As Olivia Chow celebrated her election as Toronto's next mayor on Monday, she reflected on how her life in the city began as a young immigrant in a family supported by one modest income – her mother's job as a hotel maid.
Olivia Chow has been elected mayor of Toronto, CP24 declares, ending almost 13 years of right-leaning rule at Toronto City Hall and becoming the first woman and the first visible minority person to lead post-amalgamation Toronto.
Toronto mayoral candidate Ana Bailão received a much sought-after endorsement Wednesday from former mayor John Tory, but experts and political watchers say it might not necessarily be the game-changing leg up she’s hoping it will be.
Former Toronto mayor John Tory has thrown a last minute endorsement to Ana Bailão in the city’s mayoral race, calling his former deputy mayor "the best choice to lead this city forward and to bring it together everyday."
Despite a dip in support in recent weeks, Olivia Chow remains the front-runner in Toronto’s mayoral race, according to recent polling data, and other leading candidates are running out of time to catch her.
The seven top candidates vying to lead Toronto as the city’s new mayor got heated as they squared off in a primetime debate on CP24 Thursday night, making their case to Torontonians with less than two weeks to go before Election Day.