Parkdale (electoral district)

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For the provincial electoral district, see Parkdale (provincial electoral district).

Parkdale was a Canadian federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1917 to 1979. It included the community of Parkdale in the western part of Toronto. It was created in 1914 from Toronto West, and continued to exist until 1976 when most of it was merged into Parkdale—High Park with some sections into Trinity.


Boundary history[edit]

It initially consisted of the part of the city of Toronto west of a line beginning where Queen Street West meets Lake Ontario, east along Queen Street West to Dovercourt Road, north the Canadian Pacific Railway, west to the boundary of Ward 7, then along the boundary of Ward 7 to the northwest corner of High Park.

In 1924, it was redefined to consist of the part of the city of Toronto east of Atlantic Avenue and Dovercourt Road, and south of Bloor Street, and west of Indian Road and following Indian Road, Howard Park Avenue, and Sunnyside Avenue.

In 1933, it was redefined to consist of the part of the city of Toronto east of the westerly limit of Davenport Riding from Lake Ontario to the line of the Canadian Pacific Railway; thence westerly along the line of the Canadian Pacific Railway to the boundary between ward six and ward seven of the city of Toronto; thence southerly along the boundary between ward six and ward seven to the point where it intersects Bloor Street; thence westerly along the centre line of Bloor Street to the centre line of Indian Road; thence southerly along the centre line of Indian Road to the centre line of Howard Park Avenue; thence easterly along the centre line of Howard Park Avenue to its intersection with the centre line of Sunnyside Avenue; thence southerly along the centre line of Sunnyside Avenue to Lake Ontario; thence easterly along Lake Ontario to Dufferin Street.

It was further redefined several times.

In 1966, it was defined to consist of the part of Toronto west of Atlantic Avenue and Dovercourt Road, south of Bloor Street, and east of Parkside Drive.

The electoral district was abolished in 1976 when it was merged with parts of the High Park-Humber Valley and Trinity districts to form Parkdale—High Park.

Members of Parliament from Parkdale[edit]

Federal electoral history[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
     Government MOWAT, Herbert Macdonald 13,306
     Independent MCCORMACK, Carson Alexander 7,736
     Opposition WALDRON, Gordon 3,698


Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
     Conservative SPENCE, David 10,705
     Liberal DOUGLAS, William 5,487
     Labour SIMPSON, James 2,723


Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
     Conservative SPENCE, David 14,483
     Liberal CHRISTIE, Kenneth A. 5,299


Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
     Conservative SPENCE, David 11,897
     Liberal TIPPING, Bertram 4,133


Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
     Conservative SPENCE, David 11,713
     Liberal GILLIES, Angus 5,823


Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
     Conservative SPENCE, David 9,619
     Liberal PRENTICE, John Leslie 7,761
     Reconstruction HURLBUT, Clinton A. 3,572
     Co-operative Commonwealth HENDERSON, Rose 3,249


Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
     National Government BRUCE, Herbert A. 13,605
     Liberal TRAVERS, Jack 12,487


Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
     Progressive Conservative BRUCE, Herbert A. 11,588
     Liberal TRAVERS, Jack 9,981
     Co-operative Commonwealth BRAND, Ford 4,188
     Labour-Progressive FERGUSON, Dewar 1,053


By-election: On Mr. Bruce's resignation,
21 October 1946
Party Candidate Votes
     Progressive Conservative TIMMINS, Harold 8,212
     Liberal HUNTER, John 7,569
     Co-operative Commonwealth BRAND, Ford 6,470
     Unknown MORTON, Elizabeth 966
     Unknown PALMER, Len 64


Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal HUNTER, John 12,876
     Progressive Conservative TIMMINS, Harold 10,137
     Co-operative Commonwealth WATERS, Arthur 6,242


Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal HUNTER, John 10,391
     Progressive Conservative MCBRIEN, Irene 6,788
     Co-operative Commonwealth CHISHOLM, Archie A. 3,788
     Labour-Progressive BOYCHUK, John 765


Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
     Progressive Conservative MALONEY, Arthur 9,882
     Liberal HUNTER, John 7,671
     Co-operative Commonwealth CHISHOLM, Archie A. 3,979
     Ind. Progressive Conservative BOLAND, John 342


Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
     Progressive Conservative MALONEY, Arthur 13,640
     Liberal HUNTER, John 8,599
     Co-operative Commonwealth CHISHOLM, Archie A. 3,492
     Labour-Progressive CLARKE, Nelson 344


Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal HAIDASZ, Stanley 10,780
     Progressive Conservative MALONEY, Arthur 8,946
     New Democratic Party CAMPBELL, Tom 5,759
     Social Credit MIDDLETON, M. Watson 224


Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal HAIDASZ, Stanley 12,694
     Progressive Conservative DYMOND, William C. 6,308
     New Democratic Party CAMPBELL, Tom 5,538
     Social Credit SLOAN, Olive E. Calvert 259


Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal HAIDASZ, Stanley 11,974
     Progressive Conservative COCHRANE, Felicity 6,104
     New Democratic Party DYE, Ralph 5,194


Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal HAIDASZ, Stanley 14,717
     New Democratic Party ROGERS, Bruce 8,983
     Progressive Conservative ARMSTRONG, Kay 5,057


Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Stanley Haidasz 12,214
     Progressive Conservative Lubor J. Zink 8,990
     New Democratic Party GURSTEIN, Mike 6,478
     No affiliation DEVEAU, Dennis 201


Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Stanley Haidasz 13,134
     Progressive Conservative Lubor J. Zink 7,133
     New Democratic Party COTTER, Evelyn 4,479
     Independent Terence Young 144
     Communist MCLELLAN, Neil 132
     Marxist-Leninist MACLEAN, Gordon 95


By-election: Resignation of the
Hon. S. Haidasz, 16 October 1978
Party Candidate Votes
     Progressive Conservative Yuri Shymko 6,759
     Liberal Art Eggleton 5,721
     New Democratic Party LITTLE, Doug 4,806
     Communist LARSEN, Anna 190

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David Spence Is Dead; Parkdale M.P. 19 Years". The Globe and Mail (Toronto). 1940-02-14. pp. 1, 5. 
  2. ^ The Canadian Press (1942-02-20). "Speaks in defence of C.I.O.". Saskatoon Star-Phoenix (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan). p. 7. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  3. ^ "TIMMINS, Harold Aberdeen Watson". Parliamentarian File. Ottawa: Parliament of Canada. 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-11-29. Retrieved 2011-11-29.