There’s a new councillor in Ward 5 who has promised to make the revitalization of the Six Points Plaza a priority.
Justin Di Ciano handily won Etobicoke-Lakeshore with roughly 15,000 votes. Di Ciano’s closest opponent, Kinga Surma, finished with slightly less than 3,800 votes.
The Ward 5 seat had been occupied by interim councillor James Maloney since Peter Milczyn gave up his position to run in the Ontario Provincial Election.
Around 100 supporters showed up to support Di Ciano at Ezone, a bowling and event space at the East Mall and the Queensway.
In his acceptance speech, Di Ciano expressed his support for the new mayor of Toronto, John Tory.
“Dividing and conquering is not the way to go, no matter what side of the political spectrum you’re on,” Di Ciano said.
Di Ciano’s campaign focused on getting developers to pay for community space. Immediately after his speech, he promised to make Six Points Plaza his first priority.
The Six Points Plaza stands today as a relatively desolate abandoned lot that occupies a large area at Kipling Avenue and Bloor Street. Di Ciano is determined to see this change.