Results

YORK SOUTH-WESTON
Party Candidate Votes Status
217/217 polls Updated: Jun. 13, 2014 1:49 AM EDT
LIB Laura Albanese 15,719 Elected
NDP Paul Ferreira 12,147
PC Andrew Ffrench 3,672
GRN Jessica Higgins 826
FP Eric Compton 250
IND Abi Issa 144

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Riding profile

riding map

This Toronto riding runs from Highway 401 in the north to the Canadian Pacific Railway line in the south. In the west, it starts at the Humber River and stretches east to the CN Rail lines.

In the 1999 redistribution, the new riding of York South-Weston combined 79 per cent of York South with 48 per cent of Lawrence and a fragment of High Park-Swansea. The 2007 redistribution added a tiny portion of territory from the Davenport riding, but no new voters.

Population: 114,458 (2006 census; a decrease of 0.1% since 2001)

Political history

Liberal Laura Albanese is no stranger to close races. In 2011 she held this riding, beating NDP challenger Paul Ferreira by 842 votes.

She eked out a 452-vote victory over Ferreira in 2007. Ferreira captured the riding in a 2006 byelection after then-incumbent Liberal Joe Cordiano relinquished his seat, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family.

After the 1999 redistribution created York South-Weston, Cordiano won by a margin of about 10,000 votes in the election that year. Cordiano won by more than 13,000 votes in 2003 and was later named economic development and trade minister.

The old York South riding was held by the NDP's Bob Rae between 1982 and 1996. Rae resigned in January of that year after his party's loss in the 1995 election. Liberal Gerard Kennedy won the seat in the byelection that followed.

Rae and Kennedy were federal Liberal MPs for Toronto Centre and Parkdale-High Park, respectively. Justin Trudeau is currently the leader of the party.

2011 Provincial Election Results

Party

Candidate

Total votes

%

LIB Laura Albanese 13,862 44.65
NDP Paul Ferreira 13,020 41.94
PC Lan Daniel 3,461 11.15
GRN Keith Jarrett 477 1.54
FP Eric Compton 177 0.57
NA Mark Micheal Radejewsky 46 0.15

 

Demographics

Unemployment Rate
8.6%
Provincial 6.4%
National 6.6%
Seniors
14.14%
Provincial 13.56%
National 13.71%
Home Owners
19.08%
Provincial 26.61%
National 26.92%
Avg Family Income
$62,218
Provincial $90,526
National $82,325
Immigration
54%
Provincial 28%
National 20%
Post-Secondary Degree
25.74%
Provincial 33.54%
National 33.35%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

2014 Candidates

Conservative   Andrew Ffrench
Liberal   Laura Albanese
NDP   Paul Ferreira
Green   Jessica Higgins
Freedom Party of Ontario    Eric Compton
Independent   Abi Issa