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Toronto mayoral election, 2014

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Candidate John Tory Doug Ford Olivia Chow
Popular vote 394,775 330,610 226,879
Percentage 40.28% 33.73% 23.15%

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Mayor of Toronto before election

Rob Ford

Elected Mayor of Toronto

John Tory

The 2014 Toronto Mayoral Election took place on October 27, 2014. Incumbent Mayor Rob Ford was running for re-election, but dropped out after being diagnosed with a tumour to instead run for city council in Ward 2. Registration of candidates began on January 2, 2014, and ended September 12, 2014, at 2 pm.[1]

The election was won by former Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario leader and 2003 mayoral runner-up John Tory, who defeated Ford's brother, city councillor Doug Ford, and former Trinity—Spadina MP Olivia Chow.[2] More than 980,000 Torontonians cast ballots in this election – a record turnout of 60 percent.[3]

Results

Official results from the City of Toronto as of October 28, 2014.[4]

Candidate Number of votes % of popular vote
John Tory 394,775 40.28
Doug Ford 330,610 33.73
Olivia Chow 226,879 23.15
Ari Goldkind 3,912 0.40
Selina Chan 2,336 0.24
Rocco Di Paola 1,557 0.16
Don Andrews 1,012 0.10
Morgan Baskin 1,009 0.10
Ramnarine Tiwari 1,007 0.10
George Dedopoulos 941 0.10
Said Aly 800 0.08
Robb Johannes 756 0.08
Jonathan Glaister 747 0.08
Monowar Hossain 614 0.06
Mike Gallay 570 0.06
Sam Surendran 569 0.06
Michael Tramov 560 0.06
Kevin Clarke 547 0.06
Matthew Wong 491 0.05
Dewitt Lee 489 0.05
Hïmy Syed 465 0.05
Mark Cidade 453 0.05
Troy Young 411 0.04
Dave McKay 407 0.04
Michael Gordon 388 0.04
Christopher Ball 377 0.04
Ashok Sajnani 368 0.04
Matthew Crack 365 0.04
Frank Burgess 335 0.03
D!ONNE Renée 323 0.03
Michael Tasevski 319 0.03
Mohammad Okhovat 318 0.03
Chinh Huynh 312 0.03
Veerayya Kembhavimath 294 0.03
Jeff Billard 288 0.03
Pat Roberge 273 0.03
Lee Romanov 271 0.03
Radu Popescu 233 0.02
Jon Karsemeyer 232 0.02
Steven Lam 226 0.02
Jonathan Bliguin 207 0.02
Christina Van Eyck 203 0.02
Josh Rachlis 201 0.02
Carlie Ritch 194 0.02
Tibor Steinberger 188 0.02
Klim Khomenko 186 0.02
Leo Gambin 165 0.02
Daniel Walker 162 0.02
Ram Narula 156 0.02
Jamie Shannon 156 0.02
Michael Nicula 145 0.02
Gary McBean 135 0.01
Charles Huang 134 0.01
Russell Saunders 134 0.01
Diana Maxted 117 0.01
Jim Ruel 110 0.01
Erwin Sniedzins 104 0.01
Chai Kalevar 102 0.01
Matt Mernagh 102 0.01
Wally Schwauss 97 0.01
Donovan Searchwell 90 0.01
Ratan Wadhwa 73 0.01
René Viau 69 0.01
Oweka-Arac Ongwen 56 0.01
Jack Weenen 52 0.01
Total 980,177 100.00

Candidates

At the close of nominations on September 12, 2014, 67 candidates were registered as per the City of Toronto website.[5] Eighteen candidates had withdrawn including incumbent mayor Rob Ford. Two of the candidates who withdrew ended up re-registering and subsequently withdrawing again.

Registered candidates

Withdrawn

  • Glenn Boque – withdrew on September 12
  • James Dalzell – withdrew on August 7
  • Ryan Doherty – withdrew on August 27
  • Ryan Emond – withdrew on August 22
  • Rob Ford – the incumbent mayor withdrew on September 12 after being hospitalized with an abdominal tumour and registered to run for city councillor in Ward 2. He endorsed his brother Doug Ford for mayor.[35]
  • James French – withdrew on September 11
  • Norm Gardner – former city councillor and Toronto Police Services chair, withdrew on September 4
  • Happy Happy – withdrew on April 16; re-registered on June 12 and then withdrew again on September 12
  • Greg Isaacs – withdrew on February 13
  • Robin Lawrance – withdrew on June 30
  • Jim McMillan – withdrew on June 30
  • Waldemar (Wally) Schwauss – withdrew on May 22; re-registered on July 4; withdrew again on August 19, and re-registered again on September 8.
  • Brent Smyth – withdrew on September 9
  • David Soknacki – withdrew September 10, saying that his support wasn't growing fast enough and it wouldn't be fair to continue asking volunteers to run an unsuccessful campaign[36]
  • Karen Stintz – Ward 16 city councillor and former TTC chair withdrew on August 21 without endorsing another candidate.[37]
  • Sarah Thomson – withdrew on September 9 and registered to run for city councillor in Ward 20.[38]
  • Richard Underhill – withdrew on September 12 and endorsed Olivia Chow

Declined to run

Issues

According to Nanos Research opinion poll conducted in July 2014 during the election campaign, the main issues concerning the voters were: public transit, high property taxes, jobs and the local economy and traffic.[51]

Public transit

Chow's transit strategy focused on buses under the slogan of "Better bus service. Now." Some of the details included "more comfort and dignity" to bus commuters and adding 10% capacity during peak periods.[52] Rob Ford's plan revolved around subway expansion, building 32 km of subway at an estimated cost of $9 billion.[53] Doug Ford's policy mirrors mayor's pro-subway agenda.[54] Tory presented his SmartTrack plan for transit – a 53-kilometre, 22-stop network that would run on existing commuter rail tracks.[55]

Property taxes

Chow proposed a 1% hike on the levy charged to properties sold for over $2 million.[56] Rob Ford promised to keep property taxes "well below" the rate of inflation.[57] Tory pledged to keep property-tax increases within the rate of inflation.[58]

Jobs and economy

Chow plans to boost economic opportunities by making Toronto the main trading hub for the Chinese currency in North America and Tory considers the mayor's job to "be the principal sales person and ambassador for the city".[59]

Debates

Opinion polls

Polling firm Last date of polling Link Chow D. Ford Tory Other Don't know/
Wouldn't vote
Forum Research October 25, 2014 PDF 21 32 44 3
Ipsos-Reid October 23, 2014 PDF 25 31 42
Mainstreet Technologies October 23, 2014 Scribd 20 32 38 3 7
22 34 42 3
Forum Research October 20, 2014 PDF 25 29 43 3
Mainstreet Technologies October 17, 2014 Scribd 22 29 38 3 8
24 32 43 3
Forum Research October 14, 2014 PDF 23 33 39 4
Forum Research October 6, 2014 PDF 22 37 39 2
Mainstreet Technologies October 5, 2014 Scribd 19 28 42 11
22 31 47
Forum Research September 29, 2014 PDF 20 33 43 3
Mainstreet Technologies September 28, 2014 Scribd 21 30 37 12
24 34 42
Ipsos-Reid September 26, 2014 PDF 26 26 48
Forum Research September 22, 2014 PDF 25 31 38 1 4
24 30 38 4 (Goldkind 3) 4
Mainstreet Technologies September 21, 2014 Scribd 25 23 40 11
28 26 46
Nanos Research September 20, 2014 PDF 22 25 46 8
24 27 49
Ipsos-Reid September 16, 2014 PDF 29 28 43
Mainstreet Technologies September 12, 2014 PDF 27 16 45 13
30 18 51
Forum Research September 12, 2014 PDF 19 34 41 3 3

Endorsements

Some of the candidates have been endorsed by the following prominent persons and media outlets:

Chow D. Ford Tory
Toronto Mayor and City Councillors
Media
Other

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