Four years ago, in his first bid for city councillor for Ward 26, incumbent John Parker edged out first-time candidate Burnside by a paper-thin margin of two percentage points. This time around, Burnside emerged convincingly victorious — with 42.7 per cent of the vote in a six-candidate field.
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.
Seeds of hope for eco-conscious Torontonians were planted last night at the Toronto Green Community Environmental debate.
As mayoral candidates battled over the Vision for Toronto downtown this week, to much less fanfare, the Vision for Toronto Neighbourhoods panel took place in Thorncliffe Park. Whether due to the rain or difficulty locating…