Tue. Aug 16th, 2022

Toronto’s city councilor for Ward 9 Davenport says she is not seeking re-election in the municipal election in October.

Ana Bailao issued a tweet Thursday morning with her announcement.

Bailao has been a councilor for the City of Toronto for 12 years with a focus on affordable housing.

“It’s been the honor of a lifetime [to] serve as City Councilor & Deputy Mayor, ”Bailao wrote. “While I have not yet decided what is next for me, I remain committed to continuing to contribute to our city.”

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“Most of all, I am humbled and grateful by the confidence and trust you have placed in me as your representative,” Bailao continued. “From new parks, to a new library, new community centers and creating hundreds of new affordable housing homes, we worked together to move our wonderful community forward.”

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Meanwhile, anyone looking to run for mayor, city council or school board trustees has until Aug. 19 to register nomination papers.

Toronto’s municipal election is set for Oct. 24, as are all other municipal elections across Ontario.

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