Mel Lastman

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Mel Lastman
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62nd Mayor of Toronto
In office
January 1, 1998 – November 30, 2003
Preceded byBarbara Hall
Succeeded byDavid Miller
3rd Mayor of North York
In office
January 1, 1973[1] – December 31, 1997
Preceded byBasil H. Hall
Succeeded byPosition abolished[2]
Personal details
Melvin Douglas Lastman

(1933-03-09)March 9, 1933
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
DiedDecember 11, 2021(2021-12-11) (aged 88)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Political partyProgressive Conservative
Spouse(s)Marilyn Bornstein
WebsiteCity of Toronto Profile

Melvin Douglas "Mel" Lastman (March 9, 1933 – December 11, 2021), nicknamed "Mayor Mel" or "Mega City Mel", was a Canadian businessman and politician. He was the founder of the Bad Boy Furniture chain. He served as the mayor of the former city of North York, Ontario, Canada from 1973 until 1997.[3]

Lastman died on December 11, 2021, at the age of 88.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Parsons, Anne (1972-12-30). "Lastman itemizes millions: Mayors in Metro disclose holdings". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. pp. 1, 2. All Metro Toronto municipal politicians elected on 4 December 1972 took office on 1 January 1973.
  2. The City of North York was amalgamated with the 5 other municipalities of Metro Toronto to form the city of Toronto on January 1, 1998.
  3. "Mel Lastman 'mortified' - the Globe and Mail". The Globe and Mail. Archived from the original on 2016-04-25. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
  4. The Canadian Press. "Mel Lastman, long-serving and often controversial former Toronto mayor, dead at age 88". CBC News.

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