Toronto—Danforth (provincial electoral district)

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For the federal electoral district, see Toronto—Danforth.
Toronto—Danforth (provincial electoral district)
Ontario electoral district
Toronto Danforth.png
Toronto—Danforth in relation to the other Toronto ridings
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Peter Tabuns
New Democratic
District created 1999
First contested 1999
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2011) 104,017
Electors (2014) 78,787
Area (km²) 19.75
Pop. density (per km²) 5,266.7
Census divisions Toronto
Census subdivisions Toronto
Map of Toronto-Danforth

Toronto—Danforth (formerly Broadview—Greenwood) is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999. It lies to the east of Downtown Toronto.

The riding is represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario by Peter Tabuns of the Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP).

Toronto—Danforth includes an array of ethnicities, including large Greek, Chinese, Muslim and East-Indian communities.

The northern portion of the riding, East York, tends to lean right-of-centre, while the southern half, including Riverdale, Leslieville and Riverside, usually swings to the left.[citation needed]

The name of the electoral district was changed in 2000 from "Broadview—Greenwood" to "Toronto—Danforth" on the suggestion of Dennis Mills, the riding's federal Member of Parliament. Many local citizens were upset at the name change, particularly due to the lack of public say in the matter.[citation needed]

In 2003, it was given its current boundaries, which consist of the part of the City of Toronto bounded on the south by Lake Ontario and Toronto Harbour, on the east by Coxwell Avenue and Coxwell Boulevard, on the north by Taylor Creek and the Don River East Branch, and on the west by the Don River.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The provincial electoral district was created in 1999 when provincial ridings were defined to have the same borders as federal ridings. It includes all of the former provincial electoral district of Riverdale, approximately 41% of the former riding of York East and 5% of the former riding of Beaches—Woodbine.[1]

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

Assembly Years Member Party
Broadview—Greenwood
Riding created from Riverdale, York East and Beaches—Woodbine
37th  1999 − 2003     Marilyn Churley New Democratic
Riding renamed — Toronto—Danforth
38th  2003 − 2005     Marilyn Churley New Democratic
 2006 − 2007     Peter Tabuns New Democratic
39th  2007 − 2011
40th  2011 − 2014
41st  2014 − Present
Sourced from the Ontario Legislative Assembly[2]

Election results[edit]

Toronto—Danforth[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Peter Tabuns 19,190 44.61 -9.40
Liberal Rob Newman 15,983 37.16 +6.56
Progressive Conservative Naomi Solomon 4,304 10.01 +0.62
Green Rachel Power 2,351 5.47 +1.83
Libertarian Thomas Armstrong 501 1.16 -0.02
Communist Elizabeth Rowley 172 0.40
Canadians' Choice John Richardson 167 0.40 +0.19
Vegan Environmental Simon Luisi 149 0.35
Freedom Tristan Parlette 121 0.28 -0.01
The People Ali Azaroghli 79 0.18 -0.20
Total valid votes 43,017 100.0
Rejected 181 0.41 -0.01
Unmarked 118 0.27 +0.15
Declined 254 0.58 +0.52
Total turnout 43,570 55.30 +6.00
Total electors 78,787
New Democratic hold Swing -7.92
Source: Elections Ontario[3]
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Peter Tabuns 20,062 54.01 +8.16
Liberal Marisa Sterling 11,369 30.60 +1.40
Progressive Conservative Rita Jethi 3,488 9.39 -1.89
Green Tim Whalley 1,354 3.64 -7.51
Libertarian John Recker 440 1.18 +0.01
People's Political Party Kevin Clarke 143 0.38  
Independent Neil Mercer 110 0.30  
Freedom Stéphane Vera 107 0.29  
Independent John Richardson 75 0.20  
Total valid votes 37,148 100.00
Rejected 157 0.42
Unmarked 45 0.12
Declined 24 0.06
Turnout 37,374 49.30
Eligible voters 75,815
New Democratic hold Swing +3.38
Source: Elections Ontario[4]
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Peter Tabuns 17,975 45.85 -1.95
Liberal Joyce Rowlands 11,448 29.20 -9.72
Progressive Conservative Robert Bisbicis 4,423 11.28 +1.35
Green Patrick Kraemer 4,372 11.15 +9.02
Libertarian Mark Scott 460 1.17  
Family Coalition Michael Kidd 273 0.70 +0.22
Communist Shona Bracken 253 0.65  
Total valid votes 100.00
Ontario provincial by-election, March 26, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Peter Tabuns 13,064 47.80 +0.66
Liberal Ben Chin 10,636 38.92 +7.29
Progressive Conservative Georgina Blanas 2,713 9.93 -6.99
Green Paul Charbonneau 582 2.13 -1.4
Family Coalition Wictor Borkowski 132 0.48 -0.08
Freedom Franz Cauchi 93 0.34  
Independent Carol Wielhorski 62 0.23  
Independent Mehmet Ali Yagiz 49 0.18 -0.01
Total valid votes 27,331 100.0
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Marilyn Churley 18,253 47.14 +0.22
Liberal Jim Davidson 12,246 31.63 +6.94
Progressive Conservative George Sardelis 6,562 16.95 -7.75
Green Michael Pilling 1,368 3.53  
Family Coalition Masood Atchekzai 217 0.56 -0.27
Independent Mehmet Ali Yagiz 73 0.19  
Total valid votes 38,719 100.0

Broadview—Greenwood[edit]

Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Marilyn Churley 18,150 46.92
Progressive Conservative Rita Smith 9,554 24.70
Liberal Julie Wang Morris 9,553 24.69
Natural Law Bob Hyman 565 1.46
Independent Melanie Cishecki 543 1.40
Family Coalition Tony Ieraci 320 0.83
Total valid votes 38,685 100.0

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 17,051 44.9
Mixed member proportional 20,882 55.1
Total valid votes 37,931 100.0
  • This riding was one of five ridings where a majority of voters supported MMP.

References[edit]

  1. ^ electionprediction.org
  2. ^ For a listing of each MPP's Queen's Park curriculum vitae see below:
    • For Marilyn Churley's Legislative Assembly information see "Marilyn Churley, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
    • For Peter Tabuns' Legislative Assembly information see "Peter Tabuns, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
  3. ^ "Official Past Election Results". Elections Ontario. 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Toronto—Danforth" (PDF). Elections Ontario. 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 43°40′48″N 79°20′56″W / 43.680°N 79.349°W / 43.680; -79.349