With a population of 104,310, this downtown ward includes the Annex, Yorkville, Little Italy, Rosedale, and the University of Toronto campus. It’s one of the wealthiest wards in the city, with an average household income of $170,832 (far higher than the city average of $102,721). Rents in the ward are high, with 52 percent of renters spending more than 30 percent of their income on shelter costs. Outgoing councillor Mike Layton has served on council since 2010. With Layton not seeking re-election, the lack of an incumbent makes this race one of the most tightly contested in the city.

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