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Toronto Mayoral Election, 2003
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Candidate David Miller John Tory
Popular vote 299,385 263,189
Percentage 43.26% 38.03%

 
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Candidate Barbara Hall John Nunziata
Popular vote 63,751 36,021
Percentage 9.21% 5.20%

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Mayor before election

Mel Lastman

Elected Mayor

David Miller

The Toronto municipal election of 2003 was held on 10 November 2003, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to elect the Mayor of Toronto, 44 city councillors, and school board trustees.

David Miller was elected mayor (Results of 2003 Toronto election).

Most municipalities in the Province of Ontario held elections on this date. See also Ontario municipal elections, 2003.

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Mayoral election[edit]

Incumbent Toronto mayor Mel Lastman chose not to run for re-election. A large number of candidates ran for the position of mayor, but five main candidates emerged.

  • Barbara Hall is the former mayor of pre-amalgamation Toronto and an independent who was formerly a member of the New Democratic Party and who had the support of many of the city's Liberals. She campaigned on a moderate policy of outreach to minorities and her connections to the provincial Liberal government which would enable a "new deal" for Toronto.
  • John Nunziata, a former Member of Parliament for the Liberal Party of Canada, was expelled from the party because of his opposition to his party's continuation of the GST, something that the party had promised to abolish as part of its election platform. He ran a right-wing campaign for mayor of Toronto, advocating stiff penalties against the homeless and a strong focus on law and order.
  • John Tory, who had just resigned as President and CEO of Rogers Cable. A supporter of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, he had served as Principal Secretary to Premier Bill Davis, and campaign co-chair of Mel Lastman's 1998 and 2000 mayoral runs. Tory ran a centre-right campaign promising to hire more police, fine panhandlers, and incinerate Toronto's garbage. He also promised rigorous fiscal discipline at city hall.
  • David Miller, the most left wing of the major candidates, is closely associated with unions and the New Democratic Party. He had long served as a city councillor. His main cause was halting the expansion of the Toronto Island Airport.
  • Tom Jakobek, the former Budget Chief, gathered much media attention at the start and participated in various debates with the other candidates. He was quickly distanced from the front-runner race when the vote neared, as his campaign was hampered by recent municipal mismanagement, and admissions that he had lied about accepting gifts from lobbyists.

The campaign began with Barbara Hall far in the lead. She had wide name recognition and attracted moderate support from across Toronto. She also had close links with the newly elected Liberal government of Dalton McGuinty. John Nunziata was in a distant second, polling around 9% at the best, due to his past experience as a federal MP. John Tory and David Miller were closely tied for an even more distant third.

Around September, Hall began to lose support when it became apparent that she lacked a campaign message, sticking mainly to her "love for Toronto" and arguing that she could get a "new deal" with the provincial Liberals. Miller was attacked by all candidates for musing about tolls on roads leading into Toronto, but he dropped the proposal before it could do much harm. Miller's next message about banning the island airport bridge distinguished himself from the other candidates and he eventually vaulted into first place, to the surprise of many. Tory's support also began to grow steadily as Hall's eroded and he moved into a close second. At one point, Hall, Tory, and Miller each polled similar numbers, making it a three-way contest. As Hall's support dropped, the race had become essentially a two-way contest between Tory and Miller. As the race narrowed to a close, the two front-runners ran a respectful campaign without many negative partisan attacks. Tory was applauded when he appeared at Miller's rally to congratulate the latter's victory.

John Nunziata, long not considered a contender, dropped a bombshell on the media when it he announced that members of a rival camp offered him $150,000 and the Deputy Mayor's position to drop out of the race. Nunziata refused to release specifics, although the media speculated that it was Tory's campaign, which was subsequently cleared by the police investigation. Tory in fact received a boost in the polls for his promise to drop out of the election if any wrong-doing had been discovered, while Nunziata was accused of mischief and smearing his opponent with unsubstantiated claim. As the campaign continued, Nunziata's reputation also suffered when he was alleged to have bullied councilors who withdrew their support from him. He was also dogged by his "flip-flopping" on controversial positions that he had taken as a federal MP, such as denying his private member's bill to ban abortion. Nunziata garnered only 5% of the vote and analysts believed that he had also damaged his credibility and future political prospects.

Despite a lack of election experience, John Tory was credited with running a respectable campaign which provided wide recognition and he later became leader of the Ontario PC Party.

Although it was known from the start that Tom Jakobek did not stand a chance of winning, he still continued in the election.

On 17 July 2006, The Toronto Star reported that there were more than 300,000 people on the voting list who may – or may not – have been legally allowed to vote. Since Miller beat Tory by only 36,000 votes, with the results it would only take a small portion of the unconfirmed list to affect an election outcome. Toronto Star article

Mayoral results by ward
Miller's vote by poll
Barbara Hall's vote by poll

Results[edit]

2003 Toronto municipal election, Mayor of Toronto
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
David Miller 299,385 43.26
John Tory 263,189 38.03
Barbara Hall 63,751 9.21
John Nunziata 36,021 5.20
Tom Jakobek 5,277 0.76
Douglas Campbell 2,197 0.32
Ahmad Shehab 2,084 0.30
Jaime Castillo 1,616 0.23
Luis Silva 1,305 0.19
Don Andrews 1,220 0.18
Timothy McAuliffe 821 0.12
Kevin Mark Clarke 804 0.12
John Hartnett 803 0.12
Gary Benner 802 0.12
Albert Howell 717 0.10
John Jahshan 703 0.10
Michael Brausewetter 672 0.10
David Lichacz 659 0.10
Ram Narula 645 0.09
Elias Makhoul 644 0.09
Daniel Poremski 627 0.09
Ronald Graham 619 0.09
Fen Peters 598 0.09
Duri Naimji 569 0.08
Scott Yee 551 0.08
Monowar Hossain 537 0.08
Axcel Cocon 498 0.07
Ben Kerr 433 0.06
Aleksandar Glisic 420 0.06
Mitch L. Gold 412 0.06
Hashmat Safi 383 0.06
Simon Shaw 376 0.05
Patricia O'Beirne 358 0.05
Abel van Wyk 332 0.05
Benjamin Mbaegbu 288 0.04
Gerald Derome 278 0.04
Paul Lewin 271 0.04
Rabindra Prashad 271 0.04
Hardy Dhir 199 0.03
Kendal Csak 193 0.03
Mehmet Yagiz 193 0.03
Richard Weston 133 0.02
Ratan Wadhwa 121 0.02
Barry Pletch 110 0.02
Totals 692,085 100%

Information on minor candidates[edit]

  • Luis A. da Silva is a banker, and was 33 years old in 2003. He was elected to the Metro Toronto Separate School Board in 1994, winning in the old City of Toronto's fourth division. He lost his bid for re-election in 1997, and was again defeated in 2000. Silva later served on the Mayor's Task Force on Drugs, and described himself in campaign literature as "The man with the plan". He supported subway expansion, and argued that the federal government had no right to collect the Goods and Services Tax in Toronto. He called for the number of city councillors to be cut in half, and said that he would require candidates for public office to pass a test on the workings of municipal government.[1] He also supported the creation of an "Order of Toronto" to honour prominent citizens.[2] Less seriously, he called for the Toronto Maple Leafs to retire Frank Mahovlich's jersey. Silva acknowledged that he could not win, and aimed for a fifth-place finish. He received a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Western Ontario after the election, writing on the new City of Toronto Act passed by the provincial government of Dalton McGuinty.[3]
  • Timothy McAullife was a 28-year-old freelance writer. He supported skateboarding at the Eaton Centre and wanted to eliminate Toronto Transit Commission transfers.[4]
  • John Hartnett was a 28-year-old student and bartender, and a third-generation Canadian. He said that he wanted to represent the "XYZ generation", and bring more young voters to the polls.[5]
  • Gary Benner was a 51-year-old retired civil engineer.[6] He complained that rival candidate John Nunziata was in contravention of municipal campaign laws after he put advertisements in the Toronto subway system. Benner later accused all four major candidates of being in technical contravention of the elections laws, by virtue of having signs displayed in their campaign office windows.[7] He indicated that he would ban election signs if he became mayor.[8] He supported the construction of 60 kilometres of new subway lines over 20 years, and opposed expansion of the Toronto Island airport.[9]
  • John Jahshan is originally from Kitchener, and was 35 years old in 2003. He was general manager of the Sports Centre Cafe in the 1990s, and later operated the Bliss Niteclub & Lounge. He pledged support for after-school programs and inexpensive day-care,[10] and claimed the five major candidates were afraid to debate him. Twenty of his supporters picketed the first major-candidates' debate with signs depicting the frontrunners as chickens.[11] Jahshan went into hiding three days before the election, and was later arrested on charges of misappropriating funds intended for a wheelchair elevator at Driftwood Public School in the Jane and Finch area. Newspaper accounts do not indicate if the charges were brought to trial.[12]
  • Michael Brausewetter is a truck driver and former security guard, who once spent sixteen months in a coma after a car accident.[13] A former homeless person, he recommended turning Princess Margaret Hospital into a homeless shelter.[14] He also proposed moving the Toronto Island airport to the Leslie Street Spit.[15] He is running for a council seat in the 2006 municipal election.
  • David Lichacz has a degree from York University. He was 34 years old in 2003, and worked as a city greenskeeper. His campaign focused on public transit and accountability, and he indicated that he would cut the mayor's stipend if elected.[16] As of 2006, he is a supervisor at Dentonia.[17]
  • Ram Narula was a 67-year-old retired teacher, who moved to Canada from India. He said could cure "arthritis, allergies, high blood pressure, stress, weight problems, prostrate (sic) and many others naturally", and would cause "perfect health" to radiate from city hall.[18] He also indicated that he would reduce tuition fees by 75%, and solve homelessness within three months.[6]
  • Elias Makhoul was born in southern Lebanon, and moved to Canada at age 21. He runs a falafel restaurant in downtown Toronto called Mystic Muffin, and was known for giving interviews about his candidacy while serving customers.[19] He argued that each of Toronto's subway stops should be turned into a cultural pavilion representing a different nation, to highlight the city's multicultural nature.[20] He was 37 years old in 2003.[21]
  • Daniel Poremski was a 19-year-old psychology student at York University, and was the youngest candidate in the contest. He entered the mayoral race to find out more about municipal government. A newspaper quotes him as saying of his candidacy, "I want to learn more about the city and see what the people in Toronto ask of their politicians. It seemed like an interesting thing to do."[22] He wanted to introduce environmentally friendly garbage incineration.[13]
  • Ronald Graham was listed as an Elvis impersonator and interior designer. He pledged to clean up garbage and pollution in the Beaches area of Toronto, and institute a zero-tolerance policy on racism and anti-Semitism.[14]
  • Fen Peters was born in Trinidad. He was a 58-year-old communications publicist with Bell Canada, and favoured the creation of local community councils.[6]
  • Aleksandar Glisic was born and raised in Yugoslavia, where he earned a Mechanical Engineering degree. He came to Canada in 1967, worked ten years for Ontario Hydro as a mechanical engineer, and spent another decade as a taxi driver. In 1982, he became the first resident of Ontario to sue for wrongful dismissal under the Discriminatory Business Practices Act, arguing that he was dismissed from Ontario Hydro without due cause.[23] He supported Barbara Hall in mayoral elections before 2003, and says that he chose to run for office after being told that he could not work on her campaign. A colourful figure, he described himself as "Aleksandar the Great", "a sexy 66-year-old teenager" and "an Iceberg Man with a full-blooded loving heart for all people in Mega T.O., especially for the underdogs". His slogans included "Vote Aleksandar the Ex-Terminator for Mayor" and "sex shall save Serbia".[24]
  • Hashmat Safi was a 29-year-old medical doctor, originally from Afghanistan. He sought improve public transit and government accessibility.[6] Late in the campaign, he announced that he would support Barbara Hall.[25]
  • Simon Shaw was a 31-year-old computer hardware specialist, with a degree in Computer Science from the University of Western Ontario.[26] His primary issue was targeting child sexual predators, and advocating life sentences for people who commit crimes against women and children.[27] He also promoted a subway stop and casino on Toronto Centre Island, and championed campaign finance reform.[28] He applied for an appointment to Toronto City Council's 30th ward in 2003, following the election of Olivia Chow to the Canadian House of Commons. The position was filled by a vote of other councillors. Shaw did not receive any votes.[29]
  • Patricia O'Beirne was the candidate of the Communist League. She supported a thirty-hour work week, the withdrawal of Canadian troops from Afghanistan, and an end of the deportation of immigrants and refugees.[30] A member of the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees in Toronto, she was formerly a member of Lodge 205 of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union at Domtar in Montreal. She has written for The Militant, the Communist League's newspaper.[31]
  • Abel van Wyk was born in the Netherlands, moved to Canada in 1957, and was an employee of Metro Works for 24 years. He is a frequent candidate for public office, having campaigned for Mayor of Scarborough in 1985, 1988, 1991 and 1994, and for Mayor of Toronto in 2000 and 2003. He supported an Ellesmere Road extension during the mid-1980s.[32] His primary campaign issue in every election he has contested has been his plan for a waterfront causeway, a highway across Lake Ontario linking Highway 427 in Etobicoke to Highway 401 in Scarborough. Van Wyk argues that this link will save the city money and reduce pollution by 50%.[33] He also called for a ban on donations to municipal candidates and a reduction in the work week during the 1988 campaign. In 1991, he said that affordable housing should be constructed through the private sector.[34] He was 80 years old in 2003. He considered running for mayor in 2006, but ultimately declined.[35]
  • Benjamin Mbaegbu was a 35-year-old paralegal and former correctional officer. He previously ran for Toronto's 31st council seat in a 2001 by-election. In early 2003, he unsuccessfully sought one million dollars in compensation from the Solicitor General of Canada concerning the termination of his employment at Kingston Penitentiary in 1998.[36] During the campaign, he said that he could bring a major sporting event to the city in four years.[6]
  • Paul Lewin is a criminal lawyer who had previously campaigned for the Marijuana Party of Canada in the 2000 federal election.[37] He argued in that election that cannabis-related charges were contributing to Canada's over-burdened court system, and said that officials "do not believe this mild intoxicant is a high priority".[38] He supported Canada's decision to legalize medicinal marijuana in 2001, but added that the changes did not go far enough.[39] His campaign slogan in 2003 was "Free 416", referring to Toronto's area code.[40][41]
  • Rabindra Prashad is an artist, chef, and community organizer. He was born in Guyana, and moved to Toronto from Quebec at age 24. He addressed the crowd in French at one all-candidates meeting, saying that his years in Quebec had shown him the value of that province to the country.[42] He also called for an east-west thoroughfare for bikes on Queen Street.[14] He was 35 years old during the election.[13]
  • Hardial (Hardy) Dhir was a 65-year-old architect with a degree from the University of Toronto. He is the founder of the Bloor/Indian Grove Ratepayers and Tenants Association, and builds temples and synagogues in his private life. He previously ran for Mayor of Toronto in 1978, and for North York City Council in 1985 (appearing on the ballot as "Harry Dhir" on the latter occasion). In 2003, he called for property taxes to halved by forcing the provincial government to pay education taxes, and supported the introduction of Neighbourhood Watch "street captains" to prevent crime.[43]
  • Kendal Csak was a 30-year-old motivational speaker, and the owner of CG Consulting. He supported a minimal wage increase and energy conservation in the business sector.[6]
  • Richard Weston favoured mandatory composting, improved recycling programs, and alternative energy sources such as windmills. He also called for webcams in the mayor's office and mandatory blackouts on the last Wednesday of each month.[14]
  • Last-place candidate Barry Pletch was a 33-year-old operations manager, and the arts editor for the Etobicoke Guardian. He sought a clean-up campaign for Toronto's streets.[44] His campaign slogan was "Better Ethics and Economic Responsibility", shortened to BEER.[45]

City council[edit]

Most incumbent city councillors were re-elected. A prominent exception was Anne Johnston, the longest-serving member of city council. She lost her seat in Ward 16, apparently because of her approval of a controversial residential tower development in an adjoining ward. The council elections saw one of the highest rates of turnover in recent history. While only four incumbents lost their seats, many long standing councillors decided not to run for re-election. Of the 44 city councillors, 14 are newcomers. The election saw the council become more leftist, which should aid mayor Miller.

Ward 1 – Etobicoke North[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
(x) Suzan Hall 3,462 30.85
Vincent Crisanti 2,580 22.99
Ranjeet Chahal 1,737 15.47
Hazoor Elahi 1,016 9.05
Anthony Caputo 948 8.44
Michelle Munroe 857 7.63
Ikram Freed 491 4.37
Chitranjan Gill 92 0.81
Singh Khipple 39 0.34

Ward 2 – Etobicoke North[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
(x) Rob Ford 10,601 79.39
Mohamed Dahir 2,155 16.13
Abdi Jama 596 4.46

Ward 3 – Etobicoke Centre[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
(x) Doug Holyday 12,207 70.80
Ross Vaughan 2,565 14.87
Maurice Ferraro 1,336 7.74
Amber Saeed 1,133 6.57

Ward 4 – Etobicoke Centre[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
(x) Gloria Lindsay Luby 9,237 48.67
Mario Giansante 6,987 36.82
Stephen Thiele 2,491 13.12
John Sumka 261 1.37

Ward 5 – Etobicoke-Lakeshore[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
(x) Peter Milczyn 12,729 71.43
Stan Grabowski 5,089 28.56

Ward 6 – Etobicoke-Lakeshore[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Mark Grimes 5,334 28.56
Berardo Mascioli 3,982 24.18
Jerry Smith 3,437 20.87
Diane Cleary 1,180 7.16
Mark Selkirk 1,079 6.55
Gregory Wowchuk 893 5.42
George Kash 208 1.26
Frederick Azman 174 1.05
David Searle 94 0.57
Robin Vinden 83 0.50

Ward 7 – York West[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
(x) George Mammoliti Acclaimed

Ward 8 – York West[edit]

2003 Toronto municipal election, Councillor, Ward Eightedit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Peter Li Preti 4,670 52.53
Anthony Perruzza 4,220 47.47
Total valid votes 8,890 100.00

Ward 9 – York Centre[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
(x) Maria Augimeri 7,898 74.18
Anna Oppedisano 1061 9.96
Richard Baldachino 779 7.31
Annmarie Robb 487 4.57
Domenic D'Abruzzo 422 4.28

Ward 10 – York Centre[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
(x) Mike Feldman 9,962 73.83
Lorne Berg 3,530 26.16

Ward 11 – York South-Weston[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
(x) Frances Nunziata 9,819 77.98
Rosemarie Mulhall 2,772 22.01

Ward 12 – York South-Weston[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
(x) Frank Di Giorgio 7,414 67.18
Joe Renda 3,621 32.81

Ward 13 – Parkdale-High Park[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Bill Saundercook 7,909 39.73
Stan Kumorek 6,802 34.17
Carol Jamieson 2,929 14.71
Margo Duncan 1,455 7.31
Henry Calderon 461 2.31
Caryl Manning 347 1.74

Ward 14 – Parkdale-High Park[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Sylvia Watson 7,441 52.51
Ed Zielinski 3,453 24.37
Walter Jarsky 847 5.97
Neil Webster 782 5.51
Steven Aspiotis 705 4.97
David Smaller 635 4.48
Mark Chmielewski 210 1.48
Ed Veri 95 0.67

Ward 15 – Eglinton-Lawrence[edit]

2003 Toronto municipal election, Councillor, Ward Fifteenedit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Howard Moscoe 7,612 52.60
Luigi Rizzo 3,414 23.59
Rocco Piccininno 1,411 9.75
Ron Singer 1,196 8.26
Howard Mandel 536 3.70
Jhadira Ramos 302 2.09
Total valid votes 14,471 100.00
  • Luigi Rizzo was a first-time candidate. His father, Tony Rizzo, was a Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) from 1990 to 1995.[46]
  • Rocco Piccininno was a first-time candidate. As of 2006, he works with the firm Sutton Group-Tower Realty Inc., Brokerage.[47]
  • Howard Mandel was a first-time candidate. A newspaper column from the campaign observed that his name "sounds suspiciously like the incumbent's and appears ahead of him on the ballot".[48]
  • Jhadira Ramos was a first-time candidate. Ramos campaigned on a "Multicultural Candidate List", which was headed by mayoral candidate Jamie Castillo.[49]

Ward 16 – Eglinton-Lawrence[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Karen Stintz 8,108 42.92
(x) Anne Johnston 5,787 30.63
Albert Pantaleo 3,172 16.79
Michael Johnson 1,188 6.28
Alexander Hoffman 634 3.35

Ward 17 – Davenport[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Cesar Palacio 5,127 44.99
Alejandra Bravo 4,336 38.05
David Senater 940 8.24
Romolo Cimaroli 530 4.65
Nicolo Fortunato 461 4.04

Ward 18 – Davenport[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Adam Giambrone 5,797 51.52
Ana Bailão 4,537 40.32
Hortencia Fotopoulos 386 3.43
Nha Le 234 2.08
Cynamin Maxwell 155 1.37
Ana Salaverry-Chuquihuara 141 1.25

Ward 19 – Trinity-Spadina[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
(x) Joe Pantalone 10,372 75.30
Jeff Brown 3,070 22.28
Philip Vettese 332 2.41

Ward 20 – Trinity-Spadina[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
(x) Olivia Chow 13,867 79.27
Sandra Anstey 2,254 12.88
Brian Wicks 608 3.47
Roberto Verdecchia 484 2.76
Dean Jepson 279 1.59

Ward 21 – St. Paul's[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
(x) Joe Mihevc 10,875 65.63
George Milne 3,809 22.98
Howard Levine 1,089 6.57
Maya Tarom 522 3.15
Gregory Moskos 167 1.00
Tony Corpuz 107 0.64

Ward 22 – St. Paul's[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
(x) Michael Walker 17,473 83.32
Erika Marquardt 3497 16.67

Ward 23 – Willowdale[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
(x) John Filion 13,836 83.34
Ignacio Manlangit 2,757 16.66

Ward 24 – Willowdale[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
(x) David Shiner Acclaimed

Ward 25 – Don Valley West[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
(x) Cliff Jenkins 4,859 26.04
Jaye Robinson 4,779 25.61
Tim Flynn 2,240 12.00
Barbara Krieger 1,858 9.96
Jon Williams 1,648 8.83
William Rauenbusch 1,575 8.44
Stewart Weinstein 1,283 6.87
Nancy Loewen 420 2.25

Ward 26 – Don Valley West[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
(x) Jane Pitfield 13,602 86.63
Muhammad Alam 1,366 8.70
Orhan Aybars 733 4.67

Ward 27 – Toronto Centre[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
(x) Kyle Rae 13234 66.3
Enza Anderson 3058 15.3
Michael Lorenzo 1517 7.6
Michael Demone 1211 6.0
Arius Irani 689 3.5
Hade Mamade 282 1.3

Ward 28 – Toronto Centre[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
(x) Pam McConnell 7826 46.7
Pierre Klein 4646 27.7
Gregory Lang 1358 8.1
Mike Armstrong 767 4.6
Wendy Forrest 723 4.3
Anwarul Kabir 582 3.5
Alamgir Muhammad 432 2.6
Paul Bordonaro 260 1.6
Jean-Claude Mbuyi 170 1.0

Ward 29 – Broadview-Greenwood[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
(x) Case Ootes 9,352 62.2
John Papadakis 5,207 34.6
Nick Radia 480 3.1

Ward 30 – Broadview-Greenwood[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Paula Fletcher 6,460 39.5
Chris Phibbs 4,271 26.1
Maureen Gilroy 3,161 19.3
Suzanne McCormick 832 5.1
Bruce Brackett 722 4.4
Greg Bonser 510 3.1
Sean Lough 237 1.4
Jim Brookman 179 1.1

Ward 31 – Beaches-East York[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Janet Davis 8,894 53.9
(x) Michael Tziretas 6,640 40.2
Nasir Duza 556 3.4
Bob Smith 414 2.5

Ward 32 – Beaches-East York[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
(x) Sandra Bussin 12245 63.4
Chris Yaccato 5082 26.3
Alan Burke 527 2.7
Colleen Mills 527 2.7
Donna Braniff 514 2.7
Jeffrey Dorman 224 1.2
Robert Livingston 183 0.6

Ward 33 – Don Valley East[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Shelley Carroll 4,744 36.6
Rob Davis 3,923 30.2
Aris Babikian 1,757 13.5
Wayne Habib 1,164 9.0
Jim Conlon 675 5.2
Allan Ginsberg 287 2.2
Asad Alam 232 1.8
Ari Maounis 191 1.5

Ward 34 – Don Valley East[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Denzil Minnan-Wong 9,783 70.9
George Maxwell 2,197 15.9
Gary Walsh 1,120 9.1
Khan Niazi 700 5.1

Ward 35 – Scarborough Southwest[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
(x) Gerry Altobello 5,410 45.6
Adrian Heaps 3,388 28.6
Worrick Russell 1,651 13.9
Peter Harris 550 4.6
Barry Nicholson 326 2.7
Kalonji Muteba 279 2.3
Jason Carey 271 2.3

Ward 36 – Scarborough Southwest[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
(x) Brian Ashton 11683 78.0
Robert Scott 3,286 22.0

Ward 37 – Scarborough Centre[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Michael Thompson 7,680 49.6
Helen Zoubaniotis 4,124 26.7
Laura-Maria Nikolareizi 1,156 7.4
Andrew Schulz 1,081 7.0
Greg Crompton 553 3.6
David Finnamore 470 3.0
Georges Legault 430 2.8

Ward 38 – Scarborough Centre[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Glenn De Baermaeker 6,267 46.4
Virginia Jones 2,568 19.0
Tom Palantzas 1,678 12.4
Becky Hackett 1,316 9.8
Willie Reodica 1,243 9.2
Michael Binetti 423 3.1

Ward 39 – Scarborough-Agincourt[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Mike Del Grande 6,299 51.7
(x) Sherene Shaw 5,898 48.4

Ward 40 – Scarborough-Agincourt[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
(x) Norm Kelly 10,570 75.4
Patrick McBreaty 2,470 17.6
Winston Ramjeet 983 7.0

Ward 41 – Scarborough-Rouge River[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
(x) Bas Balkissoon 10,054 74.6
Sonny Yeung 3,415 25.4

Ward 42 – Scarborough-Rouge River[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
(x) Raymond Cho 8,302 70.0
Paulette Senior 3,314 27.9
Akeem Fasasi 245 2.1

Ward 43 – Scarborough East[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
(x) David Soknacki 9,790 82.4
Glenn Kitchen 2,097 17.6

Ward 44 – Scarborough East[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Gay Cowbourne 7,818 45.7
(x) Ron Moeser 7,522 44.0
William Sheehan 939 5.5
Donald Blair 839 4.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joe Fiorito, "This mayoral longshot finds a grateful audience", Toronto Star, 3 November 2003, B3.
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