The 2007 Ontario provincial elections was a great success for the Liberal Party, winning 71 out of a possible 107.
Liberals were especially successful in the Toronto region, where they retained all of their ridings and gained an additional riding in York South—Weston.
Another new riding that Liberals nearly won was Trinity-Spadina. It’s one of Toronto’s most ethnically diverse ridings, including Chinatown, Koreatown, Little Italy, and Little Portugal. It also has considerable economic diversity, with the prosperous Annex in the northern part.
And so it was in the Annex that the riding association was preparing well in advance for the 2011 election.
The NDP incumbent had defeated the Liberal candidate, Kathryn Holloway, by a narrow margin of less than 5% votes. In an election which had the lowest voter turnout in Ontario history, the opportunity to win this riding for the Liberals seemed imminent.
|Ontario general election, 2007|
|New Democrat||Rosario Marchese||18,432||41.0|