In case you weren't able to track all the winners and losers before hitting the pillow, here's the big list. There are a lot of familiar names -- including Rob Ford in Ward 2 -- but it's still a new era for Toronto. May it be a productive one. Let's build some transit infrastructure, please. Like, please, please, please.
Here's the winner list from 2014 municipal election.
If that doesn't get you in the Halloween spirit, the Toronto Sun reports that Ford told them to expect their family name to rise once again in the 2018 election, and it will be Rob, not Doug, in the running: "I will be running for mayor in four years... I will be the first person to sign up in 2018."
Here are Tory's victory remarks.
Early polls put Doug Ford and Tory close, but the CBC made the call on the victory as of 8:25pm. CP24 has also called the victory. The numbers still look close at time of publication, but as more and more polls report, the networks have decided that Tory's lead is insurmountable.
As of 9:15pm the breakdown of votes is: Tory 393,593; Ford 329,934; Chow 225, 338. That's far closer than many thought the race would be. Ford is about to take the stage for a concession speech.
More to come
At present, Ford has received nearly 10,000 votes to under 2,000 for his nearest competition, including Domise. It's a runaway victory, though it remains unclear whether Ford's health will allow him to immediately assume his responsibilities as he undergoes cancer treatment. The former mayor of Toronto was, however, present at his brother's campaign headquarters as results came in. The mood was subdued given news of Tory's victory, but the Ford name will live on in Toronto politics -- for better or worse.
Then, as dusk gave way to night, the theatre started. Fire artists deftly twirled batons while oversized effigies duked it out in front of the crowd gathered back at the park. It was creepy and cathartic all at once, as our collective fears were poured out into the night to be consumed by flame.
Check out all the highlights from Night of Dread 2014 in this photo gallery.