For the Wynne! Ontario's first female premier chosen
The last time something this historic took place at Maple Leaf Gardens was 1967.
Ontario has its first ever female premier after the Ontario Liberals chose Kathleen Wynne to replace Dalton McGuinty.
It was a tight race between the former education minister and Sandra Pupatello who reentered the political spectrum after deciding not to run in the 2011 election.
Wynne had been lagging behind Pupatello in the first and second ballots, but with the back of three of her rivals who dropped
Eric Hoskins, Charles Sousa and Gerard Kennedy - who also ran but lost to McGuinty in the last leadership convention - all backed Wynne.
Harinder Takar dropped out after the first ballot and threw his support behind Pupatello.
Both Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath and Tory leader & Niagara West Glanbrook MPP Tim Hudak have congratulated Wynne on her victory but both have urged her to recall the legislature as soon as possible after McGuinty prorogued the session last year.
In her speech, Wynne says she'll hold a caucus meeting this Tuesday and ''get back to work at the legislature." SHe also said she would ''build on the legacy of Dalton."
She also vowed to be the premier for the whole province, not just for Toronto.