Joseph Oliver (politician)

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This article is about the former mayor of Toronto. For the current Member of Parliament, see Joe Oliver (politician).
Joseph Oliver
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34th Mayor of Toronto
In office
Preceded by Emerson Coatsworth
Succeeded by George Geary
Personal details
Born 1852
Erin, Ontario
Died January 8, 1922
Toronto, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Businessman, Owner of Oliver Lumber Company
Religion Presbyterian

Joseph Oliver (1852 – January 8, 1922) was Mayor of Toronto from 1908 to 1909.

Born in Erin, Ontario, Oliver lived in Toronto since he was three years old. He worked in the lumber business. He was elected to the School Board in 1885 and to the Toronto City Council in 1895,1901, 1902,1903 (also Board of Control) and 1906. He was elected mayor in 1908 and 1909.[1] He was President of the Canadian National Exhibition Association in 1914 and 1915. He was also the Grand Sire of the Sovereign Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Oddfellows of America from 1920 to the date of his death having been with the organization for almost 50 years. He was the last Liberal to be elected mayor in Toronto before Allan A. Lamport in 1951. He was also a member of the Orange Order in Canada.


  1. ^ John Ross Robertson (1914). Robertson's Landmarks of Toronto. pp. 202–3 (n237).