Don Valley West Riding Association

Don Valley West is one of the most diverse ridings in Ontario.  It includes the neighbourhoods of Bridle Path, Don Mills, Lawrence Park, North Toronto, Leaside, Flemingdon and Thorncliffe Park.

The riding is bordered by Highway 401 to the north and Millwood Road and the Don River to the south. Yonge Street, Broadway Avenue, Eglinton Avenue, Bayview Avenue and Moore Avenue are on the western boundary, and Don Mills Road, the CN Rail line and the east branch of the Don River are on the east.

The riding was created in 1976 as Don Valley and redrawn in 1996 to include part of Don Valley East and a small portion of Rosedale. In 2004, much of the riding remained unchanged.

Population: 117,083 (2006 census; an increase of 1.3% since 2001)

The mandate for the Don Valley West PLA is to represent the interests of all Ontario residents whose issues and ideas make this riding a better place to work and live. Based upon the constitution of the Liberal Party of Ontario:

Our objectives are:

  • To promote Liberal principles and policies;
  • To provide a forum for communication with our MPPs, the Ontario Liberal Party, and the opinions of our members;
  • To elect, promote, and assist Liberal members of the Legislature;
  • To adhere to the Constitution of the Ontario Liberal Party; and
  • To organize in the Ontario electoral district for the Ontario Liberal Party.

Riding President
Mahreen Dasoo

Executive Vice President
Shafat Ahmed

Glenna de Haan

CFO/ Membership Chair
Maralynn Beach


Community Council Representative
Paul Robert

Events and Social Chair
Christine Lawson

Communications Chair
Andrea Villers

Community Council Riding Chair
Mazhar Shafiq

Community Council Representative
Viresh Fernando

Fundraising Chair
Jane Rounthwaite

Community Council Representative
Desmond Loyol

Community Council Representative
Abdulhuq Ingar

Constitution Committee Chair
Andy Stein

Community Council Representative
Anne-Marie Branch

Community Council Chair
Dean Dave

ABC Chair

Forum/Policy Chair
Dennis Threndyle

Community Council Chair
Kinza Chaudhry

Women's Chair
Zulekha Dasoo

Community Council Representative
Margaret Casey

Community Council Representative
Maria Dasoo

Community Council Representative
Alan Nabela

External Relations Chair
Ateeq Nawal

Election Readiness Chair
Pamela Gutteridge

Community Council Chair
Rashid Dasoo

Community Council Representative
Sarah Hill

Outreach Chair
Yousuf Syed

Community Council Chair
Sumaira Tariq

Community Council Representative
Shamiza Baig