Toronto municipal election, 1994

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The 1994 Toronto municipal election was held in November 1994 to elect councillors in Metropolitan Toronto, Canada, and mayors, councillors and school trustees in Toronto, York, East York, North York, Scarborough and Etobicoke.

The election was noted as a defeat for incumbents. Three sitting mayors were defeated: June Rowlands in Toronto, Fergy Brown, in York, and Bruce Sinclair of Etobicoke. On Metro Toronto Council it was a victory for the left as the New Democratic Party (NDP) faction grew from six to nine members.

Metro Council[edit]

The electoral divisions used for Metro in the 1994 election

Ten of Metro Council's 28 members ran unopposed in the election, and they were therefore acclaimed. No incumbents were defeated. The most noted change was the growth of the left wing NDP faction from six to nine. New NDP members were David Miller, Caroline Di Giovanni, and mayor Michael Prue.

High Park
David Miller – 7,950
Andrew Witer – 6,845
Tony Clement – 4,722
Carl Manning – 1,390
Trinity Niagara
Joe Pantalone (incumbent) – acclaimed
Downtown
Olivia Chow (incumbent) – 13,327
Jeffrey Valentine – 5,940
Don River
Jack Layton – 10,117
Paul Raina – 3,927
Nola Crew – 3,898
John Stavropoulos – 2,080
Amber Martin – 546
East Toronto
Paul Christie (incumbent) – 15,437
Karen Buck – 4,156
James Alcock – 1,118
Davenport
Dennis Fotinos – acclaimed
Midtown
Ila Bossons (incumbent) – 10,945
Paul Moscoe – 6,650
Yen Shih – 2,171
North Toronto
Anne Johnston (incumbent) – acclaimed
East York
Case Ootes – 12,511
John Papadakis – 8,631
Steve Hajagos – 1,785
Lakeshore Queensway
Blake Kinahan (incumbent) – 8,699
Jeff Knoll – 8,151
Markland Centennial
Dick O'Brien (incumbent) – acclaimed
Kingsway Humber
Dennis Flynn – acclaimed
Rexdale Thistletown
Lois Griffin (incumbent) – 6,829
John Kiru – 4,738
Patrick T. McCool – 1,575
North York Humber
Judy Sgro – acclaimed
Black Creek
Maria Augimeri (incumbent) – 12,925
Camilo Tiqui – 1,784
North York Spadina
Howard Moscoe (incumbent) – acclaimed
North York Centre South
Bev Salmon (incumbent) – acclaimed
North York Centre
Norman Gardner (incumbent) – acclaimed
Don Parkway
Gordon Chong – 6,870
Darlene Scott – 4,912
Simon Lagopoulos – 3,927
Paul Azzarello – 996
Ed Ball – 736
Seneca Heights
Joan King (incumbent) – 11,290
Mary Fioro – 3,471
Bernadette Michael – 1,310
Scarborough Bluffs
Brian Ashton (incumbent) – 13,191
Randall Bentley – 4,953
Scarborough Wexford
Norm Kelly – 8,486
Michael Thompson – 4,003
Ralph Potter
Scarborough City Centre
Brian Harrison (incumbent) – 13,705
Worrick Russell – 4,966
Scarborough Highland Creek
Ken Morrish (incumbent) – 12,617
John Kruger – 7,116
Scarborough Agincourt
Scott Cavalier (incumbent) – 7,500
Anne McBride – 3,601
Colin Turnpenney – 1,808
Scarborough Malvern
Raymond Cho (incumbent) – 10,272
Diamond Tobin-West – 3,382
Yaqoob Khan – 1,807
York Eglinton
Caroline Di Giovanni – acclaimed
York Humber
Alan Tonks – 13,771
Stuart Weinstein – 4,395

Toronto[edit]

Toronto mayor[edit]

In the City of Toronto itself, the most high-profile race was that for Mayor of Toronto in which incumbent June Rowlands was challenged by city councillor Barbara Hall, the first time a race for mayor saw two female front-runners. Though the candidates were nominally independent, Rowlands was backed by the right-wing consisting of a coalition of right-wing Liberals and Progressive Conservatives (Rowlands herself was a member of the Liberal Party) while Hall was backed by New Democrats, left-wing Liberals, and Red Tories. Hall had been a member of the City NDP caucus on city council and had been an NDP candidate in the 1987 provincial election.

As a consequence of Jack Layton's failure to win the mayoralty as an official NDP candidate in the 1991 election, Hall preferred to run without a party label and included prominent Liberals such as George Smitherman on her campaign team.

Rowlands' tenure as Mayor had resulted in criticism by many of her supporters, particularly those on the right. Her decision to ban the Barenaked Ladies, a rock band, from performing at Nathan Phillips Square because their name might be considered sexist was seen as both pandering to political correctness and evidence that she was out of touch with contemporary culture. Her allegedly slow response to a riot on Yonge Street following the acquittal of the police who beat Rodney King also made her appear "out of touch".

Rowlands's campaign was hurt by the candidacy of Gerry Meinzer, a businessman and political novice who, though he never had the support or organization needed to win, succeeded in taking enough votes from the Rowlands' centre-right coalition to ensure her defeat.


1994 Toronto municipal election, Mayor of Torontoedit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
Barbara Hall 70,248 43.05
(x) June Rowlands 58,952 36.13
Gerry Meinzer 20,868 12.79
Jenny Friedland 2,858 1.75
Don Andrews 2,839 1.74
Ben Kerr 1,634 1.00
Lili Weemen 1,296 0.79
Lorna Houston 1,214 0.74
John Steele 1,200 0.74
Sam Bornstein 1,193 0.73
Bob Hyman 857 0.53
Total valid votes 163,159 100.00

Source: Toronto Elections, City of Toronto.

Toronto city council[edit]

Ward boundaries used in the 1994 election
Ward 1 (Swansea and Bloor West Village)[1]
David Hutcheon – 3,963
Al Chumak – 3,182
Nick Trainos – 2,251
Bill Roberts – 1,725
Myron Tymochko – 1,126
Greg Roberts – 168
Ward 2 (Parkdale
Chris Korwin-Kuczynski (incumbent) – 6,738
Steve Magwood – 1,624
Janet Fisher – 1,179
Ward 3 (Brockton)
Mario Silva – 2,976
Tony O'Donohue (incumbent) – 2,961
Fernando Dias Costa – 344
Bob Allisat – 247
Ward 4 (Trinity-Bellwoods and Little Italy)
Martin Silva (incumbent) – 3,881
Nick Figliano – 2,627
Hank Young – 500
Ward 5 (Financial District, TorontoUniversity of Toronto)
Dan Leckie – 4,342
Benson Lau – 3,546
Spiro Karagianis – 629
Ward 6 Downtown East
Kyle Rae (incumbent) – 6,601
Simon de Groot – 4,718
Ward 7 (Regent Park and Cabbagetown)
Pam McConnell – 2,678
Thomas Vegh – 2,528
Mike Armstrong – 1,186
Sarah Hood – 1,033
Brenda Kildey – 185
Ward 8 (Riverdale)
Peter Tabuns (incumbent) – 6,134
Arthur Potts – 4,319
Dan Salapoutis – 1,991
Michael Green – 716
Ward 9 (East Danforth)
Steve Ellis (incumbent) – 5,176
Michael Yorke – 2,673
Terry Brackett – 2,258
Ward 10 (The Beaches)
Tom Jakobek (incumbent) – 9,473
Will Molson – 1,952
Joe Cirone – 407
James Brookman – 259
Ward 11 (The Junction)
Rob Maxwell (incumbent) – 3,015
Antonino Lopes – 2,607
Dale Ritch – 970
John Gairy – 371
Sal David Romano – 244
Ward 12 (Davenport and Corso Italia)
Betty Disero (incumbent) – 6,360
Fred Dominelli – 2,937
Ward 13 (The Annex and Yorkville)
John Adams (incumbent) – 6,841
Paul Boreham – 2,422
Ward 14 (Forest Hill)
Howard Joy – 4,266
Howard Levine (incumbent) – 3,273
Stanley Taube – 2,589
Mona Kornberg – 871
Ron Robins – 200
Ward 15 (Western North Toronto)
Kay Gardner (incumbent) – 9,360
Sylvia Smith – 3,018
Ward 16 (Davisville and Lawrence Park)
Michael Walker (incumbent) – 8,543
Leslie Yager – 4,454

Etobicoke[edit]

Mayor[edit]

York[edit]

Mayor[edit]

Council[edit]

Ward 1 – Roz Mendelson 57.5%

Ward 2 – Joe Mihevc 35.4%

Ward 3 – Rob Davis 45.2%

Ward 4 – Joan Roberts 40.3%

Ward 5 – Barry Rowland 44.4%

Ward 6 – Michael McDonald 74.5%

Ward 7 – Randy Leach 30.9%

Ward 8 – Bill Saundercook 2996 61.1% Margo Duncan 1905 38.9%

Metro Councillor Ward 21 – Caroline Di Giovanni (Acclamation)

Metro Councillor Ward 22 Alan Tonks 13759 76.2% Stuart Weinstein 4298 23.8%

School Board Ward 1 Ed Blackstock

School Board Ward 2 Pete Karageorgos

School Board Ward 3 Sam Wales

School Board Ward 4 Elizabeth Hill

School Board Ward 5 Joe Morriello

School Board Ward 6 Bonnie Taylor

School Board Ward 7 Bob Thomson

School Board Ward 8 Carl Miller

East York[edit]

Mayor[edit]

  • Michael Prue, 15620
  • Bob Willis, 6,295
  • Anne Sinclair, 1,403
  • Kevin Clarke, 788
  • June French, 648

Council[edit]

Ward 1

  • Norm Crone, 3,036
  • Michael Tziretas, 2,298
  • Chris Perivolaris, 1,429
  • Paul Taylor, 1,686
  • Alex Parucha, 490

Ward 2

  • George Vasilopoulos, 3,614
  • Paul Robinson, 2,749
  • Jackie Aherne, 1,340
  • Stena Kavanaugh, 735
  • Helen Riley, 707
  • Helen Andreou, 694
  • Gerard Van Deelen, 525
  • Andrew D. Lauder, 326
  • William Richards, 274
  • William D. Taylor, 272

Ward 3

  • Bob Dale, 2,570
  • John Antonopoulos, 2,298
  • Michael Wyatt, 1,776
  • Tom Mangos, 1,016
  • Frances Green, 565

Ward 4

  • Lorna Krawchuk, 4,250
  • Tim Cholvat, 2,478
  • Bernard Tanz, 2,411
  • John Parker, 2,289
  • Ian Cameron, 2,185

North York[edit]

Mel Lastman is re-elected mayor of the City for the last time and serves until 1997 when North York becomes part of the new City of Toronto. Peter Li Preti re-elected as councillor in Ward 3.


1994 Toronto municipal election, Metro Toronto Councillor, North York Spadinaedit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Howard Moscoe acclaimed .

Scarborough[edit]

Mayor[edit]

Faubert, Frank 54,885; Mushinski, Marilyn 24,041; Prinsloo, Maureen 17,376; O'Malley, John 5,088; French, Max 2,792; Van Wyk, Abel 2,758;

Councillors[edit]

Ward 1 Barron, Harvey 4,915 Droege, Wolfgang 802

Ward 2 Altobello, Gerry Acclamation

Ward 3 Tzekas, Mike 4,276 Wardrope, John 2,547 Page, George 1,297

Ward 4 Berardinetti, Lorenzo 5,551 Legault Sr, Georges 1,193

Ward 5 Duguid, Brad 2,982 Settatree, Bill 1,490 Crawford, Paul 1,060 Fermanis, Chris 627 Walsh, Greg 517 Faria, Ana Maria 300

Ward 6 Mushinski, Paul 4,218 Hughes, Brian 1,700 Buhagair, Chris 1,053

Ward 7 Johnson, Fred 6,545 Green, Ed 1,675

Ward 8 Soknacki, David 4,025 De Baeremaeker, Glenn 3,229 Wailoo, Zephine 382

Ward 9 Moeser, Ron 7,576 Lamanna, Tony 3,619 Calandra, Paul 1,471

Ward 10 Watson, Ron 4,809 Persaud, Chandra 1,723

Ward 11 Shaw, Sherene 3,197 Lombardi, Don 2,272 Lee, Chin 1,944

Ward 12 Mahood, Doug 4,881 Chan, Rosa 1,798 Ngan, Peter 692

Ward 13 Balkissoon, Bas 5,300 Thomas, Michael 953 Sapsford, Bruce 774 Francois, Sonny 426

Ward 14 Montgomery, Edith 5,663 Dekort, Joe 2,302

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1994 Toronto general election results (former Metropolitan Toronto)". City of Toronto. 1994. Archived from the original on 1 May 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2013.