As the date of our BCCA AGM draws closer, we would like to bring the following to your attention:
With the results in for all polls (except for 1 outside the neighbourhood), here are results for the municipal elections in the Bay Cloverhill neighbourhood.
Mayor John Tory was elected for his third term with over 60% of the vote. He has indicated that he will not run for a fourth term in the 2026 election. Urban advocate Gil Penalosa was the only strong challenger with the support of 18% of residents.
Mike Layton’s decision not to run for Ward 11 University Rosedale Councillor left the field open. Provincial Green Party Deputy Leader Dianne Saxe won the ward, closely followed by Toronto Catholic District School Board Trustee Norm Di Pasquale. Norm was endorsed by the outgoing Ward 11 University Rosedale Councillor. Appointed Toronto Centre Councillor Robin Buxton Potts finished in third place.
The departure of Kristyn Wong-Tam, who was elected as MPP Toronto Centre, created an opportunity for TDSB Trustee Chris Moise. Chris received an endorsement from the former Ward 13 Toronto Centre Councillor and was elected as Ward 13 Toronto Centre Councillor by a substantial majority, with about 50% of the vote. Community activist Nicki Ward came in second with 18% of the vote.
Deborah Williams was endorsed by outgoing Ward 10 TDSB Trustee Chris Moise. She received over half of the votes cast for Ward 10 TDSB Trustee. ‘D’ is a parent and community advocate who was endorsed by the former TDSB Trustee.
Norm Di Pasquale was the Ward 9 TCDSB Trustee and turned his attention to run as a City Councillor. Kevin Morrison was elected, after previous unsuccessful campaigns in 2010 and 2014. He is a parent and community advocate.
Overall, voter turnout was lower throughout the city. It was especially pronounced in Ward 13 Toronto Centre, with about 18% of residents voting. This was substantially lower than the 30% in the 2018 municipal election for the area. There was also a decline in Ward 11 University Rosedale participation, with a 23% voter turnout, compared to 31% in the 2018 municipal election for the neighbourhood.