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Mapping the 2014 Toronto election: Wards 1 and 2

Poll results of the mayoral race in Ward 1Poll results of the mayoral race in Ward 2 On this beautiful sunny Friday afternoon, let’s have a quick look at the results of the 2014 Toronto municipal election in Wards 1 and 2, Etobicoke North. Ward 2 is the Ford’s home turf (Rob Ford and Doug Ford now […]

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Mapping the 2014 Toronto election: Wards 7 and 8

In this post, I take a look at how the good people of Wards 7 and 8 voted in the 2014 Toronto municipal election. Wards 7 and 8, located in North York, straddle the Jane-Finch neighbourhood. Ward 8 extends east to Dufferin Street and includes York University, while Ward 7 extends west to the Humber River. To say that […]

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Mapping the results of the 2014 election: Wards 15 and 16

Map of the mayoral race in Wards 15 and 16, Eglinton-Lawrence The second set of maps I posted on Twitter was the results for Ward 16, which had an interesting council race. In this post, I present poll results maps for both Wards 15 and 16;  the two wards named. Eglinton-Lawrence. The name Eglinton-Lawrence comes from the federal/provincial […]

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Mapping the results of the 2014 election: Ward 17

Poll results of the mayoral race in Ward 17 Ward 17 Davenport was the first set of ward-level election results maps I posted to Twitter. With a resurrected rivalry between a right-leaning incumbent and a left-leaning challenger, Ward 17 was one of the closest council races in 2014; indeed, it was one that several news outlets declared […]

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Mapping the results of the 2014 Toronto municipal election: Part I

Immediately after John Tory was elected as the 65th mayor of Toronto*, maps were produced in the media, similar to the one above, that advanced a narrative of a divided city. A city divided between the downtown and suburbs, divided by class and income, and by political leanings. The wisdom was that Ford Nation retreated to the […]

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A visit to the Toronto Islands

Today, December 7, was bright and sunny, despite a chilly high of -2 C. On a whim, I decided to explore the Toronto Islands during the off-season. It was well worth it. After Thanksgiving weekend, the Toronto Island ferry schedule is reduced to a single ferry to and from Ward’s Island operating on a rather irregular schedule. Sometimes, […]

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About me

Welcome!

So, this is my first post on my new website. Welcome! I guess I was born to be a geographer. I’ve been collecting and studying maps since I was three years old. I always loved cities and their transportation networks as well. I ended up becoming a geographer by training (I have both a BA and a Masters’ degree […]