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Mayor of Toronto

The Mayor of Toronto is elected directly by all voters in the City of Toronto. With a population of 2.4 million, this is the largest number of electors who vote for a single position anywhere in Canada. The Prime Minister of Canada, by contrast, is elected by only the plurality of voters in their own electoral district which is typically under 100,000 population even in large urban districts.

The current Mayor is the Honourable David Miller.

Miller has been a champion of the Province of Toronto movement, and has stood strongly for urban autonomy. He is often associated publicly with Jane Jacobs. He is a member of the New Democratic Party of Canada - Ontario but has endorsed both NDP and Liberal Party of Canada candidates who run in Metro Toronto ridings.