With 16 candidates running for the vacant seat in a crowded Eglinton-Lawrence race, it was Christin Carmichael Greb who came out on top.
Polling 3,949 votes, Carmichael Greb defeated Karen Stintz’s former aide Jean-Pierre Boutros (2,428), municipal lawyer Adam Tanel (3,680), Dyanoosh Youssefi (3,145) and community planner Terry Mills (1,763).
In her victory speech, Carmichael Greb thanked the residents of Ward 16 for choosing her and promised that their voices would be heard in the upcoming council.
“This experience has been incredible and life changing to say the least,” Carmichael Greb said. “So many friends who’ve become family to me. I’d like to thank each and every one of you who have worked tirelessly with me. It’s important that the residents know they’re being listened to and heard.”
Tanel said he believes his volunteers ran the best campaign in the ward and thanked his fiancée Lauren for her hard work over the past eight months.
In his concession speech, Jean-Pierre Boutros said that he was “proud of the work” his volunteers had done despite limited resources.
“I am perfectly fine with the results, but we worked hard.” Boutros said. “We went up against the establishment, and we put up a good fight. It’s been incredible. I want to help you help the city in the future. And I think that we’re going to have a really good council come next year.”
He ended his speech by saying that he would not run in the next municipal election.
Rishi Lukk volunteered with Boutros’s campaign, and he too was happy with the campaign he conducted.
“I think we ran a really good, really positive campaign,” Lukk said. “And honestly the endorsements over the past two weeks really impacted the race. … I wish Carmichael Greb luck in the coming term.”