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Joe Cressy is the NDP’s candidate for the federal riding of Trinity-Spadina.
Joe Cressy is the NDP’s candidate for the federal riding of Trinity-Spadina.
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How NDP’s Cressy is trying to beat Adam Vaughan in Toronto by-election

From the glass towers of the waterfront to the hipster enclave of Liberty Village, the burgeoning southern portion of Toronto’s Trinity-Spadina riding is a political wildcard that could prove to be the difference in the upcoming by-election.

This one of the youngest neighbourhoods in the country. The sidewalks hum in early evenings with a parade of multicultural professionals. They’re creative types with sunglasses, beards and yoga mats tucked under toned triceps. Children and the elderly are rarer sights. It’s a condo land, running south of Queen Street to the lake shore, from Yonge St. to Dufferin St. – and with new towers rising all the time its political character is still under construction.