Toronto Centre is one of the city’s fastest growing wards, with a population growth of 10.5 percent from 2011-2016. Covering the heart of the downtown core, the ward includes neighbourhoods such as Regent Park, St. Jamestown, St. Lawrence Market, Church and Wellesley, and Cabbagetown. Affordable housing is a key issue in Toronto Centre, with 46.5 percent of tenants spending more than 30 percent of their income on rent. 82 percent of private dwellings are high-rise buildings. As a result, the ward is the most crowded, with a density of 184 people per hectare. Kristyn Wong-Tam resigned from her council seat in early 2022 to run in the provincial election, making this ward one of the most contested in the city.
Correction: September 28—A previous version of this page misidentified the Colin Johnson running for council in Ward 13.
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