CBC TorontoOntario Votes 2011

Toronto Votes: Ward 29 (Toronto-Danforth)

COUNCILLOR - Ward 29
28 of 28 Polls Reporting
Candidate Total votes % of
total votes
Mary Fragedakis 7430 41.814%
Jane Pitfield 4966 27.948%
Jennifer Wood 4269 24.025%
Chris Caldwell 885 4.981%
John Richardson 138 0.777%
Mike Restivo 81 0.456%
Totals 17769 100%
Unofficial results as of October 26,2010 03:55 AM

TORONTO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD - Ward 11
238 of 238 Polls Reporting
Candidate Total votes % of
total votes
Angela Kennedy 5904 47.403%
Kevin Morrison 4104 32.951%
Brad McCabe 1424 11.433%
Ryan Ward 1023 8.214%
Totals 12455 100%
Unofficial results as of October 26,2010 03:55 AM

CONSEIL SCOLAIRE DE DISTRICT CATHOLIQUE CENTRE-SUD - Ward 4
Candidate  
Claude-Reno D'Aigle ACCLAIMED
Unofficial results as of October 26,2010 03:55 AM

 

TORONTO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD - Ward 15
63 of 63 Polls Reporting
Candidate Total votes % of
total votes
Cathy Dandy 22094 75.101%
Nadeem Jilani 7325 24.899%
Totals 29419 100%
Unofficial results as of October 26,2010 03:55 AM

CONSEIL SCOLAIRE DE DISTRICT DU CENTRE SUD-OUEST - Ward 3
564 of 564 Polls Reporting
Candidate Total votes % of
total votes
Jean-François L'Heureux 1657 65.937%
Denys Bégin 856 34.063%
Totals 2513 100%
Unofficial results as of October 26,2010 03:55 AM

By Michael Raine

Population: 44,420
Voter turnout in 2006 municipal election: 43 per cent

Ward 29 is an eight-square kilometre area of east Toronto bounded by the Don River to the west and northwest, Coxwell Avenue to the east, and Danforth Avenue on the south. The ward encompasses a number of culturally diverse neighbourhoods, including the well-known Greektown area along the Danforth.

Greek residents make up the largest ethnic group in the area at 13 per cent of the ward's population, compared to 1.6 per cent for Toronto, according to the 2006 census. The ward's population in 2006 was 44,420, a 4.3 per cent drop from 2001.

However, 72.2 per cent of Ward 29 residents say they speak English at home, while only six per cent speak Greek.

The ward has an average household income slightly over $71,000.

There is a close to even split between ownership and rental of housing - 52.2 per cent of the ward's 19,600 households are owned by the occupants.

Key Issues

Open race:The race to become the next councillor for Ward 29 is wide open because the incumbent, Case Ootes, is retiring after more than 20 years in municipal politics. There does not appear to a clear front-runner which makes the three October debates - being held in the ward for the first time - especially important.

Taxes:Candidates Jane Pitfield, John Richardson, and Mike Restivo have made taxes an important issue. They want to push for a fairer tax scheme for renters and property owners. Some candidates are paying particular attention to the taxes paid by small businesses along the Danforth.

Green space:Mary Fragedakis, an environmental activist, has made a perceived lack of green space a focal point of her campaign and said more parks are needed and that those in existence need to be better served. As well, Chris Caldwell is pushing for more places in Ward 29 where residents can come together as a community.

Community involvement:Most of the candidates have criticized Ootes for not seeking input from his constituents when making decisions that affect the Danforth. Caldwell wants to include residents in every development planning application from beginning to end. Jennifer Wood said she would hold regular town hall meetings to get feedback from constituents on issues that affect the community.

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