Ontario Votes: Where the leaders are today

With only two days left to sway voters, Ontario's party leaders have another busy day on the campaign trail Tuesday.

Party leaders make final push with only two days left to campaign,

While some have questioned whether Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak lacks the personal appeal to connect with voters, political observers say the Tory leader has faced other more prudent campaign challenges. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press)

With only two days left to campaign ahead of Thursday's vote, Ontario's party leaders will be busy making a final push for support today.

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath will make four stops in the riding of Essex where her candidate Taras Natyshak won by just 1,300 votes in 2011 over the PCs.

Horwath will also travel to London, which is proving to be a popular stop for all three party leaders in the final days of this campaign.

She will also be in the riding of Brant, where Liberal incumbent Dave Levac is fighting for his fourth win after finishing ahead of the PCs in 2011 by a little more than 1,100 votes. The riding is now considered a three-way race between Levac, NDP candidate Alex Felsky and Phil Gillies of the PCs.

Horwath's bus will also head to Kitchener-Waterloo, a riding won by the NDP's Catherine Fife in a 2012 byelection. This riding is also tipped as a three-way race between Fife, the PCs Tracey Weiler (who ran in 2012) and Jamie Burton of the Liberals.

Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne will focus on areas east of Toronto including Kingston, Pickering and Trenton.

PC Leader Tim Hudak will start his day in the Greater Toronto Area with stops in Richmond Hill and Oakville before heading to London.

Below are the details of where they party leaders will travel today:

Kathleen Wynne, Liberals

  • Kingston — Wynne to deliver remarks. Media availability to follow. 8:15 a.m. 100 Portsmouth St.
  • Trenton — Premier Wynne to deliver remarks. Photo op only. 2:30 p.m. 30 Fullerton Ave.
  • Pickering — Premier Wynne to meet with local supporters. 5:45 p.m. 625 Kingston Rd.  

Tim Hudak, Progressive Conservatives

  • Richmond Hill — Media availability. 9:15 a.m. 100 Via Renzo Drive.
  • Oakville — Photo opportunity. 11 a.m. Larry Scott campaign office, 2319 Lakeshore Road W.
  • London — Photo opportunity. 2 p.m. Jeff Bennett campaign office, 312 Commissioners Road W.

Andrea Horwath, New Democrats

  • Essex — Campaign event with Chatham-Kent-Essex candidate Dan Gelinas, NDP Windsor West candidate Lisa Gretzky, NDP Windsor–Tecumseh candidate Percy Hatfield, NDP Essex candidate Taras Natyshak. Media availability to follow. 8 a.m. 35 Victoria Ave.
  • London — Campaign event with NDP London North Centre candidate Judy Bryant, NDP London West candidate Peggy Sattler, NDP London-Fanshawe candidate Teresa Armstrong, NDP Elgin-Middlesex-London candidate Kathy Cornish. Media availability to follow. 11:15 a.m. 333 Horton Street East, Unit 101
  • Brantford — Whistle stop with Brant candidate Alex Felsky. Media availability to follow. 1:20 p.m. 1100 Clarence Street, Unit 103B.
  • Waterloo — Campaign event in with NDP Kitchener-Waterloo candidate Catherine Fife, NDP Kitchener Centre candidate Margaret Johnston, NDP Kitchener-Conestoga candidate James Villeneuve, NDP Wellington-Halton Hills Michael Carlucci, NDP Cambridge candidate Bobbi Stewart. Media availability to follow. 7 p.m. 133 Weber Street North.

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