Mel Lastman


Melvin Douglas (Mel) Lastman, nicknamed "Mayor Mel," was mayor of North York, Ont., from 1972 to 1997. When North York was amalgamated into Toronto at the end of 1997, he ran for and won the mayorship of the new "megacity." He was re-elected in 2000 and retired in 2003. Mr. Lastman also founded the Bad Boy Furniture chain.

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