Charles A. Maguire

Charles A. Maguire

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Charles A. Maguire

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Charles Alfred Maguire (May 24, 1875 – October 14, 1949) was mayor of Toronto from 1922-1923.

Charles Alfred Maguire was born in Toronto, the son of James Maguire and Elizabeth Brown.

Maguire worked in an insurance company (Maguie & Company) and was the vice-president of the Hydro-Electric Railway Association before he entered politics. He was first elected an alderman for Ward Three in the year 1909 and reelected in 1910,1911,1912,1914,1915,1916 and 1917. In 1912 he was city controller for part of the year. He as reelected in 1918, 1919, 1920 and 1921. Then on December 21, 1921 he was elected by acclamation mayor of Toronto. His program included building hydro radials, building of a railway viaduct on the water front, low tax rates, street extensions and city improvement.

In 1923 Robert John Fleming contested Maguire for mayor. Maguire was reelected.

Personal life

Married Lillian Cusack, daughter of Henry M. Cusack and Elizabeth Cusack of London on February 9, 1900. Son, Herbert born April 13, 1910.


  • Middletown, Jesse Edgar, The Municipality of Toronto - A History, Dominion Publishing, 1923
  • Mike Filey, Mount Pleasant Cemetery: An Illustrated Guide, Dundurn Press Ltd., 1999

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