Thorncliffe Park may hold the keys to better voter turnout

“Thorncliffe serves as an example that if you have a strong social capital and networks within a neighbourhood … those factors will serve to promote high voter turnout,  (It) is a model of what we should hope all Toronto neighbourhoods can become.”- Myer Siemiatycki, Ryerson University

 

The Thorncliffe Park Tenants Association is organizing a candidates debate for the municipal election  at a local library in September 2014.

 

In the 2010 municipal election, 52.5 per cent of eligible voters in Thorncliffe Park cast ballots, placing it among the top 20 per cent of the city’s 140

neighbourhoods, ahead of a collection of much more affluent areas. This is largely due to  a range of community programs, the prioritization of local and tenant issues as election issues and the frequent visits by local politicians.

 

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