May 27, 2014 9:23 pm

Ontario election 2014: Davenport riding

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On June 12, voters head to the polls in the 2014 Ontario election. Learn more about the candidates and political history of the riding of Davenport.

Candidates

Liberals: Cristina Martins
Progressive Conservatives: Lan Daniel
NDP: Jonah Schein
Green:  Daniel Stein

Geography

Screen shot 2014-05-09 at 4.18.29 AM A small riding on Toronto’s west-end, Davenport is bordered by a CN line to the west, Dufferin Street to the east, Eglinton Avenue in the north.

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History

The NDP took this riding from the Liberals last election, with Jonah Schein winning by just under 1,500 votes over Christina Martins. He replaced Liberal Tony Ruprecht, who held Davenport from 1999 to 2011, and Parkdale from 1981 to 1999.

Before 1999, the area was divided into a number of defunct Toronto ridings that tended to support the NDP and Liberals in equal measure.

By the numbers

Davenport is the second most dense riding in Ontario with 8,473 people per square kilometre, according to the 2011 census. Twenty per cent of people listed Portuguese as their mother tongue, by far the largest number in the province. The median income was $21,014, the fourth lowest in southern Ontario. The riding is also the only one in Toronto to report a falling population between 2006 and 2011 when it fell by 2.2 per cent.

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Riding in a tweet

A diverse, lower-income riding, Davenport is one of the many Liberal-NDP swing ridings worth watching on election night.

Poll-level results, 2011: Davenport »

Poll-level results, 2011: Davenport

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