William Dullam Robbins (May 7, 1874 – March 25, 1952) was the 45th Mayor of Toronto from 1936 to 1937. He was appointed mayor after the death of incumbent Sam McBride and remained in office until defeated by Ralph Day in the 1937 elections. Robbins was considered a representative of labour in Toronto city politics, but was also a member of the Conservative Party. He served 18 years on city council and the Board of Control before becoming mayor. He was also a member of the Orange Order in Canada. He died after years of ill health at his Toronto home in 1952.[1]

William Dullam Robbins
45th Mayor of Toronto
In office
Preceded bySamuel McBride
Succeeded byRalph Day
Personal details
Born(1874-05-07)May 7, 1874
Downend, Gloucester, England
DiedMarch 25, 1952(1952-03-25) (aged 77)
Toronto, Ontario

References edit

  1. ^ "William D. Robbins: Labor Mayor Was Conductor, Union Secretary", The Globe and Mail [Toronto, Ont] 26 Mar 1952: 24.
  • "Toronto Elects Mr. Robbins." Toronto Daily Star. December 8, 1936. pg. 4
  • Toronto Globe, 24 December 1912, p. 8 gives his full name.