Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains—the very best and the very worst people, places, and things in and of Toronto over the past twelve months. We’ve unmasked our picks for Heroes and Villains; now, until the end of the year, your votes will whittle our lists down in a single elimination tournament to determine 2009’s Superhero and Supervillain.
Composite of remaining Heroes by Sasha Plotnikova/Torontoist.
This is it: the final round of Heroes voting, the winner of which will be crowned our Superhero of the year. Where once there were twenty-four, now there are three—our esteemed public library system, our esteemed wildlife, and the little gay advocacy group that could.
This time, the voting results are private until we reveal all on Monday, January 4, which means that voting for this final round of Heroes lasts until midnight on Sunday, January 3. (The semi-final round of Villains voting ends tonight, Wednesday, at midnight; the final round of Villains voting starts on Thursday and can eventually be found here.)
Semi-Final Round Results
The Toronto Public Library (72%) advances over The CBC (28%); Derek Forgie and Heterosexuals for Same-Sex Equality (63%) over The Five-Cent Plastic Bag Fee (37%); and Wildlife (52%) advances over Waterfront Development (48%).
What, or who, is Toronto’s Superhero of 2009?