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Biography - Robert Baldwin Sullivan

Robert Baldwin Sullivan (b.1802-d.1853)
Mayor of Toronto - 1835

Robert Baldwin Sullivan, a lawyer, became the 2nd mayor of Toronto. He added a business like atmosphere to council with the official 'robes of office'. Council worked on matters like tax rates, grants and the removal of 'filth and nuisances from the city streets'.

On May 6, 1835, council's committee on draining and paving approved construction of the city's first main sewer on King Street into which all drains and sewers were to be connected.

Sullivan didn't seek re-election for the next term and moved on to provincial politics.

Mayors of Toronto, Volume 1, 1834-1899
by Victor Loring Russell
Published by: The Boston Mills Press