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Ontario election 2014: Thornhill riding


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 Thornhill.

Candidates

Liberals: Sandra Yeung Racco
Progressive Conservatives: Gila Martow*
NDP: Cindy Hackelberg
Green:  David Bergart

Geography

A suburb riding directly to Toronto’s north, the riding is bordered by Highway 400 to the west and 404 to the east, Steeles Avenue to the south and Highway 7 and Rutherford Drive to the north.
A suburb riding directly to Toronto’s north, the riding is bordered by Highway 400 to the west and 404 to the east, Steeles Avenue to the south and Highway 7 and Rutherford Drive to the north.

History

It was only in February that Gila Martow became the PC MPP for this riding, defeating Liberal Sandra Racco by just under 2,000 votes in a by-election. She replaced fellow Tory Peter Shurman, who was first elected in 2007. The neighbourhoods north of Highway 7 and west of the Don Valley have leaned to the PCs, while the eastern and extreme southwestern parts of the riding have favoured the Liberals.

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By the numbers

There’s a heavy Russian heritage in this riding, with 10.58% of people declaring it their first language in the 2011 census. 36.6% of people also identify as Jewish, the most in Ontario.

Riding in a tweet

With the same PC, Liberal and NDP candidates from February’s byelection, it’s considered likely the Tories will hold Thornhill.

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Poll-level results, 2011: Thornhill »

Poll-level results, 2011: Thornhill

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