The main contenders Cesar Palacio, Jonah Schein
NOW's pick Jonah Schein
Community activist and social worker Schein has a grassroots ethic. He has made dealing with poverty a pivotal part of his campaign, which puts him among the minority in this election. He would be a strong voice on council for reforming Toronto's food system and has worked for the last five years at The Stop Community Food Centre as a civic engagement worker. Incumbent Palacio has been inaccessible and undistinguished in his two-term council career.