John Tory, a moderate conservative, won Toronto’s mayor election to put an end to the controversial Ford era. Tory won with 40% compared to 30% for Doug Ford, the brother of former mayor Rob Ford, and 23% for left-leaning Olivia Chow. Doug Ford had taken the place of his brother, who announced last month he wouldn’t seek re-election after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Ford’s four-year tenure was littered with controversies that made Toronto somewhat of a laughing stock. Ford admitted to smoking crack cocaine after being caught in a video, and was ticketed for public intoxication. Tory vowed to unite Toronto as he takes control of a city divided by difficult times under Ford.