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GRAPHIC: Voter turnout in Toronto reaches new high

Voter turnout in Toronto mayoral elections

Voter turnout for 2014 is unofficial and based on CBC estimates.

And this map breaks down voter turnout by ward.

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Doug Ford: ‘I gave it absolutely everything’

Doug Ford, who wound up with about 33 per cent of the vote, gave his concession speech at about 9:20 p.m.

 

‘We never, never give up’: Rob Ford on the results

Video from the Ford family home as the results came in:

Afterwards, the Ford family went to a nearby rally.

Chow concedes election

After 8:40 p.m. ET, with about 23 per cent of the vote so far counted, Olivia Chow gave her concession speech.

 

Tory, Ford and Chow camps react to results

Shortly before 8:30 p.m., broadcast stations began to call the mayoral election for John Tory.

From Ann Hui, at the Tory campaign headquarters:

As the results were announced, hundreds of Tory supporters packed into a ballroom at the Liberty Grand in downtown Toronto and burst into loud cheers, chanting “Tory, Tory, Tory.”

Long lines at Toronto polling stations

A record number of Toronto voters participated in advance polls, leading observers to suggest this election will see an unusually high turnout. Residents across the city shared photos on Twitter showing long lines at their polling stations.

Polls close at 8 p.m. ET. The City of Toronto says that, as long as a voter got in line by 8 p.m., they’re allowed to vote.

 

Tory, Ford and Chow campaigns await results

Globe reporters Ann Hui, Elizabeth Church and Oliver Moore are at the John Tory, Doug Ford and Olivia Chow campaign headquarters, respectively, tonight. Follow them on Twitter for live updates throughout the night.

 

Other reporters are stationed in other races in the province, including Sahar Fatima in Brampton and Dakshana Bascaramurty in Mississauga:

Toronto’s not the only city with an election

It’s election day in Ontario, and while much attention has been devoted to the race in Toronto, the province’s biggest city, all municipalities in Ontario are having votes.

Globe columnist Adam Radwanski took a look at some of the races in Southwestern Ontario.

London

In a city where there are still fewer jobs than before the 2008 recession, and where the last elected mayor is serving house arrest for a fraud conviction, strong opinions are what’s selling. So Londoners have wound up with a much starker choice than most observers expected at the race’s outset.

Hamilton

A relatively affordable place to live and work in close proximity to Toronto, Hamilton has recently experienced stronger growth than most other cities in Ontario’s manufacturing belt – and all three of its mayoral contenders are more or less agreed on the need to continue aggressively diversifying away from steel. But interviews with them underscored that the city’s continued development can be impeded by intercommunity tensions, dating back to amalgamation with smaller surrounding towns when Mr. Harris was premier in the late 1990s.

Windsor

Courtesy of a power struggle between rival factions, the race has political intrigue. One leading candidate, Drew Dilkens, has received Mr. Francis’s endorsement and inherited his campaign team. The other, John Millson, is backed by allies of former provincial finance minister and long-time Windsor MPP Dwight Duncan.