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Ward 12: Lekan Olawoye, A Pledge of Service

Lekan Olawoye has been campaigning hard from day one for council in Ward 12 (York South – Weston) — I know because I’ve been getting newsletters and updates from him on the most regular basis of anyone in this election. … Continue reading

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Ward 36: Masihullah Mohebzada, A True Youth Candidate

It’s only been one term, but Ward 36 (Scarborough Southwest) has been under the hold of Rob Ford fanatic Gary Crawford long enough (with all due respect to Mr. Crawford’s support of enhancing Toronto’s presence as a music centre). But as … Continue reading

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Ward 27: Kristyn Wong-Tam, A Shining Star

The Toronto Star says it best: Ward 27 (Toronto Centre-Rosedale): Kristyn Wong-Tam has been an outstanding presence on city council, one of its best and brightest. I couldn’t say it any better myself. Few other councillors reflect the true diversity and … Continue reading

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Ward 24: Dan Fox, From the Ground Up

Dan Fox is a political activist, community volunteer, and public servant with deep roots in Ward 24 (Willowdale), with experience in frontline leadership and policy development. His clearly-outlined “7 point plan,” and A+ Environment Report Card make him a reliable … Continue reading

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Ward 19: Mike Layton, The Legend Continues

Similar to Josh Matlow’s Ward 22 (St. Paul’s) campaign for re-election, Ward 19 (Trinity-Spadina) incumbent councillor Mike Layton should expect an equally effortless victory — which is a fair reward for his tireless and outspoken community advocacy on issues that matter … Continue reading

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Ward 20: Anshul Kapoor, Beyond the Waterfront

Previously held by the one and only Adam Vaughan, now the Trinity-Spadina federal Liberal MP, Ward 20 (Trinity-Spadina) could be called the “mayoral race of city council.” With 22 candidates to choose from — and yes, not without its comedy and … Continue reading

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Ward 29 and 30: Mary Fragedakis and Paula Fletcher, My Locals

I’ve been asked a few times during the Robb Not Ford mayoral efforts why I didn’t run for council instead and take a stab at an office that may be more attainable. My response is a progressive two-fold: I wouldn’t run … Continue reading

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Ward 18: Jolene Hunt, Just Like You (But Actually)

Jolene Hunt, running for city council in Ward 18 (Davenport), takes former mayoral candidate Karen Stintz‘s notorious “I’m just like you” line and gives it a realistic application, addressing the long-standing divide between candidates and communities that has been at … Continue reading

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Ward 17: Saeed Selvam, Community-builder

Over the past weekend, Mayor Rob Ford was asked to leave a Ward 17 (Davenport) advanced polling station — perhaps to try and protect incumbent councilor Cesar Palacio from the grassroots efforts of community leader Saeed Selvam. Just a small … Continue reading

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Ward 7: Keegan Henry-Mathieu, A True Community Hero

  Ward 7 (York West) has been plagued by incumbent councilor Giorgio Mammoliti, who has been a truly toxic stain on Toronto city council. “His multiple instances of alleged corruption, his general incompetence, his homophobia, and his venal, near-psychotic demeanour … Continue reading

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