Bill was born and raised in Ajax where he attended elementary and secondary school.
In 1969 he joined the Toronto Police Force where he worked at various divisions in the downtown core. His police experience included almost 15 years in plainclothes and the Detective office where he was a child/sexual and domestic abuse investigator. The last 10 years of his service was spent as a Sergeant supervising at 53 Division. In 2000 Bill retired from the Toronto Police Service.
Bill was first elected to Council in 2000 and has continued his affiliation with politics over the years including being acclaimed to Council in the October 2010 elections. After receiving his real estate license in 1999 he went on to build a very successful real estate career. He works along with his daughter Shannon in his realty business in Pickering.
As a City and Regional Councillor, Bill serves on a number of committees and organizations including Vice-Chair of the Regional Finance and Administration Committee from 2006-2010. Additionally, he has served on the Veridian Board in various capacities.
Bill and his wife, Diana, have four children and three grandchildren and reside in the City of Pickering.