May 27, 2014 4:04 pm

Ontario election 2014: York Centre 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 York Centre.

Candidates

Liberals: Monte Kwinter*
Progressive Conservatives: Avi Yufest
NDP: John Fagan
Green:  Josh Borenstein

Geography

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Neither in York, nor the centre of any area, York Centre is bordered by Steeles Avenue to the north and Highway 401 to the south. It stretches as far west as Jane Street and far east as Yonge in a diagonal movement.

History

83-year-old Monte Kwinter has held a riding in the North York area since 1985. Last election he defeated PC candidate Michael Mostyn by just over 3,000 votes.

By the numbers

Russian is the second most common first language here, with 10.58% of people declaring it as their mother tongue in the 2011 census. Only 11% of people said they were third generation Canadians or older.

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Riding in a tweet

Home of the oldest MPP in Ontario’s history, York Centre is one of the many GTA suburb seats on the Tories’ wish list, but slightly favoured to stay Liberal.

Poll-level results, 2011: York Centre »

Poll-level results, 2011: York Centre

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