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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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    How has gentrification impacted politics in Toronto?

    Agree with your assessment. Morneau wins on the strength of the Trudeau brand, not as a Bay St. guy from Moore Park married to a McCain. I believe that Morneau wanted to run in DVW initially, but Rob Oliphant wanted his old seat back.
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    How has gentrification impacted politics in Toronto?

    Further to the point, remember which Liberals represented Danforth and Trinity-Spadina then - Dennis Mills and Tony Ianno. Both were terrible fits for the "creative class" professional demographic of the Annex and Riverdale.
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    How has gentrification impacted politics in Toronto?

    Another thing - Justin Trudeau is more "woke" than Chretien or Martin were (or Mulcair for that matter, whose style appealed neither to the "creative class" types in the Annex or the old blue collar union vote in places like Sudbury).
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    How has gentrification impacted politics in Toronto?

    Meanwhile, the gentrification moving politics more toward the liberal center argument holds up more in the East End (more homeowner-dominated). Nowadays Beaches is basically a Liberal riding that goes NDP during swings, it used to be in the top tier.
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    How has gentrification impacted politics in Toronto?

    Parkdale-High Park and Davenport, the epicenters of creative class hipsterdom in Toronto, have definitely shifted leftward over the past 15-20 years. On the other hand, some NDPers I know blame "gentrification" for the losses of Peggy Nash, Andrew Cash and Craig Scott in 2015 (i.e. these...

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