CBC TorontoOntario Votes 2011

Toronto Votes: Ward 40 (Scarborough-Agincourt)

COUNCILLOR - Ward 40
44 of 44 Polls Reporting
Candidate Total votes % of
total votes
Norm Kelly 12458 74.001%
Ken Sy 1935 11.494%
Bryan Heal 1862 11.06%
Cheng-Chih Tsai 580 3.445%
Totals 16835 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 20
82 of 82 Polls Reporting
Candidate Total votes % of
total votes
Soo Wong 11206 46.051%
Sam Sotiropoulos 10707 44%
Roy Wignarajah 2421 9.949%
Totals 24334 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 Patrick Faller

Candidates for Councillor

Population: 61,140
Voter turnout in 2006 municipal election: 40 per cent

Bordered by Victoria Park Avenue on the west and stretching just past Kennedy Road on the east, Ward 40 is the gateway to northwestern Scarborough. Through it run several busy arteries including Highway 401, Finch Avenue East and Sheppard Avenue East, where construction of the first part of the Sheppard East Light Rail Transit Line has already begun.

According to the 2006 census, 73.9 per cent of all residents in the area were first generation Canadian, with most recent immigrants being of Chinese or South Asian origin. The influx of immigrants to the area has resulted in linguistic diversity as well; 63.7 per cent of residents list a language other than English as their mother tongue.

The average cost of rent per month in one of the area's many high-rise apartment buildings is $68 lower than the Toronto average. The population, meanwhile, increased 3.6 per cent from 2001-2006. The average household income was $59,054, according to the 2006 census.

Seventy-one per cent of residents travel to work by car, well above the Toronto-wide 2006 average of 62 per cent.

Key Issues

Bridlewood Mall:Redevelopment plans that will see eight condominium buildings go up in the Warden and Finch area remain unpopular with a number of area residents. Many citizens have campaigned to have city councillors deny the building application, citing a potential increase in traffic and further strain on resources in the area

Services: Incumbent Norm Kelly says there has been a general decay in the maintenance of the area's streets and parks and a lack of resident satisfaction with municipal services. He says a reorganization of the civil service is needed to make community needs a top priority. Heal is also campaigning on this platform, saying the community issues of Ward 40 must be a top priority for city council.

Chinese Community: Candidate Ken Sy is a business leader and president of the Chinese Canadian Civic Alliance. These connections may help him win votes in Ward 40, where 28.5 per cent of residents identify themselves as Chinese and 26.2 per cent speak a form of Chinese as their first language.

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