Toronto has a new mayor! Congratulations to Olivia Chow, who wants to "build a caring city where everyone belongs".
724,638 votes were cast in Toronto for a 26% voter turnout. In University Rosedale Ward 11, 34,804 votes represented 33% participation. In Toronto Centre Ward 13, 31,387 votes resulted in a 26% voter turnout. An improvement over the 20% voter turnout for the 2022 mayoral election.
From Thursday, June 8 to Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 129,745 eligible voters attended one of 50 advance voting locations across the city to vote. This represents an almost 12% over the October 2022 elections.
Both wards also supported Olivia Chow more than the rest of the city and Ana Bailao less than Toronto overall. Toronto overall 269,372 votes for Olivia Chow (37%) and 235,175 votes for Ana Bailao (32%). University Rosedale cast 16,307 votes for Olivia Chow (47%) and 10,188 votes for Ana Bailao (29%). Toronto Centre cast 17,142 votes for Olivia Chow (55%) and 6,498 votes for Ana Bailao (21%).
To see the votes cast for all candidates, or specifically in University Rosedale or Toronto Centre, please see the attached files.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote in the by-election. And special thanks to those volunteers who campaigned for the candidates and organized mayoral community events.