Since the City was incorporated in 1834, Toronto’s geographic boundaries have grown dramatically to integrate many surrounding towns and villages. Hundreds of dedicated individuals served the governance bodies in these communities and residents and historical societies continue to celebrate their unique history and identity.

This page lists the Mayors, Reeves and Chairman that provided leadership on local municipal councils.

 

Chronological list of Mayors of Toronto

Year(s) Name
2014-2018 John Tory
2010-2014 Rob Ford
2004-2010 David Miller
1998-2004 Mel Lastman
1995-1997 Barbara Hall
1992-94 June Rowlands
1981-91 Arthur Eggleton
1978-80 John Sewell
1978 Fred Beavis
1973-78 David Crombie
1967-72 William Dennison
1963-66 Philip Gerald Givens
1963 Donald Dean Summerville
1955-62 Nathan Phillips
1954 Leslie H. Saunders
1952-54 Allan A. Lamport
1948-51 Hiram E. McCallum
1945-48 Robert H. Saunders
1941-44 Fred J. Conboy
1938-40 Ralph C. Day
1936-37 William D. Robbins
1936 Samuel McBride *
1935 James Simpson
1931-34 William J. Stewart
1930 Bert S. Wemp
1928-29 Samuel McBride *
1925-27 Thomas Foster
1924 William Hiltz
1922-23 Charles A. Maguire
1915-21 Thomas Langton Church
1912-14 Horatio C. Hocken
1910-12 George R. Geary
1908-09 Joseph Oliver
1906-07 Emerson Coatsworth
1903-05 Thomas Urquhart
1901-02 Oliver Aikin Howland
1900 Ernest A. Macdonald
1897-99 John Shaw
1896-97 Robert J. Fleming *
1894-95 Warring Kennedy
1892-93 Robert J. Fleming *
1888-91 Edward F. Clarke
1886-87 William H. Howland
1885 Alexander Manning *
1883-84 Arthur R. Boswell
1881-82 William B. McMurrich
1879-80 James Beaty, Jr.
1876-78 Angus Morrison
1874-75 Francis H. Medcalf *
1873 Alexander Manning *
1871-72 Joseph Sheard
1869-70 Samuel Bickerton Harman
1867-68 James E. Smith
1864-66 Francis H. Medcalf *
1861-63 John George Bowes *
1859-60 Adam Wilson
1858 David Breckenridge Read
1858 William Henry Boulton *
1857 John Hutchison
1856 John Beverley Robinson
1855 George William Allan
1854 Joshua George Beard
1851-53 John George Bowes *
1848-50 George Gurnett *
1845-47 William Henry Boulton *
1842-44 Henry Sherwood
1841 George Munro
1838-40 John Powell
1837 George Gurnett *
1836 Thomas D. Morrison
1835 Robert Baldwin Sullivan
1834 William Lyon Mackenzie

*Served multiple non-consecutive terms.

References: Mayors of Toronto, Volume 1, 1834-1899 by Victor Loring Russell ©1982
Published by: The Boston Mills Press

East York (Township and Borough) – Mayors/Reeves

Year Name Title
1993-1997 Michael Prue (effective April 8, 1993) Mayor
1983-92 David Johnson Mayor
1977-1982 Alan Redway Mayor
1976 Leslie H. Saunders Mayor
1973-1975 Willis L. Blair Mayor
1967-1972 True Davidson Mayor
1961-1966 True Davidson Reeve
1957-1960 Jack R. Allen Reeve
1954-1956 Harry G. Simpson Reeve

Etobicoke (Township and Borough) – Mayors/Reeves

Year(s) Name Title
1994-1997 Doug Holyday Mayor
1984-1993 Bruce Sinclair (effective September 4, 1984) Mayor
1973-1983 C. Dennis Flynn Mayor
1967-1972 Edward A. Horton Mayor
1963-1966 John P. MacBeth Reeve
1957-1962 H.O. Waffle Reeve
1953-1956 W. Beverley Lewis Reeve
1947-1952 Clive M. Sinclair, K.C. Reeve
1943-1946 F.A.C. Butler Reeve
1938-1943 William A. Armstrong
(resigned Feb. 1943)
Reeve
1937 William L. Stephens Reeve
1934-1936 William A. Armstrong Reeve
1932 William J. Gardhouse Reeve
1930-1931 Robert Marshall Reeve
1927-1929 J. Ray Price Reeve
1925-1926 T.A.C. Tier Reeve
1921-1924 William J. Gardhouse Reeve
1919-1920 William G. Jackson Reeve
1918 James Dandridge Reeve
1913-1917 Charles Silverthorn Reeve
1910-1912 John Gardhouse Reeve
1909 Russell S. Warner Reeve
1908 John Gardhouse Reeve
1907 John D. Evans Reeve
1906 Franklin E. Shaver Reeve
1902-1905 John Bryans Reeve
1901 John T. Carr Reeve
1897-1900 David L. Streight Reeve
1885-1896 John D. Evans Reeve
1877-1884 Matthew Canning Reeve
1874-1876 William Wallace Reeve
1873 John Clark Reeve
1865-1870 William Wallace Reeve
1858-1864 Edward Musson Reeve
1855-1857 Alexander McFarlane Reeve
1851-1854 Joseph Smith Reeve
1850 William Gamble Reeve

North York (Township and Borough) – Mayors/Reeves

Year(s) Name Title
1973-1997 Mel Lastman Mayor
1970-1972 Basil H. Hall Mayor
1967-1969 James D. Service Mayor
1965-1966 James D. Service Reeve
1959-1964 Norman C. Goodhead Reeve
1957-1958 Vernon M. Singer Reeve
1953-1956 Fred J. McMahon Reeve
1950-1952 N.A. Boylen Reeve
1941-1949 George H. Mitchell Reeve
1934-1940 R. Earl Bales Reeve
1931-1933 George B. Elliott Reeve
1929-1930 James Muirhead Reeve

Scarborough (Township and Borough) – Mayors/Reeves

Year(s) Name Title
1994-1997 Frank Faubert Mayor
1988-1993 Joyce Trimmer Mayor
1979-1987 Gus Harris Mayor
1973-1978 Paul Cosgrove Mayor
1969-1972 Robert W. White Mayor
1967-1968 Albert M. Campbell Mayor
1957-1966 Albert M. Campbell Reeve
1956 A. Harris Reeve
1948-1955 Oliver E. Crockford Reeve
1947 R.H. Palmer Reeve
1946 A.P. Wheler Reeve
1939-1945 B.L. Clutterbuck Reeve
1936-1938 B.J. Wheeler Reeve
1935 G. Moore Reeve
1933-1934 T.H. Sanders Reeve
1932 F.L. Barchard Reeve
1928-1931 G.B. Little Reeve
1927 G. Moore Reeve
1926 T.E. Allen Reeve
1923-1925 R. McCowan Reeve
1922 E.M. Croker Reeve
1920-1921 J.T. Stewart Reeve
1913-1919 J.G. Cornell Reeve
1908-1912 W.D. Annis Reeve
1902-1907 A. Young Reeve
1896-1901 L. Kennedy Reeve
1895 J. Chester Reeve
1881-1894 J. Richardson Reeve
1877-1880 D.G. Stephenson Reeve
1876 G. Chester Reeve
1871-1875 J.P. Wheler Reeve
1867-1870 G. Chester Reeve
1866 T. Brown Reeve
1865 D.G. Stephenson Reeve
1855-1864 J.P. Wheler Reeve
1854 J. Tororance Reeve
1851-1853 J.P. Wheler Reeve
1850 Peter Secor Reeve

York (Township and Borough) – Mayors/Reeves

Year(s) Name Title
1994-1997 Frances Nunziata Mayor
1988-1993 Fergy Brown Mayor
1983-1987 Alan Tonks Mayor
1979-1982 Gayle Christie Mayor
1970-1978 Philip C. White Mayor
1967-1969 Jack Mould Mayor
1963-1966 Jack Mould Reeve
1962 Walter Saunders Reeve
1961 Fred C. Taylor Reeve
1957-1960 Chris A. Tonks Reeve
1952-1956 Fred W. Hall Reeve
1949-1951 W.G. Beech Reeve
1947-1948 C.J. McMaster Reeve
1938-1946 F.J. MacRae Reeve
1936-1937 W.M. Magwood Reeve
1934-1935 R.J. Stuart Reeve

The Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto – Chairmen

Year(s) Name Title
1988-1997 Alan Tonks Chairman
1984-1988 C. Dennis Flynn Chairman
1973-1984 Paul Godfrey Chairman
1970-1973 Albert M. Campbell Chairman
1962-1969 William R. Allen Chairman
1953-1961 Frederick G. Gardiner Chairman

The Village of Forest Hill – Reeves

Year(s) Name Title
1963-1966 Edwin J. Pivnick Reeve
1957-1962 Laurie T. Simonsky Reeve
1954-1956 C. O. Bick Reeve

The Town of Leaside – Mayors

Year(s) Name Title
1963-1966 Beth Nealson Mayor
1962 Lloyd M. Dickinson Mayor
1956-1961 Charles H. Hiscott Mayor
1954-1955 Howard T. Burrell Mayor

The Village of Long Branch – Reeves

Year(s) Name Title
1965-1966 Thomas Berry Reeve
1963-1964 Leonard E. Ford Reeve
1954-1962 Marie Curtis Reeve

The Town of Mimico – Mayors

Year(s) Name Title
1961-1966 Hugh M. Griggs Mayor
1955-1960 W. A. Edwards Mayor
1954 Archibald Norris Mayor

The Town of New Toronto – Mayors

Year(s) Name Title
1955-1966 Donald R. Russell Mayor
1954 John L. Strath Mayor

The Village of Swansea – Reeves

Year(s) Name Title
1966 James T. Bonham Reeve
1963-1965 Lucien C. Kurata Reeve
1954-1962 Dorothy Hague Reeve

The Town of Weston – Mayors

Year(s) Name Title
1965-1966 Wesley Boddington Mayor
1961-1964 George W. Bull Mayor
1959-1960 Jack L. Holley Mayor
1955-1958 Harry Clark Mayor
1954 R. C. Seagrave Mayor