CBC TorontoOntario Votes 2011

Toronto Votes: Ward 26 (Don Valley West)

COUNCILLOR - Ward 26
53 of 53 Polls Reporting
Candidate Total votes % of
total votes
John Parker 6203 31.278%
Jon Burnside 5788 29.185%
Mohamed Dhanani 5627 28.373%
Yunus Pandor 1452 7.322%
Tanvir Ahmed 377 1.901%
Shaukat Malik 216 1.089%
Nawab Salim Khan 169 0.852%
Totals 19832 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 13
95 of 95 Polls Reporting
Candidate Total votes % of
total votes
Gerri Gershon 21977 69.199%
Muhammad Shahid 9782 30.801%
Totals 31759 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 Meg Banks, Rob Sykes and Alexandra Tomaszewski

Candidates for Councillor

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

Nestled between Bayview Avenue on the west and Eglinton Avenue East in the north, and hugging the Don Valley Parkway on the east and southeast, Ward 26 is a small space with a large population. Just 11 square kilometers in size, this ward is home to 60,585 people in 23,390 households.

Encompassing neighborhoods such as Leaside and Bennington Heights, as well as the densely populated districts of Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park, over two-thirds of the area's dwellings are high-rise apartment buildings, and nearly 60 per cent of the ward's dwellings are rented.

The people in this area are as diverse as the neighbourhoods, with just 43 per cent of the ward's residents claiming English as their mother tongue. The largest visible minority in the ward is South Asian, with 28.7 per cent of residents identifying as such, compared to 12 per cent on average for the entire city. Over 63 per cent of immigrants in the area are first generation Canadians.

Key Issues

Overcrowding:Overcrowding has become a problem in the ward, both for housing and schools, especially in the Thorncliffe Park neighbourhood. Excessive traffic, slow moving vehicles and congestion are a concern for many residents and business owners. Candidates are promising to improve public transit in this ward.

Services: A recurring election issue, residents are concerned about city services as user fees rise. Because of the density in the area and the high number of people living in apartments, candidates point to a need for community services, social programs and activities for the ward's youth, as well as the maintenance and funding of parks and community centres.

Leaside ice pad:Two years ago the city purchased land to build a new $10 million dollar ice pad to accommodate demands for ice time. Controversy surrounds the project; particularly the issue of who is funding the construction.

Eglinton Crosstown LRT line:Candidates also have to address the concerns over how the future of line will affect bus service. Its path through the ward calls for a prohibition on left hand turns at many major intersections and will slow transit buses between stops.

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