Ontario election: Full results map for Ottawa ridings and surrounding areas

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She told a crowd of visibly disappointed supporters that it was time for her to pass the torch to another generation. If you are south of Flowers Chapel Road and north of, essentially, Trawick Road, you should anticipate having your voting location change.

The contest in Canada's industrial and manufacturing heartland was a fight between Ford and the left-leaning New Democratic Party after Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne, premier since 2013 and the first woman to lead the province, dropped to a distant third in opinion polls.

Mr. Ford said instead of the tax, he preferred to encourage more single-family homes to be built on underused land.

The Tories have won a majority government.

Of course she had wanted to accomplish a lot, Horwath said, "but we now have another job, and the people of Ontario have asked us to hold this Ford Conservative government to account".

And he promises to work to win the support of those who did not vote for him. Furthermore, the Liberal party won't be able to regain official party status until the next election is held four years from now. Thursday night was absolutely brutal for the Liberals, and much of it constituted a personal rejection of Wynne. Meanwhile, Liberals from the party's more pro-business wing - like Steven Del Duca - were defeated last night.

The Progressive Conservatives won 76 ridings, while the NDP got 40.

Lori Williams, associate professor of policy studies at Mount Royal University in Calgary, said Ford's impact on Alberta's political scene, particularly on Notley's or Kenney's fortunes, largely hinges on how well his government performs and is viewed by voters here.

The New Democrats have had their best election showing in almost 30 years, winning double the number of seats they had at the dissolution of the last legislative session.

The election has also marked a stunning collapse for the Liberals, who governed the province for the last 15 years.

He grabbed his brother's former city council seat when Rob Ford was mayor, and stepped in as a Toronto mayoral candidate when cancer forced his brother to give up on running for a second term.

The 53-year-old politician was elected party leader in March after Patrick Brown stepped down amid sexual harassment allegations he denies.

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Once the audit is complete, Ford said he planned to address numerous promises he made during the election campaign, including lowering taxes, cutting hydro rates, and eliminating the cap-and-trade system.

Ford was frequently accused during the election campaign of failing to be transparent by dodging calls to release a fully costed platform.

It will be tremendously hard for the Liberals to bounce back without official party status, since they will no longer have access to legislative supports such as research assistance, she said.

Furthermore, Bricker estimated that the Liberal Party likely borrowed money to run this election campaign.

Paul Beyda, also at the convention centre, said Horwath did really well, despite failing to win the big prize.

He has been elected premier of Ontario.

She said she had stayed focused on her campaign throughout and was looking forward to leading the official Opposition.

With Thursday's decimation of Kathleen Wynne's Liberals, Trudeau has lost a dependable and trusted ally on any number of federal-provincial files, including climate change.

However, Horwath's campaign also played into Ford's hands.

On behalf of the City of Markham, I would like to thank @Kathleen_Wynne for her commitment and years of public service. The bar is now eight seats.

While it's certainly an important right, I'm not sure it's greater than the right to life, the right to a fair trial, the right to clean water, the right to fair wages and the right to express your opinions freely and openly, whether you're registered to vote or not.

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