2018 Toronto municipal election

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2018 Toronto municipal election

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Council before election

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Elected Council

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The 2018 Toronto municipal election was held on October 22, 2018, to elect a mayor and city councillors in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1] Registration for candidates for the office of mayor, councillor, and school board trustee opened on May 1, 2018, and initially closed on July 27, 2018. John Tory won the mayoral election with over 60% of the vote.[1]

To account for the city's growing population, Toronto's council wards underwent a realignment, with the removal of a ward in the west end, three new wards added in the downtown area, and a new ward in North York, expanding the city to 47 wards. However, in July 2018, newly-elected Premier of Ontario Doug Ford introduced legislation to require that Toronto's municipal elections use the same ridings as it does for provincial and federal elections, thus reducing the council to 25 wards. The bill attracted controversy for its intent to change electoral boundaries in the middle of a campaign, and was struck down as unconstitutional in September 2018. However, a stay on this ruling was granted nine days later by the Court of Appeal for Ontario; the three judge panel ruled that Bill 5 is constitutional and that the previous ruling was "dubious", thus reinstating the 25-ward election.

Ward boundary adjustment[edit]

The Toronto City Council commissioned an independent review of its ward boundaries in order to account for predicted population growth in specific areas of the city. The consultants recommended the realignment of the city's 44 wards into 47.[2][3] Under the 47 ward model, wards would not achieve voter parity until 2026 (when the population projection of 61,000 residents per ward would eventually kick in). The Supreme Court considers voter parity to be crucial to achieving effective representation.[2][4]

Three new wards were added in downtown, one in North York, while one was removed from Toronto's west end by consolidating 3 wards into 2.[5][4] Based on the patterns of incumbents shifting to successor wards, the four "new" wards are Ward 20, Ward 21, Ward 25 and Ward 29; the ward reduction in the west end is reflected in the effective merger of what had been designated as Ward 17 and Ward 18 on the preceding map into new Ward 16.

Two city councillors, Giorgio Mammoliti and Justin Di Ciano, along with several Toronto citizens, appealed the redrawing of ward boundaries at the Ontario Municipal Board.[6] The appeal was rejected and new ward boundaries approved in a 38-page decision.[7] Council had to pass a by-law before January 2018 for the boundaries to be changed before the election.[8]

Reduction of wards[edit]

On July 27, 2018, the last day for candidate registration, former councillor and new Ontario Premier Doug Ford introduced the Better Local Government Act, also known as Bill 5. The legislation requires that the Toronto city council align its municipal wards with those of the federal and provincial electoral ridings, thus reducing the size of Toronto's council from 47 to 25 wards. Each council member would serve an area representing an average of 111,000 residents. Ford justified the legislation by stating that the council had "failed to act on the critical issues facing the city", and that expanding it to 47 wards would exacerbate the existing "dysfunction". The province claimed that such a reduction would result in a savings of $25 million over the next four years (in comparison to the city's operating budget of $11.12 billion per-year).[2]

Although the bill's largest and most widely covered effects pertained to the size of Toronto City Council, the bill also cancelled pending elections for regional chair in the regional municipalities of Peel, York, Niagara and Muskoka, resetting all four positions back to appointed, rather than elected, offices.

The bill proved controversial, with the official opposition Ontario NDP disputing its intent and considering it an abuse of power,[9] while other groups (including candidates and the Toronto District School Board) contended that the bill undermined the democratic process.[2] Toronto mayor John Tory suggested that such significant changes be subject to a public referendum. Toronto's city council voted 24-17 on a motion to oppose Bill 5 and support Tory's call for a referendum.[9] Tory also criticized Ford for not providing any opportunities to consult with the municipal government over the bill. Ford denied Tory's statement, stating that he had met with Tory and other officials multiple times.[10][11][2] Bill 5 was passed August 14, 2018. Rocco Achampong, a candidate for one of the wards removed in the consolidation, launched a legal challenge over the bill in the Ontario Superior Court.[12]

The government of Ontario argued that the larger wards were intended to improve voter parity for the 2018 municipal election (as the 47 ward model would not achieve voter parity until 2026).[2] However, the city asserted that the 25-ward structure provided no better parity than the newly-implemented 47-ward structure, and a consultant argued that the roughly doubled ward population reduced councillors' capacity to serve their communities—another aspect of effective representation.[2] In an affidavit, Toronto city manager Giuliana Carbone disputed the claimed cost savings, stating that it would only save $6 million over four years, taking into account the increased staffing that would be required to operate the larger wards, and the costs incurred by realigning the election to match the new boundaries.[2]

On September 10, 2018, the Better Local Government Act was struck down as unconstitutional by Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba, ruling that larger wards infringed on citizens' rights "to cast a vote that can result in effective representation", and that unilaterally changing electoral boundaries in the middle of a campaign infringed on candidates' freedom of expression. He explained that "passing a law that changes the city's electoral districts in the middle of its election and undermines the overall fairness of the election is antithetical to the core principles of our democracy", and questioned the province's intent and timing of the legislation.[13] Ford criticized the ruling, contending that its only supporters were a "small group of left-wing councillors looking to continue their free ride on the taxpayers' dollar and a network of activist groups who have entrenched their power under the status quo."[13]

The Ford government introduced the Efficient Local Government Act, also known as Bill 31, on September 12, 2018. The bill would have invoked Section 33 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, also known as the notwithstanding clause, to implement the effects of Bill 5 in defiance of the court ruling. If passed, it would have been the first time that the notwithstanding clause had ever been invoked in Ontario.[14][15][16] The Toronto city council voted 29–7 in favour of directing the city solicitor to challenge the new legislation in court, and to ask the federal government to invoke a constitutional clause allowing it to disallow provincial legislation (a mechanism only used once since 1943) should it pass. At a Liberal Party caucus retreat in Saskatoon, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated that he would not contribute to the discussions surrounding the sizes of municipal governments in Ontario, as it was "[not] a role that the federal government needs to take on".[17]

On September 19, 2018, the Court of Appeal for Ontario issued a stay on the previous Superior Court decision, ruling that Bill 5 "disrupted the campaigns that were already underway" but "does not limit or restrict any message the candidates wish to convey to voters", and was a "dubious ruling that invalidates legislation duly passed by the legislature".[18] As such, the election must now be held using 25 wards. Since it was made redundant by the stay, Bill 31 was also withdrawn.[19][20] The nomination period was reopened as a result of the stay and closed on September 21, 2018.[21]

City Council[edit]

(x) indicates incumbent city councillor

Ward 1 Etobicoke North[edit]

Candidate Votes Percentage Registration Date Notes
(x)Michael Ford 10,648 42.26% July 4, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 2 since 2016. Nephew of Ontario Premier Doug Ford. Endorsed by Toronto Sun.[22]
(x)Vincent Crisanti 8,654 34.34% May 1, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 1 since 2010.
Naiima Farah 2,262 8.98% July 27, 2018
Shirish Patel 1,945 7.72% May 1, 2018
Carol Royer 642 2.55% July 27, 2018 Endorsed by Toronto Star[23] and NOW magazine.[24]
Michelle Garcia 439 1.74% July 26, 2018
Peter D'Gama 253 1.00% July 20, 2018
Christopher Noor 214 0.85% July 9, 2018
Gurinder Patri 142 0.56% July 27, 2018

Ward 2 Etobicoke Centre[edit]

Candidate Votes Percentage Registration Date Notes
(x)Stephen Holyday 14,627 38.58% June 4, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 3 since 2014. Endorsed by Toronto Sun.[22]
(x)John Campbell 13,441 35.45% May 4, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 4 since 2014. Endorsed by Toronto Star.[23]
Angelo Carnevale 5,735 15.13% June 13, 2018
Erica Kelly 3,854 10.16% July 16, 2018 NDP candidate in 2018 provincial election. Endorsed by NOW magazine.[24]
Bill Boersma 258 0.68% July 27, 2018

Ward 3 Etobicoke—Lakeshore[edit]

Candidate Votes Percentage Registration Date Notes
(x)Mark Grimes 16,527 40.90% July 25, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 6 since 2003. Endorsed by Toronto Sun.[22]
Amber Morley 10,985 27.19% May 10, 2018 Endorsed by Toronto & York District Labour Council[25] and Progress Toronto,[26] Toronto Star,[23] and NOW magazine.[24]
Pamela Gough 7,301 18.07% May 1, 2018 TDSB school trustee
Iain Davis 2,722 6.74% July 27, 2018
Svitlana Burlakova 1,218 3.01% July 27, 2018
Peggy Moulder 575 1.42% July 27, 2018
Patrizia Nigro 394 0.98% May 31, 2018
Michael Julihen 320 0.79% August 29, 2018
Michael Loomans 199 0.49% July 5, 2018
Robert Gunnyon 167 0.41% September 20, 2018

Ward 4 Parkdale—High Park[edit]

Candidate Votes Percentage Registration Date Notes
(x)Gord Perks 16,887 44.55% May 1, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 14 since 2006. Endorsed by Toronto & York District Labour Council,[25] the Toronto Star,[23] Jennifer Keesmaat,[27] and NOW magazine.[24]
David Ginsberg 8,181 21.58% July 16, 2018
Kalsang Dolma 5,352 14.12% May 7, 2018
Evan Tummillo 2,367 6.24% May 1, 2018 Endorsed by Toronto Sun.[22]
Valerie Grdisa 1,771 4.67% September 21, 2018
Nick Pavlov 874 2.31% July 27, 2018
Taras Kulish 868 2.29% July 27, 2018
Alex Perez 686 1.81% July 27, 2018
José Vera 544 1.44% June 29, 2018
Mercy Okalowe 373 0.98% July 12, 2018

Ward 5 York South—Weston[edit]

Candidate Votes Percentage Registration Date Notes
(x)Frances Nunziata 8,425 32.18% June 4, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 11 since 2000. Endorsed by Toronto Sun.[22]
(x)Frank Di Giorgio 5,674 21.67% May 4, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 12 since 2000
Chiara Padovani 5,358 20.47% May 1, 2018 Endorsed by Progress Toronto[28]
Lekan Olawoye 3,889 14.85% May 1, 2018 Endorsed by Toronto & York District Labour Council,[25] Toronto Star,[23] and NOW magazine.[24]
Deega Barre 1,172 4.48% May 16, 2018
Keaton Austin 467 1.78% July 26, 2018
Luis Portillo 352 1.34% June 6, 2018
Fred Fosu 245 0.94% July 27, 2018
Joey Carapinha 241 0.92% May 1, 2018
Cedric Ogalvie 189 0.72% July 24, 2018
Harpeet Gulri 168 0.64% July 23, 2018

Ward 6 York Centre[edit]

Candidate Votes Percentage Registration Date Notes
(x)James Pasternak 11,559 47.61% May 15, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 10 since 2010. Endorsed by Toronto Sun.[22]
(x)Maria Augimeri 9,223 37.99% May 1, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 9 since 2000. Endorsed by Toronto & York District Labour Council,[25] Toronto Star,[23] and NOW magazine.[24]
Louise Russo 2,726 11.23% July 20, 2018 Sought Liberal nomination for the 2018 provincial election in York Centre [29] Prominent anti-violence advocate, namesake of a city park in neighbouring Ward 7 Humber River—Black Creek
Edward Zaretsky 771 3.17% July 23, 2018 Operator of community group, Citizens Alliance Group. Ran for city council in 2010.[30]

Ward 7 Humber River—Black Creek[edit]

Candidate Votes Percentage Registration Date Notes
(x)Anthony Perruzza 8,336 36.80% July 5, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 8 since 2008. Former Metro Toronto Separate School Board Trustee (1985–1988), North York Councillor (1988–1990) and NDP MPP for Downsview (1990–1995). Endorsed by Progress Toronto, Toronto & York District Labour Council[25] and Toronto Star.[23]
(x)Giorgio Mammoliti 5,625 24.83% May 1, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 7 since 2000. Endorsed by Toronto Sun.[22]
Deanna Sgro 4,512 19.92% July 5, 2018 Liberal candidate in 2018 provincial election; daughter of former councillor and current MP Judy Sgro.
Tiffany Ford 3,187 14.07% May 7, 2018 TDSB school trustee. Endorsed by Progress Toronto[31] and NOW magazine.[24]
Amanda Coombs 445 1.96% July 4, 2018
Winston La Rose 247 1.09% July 17, 2018
Kerry-Ann Thomas 153 0.68% September 20, 2018 Consultant and Political Advisor since 2009. Queen's Park Ontario Legislature Staff (2005–2007), TV Host and Journalist. OWIT-Toronto (Organization of Women in International Trade) Member (2010–present)
Kristy-Ann Charles 147 0.65% July 26, 2018

Ward 8 Eglinton—Lawrence[edit]

Candidate Votes Percentage Registration Date Notes
Mike Colle 14,094 41.34% July 25, 2018 Former Liberal MPP for Eglinton—Lawrence (1995–2018), provincial cabinet minister (2005–07), Metro Councillor for York (1988–94), Chair of Toronto Transit Commission (1991–94), York Councillor (1982–85). Father of incumbent Councillor for former Ward 15 Josh Colle. Endorsed by Toronto Star.[23]
(x)Christin Carmichael Greb 7,395 21.69% May 1, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 16 since 2014. Endorsed by Toronto Sun.[22]
Dyanoosh Youssefi 5,253 15.41% May 1, 2018 Endorsed by Progress Toronto[32] and NOW magazine.[24]
Beth Levy 3,122 9.16% May 4, 2018 Endorsed by former Mayor of Toronto and MP David Crombie[33]; Former urban planner.
Jennifer Arp 2,404 7.05% May 18, 2018 TDSB school trustee
Lauralyn Johnston 992 2.91% June 18, 2018 Urban planner with the City of Toronto since 2012.
Josh Pede 420 1.23% September 20, 2018
Darren Dunlop 210 0.62% June 21, 2018 Real estate agent[34]
Randall Pancer 134 0.39% July 23, 2018
Peter Tijiri 72 0.21% July 17, 2018

Ward 9 Davenport[edit]

Candidate Votes Percentage Registration Date Notes
(x)Ana Bailão 26,219 83.62% May 1, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 18 since 2010. Endorsed by Toronto & York District Labour Council,[25] Toronto Star,[23] NOW magazine.[24] and Toronto Sun.[22]
Nahum Mann 2,804 8.94% July 26, 2018
Troy Young 1,218 3.88% July 10, 2018
Mark Balack 1,114 3.55% September 7, 2018

Ward 10 Spadina—Fort York[edit]

Candidate Votes Percentage Registration Date Notes
(x)Joe Cressy 15,903 55.06% May 1, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 20 since 2014. Endorsed by Toronto & York District Labour Council,[25] Toronto Star,[23] and NOW magazine.[24]
April Engelberg 3,346 11.58% July 5, 2018
Kevin Vuong 3,018 10.45% May 1, 2018 Endorsed by Toronto Sun.[22]
Sabrina Zuniga 1,564 5.41% May 1, 2018
John Nguyen 1,032 3.57% June 11, 2018
Karlene Nation 860 2.98% July 24, 2018
Rick Myers 747 2.59% July 26, 2018
Dean Maher 611 2.12% June 15, 2018
Al Carbone 519 1.80% July 20, 2018
Andrew Massey 473 1.64% July 27, 2018
Michael Barcelos 451 1.56% July 26, 2018
Edris Zalmai 147 0.51% July 24, 2018
Andrei Zodian 133 0.46% September 21, 2018
Ahdam Dour 80 0.28% July 16, 2018

Ward 11 University—Rosedale[edit]

Candidate Votes Percentage Registration Date Notes
(x)Mike Layton 22,370 69.56% July 10, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 19 since 2010. Endorsed by Toronto & York District Labour Council,[25] Toronto Star,[23] and NOW magazine.[24]
Joyce Rowlands 4,231 13.16% September 21, 2018 Former provincial Liberal candidate and daughter of former Toronto mayor June Rowlands. Endorsed by Toronto Sun.[22]
Nicki Ward 2,933 9.12% September 20, 2018
Marc Cormier 995 3.09% July 26, 2018
Michael Borrelli 671 2.09% July 27, 2018
Michael Shaw 581 1.81% July 24, 2018
George Sawision 376 1.17% July 20, 2018

Ward 12 Toronto—St. Paul's[edit]

Candidate Votes Percentage Registration Date Notes
(x)Josh Matlow 20,371 51.60% July 4, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 22 since 2010. Endorsed by Toronto Star.[23]
(x)Joe Mihevc 16,634 42.14% May 17, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 21 since 2000. Endorsed by Toronto & York District Labour Council,[25] John Tory,[35] NOW magazine.[24] and Toronto Sun.[22]
Ian Lipton 930 2.36% July 27, 2018
Elizabeth Cook 908 2.30% September 21, 2018
Bob Murphy 342 0.87% July 27, 2018
Artur Langu 290 0.73% July 27, 2018

Ward 13 Toronto Centre[edit]

Candidate Votes Percentage Registration Date Notes
(x)Kristyn Wong-Tam 15,706 50.26% May 1, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 27 since 2010. Endorsed by Toronto & York District Labour Council,[25] Toronto Star[36] and NOW magazine.[24]
George Smitherman 4,734 15.15% May 9, 2018 Former Liberal MPP for Toronto Centre-Rosedale (1999-2010) and provincial cabinet minister (2003-10)
(x)Lucy Troisi 2,698 8.63% July 26, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 28 since 2017, appointed to office upon death of Pam McConnell. Endorsed by Toronto Sun.[22]
Khuram Aftab 1,794 5.74% July 18, 2018
Walied Khogali Ali 1,408 4.51% May 11, 2018
Ryan Lester 968 3.10% June 25, 2018
Tim Gordanier 734 2.35% July 26, 2018
Jon Callegher 713 2.28% May 7, 2018
John Jeffery 530 1.70% July 26, 2018
Catherina Perez 511 1.64% June 12, 2018
Megann Willson 411 1.32% May 1, 2018
Barbara Lavoie 176 0.56% September 21, 2018
Jordan Stone 161 0.52% July 27, 2018
Richard Forget 150 0.48% May 18, 2018
Jonathan Heath 144 0.46% July 27, 2018
Kyle McNally 138 0.44% July 27, 2018
Darren Abramson 108 0.35% September 21, 2018
Gladys Larbie 101 0.32% June 11, 2018
Rob Wolvin 64 0.20% July 27, 2018 2014 Councillor candidate - Toronto Centre-Rosedale, 2015 Progressive Canadian Party candidate: Etobicoke Centre; employed in the film industry.

Ward 14 Toronto—Danforth[edit]

Candidate Votes Percentage Registration Date Notes
(x)Paula Fletcher 16,468 42.27% May 1, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 30 since 2003. Endorsed by Toronto & York District Labour Council,[25] Toronto Star,[36] and NOW magazine.[24]
(x)Mary Fragedakis 10,201 26.18% May 1, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 29 since 2010. Endorsed by NOW magazine[24] and Toronto Sun.[22]
Chris Budo 7,394 18.98% May 24, 2018
Lanrick Bennett 1,935 4.97% June 11, 2018
Dixon Chan 1,100 2.82% May 4, 2018
Chris Marinakis 700 1.80% September 20, 2018
Marisol D'Andrea 429 1.10% June 21, 2018
Ryan Lindsay 413 1.06% July 13, 2018
Lawrence Lychowyd 188 0.48% September 21, 2018
Alexander Pena 131 0.34% July 25, 2018

Ward 15 Don Valley West[edit]

Candidate Votes Percentage Registration Date Notes
(x)Jaye Robinson 16,219 49.22% May 31, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 25 since 2010. Endorsed by Toronto Sun.[22]
(x)Jon Burnside 14,440 43.82% May 1, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 26 since 2014. Endorsed by Toronto Star,[36] NOW magazine.[24] and Toronto Sun.[22]
Tanweer Khan 1,309 3.97% July 6, 2018
Nikola Streker 583 1.77% July 23, 2018
Minh Le 404 1.23% September 21, 2018

Ward 16 Don Valley East[edit]

Candidate Votes Percentage Registration Date Notes
(x)Denzil Minnan-Wong 11,128 43.33% July 4, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 34 since 2000, Deputy Mayor of Toronto since 2014, provincial PC candidate in 2018. Endorsed by Toronto Sun.[22]
David Caplan 7,277 30.3% July 27, 2018 Former Liberal MPP for Don Valley East (1997-2011) and provincial cabinet minister (2003-09). Endorsed by Toronto Star[36] and NOW magazine.[24]
Stephen Ksiazek 1,698 7.07% May 1, 2018
Dimitre Popov 1,104 4.6% June 28, 2018
Pushpalatha Mathanalingam 888 3.7% July 9, 2018
Michael Woulfe 771 3.21% July 26, 2018
Aria Alavi 582 2.42% May 7, 2018
Diane Gadoutsis 569 2.37% September 21, 2018

Ward 17 Don Valley North[edit]

Candidate Votes Percentage Registration Date Notes
Shelley Carroll 10,554 40.44% July 6, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 33 (2003–2018), provincial Liberal candidate in 2018. Endorsed by Toronto & York District Labour Council,[25] Toronto Star,[36] and NOW magazine.[24]
Christina Liu 7,552 28.94% July 3, 2018 Endorsed by Vincent Ke,[37] Bob Saroya,[38] Mel Lastman, former Willowdale MP Chungsen Leung (2011–2015) and Toronto Sun.[22]
Ken Lister 3,410 13.07% May 1, 2018 Toronto District School Board trustee.[39]
Steven Chen 2,095 8.03% July 9, 2018 CPA, CGA. Endorsed by Joe Daniel, former Don Valley East MP (2011-2015).[40] Endorsed by Carl Qiu, President of OPCYA .[41] Endorsed by Sam Chopra, President of South Asians In Ontario[42] . Endorsed by former Willowdale MP Chungsen Leung (2011–2015). [43]
Ian Hanecak 879 3.37% June 21, 2018
Erin O'Connor 453 1.74% July 27, 2018
Kostas Kokkinakis 438 1.68% September 21, 2018
Stella Kargiannakis 413 1.58% July 3, 2018
Kasra Gharibi 305 1.17% July 11, 2018

Ward 18 Willowdale[edit]

Candidate Votes Percentage Registration Date Notes
(x)John Filion 8,104 31.06 September 6, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 23 since 2000 and for predecessor ward of York Centre (1998–2000). Endorsed by NOW magazine.[24]
Lily Cheng 5,149 19.74% June 20, 2018 Founder of North York Moms; Co-Founder of We Love Willowdale, in response to the Toronto van attack. Endorsed by Toronto Star.[36]
Sonny Cho 3,130 12.00% May 2, 2018 Former City Councillor candidate for Willowdale Ward 24; Willowdale 150 Medal Recipient; Ontario Place Board Director; CEO of Canada Korea Business Council; Endorsed by former Willowdale MP C. S. Leung and former MPP Michael Chan.
David Mousavi 1,596 6.12% July 26, 2018
Danny DeSantis 1,486 5.70% June 20, 2018 Endorsed by Corriere Canadese, Mark Grimes, Judy Sgro, Alfred Apps, and Chungsen Leung.
Norman Gardner 1,476 5.67% June 27, 2018 Former Metro Toronto Councillor (1985–1997), and Toronto City Councillor (1997–2000); former Chair of Toronto Police Services Board (1998–2004). Progressive Conservative candidate in Willowdale in the 1997 federal election.
Sam Moini 1,289 4.94% May 2, 2018 Endorsed by Toronto Sun.[22]
Saman Tabasi Nejad 1,189 4.56% July 17, 2018 Endorsed by Toronto & York District Labour Council[25], NDP MPPs Marit Stiles and Faisal Hassan.
Winston Park 593 2.27% May 1, 2018 Councillor candidate for former ward 23 in 2014 as Kun-Won Park. Endorsed by Senator Yonah Martin[44], and former Conservative Willowdale MP Chungsen Leung[45]
Gerald Mak 545 2.09% July 17, 2018
David Epstein 538 2.96% July 20, 2018
Albert Kim 291 1.12% July 18, 2018 Endorsed by former PC Don Valley East MP Alan Redway and former Conservative Willowdale MP Chungsen Leung.
Farah Aslani 187 0.72% September 21, 2018
Andrew Herbst 162 0.62% July 23, 2018
Hamid Shakeri 122 0.47% July 26, 2018
Chung Jin Park 101 0.39% May 2, 2018
Sam Mathi 66 0.25% July 26, 2018
Marvin Honickman 61 0.23% 21 Sep 2018

Ward 19 Beaches—East York[edit]

Candidate Votes Percentage Registration Date Notes
Brad Bradford 14,286 38.56% June 15, 2018 Endorsed by retiring Ward 32 councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon,[46] John Tory,[47] and Toronto Sun.[22]
Matthew Kellway 13,998 37.78% May 22, 2018 Former NDP MP for Beaches—East York (2011–2015). Endorsed by retiring Ward 31 councillor Janet Davis[46] Endorsed by Toronto & York District Labour Council[25] and Toronto Star.[36]
Joshua Makuch 2,315 6.25% May 2, 2018
Diane Dyson 1,613 4.35% June 13, 2018 Researcher and policy advocate for People for Education, United Way of Greater Toronto, and WoodGreen Community Services[48] Endorsed by NOW magazine.[24]
Veronica Stephen 1,257 3.39% July 27, 2018
Valérie Maltais 929 2.51% May 1, 2018
Adam Smith 708 1.91% July 26, 2018
Brenda MacDonald 601 1.62% June 11, 2018
Paul Bura 288 0.78% July 20, 2018
David Del Grande 283 0.76% June 20, 2018
Morley Rosenberg 248 0.67% July 25, 2018
Frank Marra 142 0.38% July 26, 2018
Donald Lamoreux 141 0.38% September 21, 2018
Norval Bryant 89 0.24% July 27, 2018
Dragan Cimesa 77 0.21% September 21, 2018
Paul Murton 74 0.20% July 26, 2018

Ward 20 Scarborough Southwest[edit]

Candidate Votes Percentage Registration Date Notes
(x)Gary Crawford 10,505 35.73% May 1, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 36 since 2010 Endorsed by Toronto Sun.[22]
(x)Michelle Holland-Berardinetti 10,094 34.33% June 11, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 35 since 2010. Endorsed by Toronto Sun.[22]
Mohsin Bhuiyan 2,910 9.9% May 1, 2018
Paulina Corpuz 1,813 6.17% June 12, 2018
Suman Roy 1,582 5.38% May 3, 2018 Endorsed by Toronto Star[36] and NOW magazine.[24]
Gerard Arbour 1,187 4.04% May 4, 2018
Curtis Smith 541 1.84% July 16, 2018
Robert McDermott 367 1.25% May 1, 2018
Bruce Waters 246 0.84% August 28, 2018
John Letonja 160 0.54% June 4, 2018

Ward 21 Scarborough Centre[edit]

Candidate Votes Percentage Registration Date Notes
(x)Michael Thompson 16,542 69.05% May 9, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 37 since 2003. Endorsed by Toronto Star,[36] NOW magazine,[24] and Toronto Sun.[22]
Paul Beatty 1,638 6.84% July 27, 2018
Fawzi Bidawi 1,035 4.32% July 16, 2018
Zia Choudhary 1,014 4.23% May 2, 2018
Vivek Bhatt 993 4.15% July 18, 2018
Randy Bucao 949 3.96% May 9, 2018
Raphael Rosch 545 2.28% July 24, 2018
Zamir ul-Hassan Nadeem 448 1.87% May 8, 2018
Afran Naveed 349 1.46% May 9, 2018
Ismail Khan 311 1.30% July 27, 2018
Nur Saifullah 132 0.55% July 26, 2018

Ward 22 Scarborough—Agincourt[edit]

Candidate Votes Percentage Registration Date Notes
(x)Jim Karygiannis 12,593 46.8% May 1, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 39 since 2014, former Liberal MP (1988–2014)
(x)Norm Kelly 9,944 36.96% May 14, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 40 since 2000, former Liberal MP (1980–1984), former Deputy Mayor (2013–2014).

Endorsed by Toronto Star[36] and Toronto Sun.[22]

Roland Lin 2,789 10.37% September 6, 2018 Registered translator, Paralegal, Business Owner. Priorities include making safe communities, keeping taxes low, building Sheppard subway extension and adding more north-south buses, etc.
Michael Korzeniewski 660 2.45% June 13, 2018
Vincent Lee 597 2.22% July 26, 2018
Jude Coutinho 234 0.87% July 17, 2018
Jason Woychesko 90 0.33% July 26, 2018

Ward 23 Scarborough North[edit]

Candidate Votes Percentage Registration Date Notes
Cynthia Lai 5,589 27.02% May 28, 2018 Endorsed by Toronto Sun.[22]
Maggie Chi 4,137 20.00% June 19, 2018 Worked as a constituency assistant to former Councillor Chin Lee, Ward 41, for 5 years[49]. Endorsement and support from Chin Lee (former City Councillor), Glen De Baeremaeker (Deputy Mayor for Scarborough), Shaun Chen (Member of Parliament, Scarborough North), Tom Chang (President of the Brimley Forest Community Association), Gary Loughlin (President of the C.D Farqhuarson Community Association)[50].
Felicia Samuel 3,702 17.89% July 25, 2018 Former provincial NDP candidate. Endorsed by Toronto & York District Labour Council,[25] Progress Toronto,[51] Toronto Star,[36] and NOW magazine.[24]
Neethan Saba 2,808 13.57% July 27, 2018
James Chow 1,487 7.19% May 16, 2018
Ashwani Bhardwaj 1,259 6.09% July 25, 2018
Sheraz Khan 453 2.19% July 27, 2018
Dameon Halstead 391 1.89% June 12, 2018
Mahboob Mian 335 1.62% July 9, 2018
Sandeep Srivastava 273 1.32% June 26, 2018
Anthony Internicola 254 1.23% May 8, 2018

Ward 24 Scarborough—Guildwood[edit]

Candidate Votes Percentage Registration Date Notes
(x)Paul Ainslie 15,131 66.82% May 23, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 43 since 2006. Endorsed by Toronto Star,[36] NOW magazine,[24] and Toronto Sun.[22]
Michelle Spencer 1,933 8.54% September 7, 2018
Priyanth Nallaratnam 1,896 8.37% June 22, 2018
Reddy Muttukuru 1,323 5.84% July 11, 2018
Sajid Saleh 841 3.71% September 21, 2018
Morian Washington 592 2.61% July 26, 2018
Keiosha Ross 405 1.79% July 24, 2018
Emery Warner 393 1.74% July 26, 2018
Etohan Evbagharu 132 0.58% July 20, 2018

Ward 25 Scarborough—Rouge Park[edit]

Candidate Votes Percentage Registration Date Notes
Jennifer McKelvie 11,624 40.21% May 1, 2018 Council candidate in 2014. Environmental scientist and community organizer. First president of Renew Scarborough and past president of Centennial Community & Recreation Association. Endorsed by John McKay (Liberal MP for Scarborough-Guildwood), Raymond Cho (Progressive Conservative MPP for Scarborough North and past Ward 42 Councillor), Alvin Curling (former Liberal MPP for Scarborough-Rouge River), and Toronto Sun.[22]
(x)Neethan Shan 11,470 39.68% July 9, 2018 Councillor for former Ward 42 since 2017. Endorsed by Toronto & York District Labour Council,[25] Progress Toronto,[52] Toronto Star.[36] and NOW magazine.[24]
Paul Cookson 1,897 6.56% July 12, 2018
Amanda Cain 831 2.87% May 3, 2018
Cheryl Lewis-Thurab 638 2.21% May 10, 2018
Daniel Cubellis 527 1.82% May 4, 2018
Reza Khoshdel 548 1.90% May 4, 2018 Business executive and former political advisor & community organizer
Christopher Riley 456 1.58% July 23, 2018
Joseph Thomas 428 1.48% July 25, 2018
Jasper Ghori 337 1.17% September 20, 2018
Dave Madder 151 0.52% July 10, 2018

Incumbents who did not run for re-election[edit]

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