Sunday Snapshot • February 14

Happy Valentines Day!  Here’s the February 14 election Snapshot,  a weekly look at how municipal candidates are distributed across our grand city.

6 new candidates registered this week.  Kyle Rae’s ward is in the lead, with more candidates than all of Etobicoke combined.

Despite Adam Giambrone’s press conference, he remains listed as a candidate for Mayor.  It’s unclear when he’ll officially withdraw and if/when he may register to run in his own ward. There are already 4 candidates registered to run in ward 18.

Four wards remain vacant, and 12 have only one candidate.

Here’s a map of the ward numbers, to help you navigate.  (Click on the map to find out which ward you live in.):

Click here to see a list of all candidates, by Ward.

7 responses to “Sunday Snapshot • February 14

  1. Mez, you may need to add a fifth colour to highlight Toronto City Wards with 10+ declared candidates.

    In 2006, this was the case in Ward 14 Parkdale High-Park with ironically 14 candidates on the ballot by Election Day back then.

    2010’s ward 27 may be the heir to 2006’s ward 14.

    HiMY SYeD

  2. hey HiMY!

    I’ll either add more colours, or I’ll just shift the parameters for each colour so blue=2,3,4, green=5,6,7, yellow =8,9,10, red =11+

    There won’t be any 0s or 1s by summertime.

  3. Wonder why my ward (35) has so many candidates?

  4. Mez,

    There were too many “Daves” during your sojourn in Earl Haig prompting you to dub yourself “Mez” while bemoaning FPTP in electing Student Councils in Mel’s North York.

    Likewise adding a new colour for 10+ declared candidates in a ward would be as equally a brilliant decision. ;-/

    As you saw at The Bike Awards, your Sunday Snapshot maps grace my blackberry. They come up in conversation often and are easily understood by everyone those points you raise in your weekly preamble commentary above.

    Adding a new Fifth colour is also a statement all by itself.

    Hopefully you still have too much time on your hands.

    HiMY SYeD

  5. No one is running in my ward (34)! I think I should throw in my name. On the other hand, Denzil Minnan-Wong is probably going to be a late entrant and I am not a political candidate type person.

  6. Denzil nor his office ever replied of any of my emails. None of them were negative toward him–just informational.

  7. Want to find out about all the candidates and their platforms, but denied access to them by your press?

    Go to

    http://www.demochoice.org/dcballot.php?norot=on&poll=vote2010

    where you can check them all out via their websites, then rank them in order of faves for a grass-roots poll. (When those who don’t yet have internet info get some, I’ll post them in there as well.)

    …why, you’re welcome! Don’t mention it! Really, it wasn’t that difficult to assemble! (…and, ahem, of course, right there, near the bottom, am I: your very fringe-y best bet –according to my mom, anyway– for Mayor thus far.) <>

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