28
Jan
10

Toronto Mayoral Race, Part I

Since Miller’s announcement that he won’t be seeking a third term as Toronto’s mayor, the race has begun for his successor.  According to the Toronto Star, there are 21 candidates currently in the running.

Earlier this month, Spacing Toronto posted a neat visual of the political spectrum of some of the main candidates. Using the Hans Slomp projection, which measures political leaning on a right-left/authoritarian-libertarian basis, you can get a sense of where the Toronto mayor hopefuls fall.

What does all this have to do with bikes? Not all of the candidates are as keen on growing Toronto’s transit system and cycling infrastructure as you and I would hope.  Rocco Rossi appears to be downright hostile to Transit City construction and bike lanes, as reported by another Spacing Toronto post. Guess we know who not to vote for.

Maybe Adam Giambrone will be able to inspire us?

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