As of July 14, prominent urbanist Gil Penalosa, best known for founding nonprofit 8 80 Cities, is now the highest profile challenger to Mayor John Tory.
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At least six incumbents are out of the running for the October municipal election. Councillors Michael Ford and Kristyn Wong-Tam were both elected MPPs in the June provincial election, Councillor Joe Cressy resigned in April to join George Brown College, and Councillors Ana Bailao, John Filion, and Denzil Minnan-Wong have chosen not to run again. (And so far, Councillor Mark Grimes has not registered to run, although he has until August 19 to do so.)
You can find a complete list of candidates on the City's website.
Also in this issue:
- Four more years: How did the PCs win, and what should the left do now?
- Improving the lives of women and gender diverse residents with gender equity
- Meet the 20 Torontonians who'll help shape the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy
- Care about social and economic justice? Come work with us!
- Hope to see you in September! (AGM postponed until fall)
- Have you heard? City wasted millions, police discriminated, and Ombudsman investigating encampments
- Have thoughts on how the City seeks your input? Take this short survey.