Ward 16 race up to 14 candidates

Race for Councillor Karen Stintz's seat is now third hottest in the city

The race to replace Karen Stintz as councillor of Ward 16 is now the third most-contested council race in Toronto as the time to register winds down.

The latest additions to the race — John Cannella on Sept. 3 and Bob Williams on Sept. 5, the 13th and 14th candidates respectively — place it behind only the race to succeed Adam Vaughan in Ward 20 Trinity-Spadina and the race against incumbent councillor Pam McConnell in Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale.

Cannella and Williams filed just days after Gary Heaney and Sean Conacher joined the race in late August.

They are up against J.P. Boutros, former Stintz senior advisor in her role as TTC chair; aerospace project manager Christin Carmichael Greb; fire and security officer Michael Coll; financial planner Charm Darby; former engineer and patent attorney Thomas Gallezot;, urban planner Terry Mills; direct mail business owner Paul Spence; municipal lawyer Adam Tanel; software developer Peter Vukosavljev; and lawyer and legal studies professor Dyanoosh Youssefi.

Stintz, who served 11 years in the Eglinton-Lawrence ward.

Sept. 11 is the deadline for candidates signing up or withdrawing.

Trinity-Spadina has 28 candidates, including Sarah Thompson, who dropped out of the mayoral race on Sept. 9 to run for the seat, and Joe Cressy, who previously worked for current mayoral candidate Olivia Chow.

Pam McConnell is one of 15 contestants in her race, and outgoing councillor Doug Ford’s Etobicoke ward has 14 candidates.

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Posted: Sep 9 2014 5:10 pm
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