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William P. Hubbard (1898) Toronto ArchivesWilliam P. Hubbard

William Peyton Hubbard was born in Toronto in 1842. A baker by trade, he served as an elected official for 15 years between 1894 and 1913. Known in the press as Toronto's "Grand Old Man", he supported public ownership of utilities, and as Chair of the power committee, was integral to the founding of the Toronto Hydro Electric System. He served as Acting Mayor, and was also elected to the city's Board of Control. He passed away in 1935 at the age of ninety-three.

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