Candidates Rob Davis and Tony Evangelista get their dukes up in the hallways of St. Cosmos and Damian Catholic School polling station.
Three council candidates in Ward 15 (Eglinton-Lawrence) have converged on St. Cosmos and Damian Catholic School polling station. And they're campaigning right down to the last minute at this packed voting location.
When incumbent councillor and 31-year vet Howard Moscoe announced his retirement in August, the race for Ward 15 became one to watch. Inside the gym, where voting is taking place, Conservative candidate Rob Davis is acting as a self-appointed scrutineer, meaning he's chosen to keep an eye on voting activities. His main rival, Josh Colle, is shaking hands outside.
While some are charmed and happy to chat, others are not.
"I think it's a little awkward," said Nadia Rushdie, who lives in the neighbourhood. "It's kind of neutral territory... I've already pretty much decided who I'm going to vote for."
Retired city planner Tony Evangelista, also campaigning in the Ward, is here as well, finding a few minutes to joke around with Davis in the hallways. "I didn't have a big red or blue machine. Instead my machine was my family, my friends, my wife and all the people who are important to me," he said. "I know I earned every vote."
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