High Park (electoral district)

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High Park
Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
District created 1933
District abolished 1972
First contested 1935
Last contested 1968
Demographics
Population (1941) 55,656
Electors (1945) 41,785
Census divisions Toronto, Ontario
Census subdivisions Toronto, Ontario

High Park was a federal electoral district in the west-end of the old City of Toronto, in Ontario, Canada. It was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1935 to 1972. It was created in 1933 and abolished in 1972, when it was redistributed into the newly created High Park—Humber Valley district, which shared virtually the same boundaries as High Park's last incarnation.

History[edit]

The federal riding was created in 1933 from the former riding of Toronto—High Park.[1] It was initially defined to consist of ward seven of the city of Toronto — that was the former City of West Toronto Junction — and the part of ward six lying west of a line drawn from north to south along Indian Road, east along Howard Park Avenue, and south along Sunnyside Avenue to Lake Ontario. In 1952, it was redefined to include the Ellis Court Apartments.[1]

In 1966, a major redistribution included the former village of Swansea and parts of Etobicoke for the first time, and not following just the old City of West Toronto Junction boundaries as it had previously.[2] It was defined to consist of the part of Metropolitan Toronto bounded on the south by Lake Ontario, and on the east, north and west by a line drawn north along Parkside Drive, west along Bloor Street West, north on Pacific Avenue, east along Canadian Pacific Railway, north along Keele Street, west along Rogers Road, northwest along Weston Road, west along Black Creek, south along Jane Street, southwest along Dundas Street, southeast along Mimico Creek, east along The Queensway, and southeast along the Humber River to the shore of Lake Ontario.[1][2]

The electoral district was abolished in 1972 when the name of the electoral district was changed to High Park—Humber Valley with the same borders as the 1966 redistribution.[3][4]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Federal election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative ANDERSON, Alexander James 10,949
Liberal MCRUER, James Chalmers 8,357
Reconstruction REID, Minerva Ellen 4,396
Co-operative Commonwealth LEBOURDAIS, Donat Marc 3,574
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
National Government ANDERSON, Alexander James 12,266
Liberal CAMERON, Pat 12,061
Co-operative Commonwealth COBURN, Carroll Langford 1,777
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative MCMASTER, William Alexander 12,992
Liberal CAMERON, Pat 11,379
Co-operative Commonwealth TEMPLE, William Horace 5,612
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CAMERON, Pat 12,216
Progressive Conservative MCMASTER, William Alexander 11,726
Co-operative Commonwealth PETHICK, Clarence William 6,671
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CAMERON, Pat 10,032
Progressive Conservative DAVIDSON, William Cedric 8,526
Co-operative Commonwealth PETHICK, Clarence William 3,847
Labor–Progressive HOPWOOD, Victor George 572
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative KUCHEREPA, John W. 11,034
Liberal CAMERON, Pat 8,767
Co-operative Commonwealth PETHICK, Clarence William 3,657
Social Credit DU MARESQ, Earl 498
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative KUCHEREPA, John W. 14,289
Liberal CAMERON, Allan John Patrick 9,586
Co-operative Commonwealth PETHICK, Clarence W. 3,256
Social Credit DU MARESQ, Earl 237
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CAMERON, Pat 11,388
Progressive Conservative KUCHEREPA, John W. 9,089
New Democratic WILSON, Tom 4,903
Social Credit PERT, Norman 348
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CAMERON, Pat 13,034
Progressive Conservative STEPHENS, James H. 7,045
New Democratic MAYS, Andrew W. 4,425
Communist MALNYCHUK, William 420
Social Credit MIDDLETON, Watson 203
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal CAMERON, Pat 11,171
Progressive Conservative WHITEACRE, Bill 6,652
New Democratic BARRETT, Anne 4,650
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal DEAKON, Walter 16,260
Progressive Conservative MCKAY, Win 10,743
New Democratic STEVENSON, Don 8,131
Independent Liberal COWAN, Ralph B. 2,895
Independent FORMOSA, Henry 215

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "History of Federal Ridings since 1867:HIGH PARK, Ontario (1933 -1972)". Parliament of Canada. Ottawa: The Queen's Printer for Canada. 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-12-30. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  2. ^ a b Barnes, Sally (1968-05-18). "What's your riding? Who's running? Who looks strong?". The Toronto Daily Star (Toronto). p. 8. 
  3. ^ "History of Federal Ridings since 1867:HIGH PARK--HUMBER VALLEY, Ontario (1972 -1976)". Parliament of Canada. Ottawa: The Queen's Printer for Canada. 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-12-30. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  4. ^ Marshall, John (1972-10-17). "High Park:The race is close in a diverse riding". The Toronto Star (Toronto). p. 5.