Toronto Centre victor cites housing and jobs as first priorities

The re-elected MPP for Toronto Centre views his win Thursday night not as a victory, but as public service.

Liberal Glen Murray handily reclaimed the riding with 25,075 votes in the provincial vote. That was over twice the number earned by his closest contender, NDP candidate Cathy Crowe who polled 11,496 votes.

“It’s about not thinking about people as voters, but thinking of people as citizens,” Glen Murray told cheering supporters.

They attended a celebration at the Foxes Den Bar & Grill on Bay Street in downtown Toronto. Murray further complimented his constituents.

“It’s more than just consulting people. It’s actually putting the residents in the driver’s seat and asking what their priorities are,” he said.

At the victory party, Murray talked about his plans to create more affordable housing, improve home care and develop cleaner energy co-ops. He said he’s committed to “creating more jobs, especially for youth, and more options for seniors and housing.”

He also wants to maintain the “cultural vitality” of Toronto Centre’s neighbourhoods.

As Murray spoke, his mother stood at his side. He attributes his passion for helping youth in the community to his upbringing.

“(I’m) very proud,” Mary Murray said. “He worked hard and I’m glad for him.”