John Tory will soon take over as Toronto mayor after a months-long campaign focused on jobs, public transit, and an end to gridlock.

Tory was elected with 40 per cent of the vote on Monday night, finishing with approximately 64,000 more votes than runner up Doug Ford, and 168,000 more than Olivia Chow.

"Torontonians want a future where their mayor proudly represents the whole city, one Toronto, a leader who regards you not just as a taxpayer but as citizens too," Tory told supporters in his acceptance speech.

"As your new mayor I will work with the council that you elected tonight in moving Toronto not left, not right, but forward."

Mayor-elect Tory will take the mayoral reins from Rob Ford on Dec. 1.

More changes at City Hall

Only one incumbent failed to reclaim a seat at City Council on Monday night. John Parker was ousted in Don Valley West, Ward 26, by Jon Burnside, a former police officer who currently runs a business delivering healthy meals. Burnside was endorsed by Tory.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will represent Ward 2 Etobicoke North when his term as mayor officially wraps up on Dec. 1. Ford takes over the riding which was formerly held by his brother Doug Ford since 2010. Before then, Rob was councillor for the ward since 2000.

Six other fresh faces will join city hall, representing wards where incumbents chose not to run again:

  • Stephen Holyday, Ward 3 Etobicoke Centre
  • John Campbell, Ward 4 Etobicoke Centre
  • Justin Di Ciano, Ward 5 Etobicoke-Lakeshore
  • Christin Carmichael Greb, Ward 16 Eglinton-Lawrence
  • Joe Cressy, Ward 20 Trinity-Spadina
  • Jim Karygiannis, Ward 39 Scarborough-Agincourt