York Centre

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York Centre
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
York Centre, Toronto.png
York Centre in relation to the other Toronto ridings
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Mark Adler
Conservative
District created 1952
First contested 1953
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 118,358
Electors (2011) 71,709
Area (km²)[2] 38.91
Pop. density (per km²) 3,041.8
Census divisions Toronto
Census subdivisions Toronto
Map of York Centre

York Centre is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1904 to 1917 and since 1953.

York Centre contains two municipal wards of the city of Toronto. It had a population in 2001 of 113,420 people. It was previously one of the safest Liberal Party seats in Canada; however, this is rapidly changed as the Conservative Party has gained ground the last few elections, and its candidate Mark Adler won the seat in 2011.

Geography[edit]

York Centre consists of the part of the City of Toronto bounded on the north by the northern city limit, and on the east, south and west by a line drawn from the city limit south along Yonge Street, west along the hydroelectric transmission line north of Finch Avenue West, south along Bathurst Street, southeast along the Don River West Branch, southwest and west along Highway 401, north along Jane Street, east along Sheppard Avenue West, northwest along Black Creek, east along Grandravine Drive, and north along Keele Street to the city limit.

History[edit]

York Centre was originally created in 1903 from parts of York East and York West ridings. It was created when the county of York (excluding the city of Toronto) was divided into three ridings: York Centre, York North and York South. The centre riding consisted of the townships of Etobicoke, Markham, Scarborough and Vaughan, and the villages of Markham, Richmond Hill, Weston and Woodbridge. The electoral district was abolished in 1914 when it was redistributed between York East, York South and York West. In 1952, York Centre was re-designated with parts of Eglinton—Lawrence, Willowdale, York North and York West ridings.

The new riding consisted initially of the part of the township of North York west of Yonge Street, the part of the township of Vaughan south of Highway Number 7, and the town of Woodbridge.

In 1966, it was redefined to consist of the part of Metropolitan Toronto bounded on the north by the northern limit, and on the west, south and east by a line drawn from that borough limit south along Highway 400, east along Sheppard Avenue West, south along Jane Street, southeast along Exbury Road, east along Calvington Drive, south along Keele Street, east along Highway 401, south along the Canadian National Railway line, east along Lawrence Avenue West, north along the Spadina Expressway, northeast along Highway 401, north along Bathurst Street, east along Sheppard Avenue West, south along Easton Street, east along Cameron Avenue, and north along Yonge Street to the Metro Toronto limit.

In 1976, it was redefined to consist of the part of the Borough of North York bounded on the north by the borough limit, and on the west, south and east by a line drawn from the borough limit south along Highway 400, east along Sheppard Avenue West, south along Keele Street, east along Highway 401, north along Bathurst Street, and northwest along the West Branch of the Don River to the borough limit.

In 1987, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of North York bounded on the north by the city limit, and on the east, south and west by a line drawn from the city limit southeast along the Don River West Branch, west along Highway 401, north along Jane Street, east along Grandravine Drive, and north along Black Creek to the northern city limit.

In 1996, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of North York bounded on the north by the city limit, and on the east, south and west by a line drawn from the city limit south along Dufferin Street, west along Sheppard Avenue West, north along Keele Street, west along Grandravine Drive, south along Jane Street, east along Highway 401, northwest along the Don River West Branch, north along Bathurst Street, east along Drewry Avenue, north along Chelmsford Avenue, west along Greenwin Village Road, and north along Village Gate to the city limit.

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

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
York Centre
Riding created from York East and York West
10th  1904 − 1907     Archibald Campbell Liberal
 1907 − 1908     Peter Douglas McLean Liberal
11th  1908 − 1911     Thomas George Wallace Conservative
12th  1911 − 1917
Riding dissolved into York East and York South
Riding re-created from Eglinton—Lawrence, Willowdale,
York North and York West
22nd  1953 − 1957     Al Hollingworth Liberal
23rd  1957 − 1958     Fred C. Stinson Progressive Conservative
24th  1958 − 1962
25th  1962 − 1963     James Edgar Walker Liberal
26th  1963 − 1965
27th  1965 − 1968
28th  1968 − 1972
29th  1972 − 1974     Bob Kaplan Liberal
30th  1974 − 1979
31st  1979 − 1980
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988
34th  1988 − 1993
35th  1993 − 1997     Art Eggleton Liberal
36th  1997 − 2000
37th  2000 − 2004
38th  2004 − 2006     Ken Dryden Liberal
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present     Mark Adler Conservative

City councillors[edit]

The Ward 10 Toronto city councillor is James Pasternak and the Ward 9 Toronto city councillor is Maria Augimeri.

Former boundaries[edit]

Election results[edit]

1953-present[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Mark Adler 20,356 48.5 +10.5 $79,794.56
Liberal Ken Dryden 13,979 33.3 -10.2 $73,675.98
New Democratic Nick Brownlee 6,656 15.9 +3.8 $409.63
Green Rosemary Frei 979 2.3 -4.1 $342.41
Total valid votes/Expense limit 41,970 100.0 $83,892.08
Total rejected ballots 350 0.1
Turnout 42,320 60.3 +7.6
Eligible voters 70,216
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Ken Dryden 16,164 43.5 -9.2 $70,386
Conservative Rochelle Wilner 14,132 38.0 +7.9 $78,946
New Democratic Kurtis Baily 4,503 12.1 -1.7
Green Rosemary Frei 2,390 6.4 +3.8 $3,440
Total valid votes/Expense limit 37,189 100.0 $81,864
Total rejected ballots
Turnout 52.7
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Ken Dryden 22,439 52.7 -2.1 $74,395.87
Conservative Michael Mostyn 12,758 30.0 +3.7 $69,571.51
New Democratic Marco Iacampo 5,834 13.7 0 $13,721.44
Green Constantine Kritsonis 1,558 3.7 +0.5 $1,644.87
Total valid votes 42,589
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Ken Dryden 21,520 54.8 -16.3 $64,620
Conservative Michael Mostyn 10,318 26.3 $72,837
New Democratic Peter Flaherty 5,376 13.7 +7.7 $10,017
Green Constantine Kritsonis 1,240 3.2 +1.7
Independent Max Royz 824 2.1 $23,589
Total valid votes 39,278
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Art Eggleton 24,793 71.1 -1.0 $56,516
Alliance Jeffrey Dorfman 4,630 13.3 $19,703
Progressive Conservative Mark Tweyman 2,518 7.2 -1.4 $1,280
New Democratic Maurice Coulter 2,104 6.0 -3.4 $8,831
Green Constantine Kritsonis 532 1.5 +0.5 $2,401
Communist Christopher Black 163 0.5 $202
Marxist–Leninist Diane Johnston 142 0.4 0 $8
Total valid votes 34,882
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Art Eggleton 27,864 72.1 +2.4
New Democratic Mark Berardo 3,618 9.4 +5.4
Progressive Conservative Anthony Figliano 3,323 8.6 +1.7
Reform Anthony Chol 2,876 7.4 +1.9
Green Constantine Kritsonis 389 1.0 +0.4
Natural Law Mike Dubinsky 242 0.6 0
Canadian Action Jozef Izsak 186 0.5
Marxist–Leninist Diane Johnston 168 0.4 +0.2
Total valid votes 38,666
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Art Eggleton 27,150 69.7 +9.2
Independent Peter Li Preti 3,918 10.1
Progressive Conservative George Tsiolis 2,688 6.9 -15.5
Reform John Beck 2,141 5.5
New Democratic Israel Ellis 1,557 4.0 -11.4
National Kurt Loeb 734 1.9
Natural Law Linda Dubé 253 0.6
Green Alan Jones 216 0.6
Libertarian Douglas Quinn 174 0.4 -1.3
Marxist–Leninist Diane Johnston 83 0.2
Abolitionist Randy Armour 60 0.2
Total valid votes 38,974
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bob Kaplan 24,962 60.5 +9.3
Progressive Conservative Rocco Sebastiano 9,248 22.4 -5.0
New Democratic Cathy Mele 6,350 15.4 -4.4
Libertarian David Kenny 683 1.7 +1.1
Total valid votes 41,243
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bob Kaplan 20,810 51.2 -9.8
Progressive Conservative Mike Cohen 11,138 27.4 +9.6
New Democratic Van Newell 8,037 19.8 -0.5
Libertarian Simon Srdarev 244 0.6 -0.1
Independent Sol Roter 226 0.6
Independent Bonnie J. Geddes 203 0.5
Total valid votes 40,658
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bob Kaplan 23,116 61.0 +9.7
New Democratic Cris Liscio 7,696 20.3 -5.4
Progressive Conservative Anne Silverman 6,736 17.8 -4.0
Libertarian Sheldon Gold 284 0.7 +0.1
Marxist–Leninist Jeffery Forest 86 0.2 0
Total valid votes 37,918
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bob Kaplan 20,859 51.3 +0.6
New Democratic Vince Del Buono 10,464 25.7 +2.2
Progressive Conservative Bill Schiavono 8,856 21.8 -3.1
Libertarian Shannon Vale 229 0.6
Independent Victor Heyn 97 0.2
Marxist–Leninist Jeffery Forest 81 0.2 0
Communist Gerrit van Houten 63 0.2 0
Total valid votes 40,649
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bob Kaplan 32,402 50.7 +8.8
Progressive Conservative Barry Swadron 15,877 24.9 -4.9
New Democratic Michael Copeland 14,992 23.5 -4.3
Independent John J. de Niet 191 0.3
Social Credit Roger Drouin 169 0.3
Marxist–Leninist Rick Hundal 129 0.2
Communist Tom Morris 123 0.2
Total valid votes 63,883
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal James E. Walker 26,912 41.9 -14.7
Progressive Conservative Barry Swadron 19,097 29.8 +17.5
New Democratic Michael Copeland 17,837 27.8 -3.3
Independent Harold Sparks 189 0.3
Independent George Paxton 153 0.2
Total valid votes 64,188
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal James E. Walker 26,758 56.6 +10.2
New Democratic Douglas Fisher 14,714 31.1 -5.0
Progressive Conservative Donald Stirling 5,804 12.3 -4.8
Total valid votes 47,276
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal James E. Walker 41,553 46.4 -3.7
New Democratic Val Scott 32,352 36.1 +1.7
Progressive Conservative Fred C. Stinson 15,301 17.1 +1.6
Independent Malcolm Cairnduff 302 0.3
Total valid votes 89,508
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal James E. Walker 41,485 50.1 +12.0
New Democratic Val Scott 28,505 34.4 +0.1
Progressive Conservative Bill Durovic 12,807 15.5 -11.2
Total valid votes 82,797
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal James E. Walker 30,432 38.1 +5.1
New Democratic Val Scott 27,369 34.3 +20.6
Progressive Conservative Fred C. Stinson 21,343 26.7 -26.6
Social Credit David H. Horwood 746 0.9
Total valid votes 79,890
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Fred C. Stinson 30,764 53.3 +5.9
Liberal Al Hollingworth 19,065 33.0 -1.4
Co-operative Commonwealth Larry Sheffe 7,888 13.7 -2.9
Total valid votes 57,717
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Fred C. Stinson 23,295 47.4 +11.9
Liberal Al Hollingworth 16,925 34.4 -9.7
Co-operative Commonwealth Roy Begley 8,164 16.6 -2.3
Social Credit Rod Gorrill 777 1.6
Total valid votes 49,161
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Al Hollingworth 13,903 44.1
Progressive Conservative Roy Thomson 11,180 35.5
Co-operative Commonwealth William Newcombe 5,960 18.9
Labor–Progressive David Kashtan 483 1.5
Total valid votes 31,526

1904-1917[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Thomas George Wallace 2,838 54.9 +4.5
Liberal Herbert Hartly Dewart 2,328 45.1 -4.5
Total valid votes 5,166 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Thomas George Wallace 2,614 50.4 +0.7
Liberal Peter Douglas McLean 2,569 49.6 -0.7
Total valid votes 5,183 100.0
Canadian federal by-election, 23 December 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
On Mr. Campbell being called to the Senate, 22 November 1907
Liberal Peter Douglas McLean 2,282 50.3 -0.6
Conservative T.G. Wallace 2,256 49.7 +0.6
Total valid votes 4,538 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Archibald Campbell 2,222 50.9
Conservative W.H. Pugsley 2,146 49.1
Total valid votes 4,368 100.0

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External links[edit]

North: Thornhill
West: York West York Centre East: Willowdale
South: Eglinton—Lawrence, York South—Weston

Coordinates: 43°45′46″N 79°26′44″W / 43.7627°N 79.4456°W / 43.7627; -79.4456