Party Candidate Votes Status
201/201 polls Updated: Jun. 13, 2014 1:49 AM EDT
LIB Monte Kwinter 16,980 Elected
PC Avi Yufest 10,914
NDP John Fagan 5,806
GRN Josh Borenstein 1,156
FP Laurence Cherniak 489

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Riding profile

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This north Toronto riding lies between Highway 401 in the south and Steeles Avenue to the north. In the east it begins at Chelmsford Road and Bathurst Street, and stretches to Jane and Dufferin streets in the west. Within its boundaries are York University and Downsview Park.

This multiethnic riding boasts a large concentration of Jewish residents and includes the province's largest percentage of Russian speakers.

In the 1999 redistribution, the new riding of York Centre combined 69 per cent of Downsview, with 67 per cent of Wilson Heights and eight per cent of Willowdale. The 2007 redistribution kept most of the old riding intact while adding small sections of Willowdale and York West.

Population: 113,457 (2006 census; there has been no percentage change since 2001)

Political history

Longtime Liberal Monte Kwinter continued a win streak that stretches back to 1985 when he beat Michael Mostyn of the PCs in 2011.

Kwinter beat Progressive Conservative Igor Toutchinski by 5,618 votes in the 2007 election. Kwinter won landslides in both 1999 and 2003, winning by more than 11,000 votes each time.

After the redistribution created the new riding of York Centre in 1999, Downsview incumbent Annamarie Castrilli planned to run again but lost the Liberal nomination to Kwinter, who in turn prevailed in the election.

The former Wilson Heights riding was taken by Kwinter in 1985, and he held it for the next three elections.


2011 Provincial Election Results



Total votes


LIB Monte Kwinter 14,696 45.46
PC Michael Mostyn 11,433 35.37
NDP John Fagan 4,575 14.15
LTN David Epstein 846 2.62
GRN Yuriy Shevyryov 537 1.66
IND Jeff Pancer 129 0.40
FP Ron Tal 112 0.35




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   Avi Yufest
Liberal   Monte Kwinter
NDP   John Fagan
Green   Josh Borenstein
Freedom Party of Ontario    Laurence Cherniak