Spadina (electoral district)

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Spadina's boundaries from 1976 to 1987
Spadina's boundaries from 1966 to 1976

Spadina was a Canadian electoral district that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1935 to 1988. It covered a portion of the western-central Toronto. Its name comes from the Spadina Avenue, which runs through the heart of the riding.

It was formed in 1933 from portions of Toronto Northeast, Toronto Northwest, Toronto West Centre, and Toronto South. Its boundaries changed repeatedly over the years, when it created it stretched far north to the edge of the city boundaries. As this northern portion of became more populated it was split off into other ridings. Its eastern and western boundaries were more consistent, with it stretching from John Street in the east to Bathurst Street in the west. In 1987, due to the relative decrease in the population of downtown Toronto compared to other areas, it was merged with Trinity to form Trinity—Spadina. Some portions also went to the eastern riding of Rosedale.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Members of Parliament for Spadina:


Parliament Years Member Party
18th 1935-1940     Samuel Factor Liberal
19th 1940-1945
20th 1945-1949     David Croll Liberal
21st 1949-1953
22nd 1953-1955
1955-1957     Charles Rea Progressive Conservative
23rd 1957-1958
24th 1958-1962
25th 1962-1963     Perry Ryan Liberal
26th 1963-1965
27th 1965-1968
28th 1968-1969
1969-1970     Independent
1970-1972     Progressive Conservative
29th 1972-1974     Peter Stollery Liberal
30th 1974-1979
31st 1979-1980
32nd 1980-1981
1981-1984     Daniel Heap New Democratic
33rd 1984-1988

Electoral history[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Samuel Factor 14,768
     Conservative Nathan Phillips 10,047
     Communist Joseph Salsberg 3,646
     Reconstruction D.A. Balfour 3,432
     Co-operative Commonwealth Jacob Romer 1,866
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Samuel Factor 20,506
     National Government George Gooderham Blackstock 14,148
     Communist Stewart Smith 2,922
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal David Croll 17,978
     Progressive Conservative George Hees 10,846
     Labour-Progressive Sam Carr 10,050
     Co-operative Commonwealth Kay Montague Morris 2,769
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal David Croll 23,652
     Progressive Conservative Willard M. Box 9,407
     Co-operative Commonwealth William Andrew White 5,969
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal David Croll 15,496
     Progressive Conservative Averell Robinson 6,554
     Co-operative Commonwealth Elgin Ferguson Blair 3,270
     Labour-Progressive Joshua Gershman 1,938
By-election, after Croll was appointed to the Senate, 24 October 1955
Party Candidate Votes
     Progressive Conservative Charles E. Rea 6,740
     Liberal Samuel Godfrey 6,096
     Labour-Progressive Joseph Salsberg 3,894
     Co-operative Commonwealth Harry Waisglass 2,873
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
     Progressive Conservative Charles E. Rea 10,348
     Liberal Philip Givens 9,496
     Co-operative Commonwealth Jack Kedzierzykowski 3,031
     Labour-Progressive Annie Buller Guralnick 668
     Social Credit Dorothy Cureatz 464
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
     Progressive Conservative Charles E. Rea 14,616
     Liberal Philip G. Givens 10,596
     Co-operative Commonwealth Jack Kedzierzykowski 3,040
     Labour-Progressive Sam Walsh 652
     Social Credit Dorothy Cureatz 233
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Perry Ryan 11,982
     Progressive Conservative John Bassett 9,088
     New Democratic Party Robert Beardsley 5,026
     Independent Stanley Taube 415
     Social Credit James Audy 227
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Perry Ryan 14,850
     Progressive Conservative Frank Chambers 6,094
     New Democratic Party Robert Beardsley 5,888
     Social Credit Angelo Tomasini 332
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Perry Ryan 12,005
     New Democratic Party Robert Beardsley 5,604
     Progressive Conservative Burt Richardson 5,337
     New Capitalist L. Ferris Kendall-Leicester 174
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Perry Ryan 9,379
     New Democratic Party Dan Heap 3,943
     Progressive Conservative Victor Bagnato 3,353
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Peter Stollery 8,334
     New Democratic Party Bob Beardsley 5,622
     Progressive Conservative Perry Ryan 5,616
     No affiliation Maggie Bizzell 226
     No affiliation Syd Stern 145
     No affiliation Mitchell Bornstein 114
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Peter Stollery 9,393
     Progressive Conservative June Marks 3,989
     New Democratic Party Jack Shapiro 3,536
     Communist Maggie Bizzell 156
     Marxist-Leninist Maureen K. Cruise 96
     Independent Ann Noble 87
     No affiliation Mashel Teitelbaum 75
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Peter Stollery 12,542
     New Democratic Party John Foster 8,765
     Progressive Conservative Alan Pope 7,213
     Libertarian Paul Wakfer 192
     Communist Mike Gidora 158
     Marxist-Leninist Barbara Seed 108
     Independent Ronald Rodgers 76
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Peter Stollery 13,280
     New Democratic Party John Foster 8,232
     Progressive Conservative Eric Jackman 5,929
Rhinoceros John Douglas 250
     Libertarian Don Redekop 227
Rhinoceros Salvatore Pileggi 146
     Communist Mike Gidora 91
     No affiliation Nick Decarlo 77
     No affiliation Wayne Elliott 60
     Marxist-Leninist Barbara Seed 59
     Independent Ronald G. Rodgers 34
By-election after Stollery was appointed to the Senate, 17 August 1981
Party Candidate Votes
     New Democratic Party Dan Heap 7,586
     Liberal Jim Coutts 7,372
     Progressive Conservative Laura Sabia 6,581
Rhinoceros Decriminalized Douglas 233
     Libertarian Robert Champlin 162
     Independent Anne McBride 84
     Independent John Turmel 69
     Independent Ronald Rodgers 41
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
     New Democratic Party Dan Heap 13,241
     Liberal Jim Coutts 11,880
     Progressive Conservative Ying Hope 8,061
     Libertarian William E. Burt 358
Rhinoceros Mara Maria Proussaefs 289
     Independent Sam Guha 98