David Crombie

Canadian politician

David Edward Crombie PC OC OOnt (born April 24, 1936) is a Canadian politician, professor and consultant. Crombie served as Mayor of Toronto from 1972 to 1978.[1][2]

David Crombie

Former mayor David Crombie, in front of Crombie Park, 2016 03 18 (cropped).jpg
David Crombie, 2016
Secretary of State for Canada
In office
June 30, 1986 – March 30, 1988
Prime MinisterBrian Mulroney
Preceded byBenoît Bouchard
Succeeded byLucien Bouchard
Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
In office
September 17, 1984 – June 29, 1986
Prime MinisterBrian Mulroney
Preceded byDoug Frith
Succeeded byBill McKnight
Minister of National Health and Welfare
In office
June 4, 1979 – March 2, 1980
Prime MinisterJoe Clark
Preceded byMonique Bégin
Succeeded byMonique Bégin
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Rosedale
In office
Preceded byDonald Stovel Macdonald
Succeeded byDavid MacDonald
56th Mayor of Toronto
In office
December 1, 1972 – November 30, 1978
Preceded byWilliam Dennison
Succeeded byFred Beavis, acting
Personal details
Born (1936-04-24) April 24, 1936 (age 83)
Swansea, Ontario
Political partyProgressive Conservative
Spouse(s)Shirley Crombie
ChildrenJonathan, Robin, Carrie


  1. Kuitenbrouwer, Peter (31 May 2011). "Q&A: Former Mayor David Crombie on community achievement". National Post. Archived from the original on 24 July 2012.
  2. "Reformers Sweep Toronto City Voting". Milwaukee Journal. 5 December 1972. Retrieved 24 July 2012.