Mel Lastman

62nd Mayor of Toronto

Melvin Douglas "Mel" Lastman (born March 9, 1933), nicknamed "Mayor Mel" or "Mega City Mel", is a Canadian businessman and politician. He is 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]

Mel Lastman
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 (age 87)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Political partyProgressive Conservative
Spouse(s)Marilyn Bornstein
WebsiteCity of Toronto Profile


  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. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-25. Retrieved 2016-04-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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