Mayor Mel or Mega City Mel whose real name is Melvin Douglas Lastman served as the 3rd mayor to North York and 62 mayor of Toronto has passed away at the age of 88. He was the first mayor of Toronto since 1998. He was also famous for finding Bad Boy Furniture chain. Even, Ontario Premier Doug Ford tweet, Mel Lastman as a ‘true leader and builder’. He has a tiny giant of Toronto politics.
He was born in 1933. Mayor Mel born to Rose and Louis Lastman, they are Jewish immigrants from Poland. He studied to class 12 only. After that he did job at College Street Mayor life was normal in childhood. He was a sales worker in his childhood. He used to sell fruit and vegetables at his family grocery store. Talking about his love life and married life, he is married to Marilyn Bornstein. He met to Marilyn at the age of 16 and she was 13. After five years they get married to each other.
The tiny giant Mayor Mel served North York from 1973 to 1997 and served Toronto from 1998 to 2003. One of the incidents of 2001 is somewhat funny and confusing. He told one of the newspapers that he was anxious about a trip to Kenya. It was the event at which world’s eye on Toronto bid to host the 2008 Olympic Games.
Many people show condolence to his death. Mayor Mel acquire a positive traits the result of which seen by each and every person of Toronto. Phillips told the Star in 2016 interview that Mel Lastman was the best iconic municipal leader of our generation. He also added that he in many ways was the founder of North York and also he was the founder of the New City of Toronto.
This is a great loss of Toronto. Mayor Mel was considered as complicated man but he was the happiest when he was fighting for the city. Many great leaders and personalities tweet about his family strength and peace. He served for the people of Canada that’s why everyone paid tribute to the former Mayor. Also government officials mourned on the death of Mel Lastman.
The mayor’s net worth and salary never discussed and disclosed in public. He worked more for the society and country than making money. We found no long history of his political career. In just short period, he won the people heart. The Mayor is trending on Canada twitter home.