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article imageToronto advanced polling stations officially open in all 44 wards Special

By Andrew Moran     Oct 16, 2010 in Politics
Toronto - Political junkies, informed citizens and registered voters can now officially vote as 44 polling stations in the 44 wards across the Greater Toronto Area are open. Mayoral and city council candidates are on overdrive with nearly a week left.
There are only 9 days until Toronto voters head to the polls to elect the mayor, their city councillor and their school trustee. Most polls are showing a tight race between mayoral candidates Rob Ford and George Smitherman.
With Election Day right around the corner, all candidates are working overtime, grinding the pavement and kissing those babies in order to win your vote.
On Saturday, the city of Toronto opened 44 advanced polling stations with one in each of the 44 wards. This will give voters the opportunity to vote for their candidates prior to the Oct. 25 municipal election.
One of many polling stations in the 44 wards of the Greater Toronto Area.
One of many polling stations in the 44 wards of the Greater Toronto Area.
When casting your ballot, each voter must bring one piece of identification with name, signature and address or two pieces of identification, one with a name and signature and the other with name and address.
According to the National Post, the first round of advanced voting showed record numbers: 16,135 people voted from Oct. 5 to Oct. 8 and Oct. 12 to Oct. 13. In 2003, 10,899 people took part in the advanced voting process and in 2006, only 8,367 voted in advance. However, it doesn’t mean on Election Day, there will be a high voter turnout.
Here is the list of the 44 polling stations from the city of Toronto website:
Ward 1 - Elmbank Community Centre, 10 Rampart Rd. (gym)
Ward 2 - Don Bosco Secondary School, 2 St. Andrews Blvd. (gym)
Ward 3 - Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall (boardroom)
One of many polling stations in the 44 wards of the Greater Toronto Area.
One of many polling stations in the 44 wards of the Greater Toronto Area.
Ward 4 - Richview Collegiate Institute, 1738 Islington Ave. (cafeteria)
Ward 5 - Norseman Junior Middle School, 105 Norseman St. (gym)
Ward 6 - Lakeshore Collegiate Institute, 350 Kipling Ave. (gym)
Ward 7 - Emery Collegiate Institute, 3395 Weston Rd. (gym)
Ward 8 - James Cardinal McGuigan Catholic School, 1440 Finch Ave. W. (gym)
Ward 9 - Downsview Public School, 2829 Keele St. (gym)
Ward 10 - Dublin Heights Public School, 100 Bainbridge Ave. (gym)
Ward 11 - Roselands Junior Public School, 990 Jane St. (gym)
Ward 12 - Amesbury Community Centre, 1507 Lawrence Ave. W. (gym)
Ward 13 - Keele Community Centre, 181 Glenlake Ave. (gym)
Ward 14 - Parkdale Public School, 75 Lansdowne Ave. (small gym)
Ward 15 - Glen Long Community Centre, 35 Glen Long Ave. (gym)
Ward 16 - Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute, 125 Chatsworth Dr. (gym)
Ward 17 - Loretto College Catholic School, 151 Rosemount Ave. (atrium)
Ward 18 - St. Helen Catholic School, 1196 College St. (gym)
Ward 19 - Trinity Community Recreation Centre, 155 Crawford St. (assembly hall)
Ward 20 - Beverley Public School, 64 Baldwin St. (gym)
Ward 21 - Hillcrest Community Centre, 1339 Bathurst St. (gym)
Ward 22 - Eglinton Junior Public School, 223 Eglinton Ave. E. (gym)
Ward 23 - Earl Haig Secondary School, 100 Princess Ave. (foyer)
Ward 24 - Blessed Trinity Catholic School, 3205 Bayview Ave. (gym)
Ward 25 - York Mills Collegiate Institute, 490 York Mills Rd. (gym)
Ward 26 - Valley Park Middle School, 130 Overlea Blvd. (gym)
Ward 27 - Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St. (Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium)
Ward 28 - Lord Dufferin Public School, 350 Parliament St. (auditorium)
Ward 29 - Holy Cross Catholic School, 299A Donlands Ave. (gym)
Ward 30 - Riverdale Collegiate Institute, 1094 Gerrard St. E. (atrium)
Ward 31 - D.A. Morrison Middle School, 271 Gledhill Ave. (gym)
Ward 32 - Norway Public School, 390 Kingston Rd. (gym)
Ward 33 - Woodbine Junior High School, 2900 Don Mills Rd. E. (gym)
Ward 34 - Broadlands Community Centre, 19 Castlegrove Blvd. (auditorium)
Ward 35 - W.A. Porter Collegiate Institute, 40 Fairfax Cresc. (gym 3)
Ward 36 - H. A. Halbert Junior Public School, 31 McCowan Rd. (gym)
Ward 37 - Dorset Park Public School, 28 Blaisdale Rd. (gym)
Ward 38 - St. Richard Catholic School, 960 Bellamy Rd. N. (gym)
Ward 39 - David Lewis Public School, 130 Fundy Bay Blvd. (gym)
Ward 40 - Holy Spirit Catholic School, 3530 Sheppard Ave. E. (gym)
Ward 41 - Percy Williams Public School, 35 White Heather Blvd. (gym)
Ward 42 - Sacred Heart Catholic School, 75 Hupfield Trail (gym)
Ward 43 - Galloway Road Public School, 192 Galloway Rd. (gym)
Ward 44 - Centennial Road Public School, 271 Centennial Rd. (gym)
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