Cheers rang out at the Longest Yard, a restaurant in Etobicoke Centre, as election results came in. With victory secured, John Campbell, the new councillor of Ward 4, celebrated with close friends, family and volunteers. The former…
Parker was the only incumbent Toronto city councillor to lose his seat. After two terms on council, he was defeated by Jon Burnside, the challenger who nipped at his heels, just 400 votes behind, in 2010.
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Jon Burnside, who was endorsed earlier in the campaign by mayor-elect John Tory, beat out incumbent John Parker by more than 3,000 votes. He ended up garnering over 42 per cent of the ballots cast, with a total of 9,415 to Parker’s 6,167.
Gary Webster disagreed with the mayor and now he’s out of a job because of it, Councillor Janet Davis says. The Toronto Transit Commission today voted 5-4 to terminate Webster — its chief general manager and a 36-year veteran of the TTC — because, she said, he would not side with Mayor Rob Ford on his transit plan.
Trinity-Spadina City Councillor Adam Vaughan (Ward 20) wants the City Hall building to be better maintained. Speaking in council chambers Wednesday morning, Vaughan proposed reestablishing the Nathan Phillips Square volunteer advisory committee in order to…
After a 38-4 Toronto council landslide decision, shark fin soup gets the hook from Toronto restaurants next September. And rightfully so.
The man who scored the “goal of the century” at the 1972 Summit Series against the Soviet Union skated into East York Sunday to assist the busy community rink. Canadian hockey hero and former Toronto Maple Leaf Paul Henderson brought his travelling Henderson Jersey Homecoming Tour to Leaside Memorial Community Gardens to help raise funds for the arena’s expansion.