Toronto Election 2010 Results
The 2010 Toronto election results have just started to come in, and I'll be live-blogging throughout the evening about noteworthy developments in the mayoral race and across key wards. Stay tuned for updates (to be published in reverse order) over the course of the evening. For live election results throughout the evening, please check the City of Toronto's election results main page.
With the conclusion of live coverage, I've reversed the updates back to chronological order so as to best demonstrate how the night unfolded. Please see the Ward breakdowns at the bottom for the full results of the 2010 Toronto municipal election. A couple may be subject to recounts, so I'll stress that what's listed here remains unofficial, with a few wards even reporting one or more polls not yet tabulated.
Update 8:00 p.m.
Polls have just closed in the 2010 municipal election. Here's a first look at the big race.
- Polls reporting = 609 of 1870
- Rob Ford = 51.889%
- George Smitherman = 31.235%
- Joe Pantalone = 10.549%
Update 8:10 p.m.
That was super-fast and a bit anticlimactic. CP24 is already reporting that Rob Ford has won the mayoral race with about 50% of polls reporting.
Here's what the numbers say:
- Polls reporting = 1292 of 1870
- Rob Ford = 50.128%
- George Smitherman = 32.923%
- Joe Pantalone = 10.979%
Update 8:19 p.m.
Now Global News and the CBC are also reporting a Ford victory, so this is very real. Very, oddly, strangely, almost unbelievably real.
Update 8:24 p.m.
Key council races:
- Doug Ford takes Ward 2 with almost 74% of the current vote.
- It looks like Mike Layton will take Ward 19 with almost 45% of the vote (though only half of the polls have reported)
- Ana Bailão looks to have Ward 18 with almost 44% of the vote and 21 of 29 polls reporting
- Mary-Margaret McMahon has knocked off Sandra Bussin with a landslide victory in Ward 32, taking almost 66% of the vote with 33 of 38 polls reporting
More to come on council races...
Update 8:49 p.m.
A number of incumbents have been defeated tonight as city council experiences a major shake-up. Along with Sandra Bussin losing in Ward 32, here are some others who will not be returning to council:
- Suzan Hall - Ward 1, Etobicoke North
- Peter Milczyn - Ward 5, Etobicoke-Lakeshore
- Maria Augimeri - Ward 9, York Centre
- Bill Saundercook - Ward 13, Parkdale-High Park
- Cliff Jenkins - Ward 25, Don Valley West
- Ron Moeser - Ward 44, Scarborough East
There are still a few close council races, with Ward 27 a particularly exciting.
Smitherman is putting on a brave face as he accepts defeat. When the crowd jeers at his congratulations to Rob Ford, he responds, "Toronto is too important. There'll be no boos here tonight."
Update: 9:20 p.m.
With almost all polls reporting, voter turnout hovers near 50%, up significantly from 2006.
Update: 9:35 p.m.
Some reaction on Twitter:
Update 9:40 p.m.
Here's a list of the new faces on city council as of 9:30 p.m.
- Vincent Crisanti, Ward 1
- Doug Ford, Ward 2
- Justin Di Ciano, Ward 5
- Gus Cusimano, Ward 9
- James Pasternak, Ward 10
- Sarah Doucette, Ward 13
- Josh Colle, Ward 15
- Ana Bailao, Ward 18
- Mike Layton, Ward 19
- Jaye Robinson, Ward 25
- Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 26
- Josh Matlow, Ward 22
- Mary Fragedakis, Ward 29
- Mary Margaret McMahon Ward 32
- Michelle Berardinetti, Ward 35
- Gary Crawford, Ward 36
Update 9:44 p.m.
Rob Ford is positively beaming as he approaches the stage to give his victory speech. And, hey, I would be too. So congrats on a well-run campaign.
Update: 9:49 p.m.
Ford takes the stage at the Toronto Congress Centre. There's a strange reverb/echo thing going on that serves to reinforce this victory.
"Gravy train" is mention at the 45 second mark. The phrase "respect tax payers money" is uttered three times in the first minute and a half. "This victory is a clear call from taxpayers that enough is enough."
"Tonight the people of Toronto are not divided; we are united. We are united all around."
"Four years from tonight, you'll look back and say Rob Ford did exactly what he said he'd do."
Lots of boos for Smitherman, but Ford shakes those off well. Full applause for all the candidates as he lists them off.
Update 9:55 p.m.
More from Ford's speech:
"We'll ensure that every email and telephone call is answered. We'll cut the waste at City Hall. And we'll use that money to increase priority services. And we'll negotiate in good faith with out unions."
The party with people's tax dollars is over people.... We will stop the gravy train once and for all!"
"And Dad, this one was for you."
Update 10:10 p.m.
More from Twitter:
A look at the entire mayoral race with almost all polls reported:
It is absolutely insane to me that Don Andrews can get 1023 votes (and potentially a few more) -- especially when one considers that Himy Syed has 576. So much for the power of Twitter.
Update 10:55 p.m.
Contrary to the list of new faces on council below, the race in Ward 9 is yet to be won by Gus Cusimano. With 29 of 30 polls reporting, Maria Augimeri holds a 23 vote lead. I'll watch this for a final result.
Winners, Wards 1-6
Winners, Wards 7-12
Winners, Wards 19-24
Winners, Wards, 25-30
Winners, Wards 37-44
There's been a pretty surprising turnaround in Ward 5, as Peter Milczyn has jumped ahead 109 votes ahead of Justin Di Ciano at last count.