The Liberals opened up big leads in Ontario's big cities and outside the urban centres as well, especially in the suburban 905 area around Toronto that helped Stephen Harper's Conservatives win a majority in 2011.
Olivia Chow, Layton's widow, went down to defeat in downtown Toronto to Liberal incumbent Adam Vaughan, while Finance Minister Joe
Oliver lost his Toronto riding of Eglinton-Lawrence to Liberal Marco Mendicino.
The Conservatives held ridings mainly outside the urban centres in central, southwest and southeastern parts of Ontario, but lost several key seats while the New Democrats also lost several seats to the Liberals, including one in Niagara.
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