After a whirlwind election, John Tory has been re-elected as Mayor of Toronto.
Tory won in a landslide, receiving over double the votes as runner-up Jennifer Keesmaat, with over 63.49% of voter support.
The lead up to the municipal election was easily the most contentious in Toronto’s history, with Premier (and former city councillor) Doug Ford announcing his plans to slash the number of city wards from 47 to 25, a controversial move that only came into effect last month, weeks before the October 22 election.
In the end, last night’s election resulted in a surprising twist with a new council.
Once the votes were counted, Toronto City Council received quite the shakeup, with a number of notable and long-standing councillors losing their seats.
Giorgio Mammoliti, the long-time Toronto City Councillor for Ward 7, was ousted by Anthony Perruzza, who had 37% of the votes, while Mammoliti came in second with 24%.
Additionally, Norm Kelly, who is also known as 6ix Dad, who was ousted by fellow councillor Jim Karygiannis as they battled for the city’s Ward 22 seat. Following wards 39 and 40 were combined to create the new Ward 22 Scarborough–Agincourt for this election, the two – who previously represented different wards – went head to head.
Here’s a look at Toronto’s new city council.
John Tory: 477,304 votes.
Toronto City Council:
- Ward 1 Etobicoke North: Michael Ford:
- Ward 2 Etobicoke Centre: Stephen Holyday
- Ward 3 Etobicoke-Lakeshore: Mark Grimes
- Ward 4 Parkdale-High Park: Gord Perks
- Ward 5 York South-Weston: Frances Nunziata
- Ward 6 York Centre: James Pasternak
- Ward 7 Humber River-Black Creek: Anthony Perruzza
- Ward 8 Eglinton-Lawrence: Mike Colle
- Ward 9 Davenport: Ana Bailao
- Ward 10 Spadina-Fort York: Joe Cressy
- Ward 11 University-Rosedale: Mike Layton
- Ward 12 Toronto-St. Paul’s: Josh Matlow
- Ward 13 Toronto Centre: Kristyn Wong-Tam
- Ward 14 Toronto-Danforth: Paula Fletcher
- Ward 15 Don Valley West: Jaye Robinson
- Ward 16 Don Valley East: Denzil Minnan-Wong
- Ward 17 Don Valley North: Shelley Carroll
- Ward 18 Willowdale John Filion
- Ward 19 Beaches-East York: Bard Bradford
- Ward 20 Scarborough Southwest Gary Crawford
- Ward 21 Scarborough Centre: Michael Thompson
- Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt: Jim Karygiannis
- Ward 23 Scarborough North: Cynthia Lai
- Ward 24 Scarborough-Guildwood: Paul Ainslie
- Ward 25 Scarborough-Rouge Park: Jennifer McKelvie