Toronto municipal election, 2006

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Toronto Mayoral Election, 2006
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Opinion polls
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Candidate David Miller Jane Pitfield
Popular vote 332,969 188,932
Percentage 56.97% 32.32%

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Mayor before election

David Miller

Elected Mayor

David Miller

A lawn sign in the 2006 Municipal Election in Toronto

The 2006 Toronto municipal election took place on 13 November 2006 to elect a mayor and 44 city councillors in Toronto, Ontario. 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 Ontario municipal elections, 2006). In the mayoral race, incumbent mayor David Miller was re-elected with 57% of the popular vote.

There were 38 candidates running for Mayor of Toronto and 238 candidates running for 44 city councillor positions. To date[when?], this represents the largest number of candidates to ever run in a Toronto municipal election. In contrast to the previous election (which had two acclamations), no candidates were unopposed.

Provincial legislation passed in May 2006 extended municipal council terms in Ontario from the previous three years to four. The council elected in 2006 thus served until 2010.[1]

Contents

Election notes[edit]

  • Local activist David Meslin created City Idol — an initiative and contest to encourage local citizens who were otherwise alienated from politics to seek office in this election. The contest ultimately selected four candidates to assist in their quests for city council seats. The contest ran from February to June 2006.
  • On 27 September 2006, former councillor Chris Korwin-Kuczynski filed papers to run in his old riding of Ward 14. However the next day he withdrew his nomination. This allowed him to retain a fundraising surplus of $21,742 leftover from his last campaign. If he had not (at least temporarily) run in this election, the money would have flowed into the city coffers.[2]
  • Several incidents occurred during Ward 8 advanced polling on the weekend of 4–5 November 2006, leading to candidates Peter Li Preti and Anthony Perruzza accusing each other of dirty campaigning and the breaking of numerous election and criminal laws. Although no criminal charges were laid by police, the City of Toronto has (in a completely unprecedented move) hired off-duty police officers at a cost of approximately $23,200 to guard each of the ward's 40 voting locations on election day to assure voters will remain safe and free from harassment.[3]

Potential issues[edit]

  • Gun-related crime and violence
  • Garbage and waste disposal
  • Streetcar right-of-way on St. Clair Avenue
  • TTC governance and management
  • Toronto City Centre Airport expansion, and battle with the Toronto Port Authority
  • Budget shortfall and taxes
  • Waterfront revitalization
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Councillor and mayoral pay raises
  • Scarborough subway expansion
  • Future of the elevated section of the Gardiner Expressway
  • Aggressive Panhandlers
  • The Guardian Angels
  • The City of Toronto Act

Opinion polls[edit]

Polling Firm Polling Dates Link David Miller Jane Pitfield Stephen LeDrew Other Undecided MOE +/−
Decima Research 3–5 November 2006 [3] 55% 20% 2% ? ? 3.5% (19/20)
Ipsos-Reid 2–5 November 2006 [4] 70% * 29% * 1% * 18% 3.5% (19/20)
Léger Marketing 27–31 October 2006 [5] 44% 22% 2% 5% 17% 4.4% (19/20)
Decima Research 20–26 October 2006 [6] 30% 6% 0% ? ? 4.9% (19/20)
Strategic Counsel 26–30 September 2006 [7] 65% * 32% * 38.6% 4.4% (19/20)
Ipsos-Reid 21–26 September 2006 [8] 55% * 40% * 43% 3.5% (19/20)
Environics 10 April 2006 – 1 May 2006 [9] 54% 20% 3% 22% 4.5% (19/20)
Ipsos-Reid ?–6 January 2006 [10] 50% 44% 6% ?

? statistic not stated/unknown
* percentage of decided voters only
option not available/given at time of polling

Results[edit]

Official Results

Mayor[edit]

David Miller in April 2006, before the election.
David Miller's poll by poll share of the vote
2006 Toronto municipal election, Mayor of Toronto
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
David Miller 332,969 56.97
Jane Pitfield 188,932 32.32
Stephen LeDrew 8,078 1.38
Michael Alexander 5,247 0.90
Jaime Castillo 5,215 0.89
Douglas Campbell 4,183 0.72
Hazel Jackson 3,333 0.57
Lee Romanov 3,108 0.53
Shaun Bruce 2,820 0.48
Monowar Hossain 2,726 0.47
Joseph Young 2,264 0.39
Kevin Clarke 2,081 0.36
Joel Rubinovich 1,642 0.28
Scott Yee 1,538 0.26
Rodney Muir 1,458 0.25
Nicholas Brooks 1,397 0.24
John Porter 1,348 0.23
Diana-De Maxted 1,311 0.22
David Dicks 1,283 0.22
Duri Naimji 1,240 0.21
Bob Smith 1,105 0.19
Mark Korolnek 1,079 0.18
Glenn Coles 1,019 0.17
Peter Styrsky 945 0.16
Mitch L. Gold 880 0.15
Ryan Goldhar 787 0.13
Mehmet Ali Yagiz 753 0.13
Ratan Wadhwa 696 0.12
Adam Sit 663 0.11
Paul Sheldon 624 0.11
Dave DuMoulin 601 0.10
Gerald Derome 578 0.10
Thomas Shipley 574 0.10
Soumen Deb 517 0.09
David Schiebel 498 0.09
David Vallance 486 0.08
John Weingust 312 0.05
Mark State 194 0.03
Total valid votes 584,484 100.00

Information on minor candidates[edit]

  • Michael Alexander was 42 years old, worked as a filmmaker, and described himself as an eschatologist.[4] His political hero was Pierre Trudeau.[5] He promoted "city autonomy with a central bank, laws guided by eschatological principles from Scriptures, and a constitution based on the U. N. Declaration of Human Rights."[6] His relatively strong showing may be explained, in part, by the fact that he appeared first on the alphabetical ballot.
  • Jaime Castillo was born in Peru, had studied mechanical engineering at Humber College, and had worked in construction and real estate. He first ran for Mayor of Toronto in 2003 as part of a pro-multiculturalism slate, calling for an increase in property taxes to support programs for immigrants.[7] He received 1,616 votes for an eighth-place finish. Castillo promoted multicultural issues again in 2006, also calling for improved tourism services and an environmental program to produce bio-gas and fertilizers from garbage.[6]
  • Hazel Jackson previously campaigned for Mayor of Toronto in 1997 and 2000. Formerly homeless, she was a resident of Toronto's "Tent City" for a period.[8] Jackson was a 45-year-old student at George Brown College in the 2000 election and called for more popular involvement in politics, saying "If everyone had access to a hand-held computer that plugged into the Net, we could have instant votes on major issues."[9] She worked at the Parkdale Activity & Recreation Centre in 2006, and promoted green rooftops, windmills and "more community gardens".[10]
  • Lee Romano was a successful businesswoman in Toronto. She created the Consumer's Guide to Insurance Inc. in 1996, providing telephone callers with advice on car insurance rates.[11] She later moved her service online.[12] Since 2005, she had written a column in the Toronto Star's "Wheels" section under the name Lee Romanov. Romano made a successful $9,000 bid at a "Mayor for a Day" charity event in 2002, and won the right to oversee activities at Toronto's city hall for 11 June of the same year (this did not confer any official responsibilities). She held a gala "inauguration" ball in May, with the proceeds also going to charity.[13] She did not actively campaign for mayor in 2006.[6]
  • Shaun Bruce was a 22-year-old fourth-year media studies student at the University of Guelph-Humber. He decided to run for mayor after a class discussion on low voter turnout among youth, and following suggestions that a student candidate would bring more young voters to the polls. Many of his classmates worked on his campaign. Bruce wanted to introduce discounted public-transportation fees for students, improve community safety, and introduce an online directory of affordable student housing.[14]
  • Monowar Hossain previously campaigned for the Toronto District School Board in 2000 and for Mayor of Toronto in 2003. He moved to Canada from India in 1983 due to what he describes as "political issues". He trained as a lawyer, later worked as a security officer, and was studying to be an investment adviser in 2003. Hossain's first mayoral campaign was highlighted by a promise to provide food and housing for Toronto's unemployed to bring them into the workforce.[15] In 2006, he described himself as the "Dealienation Advocate" and said that he would rescue people from "traps" like psychologists and laboratory experimentation.[16]
  • Joel Rubinovich was born in Montreal, attended and taught at McGill University, and moved to Toronto in 1968. He was a Life Member of the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants, and joined the Board of Directors of Lung Cancer Canada in 2002.[17] He favoured lower taxes and police foot patrols, opposed the St. Clair Right-of-Way, and called for a reconstitution of the Toronto Transit Commission.[18] He was 73 years old in 2006.[19]
  • Rodney Muir held Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business Administration degrees, and had worked for twenty years in the food and grocery sector.[20] He was the founder of the non-profit organization Waste Diversion Canada and was a waste diversion campaigner from the Sierra Club of Canada.[21] He ran on an environmental platform, opposing David Miller's plan to purchase a landfill near London.[6] He said he would offer "free taxes, theatre tickets (and) hotel weekends to those who participate in recycling", while penalizing those who do not.[22] He also criticized a plan to introduce recycling carts to the city, saying that it would be more cost efficient to bring in more blue boxes.[23] Muir traveled to Australia during the election, to give speeches in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney on waste diversion.[24] He was 52 years old in 2006.
  • Nicholas Brooks was one of the first four candidates to register for the 2006 mayoral contest. He was a prolific writer of letters to the editor, including one in support of legalized prostitution.[25] He participated in the Toronto Star's 2004 online budget challenge, supporting cuts to the office budgets of municipal officials and calling for increased funds for public libraries.[26] In 2006, he said that he would represent ordinary citizens against the better-funded front-running candidates.[27] He promised affordable housing, more community centres, and a toll on the Gardiner Expressway.[28] Toward the end of the campaign, he said "A vote for Nick Brooks would be a vote that says, 'I'm distressed, I'm upset and I'm disturbed.' And it's better than not voting at all."[29]
  • John Porter called for Toronto to become a "transportation hub", and highlighted critical thinking and public safety.[6]
  • Diana-De Maxted was the founder of the Society Community Association Network (SCAN), which assisted low income persons and victims of crime and abuse.[6] She previously campaigned for mayor in 2000, and for Toronto's 31st council ward in a 2001 by-election. When Toronto Police Chief Julian Fantino organized a "meet and great" for Toronto's gay community in 2001, De-Maxted presented him with a pair of earrings.[30] She wore a queen's gown, tiara and fairy wings to an all-candidates debate in 2006.[31]
  • David Dicks did not respond to the Toronto Star's requests for information. The newspaper was unable to provide any details about his candidacy.[16]
  • Duri Naimji was a high-school principal in Guyana before moving to Canada. His biography indicated that he had Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education degrees, and that he supported the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario in the 1999 and 2003 provincial elections.[32] He first campaigned for Mayor of Toronto in the 1997 municipal election, at age 53, calling for a plan to bring the Olympics to Toronto and promising to assist people living on the streets.[33] He finished last in a field of twenty candidates. He ran again in 2000 and 2003, with a platform calling for more grassland and trees on the latter occasion.[34] He also said he would promote cricket, and compared the possibility of being elected to winning the lottery.[35] In 2006, he promoted cultural diversity and affordable services.[16] Naimji describes himself as a "cheap chap", to distinguish himself from "costly fop" rival candidates.[36]
  • Mark Korolnek described himself as a "neo-Rhinoceros" candidate, and sought to bring the Rhinoceros Party of Canada back to its former position of respect.[16]
  • Glenn Stewart Coles had a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Guelph (1979) and a Master of Business Administration degree from York University in Finance (1988). He was a business analyst and reiki healer,[37] and operated a new age website.[38] He supported constructing windmills, and opposed the provincial government's planned 550-megawatt generating station at the Portlands Energy Centre.[31] He also favoured campaign finance reform, and supported the Toronto chapter of the Guardian Angels.[39]
  • Peter Okatar Styrsky was a 49-year-old reverend in the Assembly of the Church of the Universe, which he described as a "cannabis church".[40] He was arrested in late October 2006 and charged with thirty-four counts relating to the production and sale of cannabis.[41] Styrsky spent the latter part of the campaign at the Central North Correctional Centre in Penetanguishene. His supporters suggested that David Miller arranged Styrsky's arrest to remove a competitor from the mayoral contest. A spokesperson for Miller indicated that the mayor's office would not respond to "crazy theories".[42]
  • Mitch L. Gold attended Queen's University, and was certified as a Chartered Accountant in 1968.[43] He later became an international peace advocate following a thousand-day journey around the world. He was the founder of Homeplanet Alliance and a member of the International Association of Educators for World Peace (affiliated with UNESCO), which produced a video entitled "The Last One" in 1993.[44] Gold unsuccessfully sought a seat on the Toronto Board of Education in 1994, saying that he wanted to challenge the school bureaucracy on outdated education methods.[45] He first ran for Mayor of Toronto in 2003, promoting a local Toronto currency and a plan to move the United Nations headquarters to the city.[34] At one fringe candidates' meeting, he encouraged audience members to "understand the new mind".[46] He acknowledged he had no chance of winning, and said that he would personally vote for David Miller.[47] In the 2006 campaign, however, Gold indicated that he no longer supported Miller.[48] He spoke against the Toronto City Centre Airport, and advocated an anti-gun initiative wherein gangsters would be encouraged to toss their firearms into city swimming pools. Whichever team elevated the most water would be given a prize.[49] Mitch L. Gold is not to be confused with another Mitch Gold in America, who was sent to prison for charity fraud.
  • Ryan Goldhar owned a casting facility, and was thirty years old during the election. He was at city hall getting his marriage license when he decided to run.[50] He called for increased recycling, and making the Toronto Transit Commission an essential service.[6]
  • Ratan Wadhwa lived in Mumbai before moving to Canada. He was an actor and Charlie Chaplin impersonator, and the owner of Charlie's Flower Co. in Toronto. He first campaigned for Mayor of Toronto in 2003 at age 48, calling for legalized prostitution and cannabis, free condoms and viagra, and the creation of a red light district. He said that he was trying to develop political contacts rather than win the election, and speculated that he could manage a decent showing if enough people in the sex industry voted for him.[51] He received 121 votes to place 43rd out of 44 candidates. He promoted much the same platform in 2006, and also called for increased helicopter surveillance and bullet-proof vests for police.[16]
  • Adam Sit was a 22-year-old fourth-year student in Retail Management at Ryerson University.[52] He called for Toronto's youth to have more of a voice in municipal politics, and supported a TTC discount for all post-secondary students.[53]
  • Paul Sheldon was a rabbi. He studied professional voice training in the United States of America, spent seven years working at synagogues in Toronto, and was a founder of the Lodzer Holocaust Memorial Centre. He attracted controversy in 1990, when his marriage business was criticized by members of the Toronto Board of Rabbis. Sheldon often performed interfaith marriages unrecognized by Jewish law, for which he was strongly criticized by others in the community. Rabbi Joseph Kelman, chairman of the Toronto Board of Rabbis, said that he did not know of any national Jewish organization that recognized Sheldon's rabbinical credentials. Sheldon dismissed his critics, saying "I'm not a rebel, I'm a leader. Doing things differently is a sign of a leader and a good one."[54] He had overseen many unusual weddings, including a ceremony in Muskoka where the couple wore only see-through plastic.[55] Sheldon was also president of the provincial York South Progressive Conservative riding association in 1990. During the 2006 campaign, his primary issue was free rides for seniors on the TTC.[56] He also called for more wedding chapels, said that he could reduce crime in Toronto by licensing bullets, and promised to provide housing for 60,000 people in three years.[16]
  • "Sonic" Dave DuMoulin was an Aboriginal Canadian, and was previously a candidate in the 2000 mayoral election. He appeared at one 2006 all-candidates debate draped in a Mohawk Warrior flag, and said that he was organizing a "world peace festival cyber-pow wow" with rock star entertainment.[31] He also criticized health workers for dispensing "carcinogenic chemo-therapeutic drugs".[37]
  • Gerald Derome was previously a mayoral candidate in 2003. He described himself as the "Global Social Engineer", seeking to "unite all of mankind on to the same destination path" and calling for North America's wealth to be distributed to the world's poor.[57] He also proposed splitting Toronto into smaller cities of one million residents each.[34] His 2006 campaign was similar: he sought to make people aware of Toronto's "economic wars", and to redistribute the city's wealth.[6] He runs a blog, available here.
  • Thomas Shipley first campaigned for Mayor of Toronto in 2000, and finished last in a field of 26 candidates. In the 2006 campaign, he endorsed trash incineration and called for harsher penalties against criminals.[6]
  • David Schiebel said that his top priority was solving Toronto's homeless crisis.[6]
  • David Vallance, a retired financial planner who had studied economics at the University of Toronto, was a former leader of the Bloor-Bathurst-Madison Business Association,[58] and formed the Bloor-Annex Business Improvement Area in 1996.[59] He had written several Letters to the Editor over the years on various matters, including reforms to employee health benefits[60] and the state of Toronto's provincial tax burden.[61] He was a vocal opponent of the old City of Toronto's forced amalgamation with neighbouring municipalities in 1997, and led the group Taxpayers Against Megacity.[62] He campaigned for city council in the 1997 municipal election as an extension of his anti-megacity campaign, and also advocated for property tax reforms.[63] In 2006, he argued that Torontonians should "take control of our own taxes and control our own destiny".[64]
  • Last-place candidate Mark State was born in the Northern Ontario community of South Porcupine, and raised in Hamilton. A former marine engineer and naval architect, he was 64 years old in November 2006.[6][65] He had previously campaigned for the North York Public School Board in the 1974 municipal election. In 2006, he argued that the past city regime were unable to meet their budgetary requirements because of an established dependency on Queens Park for cash supplements; and that because of its shortage of cash, little forwarding action on the city's pressing issues had been taken. Actions to serve the public had been replaced with a preference to manufacture committees to avoid having to undertake reform.[48] His own campaign addressed several different issues.[66]

City Council[edit]

Map of Toronto's Wards

Ward 1 Etobicoke North[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Suzan Hall (incumbent) 4878 50.9
Sonali Verma 2999 31.3
Anthony Caputo 490 5.1
Andre Lucas 467 4.9
Francis Ahinful 351 3.7
Ted Berger 186 1.9
Rosemarie Mulhall 129 1.3
Brian Prevost 79 0.8

Ward 2 Etobicoke North[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Rob Ford (incumbent) 8421 66.0
Cadigia Ali 2010 15.8
Mike McKenna 1241 9.7
Kevin Mark 499 3.9
Philip DeSouza 363 2.8
Nick Nobile 219 1.7

Ward 3 Etobicoke Centre[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Doug Holyday (incumbent) 9757 69.8
Peter Kudryk 2172 15.5
Lillian Lança 1391 9.9
Ross Vaughan 669 4.8

Ward 4 Etobicoke Centre[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Gloria Lindsay Luby (incumbent) 9979 68.5
Shane Daly 4108 28.2
Sam Mehta 471 3.2

Ward 5 Etobicoke—Lakeshore[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Peter Milczyn (incumbent) 8501 55.8
Arthur Roszak 3856 25.3
John Chiappetta 1668 10.9
Joseph Mignone 1021 6.7
Bojidar Tchernev 191 1.3

Ward 6 Etobicoke—Lakeshore[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Mark Grimes (incumbent) 6472 42.6
Jem Cain 3758 24.7
Matthew Day 2327 15.3
Gregory Wowchuk 931 6.1
Danuta Markiewicz 531 3.5
Rosalie Chalmers 424 2.8
Walter Melnyk 309 2.0
Tony Del Grande 303 2.0
George Kash 131 0.9

Ward 7 York West[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Giorgio Mammoliti (incumbent) 5877 62.6
Sandra Anthony 2753 29.3
Larry Perlman 495 5.3
Fred Cutler 258 2.8

Ward 8 York West[edit]


2006 Toronto municipal election, Councillor, Ward Eightedit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
Anthony Perruzza 4,738 45.70
(x)Peter Li Preti 4,159 40.11
Hau Dang Tan 734 7.08
Garry Green 371 3.58
Ramnarine Tiwari 193 1.86
Abdulhaq Omar 173 1.67
Total valid votes 10,368 100.00
  • Hau Dang Tan holds a Master of Business Administration degree, and has thirty years experience as a management consultant. An immigrant to Canada, he supports increased multicultural services and called for housing policies that would benefit residents instead of developers.[67]
  • Garry Green has a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario. He is a Contracted Services Specialist for the Toronto District School Board, and was thirty-four years old during the campaign.[68] He ran on a six-member slate led by former Toronto Mayor John Sewell.[69] Green called for more building inspectors, and a grading system to improve building quality.[70]
  • Ramnarine Tiwari was born in the Caribbean, and moved to Canada at age twenty. He attended York University and the University of Western Ontario, and founded the first Caribbean Cultural Organization in 1972. The following year, he received a licence to perform marriages.[71] A 2003 media release lists him as president and priest of the Toronto Shiva Satsang Sabha Temple.[72] During the 2006 campaign, he called for counselling centres for teen mothers and at-risk youth.[70]
  • Abdulhaq Omar supported more visible policing and programs for at-risk youth.[70] He was previously a candidate in the 1997 municipal election.

Ward 9 York Centre[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Maria Augimeri (incumbent) 7256 77.6
Vlad Protsenko 2100 22.4

Ward 10 York Centre[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Michael Feldman (incumbent) 6527 52.0
Igor Toutchinski 1940 15.4
Magda Berkovits 1586 12.6
Max Royz 1106 8.8
Robert Freedland 561 4.5
Craig Smith 440 3.5
Alex Dumalag 404 3.2

Ward 11 York South—Weston[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Frances Nunziata (incumbent) 6469 49.6
Paul Ferreira 4812 36.9
Rocky Gualtieri 1235 9.5
Pansy Mullings 526 4.0

Ward 12 York South—Weston[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Frank Di Giorgio (incumbent) 4980 48.2
Nick Dominelli 2725 26.4
Joe Renda 1419 13.7
Keith Sweeney 1054 10.2
Michel Dugré 157 1.5

Ward 13 Parkdale—High Park[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Bill Saundercook (incumbent) 6930 43.4
Greg Hamara 4829 30.2
David Garrick 2904 18.2
Frances Wdowczyk 605 3.8
Linda Coltman 433 2.7
Aleksander Oniszczak 281 1.8

Ward 14 Parkdale—High Park[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Gord Perks 3816 30.1
Rowena Santos 2978 23.5
Ted Lojko 1872 14.8
John Colautti 1645 13.0
David White 885 7.0
Tom Freeman 476 3.8
Walter Jarsky 342 2.7
Dilorece South 288 2.3
Anthony Quinn 103 0.8
Beverly Bernardo 99 0.8
David Hanna 73 0.6
Matthew Vezina 51 0.4
Jimmy Talpa 19 0.2
Barry Hubick 14 0.1

Ward 15 Eglinton—Lawrence[edit]

2006 Toronto municipal election, Councillor, Ward Fifteenedit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Howard Moscoe 5,820 46.89
Ron Singer 3,110 25.06
Rosina Bonavota 1,897 15.28
Howard Cohen 675 5.44
Eva Tavares 477 3.84
Dino Stamatopoulos 311 2.51
Alex Papouchine 122 0.98
Total valid votes 12,412 100.00
  • Ron Singer is a financial advisor and critical illness insurance specialist, and chairs the 13 Division Community Police Liaison Committee.[73] He had previously challenged Moscoe in the 2003 municipal election. Singer endorsed several policy initiatives associated with mayoral candidate Jane Pitfield, including garbage incineration and support for the Guardian Angels vigilante group, and his campaign site featured Pitfield's pledge on spending.[74] He called for the number of Toronto City Councillors to be reduced from 44 to 22, and supported two-term limits for councillors.[75] He was endorsed by the Toronto Star newspaper.[76]
  • Rosina Bonavota was born in Italy, and moved to Canada with her family at age seven. She is a co-owner of Bonamico Café and Grill, a family business, and was forty-nine years old during the campaign. She called for more active-duty police officers and programs for at-risk youth.[75]
  • Howard Cohen was born and raised in Toronto, and has degrees from the University of Toronto and the University of Windsor Law School. He has been a motivational speaker, mediator, small-business owner, agent and professor of law.[77] He says that he ran because of his dissatisfaction with Howard Moscoe, whom he accused of neglecting the ward.[78]
  • Eva Tavares is a community developer, and has volunteered with the North York Harvest Food Bank.[79] She called for the revitalization of the Eglinton-Oakwood area in an environmentally-sound manner.[78]
  • Dino Stamatopoulos did not provide information about his campaign, and did not respond to requests for interviews.[78]
  • Alex Papouchine is an information technology specialist who moved to Canada from Russia. He supported Howard Moscoe's work on council, but said that Moscoe "is older and may not be aware of some of the issues". He called for improvements in public transit and more extracurricular activities for students.[80]

Ward 16 Eglinton—Lawrence[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Karen Stintz (incumbent) 8880 64.6
Albert Pantaleo 1721 12.5
Charm Darby 1421 10.3
Steve Watt 886 6.4
Steven Bosnick 477 3.5
Yigal Rifkind 364 2.6

Ward 17 Davenport[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Cesar Palacio (incumbent) 4827 42.3
Alejandra Bravo 4546 39.8
Fred Dominelli 1491 13.1
Cinzia Scalabrini 211 1.9
David Faria 206 1.8
Gustavo Valdez 77 0.7
Wilson Basantes Espinoza 50 0.4

Ward 18 Davenport[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Adam Giambrone (incumbent) 6025 66.9
Simon Wookey 2089 23.2
Jim McMillan 292 3.2
Lloyd Ferguson 262 2.9
Nha Le 251 2.8
Jim Rawling 87 1.0

Ward 19 Trinity—Spadina[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Joe Pantalone (incumbent) 8524 76.5
George Sawision 1710 15.3
Nick Boragina 511 4.6
Hïmy Syed 403 3.6

Ward 20 Trinity—Spadina[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Adam Vaughan 7834 51.7
Helen Kennedy 5334 35.2
Desmond Cole 750 4.9
Chris Ouellette 375 2.5
Joseph Tuan 359 2.4
Devendra Sharma 231 1.5
Douglas Lowry 193 1.3
Carmin Priolo 91 0.6

Ward 21 St. Paul's[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Joe Mihevc (incumbent) 8092 56.7
John Sewell 3326 23.3
John Adams 2712 19.0
Tony Corpuz 150 1.1

Ward 22 St. Paul's[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Michael Walker (incumbent) 11899 78.2
Rob Newman 2506 16.5
Gord Reynolds 805 5.3

Ward 23 Willowdale[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
John Filion (incumbent) 8853 57.4
Andrew Miller 5235 34.0
Cornel Chifor 557 3.6
Mohammed Choudhary 394 2.6
Ignacio Manlangit 373 2.4

Ward 24 Willowdale[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
David Shiner (incumbent) 6930 54.1
Ed Shiller 3768 29.4
Sanaz Amirpour 1329 10.4
Colleen Ladd 789 6.2

Ward 25 Don Valley West[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Cliff Jenkins (incumbent) 7954 58.3
Tony Dickins 2788 20.4
Robertson Boyle 971 7.1
Peter Kapsalis 967 7.1
John Blair 964 7.1

Ward 26 Don Valley West[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
John Parker 3369 20.1
Mohamed Dhanani 3155 18.8
Abdul Ingar 2940 17.6
Geoff Kettel 1372 8.2
Natalie Maniates 1336 8.0
David Thomas 1095 6.5
John Masterson 887 5.3
Michele Carroll-Smith 743 4.4
Debbie Lechter 577 3.4
Csaba Vegh 371 2.2
Muhammad Alam 261 1.6
Fred Williams 256 1.5
Bahar Aminvaziri 215 1.3
Orhan Aybars 99 0.6
Raza Jabbar 76 0.5

Ward 27 Toronto Centre[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Kyle Rae (incumbent) 8931 56.5
Carol Golench 1391 8.8
Chris Reid 1330 8.4
Gary Leroux 1327 8.4
Cam Johnson 913 5.8
Susan Gapka 752 4.8
Daniel Young 614 3.9
Rob Bezanson 547 3.5

Ward 28 Toronto Centre[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Pam McConnell (incumbent) 8434 62.8
Howard Bortenstein 1418 10.6
Catherina Perez 1064 7.9
Yaqoob Khan 731 5.4
Connie Harrison 706 5.3
Holly Cartmell 646 4.8
Baquie Ghazi 440 3.3

Ward 29 Toronto—Danforth[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Case Ootes (incumbent) 5790 46.3
Diane Alexopoulos 5770 46.1
Andrew James 518 4.1
Hamish Wilson 183 1.5
John Richardson 137 1.1
Darryl Smith 114 0.9

Ward 30 Toronto—Danforth[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Paula Fletcher (incumbent) 7936 60.2
Suzanne McCormick 3470 26.3
Edward Chin 937 7.1
Michael Zubiak 522 4.0
Patrick Kraemer 220 1.7
Daniel Nicastro 96 0.7

Ward 31 Beaches—East York[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Janet Davis (incumbent) 8990 65.9
Steve Minos 4187 30.7
Paul Murton 176 1.3
Mark Hindle 167 1.2
Leonard Subotich 119 0.9

Ward 32 Beaches—East York[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Sandra Bussin (incumbent) 10377 69.8
Erica Maier 1287 8.7
John Lewis 1081 7.3
Donna Braniff 660 4.4
Matt Williams 557 3.7
Alan Burke 332 2.2
John Greer 305 2.1
William Gallos 196 1.3
Luca Mele 82 0.6

Ward 33 Don Valley East[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Shelley Carroll (incumbent) 6219 59.3
Sarah Tsang-Fahey 1424 13.6
Zane Caplan 1392 13.3
Jim Conlon 1060 10.1
Anderson Tung 398 3.4

Ward 34 Don Valley East[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Denzil Minnan-Wong (incumbent) 7567 60.7
Susan Salek 3240 26.0
George Maxwell 589 4.7
Atiya Ahmed 560 4.5
Gary Walsh 516 4.1

Ward 35 Scarborough Southwest[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Adrian Heaps 2949 23.8
Michelle Berardinetti 2860 23.1
Dan Harris 1853 14.9
Elizabeth Moyer 1371 11.1
Mike Kilpatrick 1098 8.9
Worrick Russell 786 6.3
Sharif Ahmed 669 5.4
Norman Lovatsis 436 3.5
Jason Carey 113 0.9
Armando Calderon 94 0.8
Michael Brausewetter 89 0.7
Tony Festino 52 0.4
Axcel Cocon 30 0.2

Ward 36 Scarborough Southwest[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Brian Ashton (incumbent) 9717 77.7
Eddy Gasparotto 1597 12.8
Greg Crompton 828 6.6
Ron Sonier 367 3.9

Ward 37 Scarborough Centre[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Michael Thompson (incumbent) 11987 87.1
Jamie Kallmeyer 1094 8.0
Derick Ackloo 674 4.9

Ward 38 Scarborough Centre[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Glenn De Baeremaeker (incumbent) 8583 61.9
Tushar Shah 1330 9.6
Willie Reodica 1233 8.9
Dan Sandor 1144 8.2
Bruce Hare 422 3.0
Kirk Jensen 399 2.9
Michael Binetti 390 2.8
Clement Babb 375 2.7

Ward 39 Scarborough—Agincourt[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Mike Del Grande (incumbent) 7964 68.2
John Wong 1888 16.2
Wayne Cook 660 5.6
Lushan Lu 614 5.3
Sunshine Smith 365 3.1
Samuel Kung 194 1.7

Ward 40 Scarborough—Agincourt[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Norm Kelly (incumbent) 10481 79.0
George Pappas 1618 12.2
Sunny Eren 746 5.6
Winston Ramjeet 416 3.1

Ward 41 Scarborough—Rouge River[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Chin Lee 5501 37.8
David Robertson 3324 22.9
Thadsha Navamanikkam 1727 11.9
Hratch Aynedjian 1376 9.5
Scott Shi 926 6.4
John Ching 690 4.7
Sonny Yeung 365 2.5
Malcolm Mansfield 338 2.3
Jose Baking 158 1.1
Min Lee 139 1.0

Ward 42 Scarborough—Rouge River[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Raymond Cho (incumbent) 7480 52.2
Kumar Nadarajah 3683 25.7
Mohammed Ather 1639 11.4
Bonnie Irwin 1532 10.7

Ward 43 Scarborough East[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Paul Ainslie 4677 38.7
Jim Robb 3388 28.1
Abdul Patel 1738 14.4
John Laforet 933 7.7
Mujeeb Khan 495 4.1
Glenn Kitchen 495 4.1
Amarjeet Chhabra 351 2.9

Ward 44 Scarborough East[edit]

Candidate Votes  %
Ron Moeser 6480 41.3
Diana Hall 6419 40.9
Richard Ross 1062 6.8
Donald Blair 588 3.7
Kevin Richardson 587 3.7
Mohammed Mirza 421 2.7
Kevin Wellington 87 0.6
Richard Rieger 53 0.3

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