Long-time Toronto city councillor Kyle Rae has announced he will not run for re-election next year.

In an email he sent to supporters this week, Rae confirmed he would not run.

He was first elected 19 years ago by voters in Toronto Centre-Rosedale, Ward 27.

Rae was outspoken on gay rights and was most recently chairman of Toronto's economic development committee. He helped the city build Pride Week into one of the biggest in the world.

He didn't give a specific reason why he won't run again and did not mention plans for the future.

His statement listed his accomplishments and his view on different city projects, but also alluded to frustrations, particularly citing former premier Mike Harris.

"I wish I could say that I have left the City in a better state than I found it," he wrote.

"Queen's Park has hobbled the City's ability to deliver municipal services... Downloading provincial programs and services onto the municipal taxpayer has wrecked havoc on our parks, recreation centres, libraries, community services and culture."

He is the second long-time city politician who confirmed he would not run again in next year's municipal election.

Mayor David Miller announced in September that he would let his term expire at the end of 2010. He said he made the move to spend more time with his family.