As East Yorkers headed to the polls today, the Hirut Restaurant on Danforth Avenue was already making preparations for the Janet Davis “victory party.”
And Davis didn’t disappoint. The incumbent Ward 31 councillor crushed all opposition and secured her seat for another term as councillor for Beaches-East York tonight.
“I’m ready, are you?” asked a victorious Davis when addressing her supporters at Hirut.
She captured over 60 per cent of the votes in a nine-candidate field, or 12,697 of the 20,546 votes cast. She finished almost 10,000 votes ahead of runner-up George Papadakis, who captured only 3,023 votes, or almost 15 per cent of the total.
This will be Davis’s fourth term as city councillor for Ward 31. She assumed the role in 2003.
Meanwhile, Sheila Cary-Meagher will return as trustee for Toronto District School Board’s Ward 16. Cary-Meagher garnered 15,245 of 35,410 votes, or 43 per cent of the total votes. That’s 11 per cent more than her nearest competitor, Marietta Fox.
Cary-Meagher, a self-professed “passionate advocate of the TDSB Model Schools for Inner Cities program,” is one of East York’s longest-standing politicians, serving her ward as a trustee for the last 27 years.