Toronto municipal election, 1958

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Municipal elections were held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on December 1, 1958. Four year incumbent mayor Nathan Phillips won reelection against Controllers Ford Brand and Joseph Cornish.

Toronto mayor[edit]

One of the central issues was the proposal to develop the south side of Queen Street across from the new Toronto City Hall.

Results
Nathan Phillips - 53,776
Ford Brand - 30,736
Joseph Cornish - 17,089

Board of Control[edit]

The two sitting controllers running for reelection to the Board of Control, Jean Newman and William Allen, easily won reelection. Newman topped the polls for the second time and after the election she immediately announced her intention to run for mayor in 1960. The decision of Brand and Cornish to run for mayor opened two vacancies on the board. These were won by conservative east end Alderman Donald Summerville and Co-operative Commonwealth Federation-backed Alderman William Dennison. Only narrowly losing was former Toronto mayor Leslie Saunders. Other notable candidates included former Controller Roy Belyea, Alderman Ross Parry, and anti-Blue Laws advocate James Karfilis.

Results
Jean Newman (incumbent) - 59,243
William Allen (incumbent) - 52,462
Donald Summerville - 49,476
William Dennison - 33,612
Leslie Saunders - 33,469
Roy Belyea - 27,024
Ross Parry - 25,195
James Karfilis - 10,971
Harry Bradley - 10,499
Ross Dowson - 4,539
George Rolland - 3,834

City council[edit]

Ward boundaries used in the 1958 election
Ward 1 (Riverdale)
Ken Waters (incumbent) - 7,675
Fred Beavis (incumbent) - 5,540
William Lang - 4,321
Peter Metheus - 1,159
Joe Rosenblatt - 521
Ward 2 (Regent Park and Rosedale)
May Birchard (incumbent) - 3,355
Margaret Campbell - 3,295
Michael Grayson - 2,624
Stanley Price - 2,552
Douglas Shaw - 1,138
George Taylor - 925
Edwards - 881
Hugh Dowson - 520
Ward 3 (West Downtown and Summerhill)
William Archer - 3,307
Charles Tidy - 2,601
John MacVicar (incumbent) - 1,980
Gordon Peck - 1,480
Richard James - 1,288
Ralph Meakes - 576
James Sanderson - 308
Ward 4 (The Annex, Kensington Market and Garment District)
Herbert Orliffe (incumbent) - 4,256
Francis Chambers (incumbent) - 3,600
David Rotenberg - 2,631
Mark Frank - 802
Albert Finkelstein - 794
Dorothy Cureatz - 500
Ward 5 (Trinity-Bellwoods and Little Italy)
Philip Givens (incumbent) - 4,897
Harold Menzies (incumbent) - 3,866
Louis Lockhart - 2,085
Joseph Piccininni - 1,268
Peter D'Agostino - 1,086
Ben Nobleman - 823
Paul Pauk - 792
John Anture - 541
John Mracek - 488
Anthony Fascioni - 478
Ward 6 (Davenport and Parkdale)
May Robinson (incumbent) - 8,492
Frank Clifton (incumbent) - 8,035
George Jackson - 2,761
Pauline Miles - 2,037
William Stevens - 2,008
Kenneth Sutherland - 1,607
Ward 7 (Bloor West Village)
Mary Temple - 4,339
William Davidson (incumbent) - 4,211
Thomas Wilson (incumbent) - 3,009
John O'Shea - 1,802
William Otis - 480
Ward 8 (The Beaches)
A.G. Cranham (incumbent) - 9,216
Alex Hodgins - 7,516
Chris Stavro - 5,276
Stanley Baker - 2,691
Edward Cox - 2,367
John Square - 1,341
Ward 9 (North Toronto)
Frank Nash (incumbent) - acclaimed
Kenneth Ostrander (incumbent) - acclaimed

Nash chosen Metro Councillor

Results are taken from the December 2, 1958 Toronto Star and might not exactly match final tallies.

Outside Toronto[edit]

North York[edit]

Vernon Singer elected as reeve.

Scarborough[edit]

Albert Campbell elected as reeve.

References[edit]

  • Election Coverage. Toronto Star. December 2, 1958