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Meet some of Toronto's new councillors

10/28/2014 07:56 EDT | Updated 12/28/2014 05:59 EST
Much of the new Toronto city council will be made up of incumbents, but there are a handful of new faces as well.

CBC News spoke to some of the first-time councillors-elect about what they hope to do at city hall and how they are preparing for their new roles.

Jon Burnside was elected in Ward 26 Don Valley West, defeating two-term incumbent John Parker.

"My first priority … is to build relationships at city hall," Burnside said following his victory on election night.

"There are a lot of councillors who I may not agree with their politics per se, but I know that I can find common cause."

In Ward 20 Trinity-Spadina, newcomer Joe Cressy was the winning candidate in a race where more than 20 people were on the ballot.

The victory comes after Cressy made a run at a seat in the House of Commons earlier this year.

After his win on Monday night, he's now gearing up for his new job.

"I understand that there are sessions that are hosted for some of the new councillors like myself, whether it's looking at details around the Planning Act or the conflict-of-interest guidelines," said Cressy.

Click on the video above to see a full report from the CBC's Stephanie Matteis.

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