May 7, 2014 4:36 pm

Where are the candidates today, and why? NDP Andrea Horwath, May 7

Andrea Horwath speaks at a campaign stop in Toronto on Wednesday May 7, 2014.

Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press

8:30 a.m.: Queens Park

Riding: Toronto Centre (Liberal)

2011 Election results:
Liberal: 59.60%
NDP: 33.30%
PC: 2.30%
Green: 2.30%

Horwath kicked off the first official day of campaigning at Ground Zero for Ontario politics – the Pink Palace itself.

10 a.m.: SanRemo’s Bakery

Riding: Etobicoke-Lakeshore (PC)

2013 bylection results:
PC: 46.1%
Liberal: 41.8%
NDP: 8.3%
Green: 0.00%

It’s a favourite spot for a lot of people living in the Etobicoke-Lakeshore region, not to mention a great place to grab a mid-morning snack. But the Dips likely don’t have a shot at this riding, which Progressive Conservative Dough Holyday won in a squeaker byelection and which the Liberals will be trying to win back.

Interactive: Explore poll-level results for this riding from the 2011 election

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Poll-level results: Etobicoke-Lakeshore

Noon: Cafe Pyrus

Riding: Kitchener Centre (Liberal)

2011 Election results:
Liberal: 53.90%
NDP: 30.30%
PC: 15.10%
Green: 0.00%

Lunch hour calls for some gourmet grub from Cafe Pyrus, a vegetarian and vegan restaurant in Kitchener. The shop welcomed Horwath. After the NDP’s success in the Kitchener-Waterloo byelection, Horwath is reaching out to small business owners and attempting to win their votes here, as well.

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Poll-level results: Kitchener Centre »

Poll-level results: Kitchener Centre

3:30 p.m.: Table Rock, Niagara Falls

Riding: Niagara Falls (NDP)

2014 byelection results:
NDP: 39.44%
PC: 36.83%
Liberal: 19.39%
Green: 2.73%

Horwath finishes her day framed by picturesque falls, in a riding where her union candidate after edged out the Tories in February’s by-election. She promises to lower hydro bills (get it? Waterfall? Hydro?) and – prepare to hear this one a lot – help make life more affordable for middle class families.

Interactive: Explore poll-level results for this riding from the 2011 election

Poll-level results: Niagara Falls »

Poll-level results: Niagara Falls

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