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The 2018 municipal election was sure to be one of the most interesting – and contentious – in Toronto’s history, after Premier (and former city councillor) Doug Ford slashed the number of city wards from 47 to 25. The move – which is the subject of an ongoing legal battle – was announced this summer but cemented only last month, leaving city staff scrambling to redraw the ballots. In the end, there were 242 candidates fighting for half as many seats. And in many cases, the frantic contest pit popular incumbents against each other.

Ward 1 – Etobicoke North

Michael Ford, nephew of the Premier, defeated another council incumbent in Vince Crisanti, with 42 per cent of the vote. The race was complicated by old family connections. Mr. Crisanti was a staunch ally of former mayor Rob Ford, and lost his post as John Tory’s deputy when he backed Doug Ford’s nascent mayoral campaign last year.

Polls reporting: 64 of 64| Voters: 25,199 of 70,957
Candidate Votes % of vote
Michael Ford 10,648 42.26
Vincent Crisanti 8,654 34.34
Naiima Farah 2,262 8.98
Shirish Patel 1,945 7.72
Carol Royer 642 2.55
Michelle Garcia 439 1.74
Peter D'Gama 253 1.00
Christopher Noor 214 0.85
Gurinder Patri 142 0.56
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Ward 2 – Etobicoke Centre

Stephen Holyday , an incumbent and the son of long-time councillor Doug Holyday, narrowly defeated fellow city councillor John Campbell. Angelo Carnevale, a friend and former football teammate of the late mayor, finished a distant third. Mr. Carnevale’s campaign launch was supported by Premier Doug Ford.

Polls reporting: 84 of 84| Voters: 37,915 of 88,386
Candidate Votes % of vote
Stephen Holyday 14,627 38.58
John Campbell 13,441 35.45
Angelo Carnevale 5,735 15.13
Erica Kelly 3,854 10.16
Bill Boersma 258 0.68
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Ward 3 – Etobicoke-Lakeshore

Incumbent councillor Mark Grimes won a three-way contest with Amber Morley, former constituency assistant to John Cambell, and Pamela Gough, who had served as school trustee for the last eight years. Mr. Grimes, with 41 per cent of the vote, received a late endorsement from Mayor John Tory, who made a robo-call in support of his candidacy on the final weekend of the campaign.

Polls reporting: 92 of 92| Voters: 40,408 of 95,723
Candidate Votes % of vote
Mark Grimes 16,527 40.90
Amber Morley 10,985 27.19
Pamela Gough 7,301 18.07
Iain Davis 2,722 6.74
Svitlana Burlakova 1,218 3.01
Peggy Moulder 575 1.42
Patrizia Nigro 394 0.98
Michael Julihen 320 0.79
Michael Loomans 199 0.49
Robert Gunnyon 167 0.41
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Ward 4 – Parkdale-High Park

One of the left-wing leaders on council, incumbent Gord Perks, handily defeated restaurateur David Ginsburg, owner of Parts and Labour and White Squirrel coffee shop. Kalsang Dolma, a settlement worker who came to Canada as a refugee from Tibet, finished third.

Polls reporting: 77 of 77| Voters: 37,903 of 80,037
Candidate Votes % of vote
Gord Perks 16,887 44.55
David Ginsberg 8,181 21.58
Kalsang Dolma 5,352 14.12
Evan Tummillo 2,367 6.24
Valerie Grdisa 1,771 4.67
Nick Pavlov 874 2.31
Taras Kulish 868 2.29
Alex Perez 686 1.81
José Vera 544 1.44
Mercy Okalowe 373 0.98
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Ward 5 – York South-Weston

Long-time councillor Frances Nunziata, a former speaker of city council, defeated fellow incumbent Frank Di Giorgio, a councillor in Toronto and North York for more than 30 years, as well as social worker Chiara Padovani.

Polls reporting: 71 of 71| Voters: 26,180 of 73,634
Candidate Votes % of vote
Frances Nunziata 8,425 32.18
Frank Di Giorgio 5,674 21.67
Chiara Padovani 5,358 20.47
Lekan Olawoye 3,889 14.85
Deeqa Barre 1,172 4.48
Keaton Austin 467 1.78
Luis Portillo 352 1.34
Fred Fosu 245 0.94
Joey Carapinha 241 0.92
Cedric Ogilvie 189 0.72
Harpreet Gulri 168 0.64
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Ward 6 – York Centre

James Pasternak defeated fellow incumbent councillor Maria Augimeri by 10 percentage points. Louise Russo, who survived a shooting at a Toronto sandwich shop 14 years ago and was endorsed by senior Liberals Roy McMurtry and Judy Sgro, finished in third place.

Polls reporting: 59 of 59| Voters: 24,279 of 65,358
Candidate Votes % of vote
James Pasternak 11,559 47.61
Maria Augimeri 9,223 37.99
Louise Russo 2,726 11.23
Edward Zaretsky 771 3.18
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Ward 7 – Humber River-Black Creek

Giorgio Mammoliti, a polarizing candidate and Ford family ally, went down to defeat at the hands of fellow incumbent Anthony Perruzza, 36 per cent to 24 per cent. Deanna Sgro, a lawyer, and Tiffany Ford, a school trustee, finished third and fourth, respectively.

Polls reporting: 61 of 61| Voters: 22,652 of 65,321
Candidate Votes % of vote
Anthony Perruzza 8,336 36.80
Giorgio Mammoliti 5,625 24.83
Deanna Sgro 4,512 19.92
Tiffany Ford 3,187 14.07
Amanda Coombs 445 1.96
Winston La Rose 247 1.09
Kerry-Ann Thomas 153 0.68
Kristy-Ann Charles 147 0.65
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Ward 8 – Eglinton-Lawrence

Mike Colle, a former Liberal MPP, won the race to replace his own son, incumbent TTC chair Josh Colle, who quit politics to return to the private sector. The senior Mr. Colle handily defeated incumbent Christin Carmichael Greb and lawyer Dyanoosh Youssefi.

Polls reporting: 72 of 72| Voters: 34,096 of 78,005
Candidate Votes % of vote
Mike Colle 14,094 41.34
Christin Carmichael Greb 7,395 21.69
Dyanoosh Youssefi 5,253 15.41
Beth Levy 3,122 9.16
Jennifer Arp 2,404 7.05
Lauralyn Johnston 992 2.91
Josh Pede 420 1.23
Darren Dunlop 210 0.62
Randall Pancer 134 0.39
Peter Tijiri 72 0.21
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Ward 9 – Davenport

Incumbent Ana Bailao carried this race easily after fellow incumbent Cesar Palacio dropped out last month. In the end, she faced off against three newbies, taking more than 83 per cent of the vote − the biggest share of any incumbent. Ms. Bailao has been a city councillor in Toronto since 2010. This last term, she was appointed council’s housing advocate, and was also deputy mayor, south.

Polls reporting: 56 of 56| Voters: 31,355 of 76,927
Candidate Votes % of vote
Ana Bailão 26,219 83.62
Nahum Mann 2,804 8.94
Troy Young 1,218 3.88
Mark Balack 1,114 3.55
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Ward 10 – Spadina-Fort York

Joe Cressy secured his downtown seat for a second term. Though his victory seemed certain during the campaign, he did have one noteworthy opponent: Al Carbone, the proprietor of the Kit Kat Italian Bar & Grill near King and John Streets, made headlines this summer after erecting an ice sculpture on the street, depicting a hand giving the middle finger in protest of the King streetcar pilot project.

Polls reporting: 99 of 99| Voters: 28,884 of 82,588
Candidate Votes % of vote
Joe Cressy 15,903 55.06
April Engelberg 3,346 11.58
Kevin Vuong 3,018 10.45
Sabrina Zuniga 1,564 5.41
John Nguyen 1,032 3.57
Karlene Nation 860 2.98
Rick Myers 747 2.59
Dean Maher 611 2.12
Al Carbone 519 1.80
Andrew Massey 473 1.64
Michael Barcelos 451 1.56
Edris Zalmai 147 0.51
Andrei Zodian 133 0.46
Ahdam Dour 80 0.28
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Ward 11 – University-Rosedale

This was an easy race for Mike Layton, who took just shy of 70 per cent of the vote. This will be the third council term for the son of late federal NDP leader Jack Layton. Joyce Rowlands and Nicki Ward finished a distant second and third, respectively, in this race.

Polls reporting: 89 of 89| Voters: 32,157 of 77,186
Candidate Votes % of vote
Mike Layton 22,370 69.56
Joyce Rowlands 4,231 13.16
Nicki Ward 2,933 9.12
Marc Cormier 995 3.09
Michael Borrelli 671 2.09
Michael Shaw 581 1.81
George Sawision 376 1.17
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Ward 12 – Toronto-St. Paul's

Josh Matlow defeated fellow incumbent Joe Mihevc − one of the few candidates endorsed by Mr. Tory. Mr. Mihevc had been a councillor in Toronto (and the former City of York before that) since 1991. Mr. Matlow, a frequent critic of Mr. Tory’s plans, and specifically his Scarborough subway extension plan, has been on council since 2010.

Polls reporting: 77 of 77| Voters: 39,475 of 79,832
Candidate Votes % of vote
Josh Matlow 20,371 51.60
Joe Mihevc 16,634 42.14
Ian Lipton 930 2.36
Elizabeth Cook 908 2.30
Bob Murphy 342 0.87
Artur Langu 290 0.73
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Ward 13 – Toronto Centre

As widely expected, Kristyn Wong-Tam handily beat ex-Liberal MPP and former mayoral hopeful George Smitherman, who lost to the late Rob Ford in the 2010 election. Fellow incumbent Lucy Troisi (who was appointed councillor after the death of Pam McConnell last year) finished third.

Polls reporting: 97 of 97| Voters: 31,249 of 70,090
Candidate Votes % of vote
Kristyn Wong-Tam 15,706 50.26
George Smitherman 4,734 15.15
Lucy Troisi 2,698 8.63
Khuram Aftab 1,794 5.74
Walied Khogali Ali 1,408 4.51
Ryan Lester 968 3.10
Tim Gordanier 734 2.35
Jon Callegher 713 2.28
John Jeffery 530 1.70
Catherina Perez 511 1.64
Megann Willson 411 1.32
Barbara Lavoie 176 0.56
Jordan Stone 161 0.52
Richard Forget 150 0.48
Jonathan Heath 144 0.46
Kyle McNally 138 0.44
Darren Abramson 108 0.35
Gladys Larbie 101 0.32
Rob Wolvin 64 0.20
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Ward 14 – Toronto-Danforth

Despite being close allies, fellow incumbents and NDP members Paula Fletcher and Mary Fragedakis were forced to battle it out for the new Toronto-Danforth ward. Ms. Fletcher, who was victorious, had represented the area from Danforth south to Lake Ontario since 2003. Ms. Fragedakis had represented the area from Danforth north to the Don Valley Parkway since 2010.

Polls reporting: 57 of 57| Voters: 38,959 of 77,613
Candidate Votes % of vote
Paula Fletcher 16,468 42.27
Mary Fragedakis 10,201 26.18
Chris Budo 7,394 18.98
Lanrick Bennett 1,935 4.97
Dixon Chan 1,100 2.82
Chris Marinakis 700 1.80
Marisol D'Andrea 429 1.10
Ryan Lindsay 413 1.06
Lawrence Lychowyd 188 0.48
Alexander Pena 131 0.34
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Ward 15 – Don Valley West

Jaye Robinson won the race against fellow incumbent Jon Burnside. The two have held fairly similar positions, and both had been allies of Mr. Tory. A challenge for Mr. Burnside in this race was that only a portion of his old ward figured into the new boundaries.

Polls reporting: 60 of 60| Voters: 32,955 of 67,669
Candidate Votes % of vote
Jaye Robinson 16,219 49.22
Jon Burnside 14,440 43.82
Tanweer Khan 1,309 3.97
Nikola Streker 583 1.77
Minh Le 404 1.23
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Ward 16 – Don Valley East

Winner Denzil Minnan-Wong, a long-serving councillor and former deputy mayor, took a leave from his post earlier this year to run for the Progressive Conservatives in the provincial race, where he lost to the Liberals. His challenger in this race, David Caplan, a former Liberal cabinet minister, had been out of the political game since 2011.

Polls reporting: 71 of 71| Voters: 24,017 of 60,003
Candidate Votes % of vote
Denzil Minnan-Wong 11,128 46.33
David Caplan 7,277 30.30
Stephen Ksiazek 1,698 7.07
Dimitre Popov 1,104 4.60
Pushpalatha Mathanalingam 888 3.70
Michael Woulfe 771 3.21
Aria Alavi 582 2.42
Diane Gadoutsis 569 2.37
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Ward 17 – Don Valley North

Shelley Carroll is officially returning to council, just months after leaving to run unsuccessfully for the Ontario Liberals. Ms. Carroll, a councillor for the past 15 years and the former commissioner of the Toronto Transit Commission, was up against eight other candidates, with runner-up Christina Liu pulling off around 12 per cent fewer votes than the incumbent Ms. Carroll.

Polls reporting: 80 of 80| Voters: 26,099 of 66,722
Candidate Votes % of vote
Shelley Carroll 10,554 40.44
Christina Liu 7,552 28.94
Ken Lister 3,410 13.07
Steven Chen 2,095 8.03
Ian Hanecak 879 3.37
Erin O'Connor 453 1.74
Kostas Kokkinakis 438 1.68
Stella Kargiannakis 413 1.58
Kasra Gharibi 305 1.17
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Ward 18 – Willowdale

Long-time councillor John Filion will be back for another round on council, a victory that comes after a U-turn in his initial plans. Mr. Filion first became a councillor for the City of North York in 1991, and had announced his intention to retire this fall. He endorsed Markus O’Brien Fehr and Lily Cheng in their respective council bids, but rejoined the race when the ward became larger and Mr. O’Brien Fehr backed out. Ms. Cheng came in second place Monday night.

Polls reporting: 91 of 91| Voters: 26,088 of 67,422
Candidate Votes % of vote
John Filion 8,104 31.06
Lily Cheng 5,149 19.74
Sonny Cho 3,130 12.00
David Mousavi 1,596 6.12
Danny De Santis 1,486 5.70
Norman Gardner 1,479 5.67
Sam Moini 1,289 4.94
Saman Tabasi Nejad 1,189 4.56
Winston Park 593 2.27
Gerald Mak 545 2.09
David Epstein 538 2.06
Albert Kim 291 1.12
Farah Aslani 187 0.72
Andrew Herbst 162 0.62
Hamid Shakeri 122 0.47
Chung Jin Park 101 0.39
Sam Mathi 66 0.25
Marvin Honickman 61 0.23
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Ward 19 – Beaches-East York

Pulling off a hair-thin victory by less than one percentage point against former MP Matthew Kellway, city planner Brad Bradford will take the open seat in Beaches-East York. Mr. Bradford was endorsed by Mr. Tory, Jennifer Keesmaat and incumbent councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon during the campaign, and Mr. Tory has pledged to make Mr. Bradford his “relief line champion.”

Polls reporting: 67 of 67| Voters: 37,048 of 76,130
Candidate Votes % of vote
Brad Bradford 14,286 38.56
Matthew Kellway 13,998 37.78
Joshua Makuch 2,315 6.25
Diane Dyson 1,612 4.35
Veronica Stephen 1,257 3.39
Valérie Maltais 929 2.51
Adam Smith 708 1.91
Brenda MacDonald 601 1.62
Paul Bura 288 0.78
David Del Grande 283 0.76
Morley Rosenberg 248 0.67
Frank Marra 142 0.38
Donald Lamoreux 141 0.38
Norval Bryant 89 0.24
Dragan Cimesa 77 0.21
Paul Murton 74 0.20
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Ward 20 – Scarborough Southwest

Incumbent Gary Crawford squeaked out a narrow win over fellow councillor Michelle Holland-Berardinetti by about one percentage point of the vote. Both councillors were elected eight years ago. The result also means another loss for second-time council candidates Paulina Corpuz, John Letonja and Robert McDermott.

Polls reporting: 68 of 68| Voters: 29,405 of 72,064
Candidate Votes % of vote
Gary Crawford 10,505 35.73
Michelle Holland-Berardinetti 10,094 34.33
Mohsin Bhuiyan 2,910 9.90
Paulina Corpuz 1,813 6.17
Suman Roy 1,582 5.38
Gerard Arbour 1,187 4.04
Curtis Smith 541 1.84
Robert McDermott 367 1.25
Bruce Waters 246 0.84
John Letonja 160 0.54
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Ward 21 – Scarborough Centre

Incumbent councillor Michael Thompson won decisively with nearly 70 per cent of the local vote. This will be the fifth term for Mr. Thompson, who has recently served as chair of the city’s economic development committee.

Polls reporting: 69 of 69| Voters: 23,956 of 68,812
Candidate Votes % of vote
Michael Thompson 16,542 69.05
Paul Beatty 1,638 6.84
Fawzi Bidawi 1,035 4.32
Zia Choudhary 1,014 4.23
Vivek Bhatt 993 4.15
Randy Bucao 949 3.96
Raphael Rosch 545 2.28
Zamir ul hassan Nadeem 448 1.87
Arfan Naveed 349 1.46
Ismail Khan 311 1.30
Nur Saifullah 132 0.55
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Ward 22 – Scarborough-Agincourt

Councillor Jim Karygiannis has bested long-time politician Norm Kelly after a bitter fight, with Mr. Karygiannis pulling off more than 45 per cent of the vote – about 10 percentage points more than Mr. Kelly. The former Liberal MPs have each represented constituents in their area for decades, carrying their respective wins in 2014 by substantial margins.

Polls reporting: 68 of 68| Voters: 26,907 of 66,127
Candidate Votes % of vote
Jim Karygiannis 12,593 46.80
Norm Kelly 9,944 36.96
Roland Lin 2,789 10.37
Michael Korzeniewski 660 2.45
Vincent Lee 597 2.22
Jude Coutinho 234 0.87
Jason Woychesko 90 0.33
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Ward 23 – Scarborough North

Cynthia Lai will be one of only a few new faces on the new Toronto council, pulling off a victory over Maggie Chi in the open Scarborough race. Ms. Lai, a community activist with a background in the real estate industry, stressed the Scarborough subway build, support for seniors and neighbourhood safety in her campaign.

Polls reporting: 55 of 55| Voters: 20,688 of 61,872
Candidate Votes % of vote
Cynthia Lai 5,589 27.02
Maggie Chi 4,137 20.00
Felicia Samuel 3,702 17.89
Neethan Saba 2,808 13.57
James Chow 1,487 7.19
Ashwani Bhardwaj 1,259 6.09
Sheraz Khan 453 2.19
Dameon Halstead 391 1.89
Mahboob Mian 335 1.62
Sandeep Srivastava 273 1.32
Anthony Internicola 254 1.23
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Ward 24 – Scarborough-Guildwood

Councillor Paul Ainslie will return to his council seat after a sweeping victory over runner-ups Michelle Spencer and Priyanth Nallaratnam. The result is still a slight dip from his landslide 2014 win. Mr. Ainslie was one of nine names on the ballot this fall, and like many of his challengers, stressed curbing gun violence in the campaign.

Polls reporting: 59 of 59| Voters: 22,646 of 62,685
Candidate Votes % of vote
Paul Ainslie 15,131 66.82
Michelle Spencer 1,933 8.54
Priyanth Nallaratnam 1,896 8.37
Reddy Muttukuru 1,323 5.84
Sajid Saleh 841 3.71
Morlan Washington 592 2.61
Keiosha Ross 405 1.79
Emery Warner 393 1.74
Itohan Evbagharu 132 0.58
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Ward 25 – Scarborough-Rouge Park

Councillor Neethan Shan won’t be returning to City Hall this fall, unseated by candidate Jennifer McKelvie, who ran unsuccessfully in 2014. The race came down to a wire, with less than one percentage point separating the two candidates at the end of Monday night. Mr. Shan has only sat on the municipal council since last year, brought in after a by-election victory.

Polls reporting: 57 of 57| Voters: 28,907 of 73,257
Candidate Votes % of vote
Jennifer McKelvie 11,624 40.21
Neethan Shan 11,470 39.68
Paul Cookson 1,897 6.56
Amanda Cain 831 2.87
Cheryl Lewis-Thurab 638 2.21
Reza Khoshdel 548 1.90
Daniel Cubellis 527 1.82
Christopher Riley 456 1.58
Joseph Thomas 428 1.48
Jasper Ghori 337 1.17
Dave Madder 151 0.52
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final results

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