Results

TORONTO-DANFORTH
Party Candidate Votes Status
201/201 polls Updated: Jun. 13, 2014 1:49 AM EDT
NDP Peter Tabuns 19,165 Elected
LIB Rob Newman 15,908
PC Naomi Solomon 4,303
GRN Rachel Power 2,348
LTN Thomas Armstrong 501
COM Elizabeth Rowley 285
CCP John Richardson 170
VEP Simon Luisi 148
FP Tristan Parlette 122
PPP Ali Azaroghli 80

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Riding profile

riding map

This central Toronto riding runs from Lake Ontario in the south to Don River/Millwood Road in the north, and from the Don Valley Parkway in the west to eastern boundaries that run along Coxwell Avenue, Greenwood Avenue and Leslie Street.

The riding includes the East York, Riverdale, Leslieville and Danforth neighbourhoods and the Leslie Street spit.

The riding was created in the 1999 redistribution, taking in all of the former Riverdale riding, plus 40 per cent of the former York East riding and a few polls from Beaches-Woodbine.

Until June 2000, Toronto-Danforth was known as Broadview-Greenwood. The name was changed to reflect similar name changes in the local federal riding.

Population: 103,655 (2006 census; a decrease of 5.5% since 2001)

Political history

In 2011, Peter Tabuns of the NDP retained his seat in this downtown Toronto riding by beating Liberal Melissa Sterling.

In 2007, Tabuns defeated Liberal Joyce Rowlands by 6,527 votes. Tabuns, a former city councillor, was first elected in a March 2006 byelection in which he beat Liberal Ben Chin.

The byelection was called after the NDP's Marilyn Churley, who had held the seat, relinquished it for an unsuccessful run at a federal seat in Beaches-East York.

Churley beat Liberal Jim Davidson by 6,006 votes in 2003 and later that year caused a stir when, after the NDP lost official party status, she threatened to change her surname to Churley-NDP so the legislative Speaker would be forced to say the party name when calling on her (an eventual compromise rendered the point moot).

Churley, who was first elected in 1990 in the old Riverdale riding, was re-elected in 1995 and again in 1999 after redistribution to the new Broadview-Greenwood riding, soon to become Toronto-Danforth.

2011 Provincial Election Results

Party

Candidate

Total votes

%

NDP Peter Tabuns 19,998 53.98
LIB Marisa Sterling 11,358 30.66
PC Rita Jethi 3,484 9.41
GRN Tim Whalley 1,321 3.57
LTN John Christopher Recker 436 1.18
PPP Kevin Clarke 143 0.39
FP Stéphane Vera 113 0.31
TOP Neil Mercer 110 0.30
CCP John Richardson 81 0.22

 

 

Demographics

Unemployment Rate
7.2%
Provincial 6.4%
National 6.6%
Seniors
12.18%
Provincial 13.56%
National 13.71%
Home Owners
23.21%
Provincial 26.61%
National 26.92%
Avg Family Income
$84,039
Provincial $90,526
National $82,325
Immigration
38%
Provincial 28%
National 20%
Post-Secondary Degree
39.59%
Provincial 33.54%
National 33.35%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

 

 

2014 Candidates

Conservative   Naomi Solomon
Liberal   Rob Newman
NDP   Peter Tabuns
Green   Rachel Power
Libertarian   Thomas Armstrong
Freedom Party of Ontario    Tristan Parlette
The People    Ali Azaroghli
Vegan Environmental Party    Simon Luisi
CCP    John Richardson
Communist    Elizabeth Rowley