A Candidates’ Debate:

Development in Davenport

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Doors at 7, debate at 7:30 p.m.

New Horizons Auditorium

1140 Bloor St. W.


Bloor/Dovercourt  date unknown courtesy Ann Ball


With huge projects planned at Bloor-Dufferin, The Galleria and along the rail path, Davenport will see massive develop-development in the coming decade.

But how will these changes affect our affordable and vibrant neighbourhoods?

Where are the benefits to the community?

And how can residents have a real say in the future of our ward?

Come here what your candidates have to say about development.

How will they use their role as City Councillor to to keep our changing neighbourhoods livable and inclusive?

Sponsored by Build a Better Bloor-Dufferin. BBBD is a group of residents, local business owners, artists, service organizations, and members of the local school communities dedicated to the sustainable development of the Bloor Dufferin neighbourhood as it changes with the proposed new development at the southwest corner of Bloor and Dufferin.


BBBD has not endorsed candidates in the 2018 municipal election. In the chaos created by changes to our electoral process it is important we take the time to familiarize ourselves with the candidates and issues, ask questions, work for candidates who support our values. AND VOTE.

If you don’t know where to vote, consult:


Advance Polls

From Wednesday October 10th to Sunday October 14th between 10am and 7pm each day. You can cast your ballot at one of two locations in Davenport:

  • Joseph J Piccininni Community Centre, 1369 St. Clair Ave W (near St. Clair Ave W and Lansdowne Ave)
  • Mary McCormick Recreation Centre, 66 Sheridan Ave (near Dufferin St and Dundas St W)


There are approximately 35 candidates for mayor. We have included only the two most prominent candidates.

John Tory


Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/johntoryTO

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/johntory



Jennifer Keesmaat

Office Phone: 416-848-2037

Email: info@jenniferkeesmaat.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Keesmaat4Mayor

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jen_keesmaat



Ward nine—Davenport

If you don’t know where to vote, consult this City of Toronto map: https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/94b7-2018_Polling_Ward_09.pdff
If you zoom in on your street, the map will indicate where you will vote.

City Council

Nahum Mann

Nahum served as chair and co-chair of the BBBD as we got started. When he decided to run for council he immediately withdrew from all activities with the group. He is a strong supporter of the Bloor/Dufferin community and will promote our values.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hownowinternet.

Anna Bailão

The incumbent from the southern portion of what is now Ward Nine. Expected to face a battle against Cesar Palacio, the ward-healer incumbent from the part of ward north of St. Clair. She was saved when Palazio retired from the field. It was expected to be one of the most interesting battles under the bastardized 25-member system.

Bailão knows the files, approves of our values, and has the ear of John Tory by sitting on his ghost cabinet, but is overwhelmed by development pressure.


1226 St. Clair Ave WestToronto, ON M6E



Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/anabailaoTO

Email: info@votebailao.ca

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/anabailaoTO


Mark Balack


Email: markbalack@gmail.com

Website: http://www.markbalack.com

Toronto District School Board

Stephanie Donaldson

She has been endorsed by Merit Styles, the present MPP (NDP) for the riding. Styles, before winning her seat in the 2018 election, was a TDSB trustee for the area.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/StephanieDonaldsonTO/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/steph4schools



Nancy Caetano

Contact information is not available

Inga Cernei

942 Yonge St, Unit PH107, Toronto, ON M4W 3S8

416-969-8845 Ext. 223




Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/inga.cernei.9

Tania Principe




Whois: http://whois.arin.net/rest/ip/ (IP:

2 thoughts on “A Candidates’ Debate:

  1. taniafortrustee says:

    Hi there, I’m Tania Principe, and I’m also running for TDSB Trustee in this ward (as are a number of other candidates not listed here). Please feel free to read more about me at taniafortrustee.ca.


    • joemcallistertoronto says:

      Thanks for your email. I will update our website to include your information.
      Please forgive our bare-bones website. We’re just getting started. We’ve only been able to include the most basic and obvious factual information about the race. We’d like to do more.
      Please send us any links or information about your candidacy and we’ll try and post them ASAP.
      If you want to write a “letter” or “opinion piece” about development in Davenport we’d like to feature it. We want everyone’s opinion, particularly those interested in education, and the sale of BCI.
      But it’s been hard for BBBD, and for me, to keep up with the fast pace of this municipal election season….a pace you well know. (I’m retired and not particularly “digitally” savvy.)
      Maybe we could ask all the other candidates to contribute pieces if we publish something from you.
      What do you think?

      Joe McAllister
      416 520 5060


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