CBC TorontoOntario Votes 2011

Toronto Votes: Ward 24 (Willowdale)

COUNCILLOR - Ward 24
52 of 52 Polls Reporting
Candidate Total votes % of
total votes
David Shiner 10523 58.387%
Sonny Cho 4986 27.665%
Eugene Loo 1611 8.939%
Bob Nahiddi 903 5.01%
Totals 18023 100%
Unofficial results as of October 26,2010 03:55 AM

TORONTO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD - Ward 7
214 of 214 Polls Reporting
Candidate Total votes % of
total votes
John Del Grande 9654 69.518%
Michael Issa 4233 30.482%
Totals 13887 100%
Unofficial results as of October 26,2010 03:55 AM

CONSEIL SCOLAIRE DE DISTRICT CATHOLIQUE CENTRE-SUD - Ward 3
Candidate  
Nathalie Dufour Séguin ACCLAIMED
Unofficial results as of October 26,2010 03:55 AM

 

TORONTO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD - Ward 12
114 of 114 Polls Reporting
Candidate Total votes % of
total votes
Mari Rutka 11288 40.298%
Alexander Brown 9337 33.333%
Jason Ying 7386 26.368%
Totals 28011 100%
Unofficial results as of October 26,2010 03:55 AM

CONSEIL SCOLAIRE DE DISTRICT DU CENTRE SUD-OUEST - Ward 2
740 of 740 Polls Reporting
Candidate Total votes % of
total votes
François Guérin 854 74.068%
Frederic Nzeyimana 157 13.617%
Julien Baeta 142 12.316%
Totals 1153 100%
Unofficial results as of October 26,2010 03:55 AM

By Mike Thomas

Candidates for Councillor

Population: 58,805
Voter turnout in 2006 municipal election: 34 per cent

A sprawling suburban part of Toronto, Ward 24 is bound to the south by Highway 401 and along its northern border by Steeles Avenue East. It is situated between Yonge Street to the west and Victoria Park Avenue to the east.

The ward is home to a large proportion of senior citizens. Just over 30 per cent of those living in this area are aged 55 or older compared to 24.5 per cent of Toronto residents.

A large portion of the area is made up of people with Asian heritage. Of all residents of this ward who provided a single ethnic origin, 35.3 per cent were Chinese and 6.8 per cent were Korean.

Key Issues

Transit and transportation:Although a large majority of people in the ward drive their own vehicles, several of the ward's candidates have put a focus on TTC-related issues and making public transit more accessible to those living in the community. Given Ward 24's location at the city's north-central boundary, better integration with GTA transit services and service expansion are recurring themes.

Community: With so many seniors living in the ward, issues with health and safety are prime concerns. Forums are being proposed in which the residents of Willowdale can get together and converse about local issues in order to promote a stronger sense of community. Some candidates have called for the revitalization or building of community centres.

Green initiatives:Some candidates in Ward 24 are emphasizing the need to make the area in particular - and the city in general - greener, including alternate ways to deal with waste disposal. Proposals have included new technologies to convert waste-to-energy and residential water collection. Alternative methods of transportation such as walking and bicycling are frequently cited as a means of addressing traffic congestion and environmental issues.

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