Joe Magliocca beat out five candidates to take the council spot in Ward 2.

With no incumbent seeking re-election, Ward 2 was a race to watch. Veteran Ald. Gord Lowe says it's time to move on from what he considers a great job.

Attention to traffic congestion and growth issues are key to electoral success in this part of the city. Lowe was a key opponent to plans to legalize secondary suites city-wide. How will Magliocca feel about it?

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Ward Demographics

  • Population: 78,341
  • Per cent population: 6.8%
  • Total dwellings: 27,731
  • Percentage of home ownership: 86.90%
  • Vacancy rate: 1.79%
  • Largest age group: 35-44
  • Transportation:
    • Bicycle: 85 Transit: 3,459 Drove alone: 15,331
  • Current alderman: Gord Lowe (retiring)
  • Communities: Arbour lake, Citadel, Evanston, Hamptons, Hawkwood, Kincora, Nolan Hill, Ranchlands, Royal Oak, Sage Hill, Sherwood​

Registered candidates 


City Councillor

Shawn Ripley

Shawn Ripley

Entrepreneur and past vice president in a commercial laboratory.

Bernie Dowhan

Bernie Dowhan

Teacher who has taught for over 10 years in both the public and private systems.

Joe Magliocca

WINNER: Joe Magliocca

Past president of the Hamptons Community Association who works in the airline industry.

Richard Poon

Richard Poon

Member of the Coalition for Transparent and Accountable Governance — a major player in the fight against the shark fin ban.

Terry Wong

Terry Wong

Public servant working in local government, electrical utilities and health care.


Public School Board

  • WINNER: Joy Bowen-Eyre (Incumbent)
  • Roberta Maclise McDonald
  • Erin Stabbler


Catholic School Board

  • WINNER: Serafino Scarpino (Incumbent) 
  • Myra D’Souza Kormann
  • Torr Haglund