as other community events. Adam also manages membership. When not working downtown, Adam enjoys walking on the waterfront trail and grabbing take out from one of Mimico’s many great restaurants.

Mike Majeski – Interim Vice President

Board member since: 2020

Michael moved to the area in 2007 after falling in love with the quaint lakeside feel. He has a tremendous amount of respect for this diverse and inclusive community and has always felt a responsibility to be actively involved in community affairs. Michael runs a small local business and has a passion for design and construction. He lives in Mimico with his wife, son and pup. Michael is proud to be a part of this association and looks forward to growing the communication on behalf of the residents of Mimico and fostering the community spirit.

Emma Park – Treasurer

Board Member since: 2020

Emma is a CA, CPA and a relatively new resident of Mimico. She is the Treasurer of MRA and loves to actively participate and engage in the community. Emma can often be found walking her dog Geri by Mimico Memorial Park or Mimico Waterfront Park.

James Stack – Secretary

Board member since: 2020

Hello Mimico! I’ve been living in this community since spring 2018 and love the small town vibe and friendly neighbours. I joined the MRA board to make new connections and to contribute to an association that has a positive impact on the residents that call this place home through advocacy, awareness, and local events. Hope to see you around town!

Neil Arcot

Board member since: 2021

Neil moved to Mimico in 2018 and enjoys it’s inclusive community, the varying transit options and all the Bianca-worthy tennis courts. He joined the MRA to help improve cycling and road safety so that perhaps one day his newborn daughter can safely bike to school.

Tim Ellis

Board member since: 2019

Tim is a writer, rave DJ, and community organizer. Originally from New York, he moved to Etobicoke-Lakeshore in 2012 and promptly fell in love with the area. He works at Leadnow, a non-profit advocacy org, and is deeply connected to the community. He also serves on the board of South Etobicoke Community Legal Services, as Vice-Chair of the Toronto Chapter of Democrats Abroad, and as Co-President of the Etobicoke-Lakeshore NDP. He volunteers with the Etobicoke Santa Parade, the Grilled Cheese Challenge, the Etobicoke Interfaith Council, and Out of the Cold.

Lauren Facto

Board member since: 2021

Lauren recently moved to Mimico with her husband and dog Boomer from downtown Toronto in fall of 2020. She was drawn to the area because of its unique balance of urban and suburban qualities, along with its access to transit, bike paths and waterfront. Professionally, Lauren works for a residential real estate developer in Toronto and hopes to use this knowledge and experience to help manage new development in the area. She also hopes to focus on community events, environmental awareness and food security through urban agriculture.

Mostafa Shaheen

Board member since: 2020

Mostafa is a Medical Doctor who has dedicated his life to provide access, quality and affordable healthcare services to patients. He lives in Mimico, works at a healthcare payer in GTA and is a father of a newly born baby.  Mostafa recently joined MRA aiming to support the Mimico community and contribute to its vibrant diverse activities. His favorite parts of Mimico are its parks and the walks by the lake.

Phillip Stainton

Board member since: 2021

Phillip’s family history in Mimico dates back almost a century and after years away he happily returned in 2018. His connection to Mimico is firmly entrenched and even within his short time back he is already very involved with many of the local clubs and activities that make the community so unique. He hopes to be even a small part of shaping mimico as it moves forward and undergoes exciting growth and change. Phillip is a Marketing & Advertising entrepreneur working across many sectors including construction development.

John Stephenson

Board member since: 2021

John can be seen “forest-bathing” along the waterfront trail and Humber park with his two dogs, one white, one black, usually at least once a day in winter and three or more times a day in other seasons. As a retired senior, he appreciates this lakeside, multi-ethnic, down-to-earth community (like the Beach, without excessive commercialization and gentrification). Having enjoyed a long and lucky career as a professional engineer, it’s time to give something back. That’s also why he serves as Toronto West Chapter Leader of Citizens Climate Lobby Canada.