Heroes and Villains 2009: Villains Voting, Semi-Final Round
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Heroes and Villains 2009: Villains Voting, Semi-Final Round

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.

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Composite of remaining Villains by Sasha Plotnikova/Torontoist.


One vote really does makes a difference, people—one that was cast two minutes before polls closed at midnight last night, for Toronto a la Cart instead of Joe Pantalone’s Ossington Bylaws, pushed the City’s bumbled street-food program past a city councillor’s contentious regulations against one of our coolest streets. Now, Toronto a la Cart is one of the six Villains remaining in the competition to be Toronto’s Supervillain of 2009. Voting in this, the next-to-last round, lasts until midnight on December 30. (Over on the Heroes side of things, semi-finals voting ends tonight.)

Round Two Results

Bell, Rogers, and Telus (87%) advances over the Yellow Pages (13%); The Summer City Workers’ Strike (77%) over Yonge and Bloor’s Empty Lot (23%); Bed Bugs (66%) over Michael Ignatieff (34%); Gary Bettman and the National Hockey League (56%) over MuchMusic (44%); Prejudging the Michael Bryant–Darcy Allan Sheppard Collision (53%) over Media Layoffs (47%); and Toronto a la Cart (50%)—by a vote!—over Joe Pantalone’s Ossington Bylaws (50%).

Over to you:

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The Summer City Workers’ Strike or Prejudging the Michael Bryant–Darcy Allan Sheppard Collision?

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Gary Bettman and the National Hockey League or Bell, Rogers, and Telus?

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Toronto a la Cart or Bed Bugs?

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