2018 Toronto mayoral election

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Toronto mayoral election, 2018

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  Mayor John Tory in Toronto at the Good Friday Procession - 2018 (27264606888) (cropped).jpg Jennifer Keesmaat - 2010 (cropped).jpg
Candidate John Tory Jennifer Keesmaat
Popular vote 479,659 178,193
Percentage 63.49% 23.59%

Toronto mayoral election, 2018 results by ward.svg

Mayor of Toronto before election

John Tory

Elected Mayor of Toronto

John Tory

The Toronto mayoral election of 2018 was held on Monday, October 22, 2018, to elect the Mayor of the City of Toronto. Incumbent Mayor John Tory was re-elected for a second term, defeating former Chief City Planner Jennifer Keesmaat with 63.49% of the vote.[1][2] Tory won all of Toronto’s 25 wards.[3]

Registration for candidates for the office of Mayor officially opened on May 1, 2018, and closed on July 27, 2018, at 2 pm.[4] Incumbent John Tory has been Mayor of Toronto since being elected in 2014 and launched his bid for re-election on May 1, 2018.[5] Former city councillor Doug Ford declared his intent to run, but later withdrew to seek the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. Former Chief City Planner Jennifer Keesmaat was speculated to be considering entering the race, and after initially indicating she would not run, she announced her candidacy on July 27, 2018, the last day to register as a candidate.[6]

Results[edit]

Official results from the City of Toronto.[2]

Candidate Number of votes % of popular vote
John Tory (X) 479,659 63.49
Jennifer Keesmaat 178,193 23.59
Faith Goldy 25,667 3.40
Saron Gebresellassi 15,222 2.01
Steven Lam 5,920 0.78
Sarah Climenhaga 4,765 0.63
Kevin Clarke 3,853 0.51
Monowar Hossain 3,602 0.48
Logan Choy 3,518 0.47
Knia Singh 3,244 0.43
Dobrosav Basaric 2,882 0.38
Chris Brosky 2,782 0.37
Jim McMillan 2,422 0.32
Tofazzel Haque 2,307 0.31
Drew Buckingham 1,971 0.26
Mike Gallay 1,940 0.26
Daryl Christoff 1,751 0.23
Gautam Nath 1,474 0.20
Christopher Humphrey 1,428 0.19
Thomas O'Neill 1,325 0.18
D!ONNE Renée 1,280 0.17
Brian Buffey 1,275 0.17
Brian Graff 1,139 0.15
Michael Nicula 1,048 0.14
Andrzej Kardys 1,035 0.14
Joseph Pampena 773 0.10
Jakob Vardy 757 0.10
Kris Langenfeld 695 0.09
James Sears 680 0.09
Chai Kalevar 615 0.08
Jack Weenen 607 0.08
Ion Gelu Vintila 565 0.07
Joseph Osuji 486 0.06
Josh Rachlis 337 0.04
Jim Ruel 276 0.04
Invalid/blank votes
Total
Registered voters/turnout

Registered candidates[edit]

Official registration for mayoral candidates opened May 1, 2018, and closed on July 27.[7] At the close of nominations, 35 candidates have registered to run in the election.[8]

Major candidates[edit]

All candidates[edit]

Formerly declared candidates[edit]

  • Doug Ford, incumbent Premier of Ontario, the former city councillor and runner-up in the 2014 mayoral election, announced his intention to challenge for the office a second time at a September 2017 event.[12] However, he announced in January 2018 that he would seek the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario and would not run in the mayoral election.[13]
  • Blayne Lastman, son of former mayor Mel Lastman, declared on July 25 that he would enter the race,[14] but announced a day later that he would not run.[15]

Declined candidates[edit]

Debates[edit]

List of Debates
Date Hosted by Participants Moderator Ref
September 24, 2018 ArtsVote Toronto Tory, Keesmaat, Gebresellassi, Climenhaga, Nath [23]
September 26, 2018 University of Toronto Scarborough Keesmaat, Gebresellassi, Climenhaga [24]

Opinion polls[edit]

Polling firm Last date of polling Link Keesmaat Tory Other
DART Insight and Communications October 12-15, 2018 PDF 27 62
Forum Research October 10, 2018 PDF 29 56 15
Forum Research October 5, 2018 PDF 29 56 15
Mainstreet Research September 25, 2018 HTML 31 64 Faith Goldy 2%
Sarah Climenhaga 1%
Saron Gebressellassi 1%
Other 1%
Forum Research September 24, 2018 PDF 28 56 16
Mainstreet Research September 16, 2018 HTML 26 62 Faith Goldy 6%
Other 6%
Mainstreet Research September 5, 2018 HTML 28 63 10
Probit Inc. September 5, 2018 Twitter 31 64 Faith Goldy 3%
Other 2%
Forum Research August 27, 2018 PDF 35 65
Forum Research July 27, 2018 PDF 30 70

Endorsements[edit]

Keesmaat Tory
City councillors Kristyn Wong-Tam
Mike Layton
Joe Cressy
Gord Perks
Joe Mihevc
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[26]
[27]
[28]
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Denzil Minnan-Wong
Jon Burnside
Christin Carmichael Greb
Frances Nunziata
[29]
Federal politicians Shaun Chen (Liberal, Scarborough North)
Ali Ehsassi (Liberal, Willowdale)
Michael Levitt (Liberal, York Centre)
James Maloney (Liberal, Etobicoke-Lakeshore)
John McKay (Liberal, Scarborough-Guildwood)
Marco Mendicino (Liberal, Eglinton-Lawrence)
Rob Oliphant (Liberal, Don Valley West)
Yasmin Ratansi (Liberal, Don Valley East)
Judy Sgro (Liberal, Humber River-Black Creek)
Geng Tan (Liberal, Don Valley North)
Borys Wrzesnewskyj (Liberal, Etobicoke Centre)
Jean Yip (Liberal, Scarborough-Agincourt)
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Provincial politicians Jessica Bell (NDP, University-Rosedale)
Suze Morrison (NDP, Toronto Centre)
Marit Stiles (NDP, Davenport)
Doly Begum (NDP, Scarborough Southwest)
[36]
[36]
[36]
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Mitzie Hunter (Liberal, Scarborough-Guildwood) [37]
Former politicians Olivia Chow (NDP MP) [38] Jean Augustine (Liberal MP)
John Baird (Conservative MP & MPP)
John Carmichael (Conservative MP)
Alvin Curling (Liberal MPP)
C.S. Leung (Conservative MP)
Peter MacKay (Conservative MP)
Joe Oliver (Conservative MP)
Sandra Pupatello (Liberal MPP)
[30]
[39]
[40]
[30]
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[41]
[42]
[30]
Media Daily Xtra
Spacing Magazine
[43]
[44]
Toronto Sun

Toronto Star

[45][46]
Other Richard Peddie (Former President and CEO MLSE)
Richard Underhill (Juno Award winning musician)
Toronto & York Region Labour Council
Elementary Teachers of Toronto

Guillermo "Gil" Penalosa (World Urban Parks Ambassador)

Tabatha Southey

Vision Zero Canada

Jean Yoon

Bruce Arthur (Toronto Star Sports Columnist)

Charles Spearin (Broken Social Scene)

Edward Keenan (Toronto Star Columnist)

Heather Mallick (Toronto Star Columnist)

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Director X

Claire Emma Kirk

Peter MacKay

Jeanne Beker

Gary Sleight

Gordon Nixon

Sheetal Jaitly

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