Toronto—Danforth (provincial electoral district)
|Ontario electoral district|
Toronto—Danforth in relation to the other Toronto ridings
|Provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Ontario|
|Pop. density (per km²)||5,266.7|
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.
Toronto—Danforth includes an array of ethnicities, including large Greek, Chinese, Muslim and East-Indian communities.
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.
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.
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.
Members of Provincial Parliament
|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|
|Ontario general election, 2014|
|New Democratic||Peter Tabuns||19,190||44.61||-9.40|
|Progressive Conservative||Naomi Solomon||4,304||10.01||+0.62|
|Canadians' Choice||John Richardson||167||0.40||+0.19|
|Vegan Environmental||Simon Luisi||149||0.35|
|The People||Ali Azaroghli||79||0.18||-0.20|
|Total valid votes||43,017||100.0|
|New Democratic hold||Swing||-7.92|
|Source: Elections Ontario|
|Ontario general election, 2011|
|New Democratic||Peter Tabuns||20,062||54.01||+8.16|
|Progressive Conservative||Rita Jethi||3,488||9.39||-1.89|
|People's Political Party||Kevin Clarke||143||0.38|
|Total valid votes||37,148||100.00|
|New Democratic hold||Swing||+3.38|
|Source: Elections Ontario|
|Ontario general election, 2007|
|New Democratic||Peter Tabuns||17,975||45.85||-1.95|
|Progressive Conservative||Robert Bisbicis||4,423||11.28||+1.35|
|Family Coalition||Michael Kidd||273||0.70||+0.22|
|Total valid votes||100.00|
|Ontario provincial by-election, March 26, 2006|
|New Democratic||Peter Tabuns||13,064||47.80||+0.66|
|Progressive Conservative||Georgina Blanas||2,713||9.93||-6.99|
|Family Coalition||Wictor Borkowski||132||0.48||-0.08|
|Independent||Mehmet Ali Yagiz||49||0.18||-0.01|
|Total valid votes||27,331||100.0|
|Ontario general election, 2003|
|New Democratic||Marilyn Churley||18,253||47.14||+0.22|
|Progressive Conservative||George Sardelis||6,562||16.95||-7.75|
|Family Coalition||Masood Atchekzai||217||0.56||-0.27|
|Independent||Mehmet Ali Yagiz||73||0.19|
|Total valid votes||38,719||100.0|
|Ontario general election, 1999|
|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|
|Family Coalition||Tony Ieraci||320||0.83|
|Total valid votes||38,685||100.0|
2007 electoral reform referendum
|Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007|
|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.
- 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.
- "Official Past Election Results". Elections Ontario. 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
- "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Toronto—Danforth" (PDF). Elections Ontario. 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2014.