Discovering a Political Life
From: How We Changed Toronto
Sewell recounts what brought him to getting involved in city politics and brings us right to his election as junior alderman in 1967
A lifelong Torontonian, JOHN SEWELL grew up in the Beach neighbourhood and graduated from the University of Toronto Law School. After his career in city politics, he chaired an Ontario Royal Commission on land use policies, taught at Osgoode Hall Law School, worked as a columnist for The Globe and Mail and NOW Magazine, and wrote books on city planning and police. He is a member of the Order of Canada.