Mr. Johnston is a Corporate Director and the former Chief Executive Officer of CreateTO, the City of Toronto’s real estate arm with a mandate to address opportunities presented by City buildings and lands for municipal purposes and to deliver client‑focused real estate solutions — ensuring a balance of both community and economic benefits.
With more than 30 years of management experience, Mr. Johnston served as Chief Operating Officer of Mattamy Homes from 2012 to 2018. Prior to joining Mattamy, he worked in several management roles at Monarch Corporation from 1984 to 2012, serving as President from 2000 to 2012.
Mr. Johnston, a Chartered Professional Accountant, currently serves as a Director of the C.D. Howe Institute, the Bruce Trail Conservancy, and is a member of the Board of Regents at Victoria University in the University of Toronto. He was previously a director of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) from 2008 to 2016, among other prior board appointments.