Grey power growing as voter block

One of the fastest growing segments of the GTA is asking politicians,ahead of the municipal election, to take notice of its growing power —or else. 

One of the fastest growing segments of the GTA is asking politicians, ahead of the municipal election, to take notice of its growing power — or else.

With more seniors forgoing the path of snowbirds and a demographic bulge working its way up, the percentage of people 65 and older in Toronto is growing quickly. In 2006, seniors accounted for more than 14 per cent of the city’s population, compared with just 7.8 per cent in 1961, according to Statistics Canada.

The demographic shift represents a new set of demands.