Scarborough—Agincourt

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Scarborough—Agincourt
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
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Scarborough—Agincourt in relation to the other Toronto ridings
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Arnold Chan
Liberal
District created 1987
First contested 1988
Last contested 2014
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 112,048
Electors (2011) 74,374
Area (km²)[2] 23.92
Pop. density (per km²) 4,684.3
Census divisions Toronto
Census subdivisions Toronto
Map of Scarborough-Agincourt

Scarborough—Agincourt is a federal electoral district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1988.

It covers the northwest of the Scarborough part of Toronto. It is bounded on the west by Victoria Park Avenue, on the north by Steeles Avenue East, on the east by Brimley Avenue, and on the south by Highway 401, excluding the area that is east of Midland Avenue and north of Finch Avenue East.

A by-election was held on June 30, 2014 as a result of the resignation of Member of Parliament Jim Karygiannis to run for City Councillor in the 2014 Toronto municipal election.[3]

On Toronto City Council, much of the northern half of the area is represented by Jim Karygiannis; the south by Norm Kelly; the east by Chin Lee.

Former boundaries[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Immigrants make up 67.8% of the population of Scarborough—Agincourt, the highest such percentage for any Canadian federal riding;[4] those from Asia and the Middle East alone, constitute a majority of the population (53.0%), which is also the highest figure for any federal riding,[5] and, in particular, immigrants from the People's Republic of China are almost a quarter (24.7%) of the riding's population, another Canadian high. Chinese, not otherwise specified (i.e. Cantonese, Mandarin, etc.) is the home language for 12.0% of the people in Scarborough—Agincourt (another demographic record).[6]

According to the Canada 2011 Census

Ethnic groups: 46.8% Chinese, 20.9% White, 14.5% South Asian, 5.2% Black, 3.8% Filipino, 1,7% West Asian, 1.5% Arab
Languages: 41.9% Chinese, 32.5% English, 4.9% Tamil, 2.3% Tagalog, 1.7% Armenian, 1.6% Arabic, 1.4% Italian, 1.4% Urdu, 1.1% Persian
Religions: 42.5% Christian (17.9% Catholic, 5.2% Christian Orthodox, 2.3% Anglican, 2.0% Baptist, 1.9% United Church, 1.1% Presbyterian, 10.8% Other Christian), 7.6% Hindu, 6.2% Muslim, 5.7% Buddhist, 37.1% No religion
Median income (2010): $20,759

History[edit]

The federal riding was created in 1987 from York—Scarborough. It consisted in initially of the part of the City of Scarborough bounded on the west by Victoria Park Avenue, on the north by Steeles Avenue East, on the east by the Canadian National Railway line situated immediately west of Midland Avenue, and on the south by Ellesmere Road.

In 2003, it was given its current boundaries as described above.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following members of the House of Commons of Canada:

Parliament Years Member Party
Scarborough—Agincourt
Riding created from York—Scarborough
34th  1988 − 1993     Jim Karygiannis Liberal
35th  1993 − 1997
36th  1997 − 2000
37th  2000 − 2004
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − 2014
 2014 − Present     Arnold Chan Liberal

Election results[edit]

Following the 2012 federal electoral boundaries redistribution, the riding will be losing the part of the riding east of Midland Avenue to the new riding of Scarborough North

2011 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  Liberal 17,197 45.57
  Conservative 12,887 34.15
  New Democratic Party 6,788 17.99
  Green 866 2.29


Canadian federal by-election, June 30, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Arnold Chan 12,868 59.38 +13.99
Conservative Trevor Ellis 6,344 29.27 -4.91
New Democratic Elizabeth Ying Long 1,838 8.48 -9.62
Independent Kevin Clarke 315 1.45 -
Green Shahbaz Mir 307 1.42 -0.90
Total valid votes/Expense limit 21,672 100.0   –  
Total rejected ballots 121 0.56 -0.09
Turnout 21,793 29.56 -27.34
Eligible voters 74,062
Liberal hold Swing +9.45
By-election due to the resignation of Jim Karygiannis to run in the 2014 Toronto municipal election.
Source: Elections Canada[7]


Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Jim Karygiannis 18,498 45.39 -11.24 $59,289.81
Conservative Harry Tsai 13,930 34.18 +4.78 $78,678.16
New Democratic Nancy Patchell 7,376 18.10 +8.79 $2,771.86
Green Pauline Thompson 946 2.32 -2.32 $0
Total valid votes/Expense limit 40,750 100.00 $84,591.02 $140,739.83
Total rejected ballots 266 0.65 +0.05
Turnout 41,016 56.91 +2.75
Eligible voters 72,069
Liberal hold Swing -8.01
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Jim Karygiannis 22,795 56.63 -5.96 $62,348.27
Conservative Benson Lau 11,836 29.40 +5.58 $82,246.11
New Democratic Simon Dougherty 3,748 9.31 -1.77 $1,915.89
Green Adrian Molder 1,870 4.64 +2.15 $1,575.30
Total valid votes/Expense limit 40,249 100.00 $82,589.11 $148,085.57
Total rejected ballots 228 0.6 +0.2
Turnout 40,477 54.16 -6.9
Eligible voters 73,928
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Jim Karygiannis 28,065 62.59 -1.5 $55,681
Conservative Bill Redwood 10,684 23.82 +2.8 $61,542
New Democratic David Robertson 4,969 11.08 +0.9 $6,968
Green Casey Maple 1,120 2.49 +0.3 $0
Total valid votes/Expense limit 44,838 100.00 $124,191
Total rejected ballots 168 0.4 -0.1
Turnout 45,006 61.74 +5.3
Eligible voters 72,895 $76,434
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Jim Karygiannis 26,400 64.1 -6.0 $61,321
Conservative Andrew Faust 8,649 21.0 -3.01 $71,263
New Democratic D'Arcy Palmer 4,182 10.2 +6.3 $4,124
Progressive Canadian Tony J. Karadimas 1,048 2.5 Ø $10,513
Green Wayne Yeechong 919 2.2 Ø $0
Total valid votes/Expense limit 41,198 100.0 $147,222
Total rejected ballots 224 0.5
Turnout 41,422 56.4
Eligible voters 73,391
1: Conservative Party change is based on the combination of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party totals in 2000.
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Jim Karygiannis 26,986 70.1 +5.0 $62,964
Alliance Andrew Faust 5,100 13.4 +2.61 $19,772
Progressive Conservative Bruce Elliott 4,030 10.6 -7.2 $9,953
New Democratic Michael Laxer 1,499 3.9 -2.4 $2,785
Canadian Action Wayne Cook 341 0.9 Ø $10,116
Marxist–Leninist Sarah Thompson 112 0.3 Ø $8
Total valid votes/Expense limit 38,068 100.0 $105,599
1: Canadian Alliance change is based on Reform Party totals in 1997.
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Jim Karygiannis 25,995 65.1 +5.3 $47,944
Progressive Conservative Rick Perkins 7,115 17.8 -3.4 $41,232
Reform Edward Lee 4,291 10.8 -3.8 $0.00
New Democratic Doug Hum 2,512 6.3 +4.0 $15,398
Total valid votes/Expense limit 39,913 100.0 $104,574
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jim Karygiannis 24,739 59.8 +15.5
Progressive Conservative Ben Eng 8,775 21.2 -21.2
Reform Cyril Gibb 6,036 14.6 Ø
New Democratic Joe José Perez 944 2.3 -9.3
National Bruce Nord 270 0.7 Ø
Independent Anne C. McBride 247 0.6 -0.4
Natural Law Bill Morrison 194 0.5 Ø
Abolitionist Michael Green 95 0.2 Ø
Independent Sp. Thakore 89 0.2 Ø
Total valid votes/Expense limit 41,389 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Jim Karygiannis 19,459 44.3
Progressive Conservative W. Paul McCrossan 18,601 42.4
New Democratic Susie Vallance 5,082 11.6
Independent Anne C. McBride 442 1.0
Libertarian B.D.G. Antrobus 328 0.7
Total valid votes 43,912

Municipal electoral districts & neighbourhoods[edit]

Scarborough—Agincourt covers three wards and six neighbourhoods.

Wards[edit]

Three wards fall completely or partially within the borders of Scarborough—Agincourt.

Neighbourhoods[edit]

Three neighbourhoods fall completely within the borders of Scarborough—Agincourt:

The west ends of three neighbourhoods also fall within the borders of Scarborough—Agincourt:

In addition to these there are other neighbourhoods such as Wishing Well, Lynngate and Bridlewwod, etc.

City Councillors[edit]

Ward 39[edit]

  1. Sherene Shaw (1988–2003)
  2. Mike Del Grande (2003–present)

Ward 40[edit]

  1. Norm Kelly (1994–present)

Ward 41[edit]

  1. Bas Balkissoon (1997–2005)
  2. Paul Ainslie (appointed in 2006)
  3. Chin Lee (2006–present)

Community and Resident Associations[edit]

  1. Bridlewood
  2. Leacock Community Association
  3. Lynngate Residents' Association & Neighbourhood Watch
  4. Neighbourhood Watch
  5. SAS Scarborough Association of Seniors
  6. The Scarborough-Agincourt Ward 40 Residents' Association

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

Coordinates: 43°47′46″N 79°18′36″W / 43.796°N 79.310°W / 43.796; -79.310