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Torontoist‘s Heroes of 2011

We've nominated those we've found most worthy, and now it's up to you to vote for Superhero of 2011.


For two weeks every December, Torontoist recaps the year that’s winding down by nominating the best and worst people, places, things, and ideas which had an influence on the city in the preceeding 12 months. And then, it’s up to you. Here is our full slate of nominees for Hero. Click on any one to see why we think each nominee is heroic. Voting for Heroes closes at midnight on Tuesday, December 27 2 p.m. on December 28—deadline extended! Voting for Villains will take place December 28–30, and on December 31, we’ll announce the Superhero and Supervillain of 2011, as selected by you.


THE CANDIDATES



City Hall Deputants
Determination in the face of sleep deprivation and disrespect
 
Foodstock
Simply the best fundraiser we’ve ever been to
 
CodeBlueTO
Heart and savvy in equal measure



Occupy Toronto
Resistance in an age of austerity and indifference
 
Slutwalk Toronto
Getting feminists the world over to walk the walk
 
GSA Campaigners
Inspirational advocacy in the face of institutional prejudice



Buddy and Pedro
Tickling our funny bones and our hearts
 
Bixi
Making it easier to be a cyclist in the city
 
New Subway Trains
The silver lining in our often grey commutes



Indie Food Culture
Giving us street food worthy of our food-loving city
 
Matt Galloway
Loving Toronto, and telling us all the reasons why we should, too
 
TekSavvy
Taking on communications bullies



TIFF Bell Lightbox
Growing not just in size but in depth
 
Underground Cinema
Bringing new life to independent film in Toronto
 
Margaret Atwood
Defending our libraries from the Brothers Ford



Jack Layton
For giving us such great reasons to miss him
 
Kristyn Wong-Tam
Unofficial opposition and outspoken councillor
 
Your Candidate
Someone we missed? Send us your write-in option.

Voting has now closed. We’ll unveil the results—your pick for Superhero of 2011—on December 31.

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