John Tory re-elected as Mayor of Toronto in landslide win

Oct 22 2018, 3:39 pm

The votes are in.

Incumbent John Tory has been re-elected by voters as the Mayor of Toronto.

Polls were open from 10 am to 8 pm today at 50 locations across the city, and when all was said and done, Tory has secured the city’s top job.

In the end, Tory won with over 63.49% of the votes.

He campaigned on a variety of promises that included building a minimum of 40,000 affordable housing units over the next 12 years, creating more public transit, improving city services, reducing youth unemployment “by half” through community programs in crime-ridden areas, connecting youth to the local tech sector, and matching a provincial investment of $25 million to fight crime in the city.

Additionally, he vowed to make 2020  the year of public art, with new innovative public art projects in neighbourhoods throughout the city.

Tory defeated former chief city planner Jennifer Keesmaat and 33 other mayoral contenders in a whirlwind election campaign.

Toronto mayoral race results

  1. John Tory: 479,659 votes – 63.49%
  2. Jennifer Keesmaat: 178,193 votes – 23.59%
  3. Faith Goldy: 25,667 votes – 3.40%
  4. Saron Gebresellassi: 15,222 – 2.01%
  5. Steven Lam: 5,920 – 0.78%

A former Ontario Progressive Conservative party leader from 2004 to 2009, Tory defeated Doug Ford and Olivia Chow for the mayoral seat in 2014.

He is the 65th mayor of Toronto.

More to come. 

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