Toronto municipal election, 1948

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Municipal elections were held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on January 1, 1948. Robert Hood Saunders was re-elected as mayor in an election that also saw no changes on the Board of Control or City Council.

Toronto mayor[edit]

Mayor Robert Hood Saunders faced only Trotskyist Ross Dowson and was easily reelected.

Results
Robert Hood Saunders - 118,097
Ross Dowson - 15,008

Board of Control[edit]

Results
Hiram E. McCallum (incumbent) - 83,812
John Innes (incumbent) - 80,834
David Balfour (incumbent) - 77,087
Kenneth McKellar (incumbent) - 75,356
Stewart Smith - 47,791
Harry Bradley - 15,711
Harry Clairmont - 4,858

City council[edit]

Ward boundaries used in the 1948 election
Ward 1 (Riverdale)
Leslie Saunders (incumbent) - 7,970
Charles Walton (incumbent) - 7,059
Eugene Murdoch - 4,730
Harry Marley - 2,501
Arnold Lorenz - 1,967
Ward 2 (Cabbagetown and Rosedale)
Louis Shannon (incumbent) - 6,628
Everett Weaver (incumbent) - 5,288
May Birchard - 4,048
William Dennison - 2,892
Roy Boskett - 356
Ward 3 (West Downtown and Summerhill)
Harold Fishleigh (incumbent) - 4,712
Allan Lamport (incumbent) - 3,848
Frank Nasso - 943
Will Smith - 514
Ward 4 (The Annex, Kensington Market and Garment District)
Nathan Phillips (incumbent) - 7,439
Norman Freed (incumbent) -
Francis Chambers -
William Gallaher - 588
Ward 5 (Trinity-Bellwoods
Arthur Frost (incumbent) - 9,525
Charles Sims (incumbent) - 8,030
Joseph Gould - 7,333
Margaret Luckock - 3,192
Patrick McKeown - 796
Ward 6 (Davenport and Parkdale)
Frank Clifton (incumbent) - 13,924
George Granell (incumbent) - 15,589
Dewar Ferguson - 7,830
Samuel Thomas - 2,331
Ward 7 (West Toronto Junction)
William Butt (incumbent) - 7,629
E.C. Roelofson (incumbent) - 7,115
John Lenglet - 3,259
Ward 8 (The Beaches)
W.H. Collings (incumbent) - acclaimed
Roy Mealing (incumbent) - acclaimed
Ward 9 (North Toronto)
Leonard Reilly (incumbent) - 12,643
Melville Wilson (incumbent) - 11,458
Frank Nash - 9,366

Results taken from the January 2, 1949 Globe and Mail and might not exactly match final tallies.

Changes[edit]

Ward 7 Alderman William Butt died January 10, 1948; Charles Rowntree was appointed replacement January 19.

Mayor Robert Hood Saunders resigned February 23, 1948 when he was appointed Chairman of Ontario Hydro; Controller Hiram E. McCallum was unanimously appointed Mayor; Ward 7 Alderman E.C. Roelfson was appointed Controller February 24; William Davidson appointed Alderman March 1, 1948.

References[edit]

  • Election Coverage. Toronto Star. January 2, 1949
  • Election Coverage. Globe and Mail. January 2, 1949