Saunders lost to Liberal candidate Stephanie Bowman in a horseback riding in Don Valley West.
Bowman got 43.9% of the vote to Saunders’ 38.7%.
NDP’s Irwin Elman got 9.2%, followed by 5.5% for Green Party candidate Sheena Sharp.
Don Valley West riding was previously represented by the Liberal Party Kathleen Wynne, who did not run for re-election.
Overall, it was a strong night for the Radical Conservatives, having won their second consecutive majority government.
The PC candidates were elected on 83 occasions – seven more than in the 2018 election.
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