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