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[13 Nov 2006 | Comments Off | ]
Pantalone takes Ward 19, again

By CARRIE BRUNET, InsideToronto
cbrunet@insidetoronto.com
Incumbent Joe Pantalone took his ward by a landslide again this election, returning for a term that will see him serving nearly three decades in municipal politics.
In his last term, Pantalone was one of David Miller’s deputy mayors. He was also the city’s tree advocate and chaired the round table on the environment.
This time around Pantalone was challenged by newcomers George Sawision, Himy Syed and Nick Boragina.
Pantalone took the seat with 8,524 votes, followed by Sawision with 1,710 votes, Boragina with 511 votes and Syed with 403 …

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[13 Nov 2006 | Comments Off | ]
City Idol claims big victory amidst idle coverage

By Marc Weisblott, The Globe and Mail
The cast and crew of the City Idol competition watched the Toronto municipal election results come in at Paupers Pub in the Annex, even if the television coverage hardly had the suspense of a World Cup match.
Citytv proclaimed David Miller’s re-election as soon as they signed on-air, and went to rival Jane Pitfield for an instantly incredulous reaction: “They’ve already decided on the winner?”
The effort to make no-contests like Kyle Rae’s inevitable victory in Toronto-Centre Rosedale sound suspenseful was a pretty fruitless allocation of CityNews resources, especially when …

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[10 Nov 2006 | Comments Off | ]
The election as viewed by a Warholian warrior

By Marc Weisblott
The Globe and Mail
Himy Syed opened a campaign office in the storefront of the Metro Theatre (677 Bloor St. W.) because he figured it was the perfect place to advocate for the reunification of north and south Koreatown — two sides of the street that fall into two different electoral wards. Syed has claimed residence in about a dozen different parts of Toronto, ever since his family moved from the U.K., flipping houses that flipped them around the town. Being a local nomad comes naturally to …

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[8 Nov 2006 | Comments Off | ]
Why Vote?

Why Vote?
Video Produced by Who Runs This Town
Headshot photos by HiMY SYeD.

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[5 Nov 2006 | Comments Off | ]
The only campaign office in a porn theatre

By Matthew Blackett, Spacing Votes

Himy Syed, a candidate in Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina, is opening his campaign office Sunday afternoon.
But it’s not your typical office — it’s located in the former Metro porn theatre on Bloor Street West, just east of Christie Street, in Little Korea [click here for a photo of theatre].
I suspect he’s the only candidate to have an office in a former porn theatre, but weirder things have happened in this election so far.

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