Eglinton-Lawrence Liberals ready to party after expected victory

Liberal Party candidate Marco Mendicino is hosting his post-election party tonight at Seoul House in North York. He is expected to arrive and join the audience for a live vote count when the polls close at 9:30 p.m.
Liberal Party candidate Marco Mendicino is hosting his post-election party tonight at Seoul House in North York. He is expected to arrive and join the audience for a live vote count when the polls close at 9:30 p.m. (Kelsey Cheng/Toronto Observer)

The stakes are high tonight after 78 days of campaigning, especially for Liberal Party candidate Marco Mendicino.

Mendicino is aiming to win a seat in Parliament for the Liberals running against Conservative Party incumbent and Minister of Finance Joe Oliver, as well as NDP hopeful Andrew Thomson.

Mendicino is hosting his post-election party tonight at Seoul House in North York. He is expected to arrive and join the audience for a live vote count when the polls close at 9:30 p.m.

The Eglinton-Lawrence riding has voted in the Liberals for 32 years straight until Conservative candidate Joe Oliver won the last election in 2011.

According to Statistics Canada, more than 110, 000 people live in the riding, which is bounded on the north by Hwy. 401, south by Eglinton Avenue, east by Yonge Street and west by Caledonia Road.

Mendicino, a former federal prosecutor, won the Liberal candidate nomination against Eve Adams in July.

He now lives in the Eglinton-Lawrence riding with his wife and two daughters.