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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Marilyn Churley New Democratic Party 18253 47.1% X
Jim Davidson Liberal Party 12247 31.6%
George Sardelis Prog Conservative 6595 17.02%
Michael Pilling Green Party of Ont. 1369 3.53%
Masood Atchekzai Family Coalition 216 0.56%
Mehmet Ali Yagiz Independent 73 0.19%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 184 of 184 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
Marilyn Churley (NDP) - incumbent
George Sardelis (PC)
Jim Davidson (Liberal)
Masood Atchekzai (FCP)
Michael Pilling (GP)
Mehmet Ali Yagiz (IND)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Marilyn Churley (NDP) 18,150 46.92%
Julie Wang Morris (Liberal) 9,554 24.70%
Rita Smith (PC) 9,553 24.69%
Melanie Cishecki (Independent) 543 1.40%
Bob Hyman (Natural Law Party) 565 1.46%
Tony Ieraci (Family Coalition Party) 320 0.83%

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Riding Profile:

A predominantly blue-collar metropolitan riding, 42 per cent of its residents are immigrants, according to the 1996 census. Among this the most prominent are the Chinese community followed by the Greek community, which accounts for the fact that the riding has the highest percentage of Greek speakers in the province.

The riding runs from the Toronto harbour in the south to Don River/Millwood Road in the north, and from the Don Valley Parkway in the west to an eastern boundaries running along Coxwell Avenue, Greenwood Avenue and Leslie Street.

Industry is distributed between commercial and light industry, with many small businesses along the strip of Danforth Avenue known as Greektown.

Toronto-Danforth takes in all of the former Riverdale riding, plus 40 per cent of the former York East and a few polls from Beaches-Woodbine.

Political History:

In the old York East, the PC party held sway for decades before falling to the Liberals in 1985. The NDP won the riding in the Bob Rae sweep of 1990, but York East returned to its Tory roots in 1995.

The old Riverdale riding was a Conservative stronghold until the election of a New Democrat in 1963; the NDP has represented the riding ever since.

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





 Overall Election Results
Party E L T Pop. Vote %
LIB 72 0 72 46.45%
PC 24 0 24 34.64%
NDP 7 0 7 14.70%
OTH 0 0 0 4.21%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003

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