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 West.
Liberals: Mario Sergio*
Progressive Conservatives: Karlene Nation
NDP: Tom Rakocevic
Green: Keith Jarrett
Italian-Canadians have held this area since 1981 — Michelangelo Spensieri in Yorkview from 1981 to 1985, Claudio Polsinelli from 1985 to 1990, current Toronto councillor Giorgio Mammoliti from 1990 to 1995 and Mario Sergio since. The NDP have narrowed Sergio’s margin of victory from over 12,000 votes in 2003 to 3,500 last election.
By the numbers
Only 6.6% of people are third generation Canadians or older, the second-lowest number in the country. The median income in the 2011 was $19,572, the second-lowest in the province.
Riding in a tweet
York West is a heavily immigrant riding trending towards the NDP in recent years, but is still seen to favour the Liberals this election.