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 DISTRICT: Trinity-Spadina
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Tony Ianno LIB 23202 43.57% X
Olivia Chow NDP 22397 42.05%
David Watters CON 4605 8.65%
Mark Viitala GRN 2259 4.24%
Asif Hossain PCP 531 1%
Tristan A. Downe-Dewdney CAP 91 0.17%
Nick Lin ML 102 0.19%
Daniel Knezetic NA 89 0.17%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 234 of 234 polls reporting


202 Trinity-Spadina

2004 Candidates

NDP: Olivia Chow
CAP: Tristan A. Downe-Dewdney
PCP: Asif Hossain
LIB: Tony Ianno (Incumbent)
NA: Daniel Knezetic
MLP: Nick Lin
GRN: Mark Viitala
CON: David Watters

Riding Profile
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This downtown Toronto riding contains some of the city's most famous landmarks, including Skydome, the CN Tower, Harbourfront Centre, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the theatre district.

The riding stretches from Lake Ontario in the south to the CP line north of Dupont Street in the north; the eastern boundaries are Avenue Road and Queen's Park Crescent, east along College Street to Yonge Street, and down Yonge to lake Ontario. Western boundaries zigzag: Ossington Avenue down to Dundas St., across Dundas to Dovercourt Rd., then down to the CN rail line, across to Dufferin St. and down Spencer Ave. to the lake.

Chinatown, Little Italy, Portugal Village, Kensington Market, the Annex, the University of Toronto and the Toronto Islands are also in the riding. The riding contains the financial district, many commercial establishments, small businesses and the city's garment district.

According to the 2001 census, the immigrant population is 44 per cent, with a diverse mix of backgrounds. There are large Chinese and Portugese communities. Almost 45 per cent listed a language other than English or French as their mother tongue. Only 35 per cent of residents own their homes. The average family income is $81,415 and unemployment is 6.7 per cent.

In 2004, the southwest border has been moved west to Dufferin Street and in the southeast, the boundary of the riding has moved to Yonge Street from University Avenue. This riding was created in the 1986 redistribution from 88 per cent of Spadina and 40 per cent of Trinity ridings. In 1996, a piece of Davenport was added.

Political History
1935-1953 - LIB
1955 BY-EL, 1957, 1958 - PC
1962-1980 - LIB
1981 BY-EL, 1984 - NDP
1988 - NDP
1993, 1997, 2000 - LIB

In 2000, Tony Ianno defeated New Democrat Michael Valpy to win a third term of office. Olivia Chow, city councillor and wife of NDP leader Jack Layton, ran against Ianno and lost in 1997.

Liberal Paul Hellyer won a December 1958 byelection in Trinity riding and was MP until he resigned in 1971 and changed party affiliation. Hellyer was defeated by Trudeau for the Liberal leadership in 1968. He ran for leadership of the Conservatives in 1976 and lost. In 1972, he won another term as MP, this time as a PC. Liberal Aideen Nicholson won in 1970, 1980 and 1984.

Liberal Peter Stollery was elected from 1972-1980 inclusive as MP for Spadina riding. He was appointed to the Senate in 1981. In a 1981 byelection, New Democrat Dan Heap defeated Liberal Jim Coutts. Heap won the 1984 election in Spadina and the 1988 election in the newly created Trinity-Spadina.

Candidate Profiles

Tony Ianno

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Jan. 2, 1957
Age: 47
Birthplace: Toronto, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: B.Sc., University of Toronto
Profession: Businessman
Career Background: adviser to former Ontario premier David Peterson.
Served as chair of Energlobe Power Quality Management Services, a firm that maximizes power efficiency for large commercial industries.
Founder and publisher of the Canadian Italian Business Directory.
Co-founder of Trinity-Bellwoods Rate Payers Association.
Served as director of the Toronto Athletic Sports Clubs Association.
Worked in support of emotionally challenged children.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Christine
Children: Four

Political History
Federal: Defeated in Trinity-Spadina (1988).
Elected in 1993, 1997 and 2000.

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: To president of treasury board and minister responsible for infrastructure (1998 - 2000).
Committee: Former member: Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities; Industry; Natural Resources and Government Operations; Canadian Heritage.
Member: Human Resources, Skills Development, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
Caucus: Currently is chair of the prime minister's task force on Active Living and Dignity for Seniors.
Office Address: 304-622 College St., Toronto, Ont., 416-533-2710.
Capital Address: Room 480, West Block, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont., 613-992-2352.

David Watters

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA, University of New Brunswick
Profession: Business development manager for Pivotal Business.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Charlene

Political History
Party: Active in the Trinity-Spadina federal riding since 2000.

Olivia Chow

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada
Birthplace: Hong Kong

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in fine arts, University of Guelph
Career Background: Volunteer counsellor in crisis intervention unit, emergency ward at Toronto General Hospital.
Former public school trustee (Wards 5 and 6).
Lecturer at George Brown College, for Counselling and Advocacy for Assaulted Women and Children Program.
Named Toronto's Children and Youth Advocate.
Former member of the city's Budget committee.
Current chair of Community Services community and Children and Youth Action committee; current co-chair, Toronto Cycling committee.
Board member: Toronto Community Housing Corp, Toronto Public Library, Art Gallery of Ontario, Harbourfront Centre, Scadding Court Community Centre, Association of Municipalities of Ontario.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Jack Layton

Political History
Party: Assisted member of Parliament for Trinity-Spadina in 1981.
Federal: Defeated in Trinity-Spadina (1997).

Mark Viitala

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Political History
Provincial: Defeated in Eglinton-Lawrence (2003).
Office Address: 416-362-8298

Tristan A. Downe-Dewdney

Party: The Canadian Action Party

Asif Hossain

Party: The Progressive Canadian Party

Nick Lin

Party: The Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada

Political History
Provincial: Defeated in Trinity-Spadina (2003).
Federal: Defeated in Trinity-Spadina (2000).

Daniel Knezetic

Party: Non-Affiliated

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 Overall Election Results (2004)
Party Elected Leading Total Vote Share
LIB 135 0 135 36.71%
CON 99 0 99 29.61%
BQ 54 0 54 12.40%
NDP 19 0 19 15.69%
NA 1 0 1 .13%
OTH 0 0 0 5.47%
 Last Update June 29, 5:39:26 AM EDT


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