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Ontario election 2014: York 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 York West.

Candidates

Liberals: Mario Sergio*
Progressive Conservatives: Karlene Nation
NDP: Tom Rakocevic
Green:  Keith Jarrett

Geography

York West is bordered by the Humber River to the west, Steeles to the north, Highway 401 to the south and Jane Street, Black Creek and Keele Street to the east.
York West is bordered by the Humber River to the west, Steeles to the north, Highway 401 to the south and Jane Street, Black Creek and Keele Street to the east.

History

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.

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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.

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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.

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Poll-level results, 2011: York West »

Poll-level results, 2011: York West

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