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 DISTRICT: York Centre
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Ken Dryden LIB 21520 54.79% X
Michael Mostyn CON 10318 26.27%
Peter Flaherty NDP 5376 13.69%
Constantine Kritsonis GRN 1240 3.16%
Max Royz IND 824 2.1%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 213 of 213 polls reporting


210 York Centre

2004 Candidates

LIB: Ken Dryden
NDP: Peter Flaherty
GRN: Constantine Kritsonis
CON: Michael Mostyn
IND: Max Royz

Riding Profile

 Riding Map
This north Toronto riding take in part of the former city of North York, including York University and the former Downsview Airport, a military site scheduled to be redeveloped as a national park.

The riding lies between Highway 401 in south and Steeles Avenue West in the north, between Yonge Street, the hydro transmission line, Bathurst Street and the Don River West Branch in the east and Keele Street, Grandravine Drive, Sheppard Avenue West and Jane Street in the west.

Tenants and renters outnumber homeowners 53 per cent to 47 per cent in this suburban riding. The manufacturing sector is the major employer. Average family income is $64,010 and unemployment is seven per cent.

According to the 2001 census, the immigrant population is 57 per cent, with 13 per cent of Italian origin, 17 per cent Jewish and 12 per cent Russian. Only 41 per cent gave English as their mother tongue

In 2000, a portion of Willowdale has been added in the east, moving the riding boundary to Yonge Street and the northwestern boundary has moved west to Keele Street. The 1996 redistribution kept 82 per cent of the riding and added part of Willowdale. The riding was re-established in 1952.

Population: 113,420

Political History
1953 - LIB
1957, 1958 - PC
SINCE 1962 - LIB

In 2000, Liberal Art Eggleton defeated the Alliance's Jeffrey Dorfman to win a third term of office. First elected in 1993, Eggleton was appointed Minister responsible for Infrastructure in 1993, Minister for International Trade in 1996 and Minister of National Defence from 1997 to 2002.

Apart from two terms as MP for Conservative Frederick Stinson in 1957 and 1958, York Centre has voted Liberal since 1953. Liberal Bob Kaplan was MP from 1974 to 1993, and was named Solicitor-General in 1980.

Candidate Profiles

Ken Dryden

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birthplace: Toronto, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: Holds a BA and an LL.B.
Career Background: He was goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens, winning six Stanley Cups. A member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, he is considered one of the best goalies ever to play hockey. Since 1997, he has been president of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He has written four best-selling books, has published numerous articles, and created and hosted the CBC-TV six-part documentary Home Game His most recent book, In School (1995) documented life in today's high school classroom. He has worked with numerous community and youth groups across the country and was Ontario Youth Commissioner from 1984 to 1986. Eight years ago, he created a scholarship fund for students from foster homes and group homes to study at university or college. He is on the board of the Hockey Hall of Fame, Vanier Institute of the Family and until recently, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Lynda
Children: two – Sarah and Michael

Michael Mostyn

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birthplace: Toronto, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: Holds a BA in philosophy and a bachelor of laws degree from the University of Western Ontario.
Profession: Lawyer
Career Background: He was called to the bar in Ontario in 2001, and currently practises in the areas of civil litigation, entertainment law, criminal law, family law, and wills and estates. He is also a published author. He is a member of such community organizations as Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Congregation, the Bathurst Jewish Centre (BJC) and Toronto Jewish Free Loan Cassa.

Peter Flaherty

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: PhD in social and political thought.
Career Background: Co-authored three books: Making History; Civics: Participating in a Democratic Society; and Philosophy: Questions and Theories.

Constantine Kritsonis

Party: Green Party of Canada
Birthplace: Greece

Profession: Businessman
Career Background: Started his own delivery company at age 28, which is where he has been employed for the past 19 years.
Children: One

Political History
Provincial: Defeated in Oakwood (1995).
Defeated in York Centre 2003).
Federal: Def in York Centre (1997 and 2000).

Max Royz

Party: Independent


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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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