TORONTO – As Toronto voters elected John Tory to replace the scandal-plagued Rob Ford as the city’s next mayor, several municipalities across the province also welcomed new leaders.
Here’s a look at some of the new mayor blood to take leadership in some of Ontario’s well-known communities.
Mississauga mayor-elect Bonnie Crombie
Mississauga’s 93-year-old mayor – “Hurricane” Hazel McCallion, winner of 12 consecutive mayoral elections before opting against running again – was replaced by the woman she supported, Bonnie Crombie.
Brampton mayor-elect Linda Jeffrey
Susan Fennell lost her job as mayor of Brampton to Linda Jeffrey (seen below) after an audit found thousands of dollars in expenses that breached city policies.
London mayor-elect Matt Brown
In London, Matt Brown succeeded Joe Fontana, who resigned this summer after he was convicted of government fraud for forging a cheque when he was a Liberal MP.
Windsor mayor-elect Drew Dilkens
Windsor elected Drew Dilkens, a city councillor who campaigned on promises of stability and job creation.
Dilkens replaces Eddie Francis, who served as mayor for more than a decade but chose not to seek a fourth term.
The outgoing mayor openly backed Dilkens during the campaign.
Kitchener mayor-elect Berry Vrbanovic
Kitchener elected Berry Vrbanovic over 17 year veteran Carl Zehr. A city councillor since 1994, Vrbanovic received 61 per cent of the vote.
Kingston mayor-elect Bryan Paterson
Bryan Paterson has been elected as Kingston‘s new mayor with 37 per cent of the vote. Paterson, 37, is a one-term city councillor representing the Trillium District and economics professor at Royal Military College.
READ MORE: Paterson replaces out-going Gerretsen as mayor of Kingston
Hamilton mayor-elect Fred Eisenberger
Fred Eisenberger has been elected the new mayor of Hamilton with 40 per cent of the vote, beating fellow frontrunners Brad Clark, who had 30 per cent, and Brian Mchattie, with 20 per cent.
Elliot Lake mayor-elect Dan Marchisella
In northern Ontario, fallout from the deadly collapse of a shopping mall roof in June 2012 proved fatal to the re-election hopes of Mayor Rick Hamilton, who was soundly thrashed by the winner, Dan Marchisella.