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    Is the west side of Toronto more prominent than the east side?

    Emma Teitel on the east-west rivalry: https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2019/06/02/in-the-east-vs-west-in-toronto-debate-west-wins-the-snob-contest-hands-down.html
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    2019 Canadian Federal Election

    Update on NDP races: Andrew Cash was acclaimed in the fall to run in Davenport. In Danforth, documentary filmmaker Min Sook Lee looks like she's got it as her main opponent dropped out. Nomination meeting is May 30. Parkdale-High Park is the most contested race in the city for the NDP...
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    The decay of downtown Queen Street East

    ^ You realize that "revitalization" is happening all around the DTES, right?
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    The decay of downtown Queen Street East

    Moss Park is basically to Toronto what the Downtown Eastside is to Vancouver.
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    How has gentrification impacted politics in Toronto?

    Saron's political coalition was interesting: her vote largely tailed the progressive middle class vote that Jennifer Keesmaat got, but she also did very in certain public housing areas as well. Many of her best polls have (not surprisingly) sizeable Ethiopian/Eritrean populations (i.e. St...
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    How has gentrification impacted politics in Toronto?

    Andrew Cash is a great fit for Davenport.
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    How has gentrification impacted politics in Toronto?

    Then there was all those ONDP '18/Tory '18 voters in Danforth. Outside the Spadina to Roncesvalles "municipal left" stronghold.
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    How has gentrification impacted politics in Toronto?

    Don't see Parkdale-High Park and Davenport going back to the pre-Layton 18%-ish range for NDP support any time soon, even with all those "rich hipsters at the Gladstone."
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    How has gentrification impacted politics in Toronto?

    More young adults, more renters, more transit use = more left (generally). Age 20-35 Little Portugal 40.3% Annex 34% Dufferin Grove 32.8% Junction 24.6% Roncesvalles 24.4% South Riverdale 24.2% North Riverdale 18.1% Beaches 16.2% Renters Annex 62% Dufferin Grove 59.4%...
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    How has gentrification impacted politics in Toronto?

    Interesting. Beaches is indisputably Hillary. I would definitely put Dufferin Grove in Bernie territory though (southern Davenport is "hipster central"). Agree with the rest.
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    How has gentrification impacted politics in Toronto?

    "Hipster" or "mature professional"? Bernie or Hillary '16? Annex Beaches Dufferin Grove The Junction Leslieville Little Portugal Riverdale Roncesvalles
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