Your Superhero and Supervillain of 2015
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Your Superhero and Supervillain of 2015

You voted for the people, places, and things that made Toronto a better and worse place in 2015. Here are your winners.

You cheered the heroes, and you jeered the villains. They were great, they were horrible, and they made our city a better and worse place in 2015.

But who earned the title of Superhero and Supervillain of 2015?

You voted, and here are your winners…


Heroes  Toronto Public Library by Evan Munday

WINNER: The Toronto Public Library

RUNNERS-UP: The Toronto Blue Jays (second place), Carding Activists (third place), and the TORONTO sign (fourth place).

VOTING NOTES: It was a close battle between the Toronto Public Library and the Toronto Blue Jays, but the book lovers won out. Coincidentally, their paths crossed in October 2015 when TPL engaged in a Twitter battle with the Kansas City Library system as the Blue Jays took on the Royals in the American League Championship Series. A reliable and beloved institution, TPL opened its one hundredth branch in 2015, and launched various initiatives and programs including its new green screen room, vinyl aficionado evenings, and an interactive poetry map.

Congratulations to the Toronto Public Library on its superheroic year!



Sex Ed Fear Mongerers

WINNER: Sex Ed Fear Mongers

RUNNERS-UP: Anti-Muslim Sentiment (second place), Police Accountability (third place), the East Gardiner “Hybrid” Plan (fourth place).

VOTING NOTES: It was a close battle of dastardly villainy, but in the end Sex Ed Fear Mongers squeezed out a win over Anti-Muslim Sentiment by a scant 0.3 per cent. Fear Mongers, including the likes of Monte McNaughton and Charles McVety, tried to hold back a long overdue update of Ontario’s sex ed curriculum, and apparently our voters feel education is important. But really, the important thing to remember is that all the nominees are villains, and worked really hard for the honour.

But they’re can only be one winner, so congratulations Sex Ed Fear Mongers, you take home the prize!