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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Rosario Marchese New Democratic Party 19286 47.66% X
Nellie Pedro Liberal Party 12859 31.78%
Helena Guergis Prog Conservative 4936 12.2%
Greg Laxton Green Party of Ont. 2364 5.84%
Judson Glober Libertarian Party 753 1.86%
Nick Lin Independent 265 0.65%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:49 EDT 2003 233 of 233 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
Rosario Marchese (NDP) - incumbent
Nellie Pedro (Liberal)
Helena Guergis (PC)
Greg Laxton (GP)
Judson Glober (Libertarian Party)
Nick Lin (IND)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Rosario Marchese (NDP) 17,110 47.89%
Albert Koehl (Liberal) 9,817 27.48%
Chris Loreto (PC) 7,323 20.50%

Sat K. S. Khalsa (Green Party)

612 1.71%
Roberto Verdecchia (Independent) 258 0.72%
Silvio Ursomarzo (Freedom Party) 182 0.51%
Raymond Samuels (Independent) 154 0.43%
Ron Robins (Natural Law Party) 274 0.77%

Riding Profile:
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This downtown Toronto riding contains some of city's most famous landmarks, such as the CN Tower, the SkyDome, the CNE grounds, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Chinatown, Little Italy and Kensington Market.

The riding extends from the CP Rail line just beyond Dupont Street in the north to the Toronto Harbour in the south. In the west, it begins at Dovercourt Road and Atlantic Avenue, and is bounded on the east by Avenue Road/University Avenue and York Street.

Almost half of its residents are immigrants, with the largest communities being Chinese and Portuguese. This area also boast the province's fifth highest percentage of people with post-secondary degrees.

In the 1999 redistribution, the new riding of Trinity-Spadina combined one third of St. Andrew-St. Patrick and one third of Fort York with 25 per cent of Dovercourt and five per cent of Parkdale.

Political History:

In the old riding of Fort York, Liberal Bob Wong defeated the NDP's Joe Pantalone in 1987 by just 137 votes. NDP candidate Rosario Marchese defeated Wong in 1990 and 1995.

Tory Allan Grossman won in the riding of St. Andrew in 1955, 1959 and 1963, then won the St. Andrew-St. Patrick riding in 1967 and 1971. His son, Larry Grossman, won the riding for the PCs in 1975, 1977, 1981 and 1985. Larry Grossman became Conservative leader in the second of two leadership races the party held in 1985. He resigned in 1987 after losing his seat to Liberal Ron Kanter in the 1987 election.

In 1990, NDP candidate Zanana Akande won St. Andrew; she was appointed to the Bob Rae cabinet, but quit the following year amid accusations of rent-gouging. She resigned from the legislature in 1994.

In 1995, Tory Isabel Bassett won the riding and was later appointed to the cabinet of Mike Harris. After losing in the 1999 election, Bassett was appointed head of TVOntario.





 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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