Results

BEACHES-EAST YORK
Party Candidate Votes Status
189/189 polls Updated: Jun. 13, 2014 1:49 AM EDT
LIB Arthur Potts 17,102 Elected
NDP Michael Prue 16,671
PC Nicolas Johnson 5,955
GRN Debra Scott 2,313
LTN Alex Lindsay 523
FP Naomi Poley-Fisher 157

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Riding profile

election

The Toronto riding is bordered by Lake Ontario to the south, East York in the north, the riding of Scarborough-Southwest to the east, the ridings of Don Valley East and West to the north and the riding of Toronto-Danforth to the west..

A new riding formed in the 2003 election, Beaches-East York combines 95 per cent of the old Beaches-Woodbine riding with 40 per cent of Don Mills and 20 per cent of York East.

The 2007 redistribution kept most of the old riding intact while incorporating small areas of Don Valley East, Scarborough Southwest and Don Valley West.

Population: 104,831 (2006 census; a decrease of 3.7% since 2001)

Political history

The NDP's Michael Prue first won the seat in a 2001 byelection and retained it handily in both 2007 and 2003. He was also re-elected in 2011, when he won 46.82 per cent of the vote.

The New Democrats first won the redistributed riding in 1999, as former Beaches-Woodbine MPP Frances Lankin won a convincing victory over Liberal Bill Buckingham. Lankin resigned her seat in 2001 to accept a position as president and CEO of the United Way of Greater Toronto.

The NDP held in Beaches Woodbine from 1975 until its abolition in 2003. Frances Lankin, who was first elected in 1990, was appointed to the provincial cabinet as health minister and minister of economic development and trade.

In the old riding of Don Mills, the PC party ruled from 1971 through 1987. In 1987, Liberal Murad Velshi won the riding, but it was lost in 1990 to New Democrat Margery Ward. Following Ward's death, the seat returned to Tory control in a 1993 byelection.

2011 Provincial Election Results

Party

Candidate

Total votes

%

NDP

Michael Prue

17,807

46.61

LIB Helen Burstyn 13,816 36.17

PC

Chris Menary

5,364

14.04

GRN

Shawn Ali

1,025

2.68

FP

Naomi Poley-Fisher

144

0.38


TOP
Joe Ross 45 0.12

 

Demographics

Unemployment Rate
6.9%
Provincial 6.4%
National 6.6%
Seniors
11.47%
Provincial 13.56%
National 13.71%
Home Owners
24.34%
Provincial 26.61%
National 26.92%
Avg Family Income
$92,186
Provincial $90,526
National $82,325
Immigration
35%
Provincial 28%
National 20%
Post-Secondary Degree
40.40%
Provincial 33.54%
National 33.35%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

2014 Candidates

Conservative   Nicolas Johnson
Liberal   Arthur Potts
NDP   Michael Prue
Green   Debra Scott
Libertarian   Alex Lindsay
Freedom Party of Ontario   Naomi Poley-Fisher