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Lucy Troisi (About this soundlisten) is a Canadian politician, who was appointed to Toronto City Council.[1] She represented former Ward 28 in the City of Toronto, which had been vacant since the death of Pam McConnell in July 2017, during the period November 2017 to November 2018.[1]

Lucy Troisi
Toronto City Councillor for Ward 28 (Toronto Centre-Rosedale)
In office
November 2, 2017 – December 1, 2018
Preceded byPam McConnell
Succeeded byKristyn Wong-Tam (Ward 13)
Personal details
NationalityCanadian
Political partyIndependent
ResidenceToronto, Ontario, Canada

Troisi grew up in Regent Park and lives in Cabbagetown.[2]

At the time of her appointment to council, Troisi was executive director of the Cabbagetown Youth Centre.[3] She previously served as a manager in the city's parks, forestry and recreation division from 1996 to 2005.[4]

She won the appointment on the second ballot, in a council vote that split along ideological lines between conservative (primarily suburban) councillors who favoured Troisi, and progressive (primarily 'downtown') councillors who favoured activist and McConnell staffer Michael Creek.[1]

When appointed, Troisi said she would not run in the 2018 Toronto municipal election. She later changed her mind and ran in Toronto Centre Ward 13 against Kristyn Wong-Tam, another incumbent as a result of the decision by the provincial government to reduce the number of wards. Troisi placed third behind Wong-Tam and former MPP George Smitherman.[5]

Electoral recordEdit

2018 Toronto municipal election — Ward 13, Toronto Centre
Candidate Votes Percentage
(x)Kristyn Wong-Tam 15,706 50.26%
George Smitherman 4,734 15.15%
(x)Lucy Troisi 2,698 8.63%
Khuram Aftab 1,794 5.74%
Walied Khogali Ali 1,408 4.51%
Ryan Lester 968 3.10%
Tim Gordanier 734 2.35%
Jon Callegher 713 2.28%
John Jeffery 530 1.70%
Catherina Perez 511 1.64%
Megann Willson 411 1.32%
Barbara Lavoie 176 0.56%
Jordan Stone 161 0.52%
Richard Forget 150 0.48%
Jonathan Heath 144 0.46%
Kyle McNally 138 0.44%
Darren Abramson 108 0.35%
Gladys Larbie 101 0.32%
Rob Wolvin 64 0.20%

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