After a nail bitter of an election night, John Tory will be sworn in as the 65th mayor of Toronto on Dec 2. The final results of the Toronto Mayoral Race are:
John Tory 40.3% Doug Ford 33.7% Olivia Chow 23.1%
From John Tory's victory speech:
Watch it on video @ Here
You can crunch the numbers at the City of Toronto Election Site @ Here
Full results for all the Toronto races, including the mayor, councillors, and school board trustees is available @ National Post
TCDSB + TDSB school trustee winners at a glance @ Inside Toronto
Voter turnout was the highest since 1995 with 60.4% of the electorate turning out to vote. See a ward by ward breakdown @ Global News There's a graph @ Toronto Star
This interactive map shows the resulting geographic divide in how citizens voted across Toronto in the mayor race. Once again the city is roughly divided between the urban and suburban parts of the GTA [Greater Toronto Area]. Doug Ford won heavily in the Ford Nation's Etobicoke bastion and among the Scarborough subway line voters. John Tory took a large swath of the cities urban centre. Olivia Chow won in the downtown west end city wards. See the results @Global News
Here's a ward by ward breakdown of the councillor's election results across Toronto, with a brief socio economic description of each ward. Click on the arrow at top for the details in each ward @ Toronto Star
How John Tory won in 3 Gifs @ Huffington ;-)
A spiteful Rob Ford claimed right away that he plans a Ford Nation comeback in the next election @ Rob Ford
Rob was less than conciliatory @ Ford
Here's what the war on the ground looked like in Rob Ford's ward @ Ford Nation
Doug Ford: Raise your hand if you lost the race!
Allow me a nasty: here's the moment I've been waiting 4 years for! Watch the Ford Bros find out Doug had lost @ Video
The angst was palpable down at Ford campaign headquarters as it became apparent there wasn't going to be any Second Coming @ Ford Nation Reacts
Olivia Chow urges John Tory to "keep the Faith" in tackling inequality in Toronto in a graceful concession speech @ Metro Video @ Jack?
Watch out! There's speculation all ready that Doug Ford should run for the leadership of the Provincial Conservatives to fill Tim Hudaks neo con boots. And howzabout Olivia for provincial NDP party leader? @ Doug 4 Premier?! More in Analysis below ...
2014 Ontario Municipal + School Board election results both Catholic and Public, for across the province are @ Elections Ontario
Scary thought: 1/3 of eligible Torontonians voted Ford despite all we have been through over the past 4 years!
Me on election night!
[I will keep adding links here as more interesting analysis becomes available.]
My blogsite archive contains over 3 years of news links on the Rob + Doug Ford story @ Archive
Labour + business comment on the Tory win @ UNIFOR?
Conservative, Liberal and NDP heavy hitters threw their weight behind the Tory campaign despite past battles + political differences, to defeat Ford. Some backroom notes on the Ford, Tory + Chow strategy @ Backrooms
Was Olivia Chows crushing defeat a major setback for Toronto's progressive left? Read @ Olivia
Early in the race, Olivia looked like a mayor in waiting until John Tory entered the race. What happened @ Globe + Mail?
Olivia couldn't make a breakthrough in Toronto's ethnically diverse suburbs @ National Post
Olivia Chow: Raise your hand if you have grace under fire!
Follow Olivia Chow's polling numbers @ Forum
Was "white priviledge" an underlying issue in the Toronto Mayoral election? Read @ The Torontoist
Why didn't women's issues matter in the Toronto Mayoral election? See @ Rabble.ca
Tory win signals an end to the Ford era in Toronto politics @ Post
Premier Kathleen Wynne and Mayor John Tory: different but alike? See @ QP
Would Doug Ford make a good Ontario PC leader? Pretty nasty business! One wonders how many PCs across the province outside Toronto would agree but Doug thinks so. Note: he didn't have any PC endorsements! More @ Doug for PC Leader?!
PC MPP's at Queens Park are for the most part still hesitant to endorse Ford as a leadership candidate @ Premier Ford?
Former PC leader Tim Hudak thinks Doug would be great. Therein lies the rub. Tim's negative + divisive political strategy quite arguably cost him a provincial election that was the party's to win. Do the PC's still think they can stay the same course with Doug? Then there's all the controversy the Fords bring @ Hudaks Pal
Final Word? John Tory promises not to move left or right but forward. Or one might say he won the "War on Drugs". ;-) Anyway, one can only wish him good luck but it reminds me of a Simpson cartoon @ Forward!
"Some win, some lose ...."