Terry Goodwin Vaughan Civic Hero Award

Terry Goodwin was presented with the Ward 5 Civic Hero Award for being an advocate, critic and commentator on a variety of issues impacting the growth and development of Vaughan.

Terry Goodwin - Ward 5 Civic Hero Award, 2006


Mr. Goodwin has lived in Thornhill since 1953. He came to Canada from the U.S. in 1941 and enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force. After serving overseas in Bomber Command, he decided to settle in Canada. In 1961, he became a Canadian citizen and served as School Board Trustee for more than five years before serving as a Town of Vaughan Councillor from 1974-78.


In recent years, he has appeared before Council on many occasions delivering deputations. Transportation is one of Mr. Goodwin's passions and he is an advocate of good transportation planning.


"Terry Goodwin is not only the conscience of Thornhill, but a font of knowledge of our history and a mentor for anyone interested in taking a role in the community," said Ward 5 Councillor Alan Shefman, who nominated Mr. Goodwin for the award.