Friday the 13th was the, er, cut-off day to register as a candidate for the November city vote, and a number of late entries have made it a horse race in a few more wards.
Scarborough councillor Ron Moeser must have thought he would romp over unknown Jeff Phillips in Scarborough East and no one would make much of the fact that he was conspicuously absent from the controversial Adams Mine vote. But that was before former Mel aide and NDP spark plug Sheila White got in under the wire.
White, of course, ran runner-up to councillor David Soknacki in a Scarborough by-election last year. She says she's back because ratepayers who wanted a strong local voice gave her a ring.
Meanwhile, thumb-twiddler and North York councillor Peter LiPreti was trotting to acclamation before former NDP MPP Anthony Perruzza jumped into the York West race. And Mel's Scarborough wonder boy Brad Duguid was also running alone before activist Angela Bischoff, mayoral candidate Tooker Gomberg's partner, registered in Scarborough Centre. Watch for another Adams Mine showdown there.
Finally, former North York councillor Ron Summers, who didn't always fly Mel's way, will pick up where retiring councillor Norm Gardner left off in Willowdale, taking on moderate John Filion.