CBC TorontoOntario Votes 2011

Toronto Votes: Ward 9 (York Centre)

COUNCILLOR - Ward 9
30 of 30 Polls Reporting
Candidate Total votes % of
total votes
Maria Augimeri 5452 44.332%
Gus Cusimano 5363 43.609%
Gianfranco Amendola 1082 8.798%
Wilson Basantes 259 2.106%
Stefano Picone 142 1.155%
Totals 12298 100%
Unofficial results as of October 26,2010 03:55 AM

TORONTO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD - Ward 4
116 of 116 Polls Reporting
Candidate Total votes % of
total votes
Patrizia Bottoni 2693 21.73%
John Gordon 2336 18.849%
Tom Rakocevic 2120 17.106%
Sandra Romano Anthony 1773 14.306%
Mary Barone 1480 11.942%
Rino Cipolletta 1154 9.312%
Raffaela Iozzo 674 5.439%
Diego Lupallier 163 1.315%
Totals 12393 100%
Unofficial results as of October 26,2010 03:55 AM

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

 

TORONTO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD - Ward 5
75 of 75 Polls Reporting
Candidate Total votes % of
total votes
Howard Kaplan 4788 27.225%
Robin Shugar 3664 20.834%
Neil Flagg 3020 17.172%
David Horowitz 2786 15.841%
Antonella D'Amico 2350 13.362%
Fenton Jagdeo 979 5.567%
Totals 17587 100%
Unofficial results as of October 26,2010 03:55 AM

CONSEIL SCOLAIRE DE DISTRICT DU CENTRE SUD-OUEST - Ward 4
566 of 566 Polls Reporting
Candidate Total votes % of
total votes
Luc Lalonde 297 40.353%
Debbie Lechter 264 35.87%
Christopher Lalonde 175 23.777%
Totals 736 100%
Unofficial results as of October 26,2010 03:55 AM

By Ryan Charkow

Candidates for Councillor

Population: 44,920
Voter turnout in 2006 municipal election: 38 per cent

Ward 9 encompasses much of Downsview, one of Toronto's oldest suburban neighbourhoods, featuring a large residential community and a sizeable industrial section.

Seventy-one per cent of people in the ward were born outside of Canada. Twenty-seven per cent of residents are of Italian descent compared with only five per cent for the entire city.

A large section (36 per cent) of the population has not received higher education and 21 per cent of those in the work force are in the manufacturing sector (compared with 11 per cent city wide), with 25 per cent of residents employed outside the City of Toronto.

Key Issues

Downsview Park: After CFB Downsview was decommissioned in 1996, the federal government set about making plans to turn the site into an urban park. Over the past few years, however, those plans have been abandoned and Downsview Park now appears poised to be developed into a mixed-use area with high-occupancy residential buildings, retail, a sports facility, and green space. There is concern that adding up to 20,000 new residents will create demand for services that are already pushed to the limit; population growth was negligible between 2001 and 2006.

Education and housing: The City is extending the Spadina subway line north from Downsview station through Ward 9 and all the way into Vaughan. With a quarter of the work force in the ward employed outside of Toronto, the subway extension will go a long way towards alleviating congestion and increasing access to transit within the ward.

Sunrise Propane: An explosion at Sunrise Propane in the summer of 2008 resulted in two deaths and is still fresh in many residents' minds. A report released in August put the blame on a faulty truck-to-truck transfer at the site and residents are hopeful this finding will serve them well in an upcoming class-action lawsuit. Even though most of the damage has been repaired, some residents worry that another disaster could happen. The creation in August of uniform zoning by-laws for Toronto ensures any new industrial construction will take place at least 500 metres from any residential location.

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