Heroes and Villains 2010: Superhero & Supervillain
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Heroes and Villains 2010: Superhero & Supervillain

With nearly eight thousand votes cast, our Heroes and Villains—Toronto’s very best and very worst people, places, and things over the past twelve months, as chosen by us—have been mercilessly whittled down by you, the voting public. Here, then, are Torontoist’s Superhero and Supervillain of the year.


Illustration by Roxanne Ignatius/Torontoist.

Winner: David Miller (9.54% of all votes cast).
Runners-Up: Scott Pilgrim (8.86%), and Snakes & Lattes (6.75%).
Honorable Mentions: Steve Paikin (6.36%), The TIFF Bell Lightbox (5.64%), The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (5.43%), Waterfront Toronto (4.68%), The TTC (4.34%), The Dufferin Underpass (3.87%), Evergreen Brick Works (3.77%), Indie Record Stores (3.45%), Shawn Micallef (3.19%), Banksy (3.17%), Toronto Women’s Bookstore (3.06%), André Marin (3.04%), The “We Want It” Guys (2.81%), Taking Things Into Our Own Hands (2.47%), Nuit Blanche (2.39%), Dave Meslin (2.34%), GlobalMedic (2.29%), Paul Quarrington (2.13%), Jose Bautista (2.03%), Terri-Jean Bedford, Amy Lebovitch, Valerie Scott, and Susan Himel (1.66%), The Canadian Opera Company (1.58%), Tracy Wright (1.12%), The Human-Powered Ornithopter Team (1.04%), Drake (1.01%), The Building Boom (0.78%), The National Theatre of the World (0.7%), and Roger Reis (0.6%).


Illustration by Brian McLachlan/Torontoist.

Winner: Rob Ford (16.46% of all votes cast).
Runners-Up: The G20 Integrated Security Unit (12.52%), and Rob Ford’s Campaign Team (8.7%).
Dishonorable Mentions: Bedbugs (6.16%), The Black Bloc (6.13%), Bell and Rogers’ Bandwidth Caps (5.11%), Officer Bubbles (4.63%), Toronto’s Eligible Voters (4.22%), The Suburbs (3.97%), Blaming Pedestrians (3.94%), Rude TTC Riders (3.79%), Dislove of Toronto (2.62%), Racial Stereotypes (2.57%), Subway Fetishism (2.34%), Adam Giambrone (2.16%), Road Rage (2.01%), Bloor Street Construction (1.78%), Nuit Blanche (1.5%), The Neverending Election (1.48%), Private Arts Funding Trumping Public (1.2%), The University of Toronto (1.17%), Chris Bosh (1.14%), Pride (1.12%), Rocco Rossi (0.97%), Beer Gardens (0.84%), Hedo Turkoglu (0.53%), The Green Room (0.48%), Jason Kieffer (0.36%), and The Imagine Concert (0.1%).