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 Villains by Sasha Plotnikova/Torontoist.
Three. In three rounds, you, brave readers, have methodically culled our list of twenty-four Villains down to just the three that really bug you the most (or should that be the ones that bug the most people?).
Those three are the ones that you can vote on from today until this Sunday, January 3, at midnight; the winner—loser?—of this final round will be crowned our Supervillain of 2009 on January 4, 2010. Meanwhile, there are three Heroes fighting to be Superhero of 2009 right over here, the winner of which will also be announced on the first Monday of the new year.
For added suspense, the results of the final round of voting are kept private as the votes roll in. (After you vote, the poll should look something like this.) Don’t think that your vote won’t matter: just one round ago, one vote was the margin of victory. Don’t prorogue another moment! Vote today.
Semi-Final Round ResultsBell, Rogers, and Telus (79%) advances over Gary Bettman and the National Hockey League (21%); The Summer City Workers’ Strike (75%) over Prejudging the Michael Bryant–Darcy Allan Sheppard Collision (25%); and Bed Bugs (62%) over Toronto a La Cart (38%).
What most deserves the title of Toronto’s Supervillain of 2009?