Toronto has just conducted a municipal election and the results are in.
Let’s break them down:
John Tory is the new Mayor, receiving 40% of the vote, beating out the other two main contenders Doug Ford (33%) and Olivia Chow (23%.) Mr. Tory will be replacing Rob Ford as the 65th Mayor of Toronto.
The following were elected as a Councillor:
Ward 1: Vincent Crisanti (46% of the vote)
Ward 2: Rob Ford (58.7%)
Ward 3: Stephen Holyday (36.5%)
Ward 4: John Campbell (34.4%)
Ward 5: Justin Di Ciano (54%)
Ward 6: Mark Grimes (43.9%)
Ward 7: Giorgio Mammoliti (46%)
Ward 8: Anthony Perruzza (71%)
Ward 9: Maria Augimeri (42.7%)
Ward 10: James Pasternak (57.7%)
Ward 11: Frances Nunziata (71.3%)
Ward 12: Frank Di Giorgio (28.9%)
Ward 13: Sarah Doucette (65.6%)
Ward 14: Gord Perks (55%)
Ward 15: Josh Colle (75%)
Ward 16: Christin Carmichael Greb (17.3%)
Ward 17: Cesar Palacio (46.2%)
Ward 18: Ana Bailão (45.8%)
Ward 19: Mike Layton (83.6%)
Ward 20: Joe Cressy (41.9%)
Ward 21: Joe Mihevc (76.9%)
Ward 22: Josh Matlow (86.1%)
Ward 23: John Filion (55.4%)
Ward 24: David Shiner (55.1%)
Ward 25: Jaye Robinson (83.2%)
Ward 26: Jon Burnside (42.7%)
Ward 27: Kristyn Wong-Tam (62.4%)
Ward 28: Pam McConnell (55.8%)
Ward 29: Mary Fragedakis (59.3%)
Ward 30: Paula Fletcher (49.6%)
Ward 31: Janet Davis (61.7%)
Ward 32: Mary-Margaret McMahon (60.9%)
Ward 33: Shelley Carroll (60.4%)
Ward 34: Denzil Minnan-Wong (63.4%)
Ward 35: Michelle Berardinetti (63.2%)
Ward 36: Gary Crawford (52.8%)
Ward 37: Michael Thompson (80.6%)
Ward 38: Glenn De Baeremaeker (69.5%)
Ward 39: Jim Karygiannis (57.9%)
Ward 40: Norm Kelly (85.9%)
Ward 41: Chin Lee (52.4%)
Ward 42: Raymond Cho (49.4%)
Ward 43: Paul Ainslie (74.3%)
Ward 44: Ron Moeser (25.7%)
In Ward 2, Rob Ford returns as a councillor. He was the councillor for the ward from 2000-2010 when he became Mayor, and his brother Doug become the ward’s councillor.
In Ward 3, Stephan Holyday is the new councillor. He is the son of Doug Holyday – the last Mayor of Etobicoke and the former councillor.
John Campbell is the new councillor of Ward 4, replacing the retiring Gloria Lindsay Luby.
Justin Di Ciano is the new councillor for Ward 5, after Peter Milczyn became an MPP, and the appointed councillor, James Maloney, decided not to run.
In Ward 6, Mark Grimes saw competition from local Russ Ford, a longtime community organizer and Executive Director of LAMP. Mr. Gimres retained the ward, and has held the ward since 2003.
Ward 12 saw Frank Di Giorgio beat out former MP John Nunziata by 238 votes.
Gord Perks retains Ward 14, despite competition from Charmain Emerson who picked up almost a third of the votes in the ward.
In Ward 16, Christin Carmichael Greb (17.3%) is the new councillor, winning a close battle with Adam Tanel (16.1%), Dyanoosh Youssefi (13.8%), and Dyanoosh Youssefi (10.6%). The difference in count between first and fourth place was a mere 1,521 votes. Ward 16 had been held by Karen Stintz since 2003, and she did not run for re-election as she had originally ran for Mayor.
In Ward 17, Cesar Palacio won by only 453 votes. And in Ward 18, Ana Bailão won by 806 votes.
Joe Cressy won Ward 20, Adam Vaughan’s ward prior to his election as MP.
In Ward 26, Jon Burnside beat out incumbent John Parker by over 3,000 votes. Mr. Parker was the only incumbent who ran in this election and lost.
Jim Karygiannis won Ward 39, replacing Mike Del Grande who ran for, and ultimately won a seat on, the School Board.
In ward 44, Ron Moeser beat out Jennifer McKelvie by 572 votes. Third place finisher Diana Hall lost out to Mr. Moeser by only 886 votes.
The new Mayor, and 44 Councillors officially take office on December 1st, 2014. Congratulations to all the winners.