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 is a place of hope, a city of second chances,” Chow said.
The second time turned out to be the charm for Chow, who ran for mayor and lost to John Tory in 2014.
He released a statement Monday congratulating Chow and saying he would help her succeed as mayor in any way he can.
Saunders had Premier Doug Ford backing him, with Ford publicly stating that a Chow win would be a “disaster.”.
Olivia Chow says “she will work tirelessly in building a city that is more caring, affordable and safe and where everyone belongs.
“Olivia and I have been political opponents but tomorrow we will be colleagues and I suspect there will be opportunities to collaborate,” Coun. »