Your Superhero and Supervillain of 2012
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Your Superhero and Supervillain of 2012

The people have spoken and the votes are in! Here is who you picked as the very best and very worst of Toronto this year.

For two weeks every December, Torontoist recaps the year that’s winding down by nominating the best Heroes and worst Villains among all people, places, things, and ideas which had an influence on the city in the preceeding 12 months. And then, it’s up to you.

Here is who you, Torontoist readers, have deemed Superhero and Supervillain of 2012…


WINNER: Fiona Crean

RUNNER-UP: Astral Media Info Pillar Hackers

VOTING NOTES: Crean was the leader right from the outset—she started with 44 per cent of the vote—but it took three ballots to get her a clear majority. On that third ballot Crean landed 63 per cent of the vote.


WINNER: Rob Ford

RUNNER-UP: Bike lane fiascos

VOTING NOTES: A slam-dunk for our mayor: he won on the first ballot with 70 per cent of the vote. Though bike lane fiascos came in second, with 11 per cent, effectively they were in a cluster with the other Villain finalists: CBC funding cuts and Sue-Ann Levy. Those three were all within a couple of points of each other.