It’s Election Day!

As your friendly neighbourhood residents’ association, we’re here to tell you just how important it is to vote.

Judging from the huge turnout for our debate last week, hopefully, this nudge isn’t needed. But here it is anyhow, along with some info we hope will help you get to the polls with ease. If all you need is the what/where, you can find it here.

Here are some additional quick links and fun facts:

  • Polls are open from 9:30am – 9:30pm.
  • If you have questions about what to bring, you can find that info here.
  • The minimum you need is your voter card and another piece of ID but you can vote if you don’t have your voter card, and you can vote if you don’t have ID.
  • This link to frequently asked questions might help.
  • Here is info about voting if you are transgender.

If you aren’t planning to vote, here is our plea to you to change your mind!

If you are not compelled by the pressing issues of the day, think about the impact of local representation.  It matters on a lot of levels, but their willingness to engage on issues that matter to our neighbourhood can make a huge difference.

Here are the lists of candidates for the two ridings that fall into DECA’s boundaries, and links where we’ve found them. (Pro tip: The candidates are probably happy help you get to your polling station if you need a ride or help.)

Beaches East York (Coxwell +east to Vic Park)

Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, Liberal Party of Canada

Sean Manners, Green Party of Canada

Deborah McKenzie, People’s Party of Canada

Mae J. Nam, NDP

Nadirah Nazeer, Conservative Party of Canada


Toronto Danforth (Coxwell + west to Broadview)

Elizabeth Abbott, Animal Protection Party of Canada

Ivan Byard, Communist Party of Canada

Julie Dabrusin, Liberal Party of Canada

Tara dos Remedios, People’s Party of Canada

John Kladitis,  Independent (no website found)

Min Sook Lee, NDP

Chris Tolley, Green Party of Canada

If after all of this you are still not convinced, get yourself to your poll and cast and empty ballot. It gets counted and if there’s a critical mass of people voting for nobody, hopefully that would send a message.

Don’t waste your chance to have a say. Happy voting!

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