2014 Hero: Shirtless Jogger - 2014-12-23
Nominated for: spontaneously giving our former mayor a piece of his mind.
Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains—the people, places, things, and ideas that have had the most positive and negative impacts on the city over the past 12 months. Cast your ballot until 5 p.m. on December 30. At noon on December 31, we'll reveal your choices for Toronto's Superhero and Supervillain of the year.
The best part of Joe Killoran's magnificent, bare-chested encounter with Rob Ford at the East York Canada Day parade this summer came in the first few seconds of the svelte-looking teacher's spontaneous diatribe. Killoran, now better known as #ShirtlessJogger, didn't let the then-mayor's recent return from rehab distract him from aiming his attack exactly where it was most needed: Ford's outsized and largely baseless reputation for defending taxpayers.