It's an exciting time in our city's life. Urban intensification is changing how we live, work, and play.

That brings opportunity. This is our chance to lay the foundation for a vibrant, healthy future.

As your Councillor for Ward 7-Uptown, I will advocate for:

  • Healthy growth through infill development that provides variety in housing without overwhelming neighbourhoods, and brings residents into the planning process

  • Healthy economy by listening to Uptown businesses and working with the City's economic development team, and keeping a close eye on the municipal budget

  • Healthy spaces by supporting parks and trails, bike lanes and transit, accessibility and affordability, and encouraging a collaborative approach to sustainable living

Watch the Waterloo Ward 7 debate from Rogers TV.

 Click through to watch my “Tea with Hannah Marie” interview

Click through to watch my “Tea with Hannah Marie” interview


The issues: Read my answers to the most commonly asked questions here, and my responses to questionnaires from Waterloo Region advocacy groups below.


About me

I am an award-winning journalist and science writer, a mom, and passionate community-builder.

After moving to Waterloo in 2010, I founded the WR Arts Award-winning Grand Porch Party, sat on environmental and community boards, regularly appeared on CBC Kitchener-Waterloo as their parenting columnist, and actively contributed to making my adopted city as vibrant and inclusive as possible.

Find out more here.



“A strong and educated woman who can be a humble leader has my vote. A passionate and compassionate person who can be equally disciplined and rational to make the best decisions for every one of the people she hopes to serve has my vote. Tenille has my vote.” - Isabel Cisterna, Neruda Arts founder, Waterloo Award winner 2018

Running a successful business takes hard work, dedication, creativity and leadership. We need the same attributes at City Hall. That's why I support Tenille Bonoguore.” - David Adlys, Operating Partner, Huether Hotel

“Tenille … has the experience and diplomatic skills to collaborate with our local and regional politicians on solutions.” - Lauren Weinberg, owner, Open Sesame

“Tenille is one of the most kind-hearted, passionate and mindful individuals I know. She would truly be invested in seeing our community flourish.” - Neil Moser, Insight Eye Care

“With Tenille as a City Councillor, I believe that small, independent businesses will be recognized as an integral part of a diverse and dynamic city. I’ve seen Tenille’s passion and support for the growth of this community. That is exactly what we need in our representatives on City Council.” - Sylvia Horn, Owner, Gifted

“I was immediately drawn to her warmth and personable style. Once I began speaking with her I appreciated her depth, life experiences and knowledge of the Waterloo Region, as well as her ideas for enhancing our community. “ - Wanda Deschamps, Principal of Liberty Co, Waterloo


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