David Miller Won't Run Again

City HallIt turns out David Miller won't be mayor of Toronto forever. He's not running next year.

I'm announcing this morning that I will not be seeking a third term as mayor of Toronto in next year's municipal election. While it's been a difficult decision, I feel secure in my priorities, proud of my record, and confident in my vision for the city I love.

One probable candidate for the job is John Tory, who will be campaigning from his new spot in the afternoon drive on CFRB Newstalk 1010.

Who else will run? Will Rob Ford run? Will Pinball? Will the ghost of Ben Kerr?


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Jimmy

What a crock? Family, the reason? If you believe that than you believe the Leafs will make the playoffs this year.

The real reason is that this time he would of faced real competition from Tory or Smitherman & not Jane what's her name.

What has this guy actually accomplished during his reign? Other than sucking up to his Union buddies, this city has nothing to show for itself. Of course he is going to present himself with postive stats but like him those are so misleading.

Tax, tax, tax & what do you get, Miller Time. Yeah, good riddance, Miller & take your Jarvis bike lane with you.

September 25, 2009 @ 3:21 PM

McNulty

Oh Ben Kerr, DCS, The King of Ceyenne.

You know his campaign was that he wanted to get Toronto Healthy first of all. He would get everyone on the Ceyenne Pepper cocktail.

The corner of Young and Bloor will never be the same.

September 25, 2009 @ 3:28 PM

Oliver (a/k/a Dizzy)

Ben Kerr...that name sounds familiar. Wasn't he the gent who'd sing with a drum machine beside him near the CIBC building?

September 25, 2009 @ 3:37 PM

A.R.

Beyond limiting the power of unions who have on several occasions made life quite unpleasant in the city, I think that Torontonians want big improvements to transit and public space and Miller hasn't achieved anything dramatic. I want to see Toronto become a leader in these areas, but we've seen mostly slight improvements you barely notice.

The leading candidates so far look to be George Smitherman and Michael Thompson. One issue that will hopefully be big is the matter of subway expansion. The Yonge/University/Spadina line is the only north/south line in a city of this size and gets ridiculously crowded at rush hour. A new northern crosstown line would also be highly beneficial.

September 25, 2009 @ 3:52 PM

Ryan

Miller will be on Rogers tv in Toronto on Monday at 7 for goldhawk..for all those folks who want to bash him on live tv!

September 25, 2009 @ 4:19 PM

Gary

Good Riddance! Worst mayor ever!

September 25, 2009 @ 6:44 PM


The_Voice

What about Toronto Mike for Mayor? There's Toronto in your name "Toronto Mike" ;)

September 26, 2009 @ 11:12 AM

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