Party Candidate Votes Status
237/237 polls Updated: Jun. 13, 2014 1:49 AM EDT
LIB Bas Balkissoon 16,134 Elected
NDP Neethan Shan 12,863
PC Raymond Cho 11,491
GRN George B. Singh 569
NAP Amir Khan 461

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Riding profile

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This riding in northeast Toronto is home to the Rouge Valley, the largest natural park in the Greater Toronto Area.

The riding extends from Steeles Avenue in the north to Sheppard Avenue and Highway 401 in the south. Its western boundary is the CN Rail line, and it stretches east to the city limits.

In the 1999 redistribution, the new Scarborough-Rouge River riding took in nearly all of the existing Scarborough North.

Population: 130,974 (2006 census an increase of 13.5% since 2001)

Political history

This riding and the old riding of Scarborough North have been in Liberal hands since 1985. Liberal Bas Balkissoon triumphed over Progressive Conservative Horace Gooden by a massive 17,347-vote margin in 2007. Balkissoon was able to retain his seat in the 2011 election, capturing 15,275 votes, enough to hold of a challenge from NDP candidate Neethan Shan of the NDP (13,130 votes) and Tory candidate Ken Kim (6,836 votes).

Balkissoon was first elected in a November 2005 byelection in which he secured almost 58 per cent of the vote.

His predecessor was Liberal Alvin Curling, who quit in August 2005 to become ambassador to the Dominican Republic.

Curling was elected in 1985 to the old riding of Scarborough North and kept it until 1999. After the 1999 redistribution, Curling continued his winning streak in the new riding of Scarborough-Rouge River.

2011 Provincial Election Results



Total votes


LIB Bas Balkissoon 15,275 41.89
NDP Neethan Shan 13,130 36.01
PC Ken Kim 6,836 18.75
LTN Felix Liao 458 1.26%1.26
GRN George B. Singh 448 1.23
FCP Raphael Rosch 166 0.46%0.46
FP Daniel Walker 151 0.41



Unemployment Rate
Provincial 6.4%
National 6.6%
Provincial 13.56%
National 13.71%
Home Owners
Provincial 26.61%
National 26.92%
Avg Family Income
Provincial $90,526
National $82,325
Provincial 28%
National 20%
Post-Secondary Degree
Provincial 33.54%
National 33.35%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

2014 Candidates

Conservative   Raymond Cho
Liberal   Bas Balkissoon
NDP   Neethan Shan
Green   George B. Singh
None of the Above Party (NOTA)    Amir Khan