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Ward 20 Trinity-Spadina 2014 Toronto municipal election results: Joe Cressy wins

In The West Annex, Toronto politics on October 27, 2014 at 11:07 PM
Joe Cressy romped to victory on October 27, 2014 in the Ward 20 race for councillor with   % of the vote.

Joe Cressy wins the Ward 20 race for councillor with 42% of the vote | Photo credit Mark Blevis on flickr.

By West Annex News | From the City of Toronto Elections site.


70 of 70 polls reporting

Joe Cressy: 12,466  41.7%

Terri Chu: 3,693  12.4%

Sarah Thomson: 2,808  9.5%;

Mike Yen: 1,431  4.8%

Phillip Morrison: 1,407  4.7%

Anshul Kapoor:  1,063  3.6%

Charles MacDonald: 972  3.3%

Albert Koehl: 853  2.9%

Others: – Ward 20

Total number of votes cast: 29,709, 57% of eligible voters.

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114 of 114 polls reporting

Ausma Malik: 16,244  42.0%

Colleen Kennedy: 7,511 18.5%

Kenneth Chan: 4,436 10.9%

Michael Sims: 3,849 9.5%

Sabrina Zuniga:  3,506  8.6%

Others: – Ward 20

Total number of votes cast: 40,691.

Image of Joe Cressy by Mark Blevis. Visit his photostream on flickr.



Trinity-Spadina 2014 federal by-election results: Adam Vaughan triumphs for the Liberals

In Canadian politics, Toronto politics on July 1, 2014 at 6:00 AM


Adam Vaughan captured Trinity-Spadina for Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party of Canada in the June 30, 2014 Federal by-election. | Image credit: Justin Trudeau’s Flicker photostream

By West Annex News | From Elections Canada with 349 of 349 polls reporting:

Liberal–Adam Vaughan: 18,434  53.4%

NDP–Joe Cressy: 11,823  34.3%

Progressive Conservative–Benjamin Sharma: 2,000  5.8%;

Green–Camille Labchuk:  1,919  5.6%

Christian Heritage Party of Canada–Linda Groce-Gibbons:  174  .5%

Independent–John “The Engineer” Turmel:  141  .4%

Voter turnout: 31.61%. Total number of valid votes cast: 34,491. Number of eligible voters: 109,114, not including voters who registered on election day. In the 2011 federal election, there were 65,560 valid votes cast out of 95,363 registered voters: 68.7% voter turnout.

Related post: Trinity-Spadina 2011 Federal election results: Chow crushes opposition

Proposed federal riding redistribution will remove the Annex, Seaton Village from Trinity-Spadina

In Canadian politics, Ontario politics, Toronto politics on August 27, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Under the proposed federal riding redistribution, the Annex and Seaton Village will move from the riding of Trinity-Spadina to St. Paul’s. | Image credit: 2012 Redistribution Federal Electoral Districts

By West Annex News | A proposed federal riding redistribution will remove the Annex and Seaton Village from the electoral district of Trinity-Spadina where NDP Olivia Chow is the sitting federal member, into St. Paul’s which is represented by Liberal Carolyn Bennett.

Provincially, Trinity-Spadina is represented by NDP Rosario Marchese, St. Paul’s by Liberal Eric Hoskins.

Municipally, the Annex and Seaton Village will move from Trinity-Spadina’s Ward 20 which is represented at Toronto City Council by Adam Vaughan. St. Paul’s is divided into two wards. The western part of the riding (Ward 21) is represented by Joe Mihevc and the east by Josh Matlow .

A map showing all current and proposed riding boundaries can be found here.

More on the proposed riding redistribution on, and OpenFile.


Related articles:

Trinity-Spadina 2011 federal election results: Chow crushes opposition

Trinity-Spadina 2011 Ontario provincial election results: Marchese squeaks by for re-election


h/t Claire McWatt @ClaireYYZ on Twitter.

Trinity-Spadina 2011 Ontario provincial election results: NDP’s Marchese squeaks by for re-election

In Ontario politics on October 7, 2011 at 9:36 AM

After trailing in the early polls, incumbent Rosario Marchese squeaked by Sarah Thomson late last night for victory | Image credit: Ontario NDP

By West Annex News | From Elections Ontario and with 303 of 303 polls reporting:

NDP–Rosario Marchese:  19,806  42.47%;

Liberal–Sarah Thomson: 18,479  39.63%;

Progressive Conservative–Mike Yen:  5,429  11.64%;

Green–Tim Grant:  2,405  5.16%

Party for People with Special Needs– Danish Ahmed:  147  .32%

Socialist–Guy Fogel:  136  .29%

Freedom–Silvio Ursomarzo:  134  .29%

Human Rights–Araba Ocran-Caesar:  97  .21%

Total number of valid votes cast: 46,633. Number of eligible voters: unknown. In the 2011 federal election, there were 65,560 valid votes cast out of 95,363 registered voters.

Trinity-Spadina 2011 federal election results: Chow crushes opposition

In uncategorized on May 3, 2011 at 5:50 AM

By West Annex News | From Elections Canada, with 317 of 317 polls reporting:

NDP Olivia Chow: 35,493 – 54.1% of votes cast

Liberal Christine Innes: 15,218 – 23.2%

Conservative Gin Siow: 10, 938 – 16.7%

Green Rachel Barney: 3,279 – 5.0%

Libertarian Chester Brown: 454 – 0.7%

Marxist-Leninist Nick Lin: 178 – 0.3%

Total number of valid votes cast: 65,560 out of 95,363 registered voters – 68.7% voter turn-out.

The weekly wrap for April 29, 2011

In Coming events, This week in the neighbourhood on April 29, 2011 at 12:05 AM

Heritage Toronto begins its 17th year of free historic walking tours all across the city with a guided walk of Madison Avenue on Saturday, April 30th, 1:30PM. [Heritage Toronto]


U of T is giving UTS the boot. The university wants the school for brainiacs out by 2021 so the pile at Bloor and Spadina can be redeveloped. [Globe and Mail]


Councillor Vaughan invites you to a public meeting about a proposal for a hotel and condo development at Dupont and Kendal. Join him and Planning staff to discuss the redevelopment of 328 Dupont, Tuesday May 3rd at 7:00PM at St. Alban’s the Martyr Cathedral, 100 Howland Avenue (on the grounds of Royal St. George’s College). []


The local condo boom is good for business at Hazelton Lanes.  The Yorkville mall announces a $10 million makeover and a 50,000 square foot Whole Foods expansion. [Yonge Street]


What to do if the City has removed your bike from a bike ring. Duncan tells you how to recover it. [Duncan’s City Ride]


And, about the election:

The real swing factor in Trinity-Spadina isn’t the downtown condos. John Bowker nails what’s a stake in our fair riding. [All Fired Up In The Big Smoke]

The battles for Bathurst Street are among the key races in the city. []

“There is a special place in hell for the inventor of inflatable thunder sticks.” Rick Mercer spends a week on the campaign buses and planes of each of the three federal leaders. [Macleans]

Does Parliamentary crime pay? Peter Russell trembles at the thought of the message sent by a Harper win. [YouTube]

Do not adjust your set. Andrew Coyne really has endorsed the Liberals. [Macleans]

Anyone but Harper? Catch 22 and Project Democracy have tools to help you decide how to make your vote count. And since strategic voting can’t help stop Harper in Trinity-Spadina, consider signing up with to swap your vote with someone willing to vote strategically in a riding where it can.

Chow, Innes in a dead heat heading into Trinity-Spadina all-candidates meeting Wednesday, April 20, 2011

In Coming events on April 19, 2011 at 12:05 AM

Olivia Chow and Christine Innes | Image credit Medmoiselle T/candidate website respectively

By West Annex News | According to Project Democracy, NDP candidate Olivia Chow and Liberal Christine Innes are running neck and neck in Trinity-Spadina. Projections based on the most recent polls say only 15 votes separate the two candidates out of an expected 60,000 to be cast on election day, May 2, 2011.

Close polls should make for a lively debate at the Trinity-Spadina all-candidates meeting on Wednesday, April 20 at 7:30PM at Trinity-St. Paul’s church, 427 Bloor Street West.

Trinity-Spadina riding map | Image credit Slyguy/Wikimedia Commons

The riding of Trinity-Spadina encompasses most of the western part of downtown Toronto, and is one of the most ethnically diverse in Canada, containing Toronto’s Chinatown, Koreatown, Little Italy, and Little Portugal. More than 41 per cent of residents listed other than English or French as their first language. The Annex, West Annex and Seaton Village make up the northern part of the riding, from Bloor Street to the CPR tracks north of Dupont Street.

Although the riding has been described as the most left-leaning in all of Toronto, it has changed hands regularly between the NDP and Liberals since the riding was created in 1988 out of the former ridings of TrinitySpadina, and smaller parts of Toronto Centre—Rosedale and Parkdale—High Park.

In the 2001 Canadian census, the population of Trinity-Spadina was 106,094 people, of which 74,409 were eligible to vote.  Since then explosive growth has taken place in that part of the riding south of Queen Street where there has been a boom in residential condominium construction. The Star reports that twenty-seven new highrise condominium buildings containing 8,170 new units have been added since the last federal election alone. The Star, and others have speculated that young downtown condo dwellers bring right-wing voting tendencies with them from the suburbs where they grew up, and that Chow’s 3,475-vote margin of victory over Innes in 2008 is at risk.

Election results since the creation of the riding are:

  • 1988: NDP incumbent from the Spadina riding Dan Heap eaked out a 483-vote victory over Liberal Tony Ianno.
  • 1993: Liberal Tony Ianno won handily over NDP Winnie Ng with a 9,339 vote margin.
  • 1997: Liberal incumbent Tony Ianno defeated NDP Olivia Chow by 1,802 votes.
  • 2000: Liberal incumbent Tony Ianno defeated NDP candidate Michael Valpy by a 3,709 vote margin.
  • 2004: Liberal incumbent Tony Ianno defeated NDP candidate Olivia Chow by 805 votes.
  • 2006: NDP candidate Olivia Chow defeated Liberal incumbent Tony Ianno by a 3,681 vote margin.
  • 2008: NDP incumbent Olivia Chow defeated Liberal Christine Innes by 3,745 votes.

Both Chow and Innes have famous husbands, Chow federal NDP Leader Jack Layton, and Innes former Liberal incumbent Tony Ianno.

Rachel Barney of the Green Party and Gin Siow of the Conservatives will also be participating in Wednesday’s debate.  The Gleaner online has a good indepth overview of the riding, and interview with the candidates on the issues.

The weekly wrap for April 15, 2011

In Coming events, This week in the neighbourhood on April 15, 2011 at 12:05 AM

Sonic Boom at 512 Bloor Street West is celebrating Record Store Day on Saturday, April 16th, with live bands playing from 1PM to 9PM, and guest DJ. Details are on the Sonic Boom website. [Sonic Boom]. Meanwhile, the imaginative window displays are earning more plaudits. [blogTO]


The young and the selfish.  Kate Allen reports how condo dwellers in the new buildings below Queen St. bring their conservative values from the suburbs and are changing the mix in Trinity-Spadina. []


A bike store, an art gallery, a day nursery, an art supply store, a several fashion-related shops. Bert Archer reports on the results of the public meeting about the proposal to convert the Leal Rentals building at 555 Dupont Street. [YongeStreet]


What’s your house worth, and how will it affect your taxes? Catherine Farley discloses the latest data on property values in the city of Toronto. []

Finding beauty in Toronto’s post-war architecture. Alexandra Shimo interviews Michael McClelland, architect of the Wychwood Barns conversion. [YongeStreet]


Toronto 1818: population 1000. Adam Bunch displays a historic map, and links it up with census information for a fascinating glimpse of the beginnings of the city. [The Toronto Dreams Project]


DON’T FORGET: Trinity-Spadina all-candidates debate: 

Date:  Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Time:  7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location:  Trinity-St Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor Street West

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