Trinity (electoral district)

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

Trinity was an electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons, 1935 to 1988. It covered a portion of western Toronto. Its name comes from the Trinity-Bellwoods area that was once home to Trinity College.

History[edit]

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

Members of Parliament[edit]

Trinity elected the following Members of Parliament:

Federal election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Hugh John Plaxton 10,472
     Conservative G. Reginald Geary 9,607
     Reconstruction William Alexander Gunn 3,266
     Co-operative Commonwealth Carlo Lamberti 1,801
     Communist Norman Freed 1,470
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Arthur Roebuck 14,901
     National Government George Reginald Geary 11,617
     Independent Douglas Stewart 1,071
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
     Progressive Conservative Larry Skey 8,908
     Liberal Ernest Charlton Bogart 8,817
     Labour-Progressive Tim Buck 7,488
     Co-operative Commonwealth Herman A. Voaden 3,425
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Lionel Conacher 10,389
     Progressive Conservative Larry Skey 8,423
     Labour-Progressive Tim Buck 6,438
     Co-operative Commonwealth Herman Voaden 4,522
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Lionel Conacher 8,056
     Progressive Conservative Stanley Frolick 6,019
     Co-operative Commonwealth Herman A. Voaden 3,877
     Labour-Progressive Tim Buck 1,725
November 8, 1954 by-election following Conacher's death
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Donald Carrick 5,589
     Progressive Conservative Willson Woodside 4,237
     Co-operative Commonwealth Herman A. Voaden 3,700
     Labour-Progressive William Kashtan 953
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Stanley Haidasz 7,068
     Progressive Conservative Wilfrid Gordon Pilsworth 6,564
     Co-operative Commonwealth Frank Ancevich 4,343
     Labour-Progressive John Weir 764
     Social Credit David Roland Milne 539
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
     Progressive Conservative Edward R. Lockyer 10,203
     Liberal Stanley Haidasz 8,177
     Co-operative Commonwealth Frank Ancevich 3,170
     Labour-Progressive Tim Buck 851
December 15, 1958 by-election following Lockyer's death
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Paul Hellyer 5,175
     Progressive Conservative Joe Lesniak 4,404
     Co-operative Commonwealth John Elchuk 1,724
     Labour-Progressive Sam Walsh 488
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Paul Hellyer 9,615
     Progressive Conservative Stanley Frolick 6,124
     New Democratic Party Thomas Paton 3,740
     Communist Leslie Morris 449
     Independent Peter D'Agostino 295
     Social Credit David E. Hartman 227
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Paul Hellyer 10,595
     Progressive Conservative John Wasylenko 5,171
     New Democratic Party Thomas Paton 3,512
     Communist Leslie Morris 391
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Paul Hellyer 9,897
     Progressive Conservative John Brazill 4,375
     New Democratic Party Enzo Ragno 2,773
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Paul Hellyer 13,126
     Progressive Conservative Ed Robertson 5,360
     New Democratic Party Jim De Candole 4,177
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
     Progressive Conservative Paul Hellyer 8,518
     Liberal Aideen Nicholson 8,334
     New Democratic Party Edward Boucher 3,725
     Unknown Norman Freed 330
     Unknown Rae Greig 134
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Aideen Nicholson 10,683
     Progressive Conservative Paul Hellyer 6,537
     New Democratic Party Jonathan Cohen 2,637
     Communist William Kashtan 234
     Marxist-Leninist Jim Turnbull 90
     Independent Martin K. Weiche 64
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Aideen Nicholson 10,206
     New Democratic Party Manuel Azevedo 5,504
     Progressive Conservative Frank Lacka 4,843
     Libertarian Maureen Cain 482
     Communist William Kashtan 192
     Marxist-Leninist Aili Waldman 65
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Aideen Nicholson 12,628
     New Democratic Party Manuel Azevedo 5,005
     Progressive Conservative Richard Boraks 3,695
     Libertarian Vijay Basdeo 412
     Communist William Kashtan 159
     Marxist-Leninist Aili Waldman 57
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal Aideen Nicholson 9,811
     New Democratic Party David English 6,712
     Progressive Conservative Peter Rekai 5,120
Green Susan Berlin 341
     Libertarian Peter W. Ring 255
     Communist William Kashtan 195
     Commonwealth Ted Ma 73

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