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Meet the 14 fresh faces on Toronto's city council

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Vincent Crisanti Ward 1 (Etobicoke North) Taking his cue from Rob Ford, he promises to personally return phone calls and e-mails.

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Doug Ford Ward 2 (Etobicoke North) The city’s other Ford – who is taking over his brother’s councillor seat – shares a similar taste in policy with Toronto’s new mayor, vowing tax cuts and improved policing.


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James Pasternak Ward 10 (York Centre) This former Toronto District School Board trustee ran on a green platform of planting more trees and keeping city parks clean.

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Sarah Doucette Ward 13 (Parkdale-High Park) Another eco-advocate, this new councillor is backing bike lanes and public transit in her ward.

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Josh Colle Ward 15 (Eglinton-Lawrence) Son of Liberal MPP Mike Colle, he straddles the political centre, promising both rapid transit on Eglinton Avenue and savings at city hall.

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Ana Bailão Ward 18 (Davenport) She’s promising to get her constituents more involved by holding open office hours in community centres and creating a council for residents to share their ideas.

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Mike Layton Ward 19 (Trinity-Spadina) The son of Jack Layton lived up to his NDP legacy, winning a diverse ward with promises of better transit and a record as an environmental activist.

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Josh Matlow Ward 22 (St. Paul’s) The school-trustee-cum-councillor is trying to balance the desires of his Forest Hill constituents with those of the developers who want in on Toronto’s older neighbourhoods.

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Jaye Robinson Ward 25 (Don Valley West) She won her a council seat on her second attempt, in part on a pledge to make Toronto a world-class arts destination.

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Kristyn Wong-Tam Ward 27 (Toronto Centre-Rosedale) She’s advocating the creation of an equity office at city hall to push for equal opportunities for women and minorities in civic appointments.

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Mary Fradedakis Ward 29 (Toronto-Danforth) With the backing of local NDP politicians, this political newcomer used an eco-friendly platform to score an upset win over former councillor and mayoral candidate Jane Pitfield.

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Mary-Margaret McMahon Ward 32 (Beaches-East York) Describing herself as a “fiscally responsible environmentalist,” she picked off a veteran councillor but largely stayed out of her ward’s mudslinging.

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Michelle Berardinetti Ward 35 (Scarborough Southwest) She once sued incumbent Adrian Heaps for circulating a newspaper column that suggested she wasn’t qualified for the job, and ran on a centre-right platform.

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Gary Crawford Ward 36 (Scarborough Southwest) This professional artist wants to beautify his ward by planting flowers and improving garbage collection, and distancing the area from the negative reputation it has acquired over the years.

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