May 27, 2014 8:23 pm

Ontario election 2014: Don Valley East 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 Don Valley East.

Candidates

Liberals: Michael Coteau
Progressive Conservatives: Angela Kennedy
NDP: Akil Sadikali
Green:  Christopher McLeod

Geography

Screen shot 2014-05-09 at 4.18.47 AMDon Valley East stretches as far north as Finch Avenue (save for Shawnee Park) and as far south as Sunrise Avenue, Victoria Park Avenue in the east and the Don River, the CN Rail line, Don Mills Road, and Leslie Street in the west.

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History

Liberal Michael Coteau won easily  in 2011, defeating PC candidate Michael Lende by over 7,500 votes. The riding was held by Liberal MPP David Caplan from 1997 to 2011, and before that his mother Elinor Caplan held the riding of Oriole, which had similar boundaries, from 1985 to 1997.

By the numbers

It’s a multicultural riding, with just 38.9 per cent of people listing English as their mother tongue, but no other language garners more than seven per cent.

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Riding in a tweet

Barring a campaign disaster, Don Valley East is still expected to be a Liberal seat.

Poll-level results, 2011: Don Valley East »

Poll-level results, 2011: Don Valley East

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