May 27, 2014 8:23 pm

Ontario election 2014: Don Valley West 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 West.

Candidates

Liberals: Kathleen Wynne
Progressive Conservatives: David Porter
NDP: Khalid Ahmed
Green: Louis Fliss

Geography

Screen shot 2014-05-09 at 4.19.09 AMThe riding borders Don Valley East on its west side until Highway 401 and stretches west to Yonge Street north of Broadway.

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History

Kathleen Wynne defeated former PC cabinet minister David Turnbull to take this riding in 2003, and then defeated PC leader John Tory in 2007. She defeated the PC candidate by over 11,000 votes last election, her largest victory yet. Prior to her first victory, the area had been a PC stronghold: the party won 9 of 10 elections in the defunct riding of York Mills from 1963 to 1999, and six of nine in the riding of York East.

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By the numbers

The average household income reported in the 2011 census is $110,393, highest in the province.

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Riding in a tweet

Wynne’s presence in Don Valley West means the Liberals should win unless her campaign implodes.

Poll-level results, 2011: Don Valley West »

Poll-level results, 2011: Don Valley West

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