Warring Kennedy

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Warring Kennedy
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28th Mayor of Toronto
In office
Preceded by Robert John Fleming
Succeeded by Robert John Fleming
Personal details
Born (1827-11-12)November 12, 1827
County Down, Ireland
Died June 25, 1904(1904-06-25) (aged 76)
91 Spencer Avenue, Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario[1]
Resting place Plot J, Lot 16, Mount Pleasant Cemetery

Warring Kennedy (November 12, 1827 – June 25, 1904) was Mayor of Toronto from 1894 to 1895.

Born in County Down, Ireland, Kennedy came to Toronto in 1858. In 1869, he opened a wholesale dry goods firm called Sampson, Kennedy and Gemmell. He was elected to Toronto City Council as alderman for St. John's Ward in 1871. In 1877, he was defeated when he ran for mayor and was defeated again in 1893. He was elected in 1894. He died in 1904 and is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.[2] He was also a member of the Orange Order in Canada.


  1. ^ "Warring Kennedy". Mount Pleasant Group. Retrieved 2013-03-14. 
  2. ^ John Ross Robertson (1914). Robertson's Landmarks of Toronto.