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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Mario Sergio Liberal Party 15706 67.43% X
Garth Bobb New Democratic Party 4200 18.03%
Ted Aver Prog Conservative 2481 10.65%
Christopher Black Communist Party 470 2.02%
Richard von Fuchs Green Party of Ont. 437 1.88%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:49 EDT 2003 158 of 158 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
Mario Sergio (Liberal) - incumbent
Ted Aver (PC)
Garth Bobb (NDP)
Christopher Black (Communist Party)
Richard von Fuchs (GP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Mario Sergio (Liberal) 16,457 63.32%
Chris Collier (PC) 5,086 19.57%
Stephanie Payne (NDP) 3,377 12.99%

Anthony Davison (Green Party)

427 1.64%
S. Nicholas C. Lin (Independent) 194 0.75%
Rosemary Ann Ray (Communist Party) 149 0.57
Mark Scrafford (Natural Law Party) 299 1.15%

Riding Profile:
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This Toronto riding has an immigrant population of 59 per cent, which is the third highest in Ontario. It boasts large Italian, Spanish, South Asian and Southeast Asian communities, with the largest percentage of Spanish speakers and Vietnamese speakers in the province.

The borders for this riding run from Steeles Avenue in the north to Highway 401 in the south. In the west it begins at the Humber River, and stretches to Dufferin and Jane streets in the east.

The riding includes bungalows and two-story dwellings alongside high-rises, many of them public housing. The riding has the lowest average family income and second highest level of those with less than a Grade 9 education.

In the 1999 redistribution, the new York West added 31 per cent of of the old Downsview riding to the whole of Yorkview.

Political History:

In the old riding of Yorkview, NDP candidate Fred Young was elected in 1963, 1967, 1971, 1975 and 1977. It went to Liberals Michael Spensieri (1981-85) and Claudio Polsinelli (1985-90) before George Mammoliti reclaimed it for the NDP by defeating Polsinelli in 1990. Mammoliti lost to Liberal Mario Sergio in 1995.

The former riding of Downsview elected NDP candidate Odoardo Di Santo for three terms starting in 1975. He was beaten by Liberal Joe Cordiano, who then ran in the old Lawrence riding in 1987, leaving Liberal Laureano Leone to win here in that year's election. In 1990, NDP candidate Anthony Perruzza won Downsview, only to be beaten by Liberal Annamarie Castrilli in 1995.






 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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