Toronto’s federal electoral ridings are undergoing a redistricting in an attempt to account for increase in population in pockets of the city. As of now Liberty Village is part of the Trinity-Spadina electoral riding, held by Olivia Chow of the NDP.
In the Toronto Star article, Olivia Chow proposes joining Liberty Village to the Davenport riding over to the east. When you look at the Davenport riding , it’s comprised of neighbourhoods such as Fairbank (at Dufferin and Eglinton), Oakwood-Vaughan, St. Clair Gardens, Corso Italia, Dovercourt Village, Bloordale Village, Bloorcourt Village, Brockton Village, the Junction Triangle and the western part of Rua Acores.
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Why it would possibly make any sense to join Liberty Village with these neighbourhoods? There seems to be very little common ground between Liberty Village and these other neighbourhoods in Davenport. Olivia Chow gives no explanation as to why she thinks this would be a good idea.
To split Liberty Village off from Trinity-Spadina, wouldn’t it make more sense to make it be part of completely new riding that is linked with the new condos being built around Fort York? The Star article alludes to the possibility of creating a new Fort York riding. A provincial Fort York riding existed from 1987 to 1999. There is much more a shared community of interest between the Fort York condos and Liberty Village condos than with communities at St Clair or Eglinton.
What do you think about this? Should Liberty Village remain part of Trinity-Spadina, be joined with the Davenport Riding, or become part of a completely new Fort York riding?