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2012 Hero Nominees: Standing Their Ground

Institutions and people who, under attack, decided to keep going.

Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains: the very best and very worst people, places, things, and ideas that have had an influence on the city over the past 12 months. From December 10 to 19, we’ll unveil the nominees, grouped by category. Vote for your favourites from each batch, every single day! On December 19 and 20 the winners from each category go head-to-head in the final round of voting, and on December 21, we will reveal your choices for Toronto’s Superhero and Supervillain of the year.

The Nominees: Standing Their Ground

CLICK ON EACH NOMINEE to learn more about them.

  Toronto Ombudsman Fiona Crean

Grace under fire.
  Daniel Dale

Staying professional, even when the mayor couldn’t.
  Alice Moran

Speaking up when she didn’t need to.

  Captain John

Keeping the waterfront interesting, and keeping his dream alive.
  The Globe and Mail‘s Paywall

Reminding us that journalism costs money to make.

Voting has now closed on this category. The final round of voting begins Wednesday, December 19.