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The municipal election was held on October 25, 2010 to elect a mayor and 44 city councillors in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In addition, school trustees were elected to the Toronto District School Board, Toronto Catholic District School Board, Conseil scolaire de district du Centre-Sud-Ouest and Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud. The election was held in conjunction with those held in other municipalities in the province of Ontario (see 2010 Ontario municipal elections). Candidate registration opened on January 4, 2010 and ended on September 10. Advance polls were open October 5, 6, 7, 8 and 12, 13, 16 and 17.

2010 Toronto municipal election

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The ward boundaries for the 2010 election. The Mayor and French school board trustees are elected across the city, councillors in their respective wards, and English public and Catholic trustees on a ward or dual-ward basis.

There were a number of open seats as two sitting councillors, Rob Ford and Joe Pantalone, ran for mayor, while incumbents Case Ootes, Kyle Rae, Adam Giambrone, Michael Walker, Mike Feldman, Brian Ashton, and Howard Moscoe did not seek re-election. This was the first election to take place in Toronto since the enactment of a new fund raising by-law whereby unions and corporations could not donate to candidates. The nomination period for the 2010 municipal election opened on Monday, January 4, 2010 and closed on Friday, September 10, 2010.

In the 2010 election, a record number of women was elected to council, with 15 female councillors comprising exactly one third of all council members.[1]

With this election, voting day moved to the fourth Monday of October from the second Monday of November which had been election day since 1978.


The mayor's seat was open for the first time since the 2003 Toronto election, due to the announcement by incumbent mayor David Miller that he would not seek a third term in office. At the end of the campaign there were three major candidates who were included by the media in public opinion polls and mayoral debates: winner Rob Ford, Joe Pantalone, and George Smitherman.[2][3] Four other candidates, Rocco Rossi, Sarah Thomson, Adam Giambrone and Giorgio Mammoliti, were considered major candidates when they launched their campaigns but later dropped out of the campaign.

City councilEdit

City councillors were elected to represent Toronto's 44 wards at Toronto City Council. There were a number of open seats, as sitting councillors Joe Pantalone and Rob Ford chose to run for mayor, while long-serving incumbents Case Ootes, Kyle Rae, Adam Giambrone, Mike Feldman, Michael Walker, Brian Ashton and Howard Moscoe announced their retirements.

Five incumbent councillors were defeated, in wards 1, 13, 25, 32, and 35:. Vincent Crisanti beat Suzan Hall, Sarah Doucette beat Bill Saundercook, Jaye Robinson beat Cliff Jenkins, Mary-Margaret McMahon beat Sandra Bussin, and Michelle Berardinetti beat Adrian Heaps respectively.

School boardsEdit

Participation initiativesEdit

Continuing a tradition established by City Idol in 2006, grassroots activist groups established a number of initiatives to encourage greater interest and participation in municipal politics.

One notable initiative in 2010 was Better Ballots, an advocacy group which sponsored a debate concerning municipal voting reform on June 1. Preparations for that debate included an online ballot to name two of the "minor" mayoral candidates to the debate panel, in addition to the six "major" ones. The winners of the online vote were Rocco Achampong and Keith Cole.[4] When Giorgio Mammoliti withdrew from the mayoral race on July 5, he singled out Achampong as a candidate who "needs to be heard", and asked the media to give Achampong his former space in the debates.[5]

Another initiative was So You Think You Can Council, an event hosted by comedian Maggie Cassella which featured Ward 27's council candidates answering questions about Toronto's municipal government in a game show format.[6]


The campaign was also noted for the creation of two mock campaigns which posted satirical comments on the election through social networking platforms. Murray4Mayor was spearheaded by National Post cartoonist Steve Murray,[7] while The Rebel Mayor, which was eventually revealed as the creation of journalist Shawn Micallef, was written in the persona of 19th century Toronto mayor William Lyon Mackenzie.[8]

Ward 9 York Centre and TDSB Ward 4 election irregularitiesEdit

On March 29, 2011, a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice invalidated the election results for Ward 9 and TDSB Ward 4 because of "several “irregularities” in the voters list". The civil lawsuit was brought forward by Gus Cusimano. He lost by 89 votes and was the runner-up. There were missing signatures of electoral officers on 426 of 1,143 forms that allowed election-day changes to the voter list.[9][10]

Initially the city's legal staff said they would be appealing the decision but on May 13 it was announced that the city would not launch an appeal. City Clerk, Uli Watkiss said in a statement, "The decision to proceed with a by-election and resolve this matter as quickly as possible is in the best interest of the public, the individuals directly affected, and the workings of Council."[11] The mayor's office supported the decision. Rob Ford's press secretary Adrienne Batra said, "Obviously the mayor supported (Cusimano) during the general election and once the by-election gets under way he will be fully supporting him again."[12]

On May 16, Maria Augimeri announced that she would be appealing the decision herself. She said the by-election would cost $525,000.[nb 1] She said, "The clerk’s advice not to appeal does harm to taxpayers as well as to the integrity of our electoral system."[13] On August 4, the city reversed its decision and decided to join the appeal which will be held in September 2011.[14] On December 19, the court ruled in Augimeri's favour. A three judge panel ruled that although 300 ballots were unsigned by electoral officers the people voting were very likely eligible to vote and that this would have no effect on the election. In a related judgement, they also ruled that Cusimano incorrectly voted in the Ward 9 election because he lived in another riding. They decided that no further action was necessary.[15]

Ward 1: Etobicoke NorthEdit

Ward 1
Candidate Votes %
Vincent Crisanti 5,505 40.736%
Suzan Hall 4,996 36.969%
Omar Farouk 1,573 11.64%
Sharad Sharma 883 6.534%
Ted Berger 388 2.871%
Peter D'Gama 169 1.251%
Total 13,514 100%
  • Ted Berger (registered March 23)
  • Vincent Crisanti elected[16] (registered June 15)
  • Peter D'Gama (registered July 20)
  • Omar Farouk (registered June 8)
  • Suzan Hall (incumbent) (registered January 4) Hall was running for re-election and had been on city council since 2000. Prior to that she was a school trustee.[17]
  • Sharad Sharma (registered February 5)

Ward 2: Etobicoke NorthEdit

Ward 2
Candidate Votes %
Doug Ford 12,660 71.679%
Cadigia Ali 2,346 13.283%
Luciano Rizzuti 828 4.688%
Rajinder Lall 736 4.167%
Andrew Saikaley 637 3.607%
Jason Pedlar 455 2.576%
Total 17,662 100%

The seat was open because incumbent Rob Ford ran for mayor.

  • Cadigia Ali (registered June 4) Ali was the runner-up in this ward in the last election. She is a health professional (Rexdale Community Health Centre) and activist (Etobicoke Conflict Mediation Team).[18]
  • Doug Ford elected[16](registered August 9) Doug Ford, 45, is Rob Ford's brother and campaign manager. He is president of Deco Labels, a family owned business founded by his father.[19]
  • Rajinder Lall (registered July 27); Etobicoke real estate broker
  • Jason Pedlar (registered June 18); mediator with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario
  • Luciano Rizzuti (registered September 10)
  • Andrew Saikaley (registered April 13); transportation consultant

Ward 3: Etobicoke CentreEdit

Ward 3
Candidate Votes %
Doug Holyday 13,521 71.92%
Peter Kudryk 2,684 14.277%
Ross Vaughan 1,585 8.431%
Roger Deschenes 1,010 5.372%
Total 18,800 100%
  • Roger Deschenes (registered April 26) Roger Deschenes, a candidate for Ward 3 in the 2010 Toronto elections, has lived his entire life in the city of Toronto. Deschenes was raised in downtown Toronto and has lived in Ward 3 for the past 22 years. Previously self-employed in the food industry, Deschenes also has years of experience in construction.
  • Doug Holyday elected[16] (incumbent) (registered June 30) Holyday has been councillor since 1998. He was Etobicoke City Councillor (1986–1994) and mayor (1994–1997), and Metro Toronto councillor (1994–1997).
  • Peter Kudryk (registered March 22)

Ward 4: Etobicoke CentreEdit

Ward 4
Candidate Votes %
Gloria Lindsay Luby 9,789 46.902%
John Campbell 9,480 45.422%
Daniel Bertolini 1,602 7.676%
Total 20,871 100%
  • Daniel Bertolini (registered September 10)
  • John Campbell (registered July 8)
  • Gloria Lindsay Luby elected[16] (incumbent) (registered March 8) Luby was a school trustee before being elected to Etobicoke city council. She was elected to Toronto City Council in 1997 when the Etobicoke was amalgamated into the new city of Toronto.

Ward 5: Etobicoke—LakeshoreEdit

Ward 5
Candidate Votes %
Peter Milczyn 9,778 41.16%
Justin Di Ciano 9,669 40.701%
Morley Kells 2,725 11.471%
John Chiappetta 1,245 5.241%
Rob Therrien 339 1.427%
Total 23,756 100%
  • John Chiappetta (registered September 10)
  • Justin Di Ciano (registered July 12)
  • Morley Kells (registered September 8) Kells was an Etobicoke councillor and Controller in the 1970s and then served as Progressive Conservative MPP from 1981 to 1985 and again from 1995 to 2003. He was Minister of the Environment in Frank Miller's short-lived government.
  • Peter Milczyn elected[16] (incumbent) (registered January 14) First elected in 1994 to Etobicoke City Council. Defeated in 1997 in the first post-amalgamation election. Elected to Toronto City Council in 2000.
  • Rob Thierrien (registered September 10)

Ward 6: Etobicoke—LakeshoreEdit

Ward 6
Candidate Votes %
Mark Grimes 12,228 60.421%
Jem Cain 5,847 28.891%
Michael Laxer 717 3.543%
Wendell Brereton 605 2.989%
Cecilia Luu 466 2.303%
David Searle 375 1.853%
Total 20,238 100%
  • Wendell Brereton (registered August 4) A pastor who describes himself as a fundamentalist Christian, Brereton was a candidate for mayor but withdrew in July to endorse Rob Ford. Brereton, a former officer with the Ontario Provincial Police, is a social conservative who opposes same-sex marriage. He supports government stimulus spending to combat the recession.[20]
  • Jem Cain (registered January 4) Cain was also a candidate in the 2006 municipal election.
  • Mark Grimes elected[16] (incumbent) (registered August 11) A former trader on the Toronto Stock Exchange, Grimes was first elected to Toronto City Council in 2003.
  • Michael Laxer (registered July 2) Laxer is a local used book store owner and community activist and a former candidate for the New Democratic Party at both the federal and provincial level.
  • David Searle (registered August 31) Searle, who describes himself as a Red Tory, and also ran for council in the 2003 municipal election and opposes the intwining of church and state. He is a supporter of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party and is a moderate on social issues.

Ward 7: York WestEdit

Ward 7
Candidate Votes %
Giorgio Mammoliti 5,338 43.797%
Nick Di Nizio 3,601 29.545%
Victor Lucero 1,038 8.517%
Sergio Gizzo 706 5.793%
Sharon Joseph 547 4.488%
Chris MacDonald 491 4.029%
Larry Perlman 249 2.043%
Scott Aitchison 129 1.058%
Stefano Tesoro 89 0.73%
Total 12,188 100%
  • Scott Aitchison (registered January 13)
  • Nick Di Nizio (registered January 18)
  • Sergio Gizzo (registered February 16)
  • Sharon Joseph (registered January 15)
  • Victor Lucero (registered January 21)
  • Christopher MacDonald (registered July 26)
  • Giorgio Mammoliti elected[16] (incumbent) (registered July 9) Mammoliti is a former MPP and has represented York West on city council for 15 years. He was a candidate for mayor of Toronto this year but withdrew and sought re-election as a councillor. Formerly an NDPer, he is now considered to be right of centre.[21]
  • Larry Perlman (registered January 8)
  • Stefano Tesoro (registered January 8)

Ward 8: York WestEdit

Ward 8
Candidate Votes %
Anthony Perruzza 4,724 41.464%
Peter Li Preti 4,372 38.374%
Antonius Clarke 1,487 13.052%
Arthur Smitherman 268 2.352%
Naseeb Husain 243 2.133%
John Gallagher 129 1.132%
Ramnarine Tiwari 117 1.027%
Gerardo Miniguano 53 0.465%
Total 11,393 100%
  • Antonius Clarke (registered February 1)
  • John Gallagher (registered September 9)
  • Naseeb Husain (registered March 26) Naseeb Husain a resident of ward 8 since 1989 became a candidate due to the lack of active local engagement with the city to better his neighborhood.
  • Peter Li Preti (registered May 3) Li Preti was the city councillor for this ward for 21 years until his defeat in the last election by Perruzza, whom he sought to unseat.[18] He has a doctorate in clinical psychology.[22]
  • Gerardo Miniguano (registered February 4)
  • Anthony Perruzza elected[16] (incumbent) (registered January 14) Peruzza was a North York city councillor in the 1980s and an NDP MPP in the 1990s. Elected to Toronto City Council in 2006 defeating incumbent Peter Li Preti by 579 votes,[18] he serves on the Toronto Transit Commission and Toronto Community Housing board.[23]
  • Arthur Smitherman (registered September 2) Arthur Smitherman, 54, is a truck driver and the estranged elder brother of mayoral candidate George Smitherman and supported Rob Ford's candidacy for mayor.[24]
  • Ramnarine Tiwari (registered April 27)

Ward 9: York CentreEdit

Ward 9
Candidate Votes %
Maria Augimeri 5,452 44.332%
Gus Cusimano 5,363 43.609%
Gianfranco Amendola 1,082 8.798%
Wilson Basantes 259 2.106%
Stefano Picone 142 1.155%
Total 12,298 100%
  • Gianfranco Amendola (registered July 9)
  • Maria Augimeri elected[16] (incumbent) (registered March 11) First elected to North York City Council in 1985 and then to the new Toronto City Council in 1997. A social anthropologist by training.
  • Wilson Basante (registered January 4)
  • Gus Cusimano (registered August 25)
  • Stefano Picone (registered August 26)

Ward 10: York CentreEdit

Ward 10
Candidate Votes %
James Pasternak 3,159 19.156%
Nancy Oomen 2,777 16.839%
Brian Shifman 2,632 15.96%
Igor Toutchinski 2,605 15.796%
Konstantin Toubis 1,887 11.443%
Magda Gondor Berkovits 935 5.67%
Jarred Friedman 850 5.154%
Joseph Cohen 535 3.244%
Eric Plant 355 2.153%
Edward Zaretsky 326 1.977%
Robert Freedland 244 1.48%
Drago Banovic 186 1.128%
Total 16,491 100%

Incumbent Mike Feldman did not run for re-election.

  • Drago Banovic (registered September 9)
  • Joseph Cohen (registered August 23)
  • Robert Freedland (registered September 9)
  • Jarred Friedman (registered July 29)
  • Magda Gondor Berkovits (registered January 4) Gondor Berkovits managed the constituency office of a federal Member of Parliament before becoming a businessperson. A former president of the Ontario Women's Liberal Commission, she was a candidate for Ward Ten in the 2006 election.[25][26]
  • Nancy Oomen (registered August 4) Oomen was retiring councillor Michael Feldman's executive assistant[18] and is an advocate of ward beautification projects.[27]
  • James Pasternak elected[16] (registered January 15) Pasternak was the school trustee for the ward prior to this election.[18]
  • Eric Plant (registered April 7)
  • Brian Shifman (registered May 26)
  • Konstantin Toubis (registered March 30)
  • Igor Toutchinski (registered July 14)
  • Edward Zaretsky (registered January 28)

Ward 11: York South—WestonEdit

Ward 11
Candidate Votes %
Frances Nunziata 10,544 66.789%
Fulvio Sansone 2,290 14.506%
Leo Marshall 1,718 10.882%
Abdi Hashised 1,235 7.823%
Total 15,787 100%
  • Abdi Hashised (registered May 4)
  • Leo Marshall (registered January 5)
  • Frances Nunziata elected[16] (incumbent) (registered January 7) Nunziata, the last mayor of the old, pre-amalgamation City of York, has been a member of Toronto city council since 1997.
  • Fulvio Sansone (registered June 10)

Ward 12: York South—WestonEdit

Ward 12
Candidate Votes %
Frank Di Giorgio 3,636 27.056%
Nick Dominelli 3,214 23.915%
Steve Tasses 2,748 20.448%
Vilma Filici 2,204 16.4%
Richard Gosling 1,073 7.984%
Joe Renda 343 2.552%
Angelo Bellavia 221 1.644%
Total 13,439 100%
  • Angelo Bellavia (registered January 4)
  • Frank Di Giorgio elected[16] (incumbent) (registered March 22) Di Giorgio was a North York city councillor from 1985 to 1997 when he was elected to Toronto city council in the first post-amalgamation election.
  • Nick Dominelli (registered March 2)
  • Vilma Filici (registered June 11) Filici was president of the Canadian Hispanic Congress for seven years.[28]
  • Richard Gosling (registered August 31)
  • Joe Renda (registered July 26)
  • Steve Tasses (registered January 18)

Ward 13: Parkdale—High ParkEdit

Ward 13
Candidate Votes %
Sarah Doucette 10,100 47.045%
Bill Saundercook 7,893 36.765%
Nick Pavlov 2,109 9.823%
Redmond Weissenberger 1,139 5.305%
Jackelyn Van Altenberg 228 1.062%
Total 21,469 100%
  • Sarah Doucette elected[16] (registered January 4)
  • Nick Pavlov (registered September 9) A local real estate agent.
  • Bill Saundercook (incumbent) (registered January 4) A former City of York alderman, and deputy mayor of York, Saundercook was an unsuccessful candidate for the provincial Liberal nomination in 1996. In 1997, he was elected to Toronto city council but was defeated in 2000 by future mayor David Miller who he had to run against due to redistricting. He returned to city council in 2003 after Miller vacated the seat to run for mayor. He was defeated by Sarah Doucette in 2010.
  • Jackelyn Van Altenberg (registered March 30)
  • Redmond Weissenberger (registered April 16) Director at Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada, a libertarian think tank.

Ward 14: Parkdale—High ParkEdit

Ward 14 council hopefuls at an all candidates meeting in Parkdale
Ward 14
Candidate Votes %
Gord Perks 8,542 51.811%
Ryan Hobson 2,798 16.971%
Michael Erickson 2,434 14.763%
Bill Vrebosch 668 4.052%
Cullen Simpson 531 3.221%
Gus Koutoumanos 529 3.209%
Barry Hubick 342 2.074%
Jules-José Kerlinger 331 2.008%
István Tar 177 1.074%
Jimmy Talpa 135 0.819%
Total 16,487 100%
  • Michael Erickson (registered July 2) Erickson is a high school teacher and Parkdale resident who campaigned on a platform of supporting children and youth, strengthening public transit and support for the arts, increasing transparency and accountability at City Hall, and stimulating small and home business. He was Co-chair of the Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line from 2006 to 2010, and was a committee member of the Metro Network for Social Justice.
  • Ryan Hobson (registered May 19) A single father who campaigned on better Transit for Torontonians, empowering tenants, and affordable housing. He made the eradication of bed bugs a key aspect of his platform. Hobson's commitment to the arts received the highest mark from ArtsVote Toronto of all the challenging candidates. Hobson was involved in federal politics and advocated for greater collaboration among all levels of government.
  • Barry Hubick (registered August 25) Operates a www cafe on Queen St. W.
  • Jules-José Kerlinger (registered February 22) First time candidate, ran in a model parliament for youth.
  • Gus Koutoumanos (registered August 30) An owner of Shox The Local Option on Dundas St. W. Was opposed to the longtime temperance movement that kept The Junction dry until the late 1990s.
  • Gord Perks elected[16] (incumbent) (registered January 4) Perks was first elected in 2006. Prior to his election he was a senior campaigner with the Toronto Environmental Alliance, Greenpeace Canada and the Better Transportation Coalition.
  • Cullen Simpson (registered August 18) Also from Parkdale, nearby Mimico is also fed up with the increasing gun violence faced by the community.
  • Jimmy Talpa (registered February 11) Longtime Parkdale labour activist.
  • István Tar (registered March 26) Hungarian born Poet Dissident.
  • Bill Vrebosch (registered January 21) Bill Vrebosch is part of a political family, the son of long-serving Northern Ontario mayor Bill Vrebosch. He promises to better "represent the people to city hall rather than representing city hall to the people".

Ward 15: Eglinton—LawrenceEdit

Ward 15
Candidate Votes %
Josh Colle 6,668 40.375%
Rob Davis 5,399 32.691%
Ron Singer 2,275 13.775%
Tony Evangelista 1,173 7.103%
Giuseppe Pede 472 2.858%
Eva Tavares 464 2.81%
William Reitsma 64 0.388%
Total 16,515 100%

Long-time incumbent Howard Moscoe did not seek re-election.[29]

  • Josh Colle elected[16] (registered June 15) Colle is the son of provincial cabinet minister Michael Colle and has been endorsed by Howard Moscoe, the ward's retiring councillor,[29] and by former mayor Mel Lastman.[30] Colle is a former Catholic School Board trustee and is an executive at an energy and infrastructure firm. He is involved with the Five Points Community Action committee.[22]
  • Rob Davis (registered January 4) Rob Davis is a Separate School Board trustee and was a member of the City of York city council from 1991 to 1997 and Toronto city council from 1997 to 2000 when he was defeated by Joe Mihevc. He was a Progressive Conservative candidate in the 1995 provincial election and attempted to return to city council in 2003 but was defeated in Ward 33 by Shelley Carroll, He ran in this election on a law and order platform.[23]
  • Tony Evangelista (registered September 3)
  • Giuseppe Pede (registered August 20)
  • William Reitsma (registered July 21)
  • Ron Singer (registered February 11) Singer is opposed to the proposed Lawrence Heights redevelopment plan[31] Mayoral candidate Rob Ford endorsed Singer.[30] This was Singer's third attempt to win the seat, in 2006 he won 25% of the vote, placing second to Howard Moscoe.
  • Eva Tavares (registered September 7)

Ward 16: Eglinton—LawrenceEdit

Ward 16
Candidate Votes %
Karen Stintz 11,607 60.763%
Terry Mills 4,243 22.212%
Michael Coll 1,799 9.418%
Roy Macdonald 1,453 7.607%
Total 19,102 100%
  • Michael Coll (registered July 2) Coll is an executive board member for Durham Region Labour Council. In 2007 he ran from Sudbury to Toronto in an event called to raise money for the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He was endorsed by the 189,000 members of the Toronto and York Region Labour Council.
  • Roy MacDonald (registered April 22)
  • Terry Mills (registered March 11) Mills is an urban planner and the past-president of the Confederation of Resident & Ratepayer Associations and is active with the Federation of North Toronto Residents' Associations. He was endorsed by Councillor Michael Walker.
  • Karen Stintz elected[16] (incumbent) (registered January 14) Stintz was first elected to city council in 2003 when she unseated Anne Johnston. A Progressive Conservative, she has been an opponent of Mayor Miller and is a leader of the right-leaning Responsible Government Group on council.

Ward 17: DavenportEdit

Ward 17
Candidate Votes %
Cesar Palacio 6,154 42.813%
Jonah Schein 4,827 33.581%
Tony Letra 2,035 14.158%
Ben Stirpe 751 5.225%
Maria Marques 388 2.699%
Brian Bragason 125 0.87%
Kar Rasaiah 94 0.654%
Total 14,374 100%
  • Brian Bragason (registered September 10)
  • Tony Letra (registered June 15)
  • Maria Marques (registered September 10)
  • Cesar Palacio elected[16] (incumbent) (registered January 4) Palacio has been a city councillor since 2003.
  • Kar Rasaiah (registered September 9)
  • Jonah Schein (registered July 23) Schein is a longtime community worker in Davenport, working at the Stop Community Food Centre at 1881 Davenport. Schein founded the Civic Engagement Program there, and ran the widely lauded "Do the Math" campaign to raise social assistance rates in Ontario. Shein was endorsed by City Councillors Shelley Carroll, Gord Perks and Adam Vaughan,[32] Alejandra Bravo, who came within 300 votes of unseating Palacio in 2006,[32] and environmentalist Wayne Roberts.[32] He was subsequently elected as Davenport's new provincial MPP in the 2011 provincial election.
  • Ben Stirpe (registered September 10) Stirpe is a University of Toronto alumnus who studied Political Science and History. While at UofT, he was a member of the debating team, and was a Vice President in Student Government, where among other accomplishments, he successfully lobbied the TTC to lower student fares. Stirpe hasworked for a City of Toronto agency and was employed for over 10 years at a downtown hospital where he experienced union negotiations, realized efficiencies, and won numerous customer service awards. Stirpe endorsed Rob Ford for Mayor.

Ward 18: DavenportEdit

Ward 18
Candidate Votes %
Ana Bailão 6,277 43.754%
Kevin Beaulieu 4,911 34.233%
Frank de Jong 869 6.057%
Hema Vyas 776 5.409%
Joe MacDonald 669 4.663%
Kirk Russell 326 2.272%
Nha Le 154 1.073%
Ken Wood 106 0.739%
Mohammad Muhit 94 0.655%
Joanna Teliatnik 70 0.488%
Doug Carroll 52 0.362%
Abdirazak Elmi 42 0.293%
Total 14,346 100%

Incumbent Adam Giambrone dropped out of the mayor's race on February 10 and subsequently announced he would not run for re-election in Ward 18.[33]

  • Ana Bailão elected[16] (registered January 27) Bailão was the runner-up to Giambrone in the 2003 election and was executive assistant to former councillor Mario Silva. She became president of the Working Women Community Centre in 2007.[22]
  • Kevin Beaulieu (registered April 28) Beaulieu is a longtime Ward 18 resident, community activist and former executive assistant to councillor and TTC chair Adam Giambrone. Beaulieu was the only candidate for council to have been endorsed by Mayor David Miller. Beaulieu received wide-ranging endorsements, from residents groups, student leaders, city councillors and incumbent school trustee Maria Rodriguez. Following the election he went on to work as executive assistant to councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, before becoming executive director of Toronto's Pride Week in 2011.[34]
  • Doug Carroll (registered May 27)
  • Frank de Jong (registered April 23) De Jong is a school teacher and was leader of the Green Party of Ontario from 1993 to 2009.
  • Abdirazak Elmi (registered July 14)
  • Nha Le (registered January 5)
  • Joe MacDonald (registered June 7)
  • Mohammad Muhit (registered June 11)
  • Kirk Russell (registered April 28)
  • Joanna Teliatnik (registered September 9)
  • Hema Vyas (registered February 9) Vyes is a former president of June Callwood Centre for Women and Families.
  • Ken Wood (registered September 10)

Ward 19: Trinity—SpadinaEdit

Mike Layton being interviewed by a television reporter on election night.
Ward 19
Candidate Votes %
Mike Layton 9,125 45.387%
Karen Sun 4,207 20.925%
Sean McCormick 3,650 18.155%
Jim Likourezos 1,313 6.531%
David Footman 518 2.576%
Karlene Nation 417 2.074%
Rosario Bruto 398 1.98%
George Sawision 356 1.771%
Jason Stevens 121 0.602%
Total 20,105 100%

Open seat as incumbent Joe Pantalone ran for mayor.

  • Rosario Bruto (registered September 9)
  • David Footman (registered May 27)
  • Daniel Iaboni (registered February 8)
  • Mike Layton elected[16] (registered March 5) Layton is the son of federal New Democratic Party leader and former Ward 30 councillor Jack Layton.[35] He has been endorsed by outgoing councillor Joe Pantalone.
  • Jim Likourezos (registered January 15
  • Sean McCormick (registered May 6) McCormick hosts Sportsnet Connected on Rogers Sportsnet and campaigned against waste at city hall.[18] He was endorsed by John Tory, Case Ootes (Councillor Ward 29), Mike Feldman (Councillor Ward 10), Paul Christie (former TTC Commissioner, Toronto District School Board Supervisor) and Fred Dominelli (Councillor Ward 17).[36] He has been quoted as saying "Smarter spending of Torontonians tax dollars needs to be the number one priority for the next city council. A better Toronto starts with a better return for the tax payer."
  • Karlene Nation (registered September 10) Nation is a reporter with CTV News and ran as a "right of centre" candidate.[37]
  • George Sawision (registered June 14)
  • Jason Stevens (registered June 28)
  • Karen Sun (registered January 4) Sun has been executive director of the Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter since 2006[18][38] and was on "Better Ballots"' list of candidates to watch. She has sat on the boards of Heritage Toronto and the Working Women Community Centre.[23] She was endorsed by Judy Rebick, Spacing Magazine co-founder David Meslin, Tam Goossen, Winnie Ng, former Ward 19 candidate Derek Chadbourne, Darren O'Donnell, Kathryn Holloway and Wavelength Music Arts Projects co-founder Jonny Dovercourt.[39] She was also endorsed by the Toronto Star.[40]

Ward 20: Trinity—SpadinaEdit

Ward 20
Candidate Votes %
Adam Vaughan 16,486 74.523%
Mike Yen 3,601 16.278%
Dean Maher 1,233 5.574%
Roman Polochansky 487 2.201%
Ken Osadchuk 315 1.424%
Total 22,122 100%
  • Dean Maher (registered January 11)
  • Ken Osadchuk (registered March 31)
  • Roman Polochansky (registered September 3)
  • Adam Vaughan elected[16] (incumbent) (registered January 25) Vaughan was a political journalist for 20 years for CBC and then Citytv before being elected to city council in 2006. A member of council's progressive wing, he sits on Planning and Growth Management Committee, Affordable Housing Action Committee, The Toronto Arts Council, The Police Services Board and other committees and is also the Vice Chair of The Toronto and East York Community Council. He is the son of the late Colin Vaughan, former Citytv reporter, architect, Toronto City and Metro Councillor.
  • Mike Yen (registered June 4)

Ward 21: St. Paul'sEdit

Ward 21
Candidate Votes %
Joe Mihevc 9,824 56.246%
Shimmy Posen 5,328 30.505%
Peter Nolan 921 5.273%
Beth McLellan 644 3.687%
Alex Freedman 454 2.599%
Marius Frederick 295 1.689%
Total 17,466 100%
  • Marius Frederick (registered May 17)
  • Alex Freedman (registered May 12)
  • Beth McLellan (registered September 3 )
  • Joe Mihevc elected[16] (incumbent) (registered January 4) Mihevc has sat on Toronto city council since the 1997 amalgamation election and had previously sat on the old city of York's council. An NDPer, he is vice-chair of the Toronto Transit Commission.
  • Peter Nolan (registered March 31)
  • Shimmy Posen (registered June 22)

Ward 22: St. Paul'sEdit

Ward 22
Candidate Votes %
Josh Matlow 11,892 52.392%
Chris Sellors 8,037 35.408%
Elizabeth Cook 1,900 8.371%
William Molls 869 3.829%
Total 22,698 100%

Incumbent Michael Walker did not run for re-election.

  • Elizabeth Cook (registered September 10)
  • Josh Matlow elected[16] (registered January 4) Matlow had been the area's school trustee since 2003.
  • William Molls (registered April 30) Molls is a recent Ryerson University graduate.
  • Chris Sellors (registered March 11) Sellors is the former executive assistant to Councillor Walker.

Ward 23: WillowdaleEdit

Ward 23
Candidate Votes %
John Filion 13,666 65.857%
Dusan Kralik 2,456 11.836%
Peter Clarke 2,129 10.26%
John Whyte 1,445 6.964%
Charles Sutherland 1,055 5.084%
Total 20,751 100%
  • Peter Clarke (registered September 7)
  • John Filion elected[16] (incumbent) (registered January 6) Filion was chair of the North York Board of Education from 1987 to 1990 when he was elected to North York city council. He joined Toronto city council in 1997 as a result of amalgamation. He is chair of the city's Board of Health.
  • Dusan Kralik (registered July 5)
  • Charles Sutherland (registered September 8)
  • John Whyte (registered May 7)

Ward 24: WillowdaleEdit

Ward 24
Candidate Votes %
David Shiner 10,523 58.387%
Sonny Cho 4,986 27.665%
Eugene Loo 1,611 8.939%
Bob Nahiddi 903 5.01%
Total 18,023 100%
  • Sonny Cho (registered March 9)
  • Eugene Loo (registered July 15)
  • Bob Nahiddi (registered August 23)
  • David Shiner elected[16] (incumbent) (registered September 7) He was first elected to North York city council in 1991 and has served on Toronto council since 1997. He was a close ally of former mayor Mel Lastman and served as the city's budget chief until Lastman left office in 2003. Son of the late Esther Shiner, former North York alderman, member of the North York Board of Control.

Ward 25 Don Valley WestEdit

Ward 25
Candidate Votes %
Jaye Robinson 9,258 45.494%
Cliff Jenkins 8,756 43.027%
Joanne Dickins 1,968 9.671%
Tanya Hostler 368 1.808%
Total 20,350 100%
  • Tasha Batt (registered January 7)
  • Joanne Dickins (registered August 25)
  • Tanya Hostler (registered September 10)
  • Cliff Jenkins (incumbent) (registered February 1) The former president of the York Mills Ratepayers Association had been on city council since 2003 and is a member of the conservative Responsible Government Group.
  • Jaye Robinson elected[16] (registered May 25)

Ward 26: Don Valley WestEdit

Ward 26
Candidate Votes %
John Parker 6,203 31.278%
Jon Burnside 5,788 29.185%
Mohamed Dhanani 5,627 28.373%
Yunus Pandor 1,452 7.322%
Tanvir Ahmed 377 1.901%
Shaukat Malik 216 1.089%
Nawab Salim Khan 169 0.852%
Total 19,832 100%
  • Tanvir Ahmed (registered June 17)
  • Jon Burnside (registered January 22) Burnside is a former police officer, involved with house league hockey in the ward and is the ex-husband of comedian Carla Collins. He was endorsed by former Ontario PC leader, John Tory.[18]
  • Mohamed Dhanani (registered February 26) Dhanani was the runner-up in the 2006 election.[41]
  • Nawab Salim Khan (registered July 29)
  • Shaukat Malik (registered June 14)
  • Yunus Pandor (registered July 12)
  • John Parker elected[16] (incumbent) (registered January 4) Parker was the area's Progressive Conservative MPP at Queen's Park from 1995 to 1999. He was first elected to Toronto city council in 2006 with approximately 20% of the vote.

Ward 27: Toronto CentreEdit

Ward 27
Candidate Votes %
Kristyn Wong-Tam 7,527 28.277%
Ken Chan 7,065 26.541%
Chris Tindal 3,447 12.949%
Simon Wookey 2,128 7.994%
Joel Dick 1,667 6.262%
Robert Meynell 1,223 4.594%
Enza Anderson 1,127 4.234%
Ella Rebanks 838 3.148%
Ben Bergen 380 1.428%
Susan Gapka 367 1.379%
Gary Leroux 283 1.063%
Paul Spence 243 0.913%
Jonas Jemstone 142 0.533%
Ram Narula 108 0.406%
Perry Missal 74 0.278%
Total 26,619 100%

Veteran councillor Kyle Rae, who held a seat on council since 1991, announced that he would not be running for re-election.[42]

  • Enza Anderson (registered January 20) Anderson, a well-known local transgender personality, was a candidate for Mayor of Toronto in the 2000 election, and a candidate for Ward 27 councillor in the 2003 election finishing second to Rae.[43]
  • Ben Bergen (registered September 10) Bergen is completing a degree in political science and economics at the University of Toronto. His platform included proposals for a congestion tax to fund transit expansion and bike paths to reduce pollution and traffic.[44] Bergen also supported building more public spaces in Ward 27, such as a summertime boardwalk on Church Street.[44]
  • Ken Chan (registered February 23) Chan is a former Peel Regional Police officer who later served in the offices of then Health Minister George Smitherman and London (England) Mayor Boris Johnson as a policy advisor.[45] He was endorsed by outgoing councillor Kyle Rae,[23] school board trustees Sheila Ward and Nadia Bello, Ryerson University President Sheldon Levy, Don Valley West MP Rob Oliphant, councillors Case Ootes and Karen Stintz, former Liberal provincial ministers Bob Wong and Charles Beer, former NDP provincial minister Andrew Thomson, prominent constitutional lawyer Douglas Elliott, and former Principal Secretary to Mike Harris Stewart Braddick.[46] He campaigned on investing in the arts community.[22]
  • Joel Dick (registered February 3) Dick is a lawyer and community activist. He was a candidate for Ward 14 (Toronto Centre) Toronto District School Board Trustee in the 2006 election and is active with the New Democratic Party. He is endorsed by federal NDP candidate for Toronto Centre Susan Wallace, former provincial NDP candidate for Toronto Centre Helen Breslauer, CUPE 4400 and the Central Ontario Building Trades union.
  • Susan Gapka (registered January 21) Gapka serves on the executive of the Ontario New Democratic Party as an LGBT representative and is a local Trans advocate and past candidate for council.[47]
  • Matthew Over (registered September 9)
  • Jonas Jemstone (registered September 9)
  • Robert Meynell (registered April 6) Meynell is the author of Canadian Idealism and the Philosophy of Freedom. McGill-Queen's University Press, 2011. He is a government relations associate at March of Dimes Canada and a lecturer in politics at Trent University and a successful real estate investor. He was endorsed by Hal Jackman, Ila Bossons, Norman Atkins and Michael Chong. He campaigned on fiscal accountability, improving and expanding the TTC, and protecting parks.
  • Perry Missal (registered February 12)
  • Ram Narula (registered September 10)
  • Ella Rebanks (registered February 18)
  • Paul Spence (registered January 12)
  • Chris Tindal (registered January 19) Tindal was the Green Party of Canada candidate in Toronto Centre in the 2006 federal election, and in the 2008 by-election[48]
  • Kristyn Wong-Tam elected[16] (registered March 1) Wong-Tam is a real estate agent and community activist[49] who was also the registered owner of the website of the group Queers Against Israeli Apartheid.[50] Wong-Tam has received the endorsement of the powerful Toronto and York Labour Council which includes CUPE[51] She was supported by neighbouring councillor Adam Vaughan, former NDP candidate Cathy Crowe and Michele Landsberg.[23] She was an advisor to Mayor David Miller on economic development.[22]
  • Simon Wookey (registered January 11) Wookey was a candidate for Ward 18 councillor in the 2006 election and is a Liberal Party campaigner[52] who was endorsed by former provincial treasurer Greg Sorbara.[23]

Ward 28: Toronto CentreEdit

Ward 28
Candidate Votes %
Pam McConnell 11,883 62.856%
Howard Bortenstein 3,730 19.73%
Dennis Hollingsworth 1,128 5.967%
Raj Rama 969 5.126%
Daniel Murton 633 3.348%
Eric Brazau 562 2.973%
Total 18,905 100%
  • Howard Bortenstein (registered January 20) Borenstein is a management consultant and former banker and was the runner-up in 2006.
  • Eric Brazau (registered February 16)
  • Dennis Hollingsworth (registered September 1)
  • Pam McConnell elected[16] (incumbent) (registered January 7) A teacher by profession, McConnell was a school trustee for fourteen years, the last two as school board chair, before being elected to city council for the first time in 1994. She is currently vice-chair of the Toronto Police Services Board and served as chair from 2004 to 2005.
  • Daniel Murton (registered July 2)
  • Raj Rama (registered April 29)

Ward 29: Toronto—DanforthEdit

Ward 29
Candidate Votes %
Mary Fragedakis 7,430 41.814%
Jane Pitfield 4,966 27.948%
Jennifer Wood 4,269 24.025%
Chris Caldwell 885 4.981%
John Richardson 138 0.777%
Mike Restivo 81 0.456%
Total 17,769 100%

Incumbent Case Ootes retired.[53]

  • Chris Caldwell (registered January 4)
  • Mary Fragedakis elected[16] (registered March 18) Fragedakis was endorsed by NDP MPPs Peter Tabuns and Michael Prue and federal MP Jack Layton.[23]
  • Jane Pitfield (registered January 6) Pitfield is a former city councillor for Ward 26 (Don Valley West) and ran for mayor in 2006 as a right of centre candidate, losing to David Miller. She is associated with the provincial Progressive Conservatives and was endorsed by retiring city councillor Case Ootes.[23]
  • Mike Restivo (registered January 18)
  • John Richardson (registered January 22)
  • Jennifer Wood (registered February 12)

Ward 30: Toronto—DanforthEdit

Ward 30
Candidate Votes %
Paula Fletcher 8,766 45.356%
Liz West 8,507 44.016%
Andrew James 620 3.208%
Mark Dewdney 518 2.68%
Mihaly Varga 313 1.619%
Angie Tingas 262 1.356%
Andreas Bogojevic 198 1.024%
Gary Walsh 143 0.74%
Total 19,327 100%
  • Andreas Bogojevic (registered September 3)
  • Mark Dewdney (registered March 9)
  • Paula Fletcher elected[16] (incumbent) - former leader of the Manitoba Communist Party; won election to third term;[54] chair of Parks and Environment Committee (2006-2010), piloting the city's climate change strategy[55]
  • Andrew James (registered February 23)
  • Angie Tingas (registered August 13)
  • Luciano Rizzuti (registered September 10)
  • Mihaly Varga (registered August 19)
  • Liz West (registered August 17) West was entertainment specialist on Citytv's CityNews at 6 until December 2008 when City's new owners eliminated the station's entertainment department and laid West and other staff off. She has worked as a freelance broadcaster since then for CP24, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment and CosmopolitanTV.[56]

Ward 31: Beaches—East YorkEdit

Ward 31
Candidate Registered Votes % Notes
Janet Davis January 4 11,177 63.27% Incumbent, first elected 2003
Robert Walker March 17 1,945 11.01%
Peter Agaliotis August 23 1,468 8.31%
Brenda MacDonald May 25 1,412 7.99%
Rasal Rahman September 8 1,065 6.03%
Donna Braniff January 27 505 2.86%
Leonard Subotich February 3 93 0.53%
Total 17,665 100.00%

Ward 32: Beaches—East YorkEdit

Ward 32
Candidate Votes %
Mary-Margaret McMahon 15,159 65.144%
Sandra Bussin (incumbent) 5,998 25.776%
Keith Begley 753 3.236%
Bruce Baker 477 2.05%
Brad Feraday 354 1.521%
Martin Gladstone 210 0.902%
Neil Sinclair 190 0.817%
Albert Castells 66 0.284%
Kieron Pope 63 0.271%
Total 23,270 100%
  • Bruce Baker (registered January 4) Baker is a former Toronto Transit Commission bus driver who campaigned on the issue of the city's decision to award a 20-year contract to Tuggs Incorporated to run the Beaches' Boardwalk Pub.[22]
  • Keith Begley (registered August 3)
  • Sandra Bussin (incumbent - registered March 10) Bussin is the Speaker of Toronto City Council and is an NDPer and an environmentalist.
  • Albert Castells (registered January 7)
  • Michael Connor (registered August 11)
  • Brad Feraday (registered August 9)
  • Martin Gladstone (registered August 12) Gladstone, a lawyer, is best known for having unsuccessfully campaigned to have the group Queers Against Israeli Apartheid banned from Toronto's Gay Pride Parade.[57] He is also campaigning against the Tuggs contract.[58] Gladstone dropped out of the race and threw his support behind fellow candidate Mary-Margaret McMahon[59]
  • Mary-Margaret McMahon elected[16] (registered May 13) McMahon received former Ontario PC Party Leader John Tory's endorsement on Saturday, October 16.[59]
  • Kieron Pope (registered May 12)
  • Neil Sinclair (registered August 30)Retired lawyer and businessman who also dropped out of the race and threw his support behind Mary-Margaret McMahon

Ward 33: Don Valley EastEdit

Ward 33
Candidate Votes %
Shelley Carroll 7,946 57.659%
Fil Giannakopoulos 2,787 20.223%
Mike Ihnat 1,886 13.686%
David Raines 1,162 8.432%
Total 13,781 100%
  • Shelley Carroll elected[16] (incumbent) (registered January 12) Carroll was first elected to city council in 2003 and serves as the city's budget chief.
  • Fil Giannakopoulos (registered April 26)
  • Mike Ihnat (registered July 19)
  • David Raines (registered May 10)

Ward 34: Don Valley EastEdit

Ward 34
Candidate Votes %
Denzil Minnan-Wong 8,743 53.418%
Peter Youngren 6,484 39.616%
Stephan Stewart 1,140 6.965%
Total 16,367 100%
  • Denzil Minnan-Wong elected[16] (incumbent) (registered March 19) Minnan-Wong was first elected to North York city council in 1994 and joined Toronto city council in 1997. He is a conservative and a member of the Responsible Government Group on council.
  • Stephan Stewart (registered April 30)
  • Peter Karl Youngren (registered March 29)

Ward 35: Scarborough SouthwestEdit

Ward 35
Candidate Votes %
Michelle Berardinetti 8,293 50.453%
Adrian Heaps 6,020 36.625%
Malik Ahmad 850 5.171%
Victoria Doyle 429 2.61%
Ed Green 253 1.539%
John Lewis 183 1.113%
Jay Burnett 173 1.053%
Peter Tijiri 90 0.548%
John Morawietz 76 0.462%
Jason Woychesko 70 0.426%
Total 16,437 100%
  • Malik Ahmad (registered June 14)
  • Michelle Berardinetti elected[16] (registered January 18) Beradinetti, a political consultant,[23] narrowly lost the 2006 election to Heaps and subsequently sued him for defamation. She is married to Liberal MPP Lorenzo Berardinetti.[60]
  • Jay Burnett (registered January 18)
  • Victoria Doyle (registered August 5)
  • Ed Green (registered February 5)
  • Adrian Heaps (incumbent) (registered January 4) Heaps was first elected in 2006 after defeating Michelle Berardinetti by 89 votes. He is considered to be a member of council's progressive wing.[61] He is son of former NDP candidate Leo Heaps and grandson of CCF founding member and labour leader Abraham Albert Heaps
  • John Lewis (registered August 31)
  • John Morawietz (registered August 31)
  • Peter Tijiri (registered June 29)
  • Jason Woychesko (registered April 23)

Ward 36: Scarborough SouthwestEdit

Ward 36
Candidate Votes %
Gary Crawford 4,392 25.249%
Robert Spencer 3,970 22.823%
Diane Hogan 2,341 13.458%
Sean Gladney 2,233 12.837%
Eddy Gasparotto 1,727 9.928%
Marvin Macaraig 866 4.978%
Vicki Breen 663 3.811%
Robert McDermott 518 2.978%
Tony Ashdown 475 2.731%
Roman Danilov 210 1.207%
Total 17,395 100%

Incumbent Brian Ashton did not seek re-election.

  • Tony Ashdown (registered August 31)
  • Vicki Breen (registered January 4)
  • Gary Crawford elected[16] (registered June 29) Crawford is a long-time school trustee.[18]
  • Roman Danilov (registered August 3)
  • Eddy Gasparotto (registered September 10)
  • Sean Gladney (registered April 22)
  • Diane Hogan (registered July 5)
  • Marvin Macaraig (registered August 20)
  • Robert McDermott (registered June 28)
  • Robert Spencer (registered July 13)

Ward 37: Scarborough CentreEdit

Ward 37
Candidate Votes %
Michael Thompson 15,129 83.636%
Isabelle Champagne 1,571 8.685%
Fawzi Bidawi 1,014 5.606%
Sergio Otoya Salazar 375 2.073%
Total 18,089 100%
  • Fawzi Bidawi (registered August 31)
  • Isabelle Champagne (registered February 11)
  • Sergio Otoya Salazar (registered September 3)
  • Michael Thompson elected[16] (incumbent) (registered January 20) Thompson was first elected to council in 2003 and is considered to be a conservative "law and order" politician.

Ward 38: Scarborough CentreEdit

Ward 38
Candidate Votes %
Glenn De Baeremaeker 11,166 62.443%
Glenn Middleton 4,541 25.394%
Tushar Shah 824 4.608%
Kirk Jensen 708 3.959%
Sandip Vora 643 3.596%
Total 17,882 100%
  • Glenn De Baeremaeker elected[16] (incumbent) (registered January 4) An environmentalist and cycling enthusiast, De Baeremaeker rose to prominence for his work with the Save the Rouge group fighting to keep the Rouge Valley area of Scarborough free from development. He was first elected to city council in 2003.
  • Kirk Jensen (registered June 1)
  • Glenn Middleton (registered January 13)
  • Tushar Shah (registered September 8)
  • Sandip Vora (registered August 30)

Ward 39: Scarborough—AgincourtEdit

Ward 39
Candidate Votes %
Mike Del Grande 9,931 68.184%
Kevin Xu 3,640 24.991%
Caldwell Williams 994 6.825%
Total 14,565 100%
  • Michael Del Grande elected[16] (incumbent) (registered January 4) First elected in 2003, Del Grande is a founding member of Scarborough Needs Accountable Politicians (SNAP), and has been a member of the Scarborough Homeowners Alliance for Fair Taxes since this group's inception
  • Caldwell Williams (registered March 10)
  • Kevin Xu (registered August 27)

Ward 40: Scarborough—AgincourtEdit

Ward 40
Candidate Votes %
Norm Kelly 12,458 74.001%
Ken Sy 1,935 11.494%
Bryan Heal 1,862 11.06%
Cheng-Chih Tsai 580 3.445%
Total 16,835 100%
  • Bryan Heal (registered January 11)
  • Norm Kelly elected[16] (incumbent) (registered January 4) Kelly first served on Scarborough Borough Council from 1974 until 1980 when he was elected to the House of Commons as a Liberal MP but was defeated in 1984 and again in 1988. He subsequently returned to municipal politics and was elected to Metro Council for Scarborough in 1994 and Toronto City Council in 1997.
  • Ken Sy (registered June 28)
  • Cheng-Chih Tsai (registered September 9)

Ward 41: Scarborough—Rouge RiverEdit

Ward 41
Candidate Votes %
Chin Lee 12,557 70.616%
Patricia Sinclair 2,718 15.285%
Danny Chien 2,507 14.099%
Total 17,782 100%
  • Danny Chien (registered July 7)
  • Chin Lee elected[16] (incumbent) (registered January 6) Lee was seeking his second term as councillor.
  • Patricia Sinclair (registered July 14)

Ward 42: Scarborough—Rouge RiverEdit

Ward 42
Candidate Votes %
Raymond Cho 10,811 52.93%
Neethan Shan 6,873 33.65%
Shamoon Poonawala 586 2.869%
Mohammed Ather 474 2.321%
Namu Ponnambalam 443 2.169%
Ruth Tecle 437 2.14%
George Singh 353 1.728%
Leon Saul 323 1.581%
Venthan Ramanathavavuniyan 125 0.612%
Total 20,425 100%
  • Mohammed Ather (registered January 6)
  • Raymond Cho elected[16] (incumbent) (registered January 14) Cho, 74, is a social worker by training and was first elected to Scarborough City Council in 1991 and has served on Toronto City Council since 1997. He has been active in both the New Democratic Party and the Liberal Party.
  • Namu Ponnambalam (registered February 18)
  • Shamoon Poonawala (registered January 4)
  • Venthan Ramanathavavuniyan (registered April 19)
  • Leon Saul (registered August 4)
  • Neethan Shan (registered January 4)
  • George Singh (registered September 7)
  • Ruth Tecle (registered June 22)

Ward 43: Scarborough EastEdit

Ward 43
Candidate Votes %
Paul Ainslie 9,334 60.559%
John Laforet 4,440 28.807%
Bhaskar Sharma 758 4.918%
Benjamin Mbaegbu 489 3.173%
Samuel Getachew 392 2.543%
Total 15,413 100%
  • Paul Ainslie elected[16] (incumbent) (registered January 4) Ainslie has been a city councillor since 2003 and was previously executive assistant to David Soknacki.
  • Samuel Getachew (registered February 18) Getachew is a community builder and activist. He has worked on many campaigns including the then Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign in Ohio and Pennsylvania. His writings have appeared in the Toronto Sun, Tzta, Sway magazine, Metro Daily and the Ottawa Citizen among others.
  • John Laforet (registered January 15) Laforet lives in Ward 43 and has been a local community activist for years on issues ranging from historical preservation to opposition to Toronto Hydro's offshore wind proposal. He is the President of Wind Concerns Ontario.
  • Benjamin Mbaegbu (registered April 8) Mbaegbu ran for Mayor of Toronto in 2003, garnering 288 votes. In 2001 he sought election in Ward 31's by-election.
  • Bhaskar Sharma (registered July 21) Sharma has a background in media and has been the publisher of a well-circulated paper for the last twenty-five years.

Ward 44: Scarborough EastEdit

Ward 44
Candidate Votes %
Ron Moeser 10,185 47.456%
Diana Hall 9,901 46.133%
Mohammed Mirza 749 3.49%
Heath Thomas 627 2.921%
Total 21,462 100%
  • Diana Hall (registered January 4) Hall was the runner-up in the 2006 election losing to Ron Moeser by 61 votes.
  • Mohammed Mirza (registered September 8)
  • Ron Moeser elected[16] (incumbent) (registered February 2) Moeser was first elected to Scarborough city council in 1988 and then Toronto city council in 1997. He was defeated in 2003 by Gay Cowbourne but returned to office in 2006 when Cowbourne retired, defeating Diana Hall by 61 votes.
  • Heath Thomas (registered January 18)



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