York North

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For the New Brunswick provincial electoral district, see York North (New Brunswick provincial electoral district)

York North was an electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from Confederation in 1867 until 2004. It is also an electoral district that was represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1867 to 2007. The provincial riding was known as York—Mackenzie from 1995 to 1999.

The federal electoral district was eliminated in 2003 when it was redistributed between two new ridings of Newmarket—Aurora and York—Simcoe. Another small section was incorporated into Oak Ridges—Markham. The riding covered the northern suburbs of the city of Toronto often including such towns as Aurora, Vaughan, Newmarket, Richmond Hill and Markham. The borders changed often, however, most notably in 1996 when the riding was so altered that it contained very little of the same territory as before.

In 2007, the Ontario provincial electoral district was eliminated when it was matched to the redistributed ridings of the federal districts. Julia Munro, who held the York North seat, was re-elected in the new riding of York—Simcoe.

Members of Parliament from York North:

Members of Provincial Parliament from York North:

Evolution of the riding[edit]

The British North America Act, 1867 designated the electoral districts to be used in elected the members of the House of Commons. By virtue of the size of its population, the County of York was divided into a number of ridings, instead of being allocated one seat in the House of Commons like many other counties. The initial boundaries of the North Riding of York were defined in 1859 to consist of the Township of King, Whitchurch, Georgina, East Gwillimbury and North Gwillimbury, and the villages of Aurora, Newmarket and Holland Landing. Over time, the boundaries were adjusted as the City of Toronto expanded, and as the population of the area grew.

In 1882, the riding was redefined to consist of the townships of King, East Gwillimbury, West Gwillimbury, North Gwillimbury and Georgina, and the villages of Holland Landing, Bradford and Aurora.

In 1903, the north riding was redefined to consist of the townships of Georgina, East Gwillimbury, North Gwillimbury, King, and Whitchurch, the towns of Aurora and Newmarket, and the villages of Holland Landing, Stouffville and Sutton.

In 1924, York North was defined as consisting of all that part of the county of York north of the southerly boundary of the townships of Vaughan and Markham. In 1933, it boundary of the townships of North York and Whitchurch, excluding the village of Stouffville. In 1947, it was redefined to consist of that part of the county of York lying north of the line being the southerly boundary of the township of North York, Yonge Street and the southerly boundary of the township of Markham.

In 1952, it was defined as consisting of that part of the county of York lying north of Highway 7, excluding the town of Woodbridge.

In 1966, it was defined as consisting of a north-central section of the Borough of North York in Metropolitan Toronto, the Town of Richmond Hill, the Township of Markham excluding the Village of Stouffville, and part of the Township of Vaughan.

In 1976, it was redefined to consist of the Towns of Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan in the Regional Municipality of York. In 1987, it was redefined to consist of the towns of Aurora, Richmond Hill and Vaughan, and the southern part of the Township of King.

In 1996, it was redefined to consist of the towns of East Gwillimbury, Georgina and Newmarket, the northwest part of the Township of King, and Georgina Island Indian Reserve No. 33.

The electoral district was abolished in 2003 when it was redistributed between the electoral districts of Newmarket—Aurora, Oak Ridges—Markham and York—Simcoe.

Federal election results[edit]

North Riding of the county of York[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Pearson Wells acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Anson Green Phelps Dodge 1,769
Independent J Parnham 1,490
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Alfred Hutchinson Dymond 1,854
Independent W.H. Thorne 1,516
By-election on 29 June 1875

on Mr. Dymond being unseated on petition

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Alfred Hutchinson Dymond 1,684
Independent Alfred Boultbee 1,316
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative F.W. Strange 1,792
Liberal Alfred Hutchinson Dymond 1,778
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Mulock 1,830
Independent Jas. Anderson 1,721
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Mulock 2,526
Conservative Richard Tyrwhitt 2,231
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Mulock 2,331
Conservative W.W. Pegg 1,968
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Mulock 2,712
Conservative P.W. Strange 2,036
By-election on 30 July 1896

On Mr. Mulock being appointed Postmaster General

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Mulock acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Mulock 2,007
Conservative John Currey 1,710
Canadian federal election, 1904
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Mulock 2,650
Conservative Francis J. Roach 1,688
By-election on 22 November 1905

On Mr. Mulock being appointed Judge

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Allen Bristol Aylesworth 2,729
Conservative Arch. McCallum 2,235
Canadian federal election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Allen Bristol Aylesworth 2,856
Conservative John Alexander MacDonald Armstrong 2,550
Canadian federal election, 1911
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John Alexander MacDonald Armstrong 2,730
Liberal Thomas Cowper Robinette 2,671
Canadian federal election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John Alexander Macdonald Armstrong 3,948
Liberal William Lyon Mackenzie King 2,870
Canadian federal election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Lyon Mackenzie King 5,167
Conservative John Alexander Macdonald Armstrong 4,112
Progressive Ralph Waldo Emerson Burnaby 2,973
By-election on 19 January 1922

On Mr. King being appointed Prime Minister

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Lyon Mackenzie King acclaimed

York North[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Thomas Herbert Lennox 10,028
Liberal William Lyon Mackenzie King 9,534
Canadian federal election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Thomas Herbert Lennox 10,160
Liberal Henry Arthur Sifton 9,860
Canadian federal election, 1930
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Thomas Herbert Lennox 10,402
Liberal William Pate Mulock 10,104
By-election on 24 September 1934

On Mr. Lennox's death

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Pate Mulock 11,480
Conservative Harold A.C. Breuls 7,793
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Pate Mulock 9,638
Conservative Harold A.C. Breuls 5,296
Reconstruction George M. Dix 3,795
Co-operative Commonwealth Kenneth Ross 1,124
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal William Pate Mulock 10,653
National Government George M. Dix 8,829
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jack Smith 11,428
Progressive Conservative Earl Toole 10,295
Co-operative Commonwealth Archibald H. Woods 3,670
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jack Smith 18,933
Progressive Conservative Arthur Walwyn 14,429
Co-operative Commonwealth Arch Woods 5,736
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jack Smith 10,988
Progressive Conservative C.A. Cathers 9,355
Co-operative Commonwealth Donald Scott 2,116
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative C.A. Cathers 17,770
Liberal Jack Rye 10,753
Social Credit Allan A. Alton 1,653
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative C.A. Cathers 21,499
Liberal Sam Cook 9,523
Co-operative Commonwealth Fred Prentice 2,148
Social Credit W. Dave Greer 494
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Addison 18,094
Progressive Conservative C.A. Tiny Cathers 17,168
New Democratic Stanley John Hall 7,796
Social Credit J. Alex Ford 528
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Addison 21,668
Progressive Conservative Charles Hooper 14,488
New Democratic Stan Hall 8,591
Social Credit John R. O'Brien 330
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Addison 18,207
Progressive Conservative Donald R. Martyn 16,459
New Democratic Jim Norton 10,438
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Barney Danson 24,054
Progressive Conservative Gord Hurlburt 15,693
New Democratic Jack Grant 7,000
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Barney Danson 28,123
Progressive Conservative Stephen B. Roman 25,844
New Democratic Jim Reid 11,065
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Barney Danson 34,179
Progressive Conservative Stephen Roman 26,386
New Democratic Jim Reid 7,669
Social Credit Victor Upeslacis 364
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative John Gamble 29,011
Liberal Barney Danson 21,990
New Democratic Bruce Searle 7,591
Libertarian Dan Davidson 430
Independent Neil Katzman 279
Marxist–Leninist Paul Herman 37
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative John Gamble 26,039
Liberal Jan Poot 24,281
New Democratic Bruce Searle 8,933
Libertarian Dan Davidson 538
Marxist–Leninist Jamie Reid 55
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
Independent Tony Roman 32,200
Progressive Conservative John Gamble 27,955
Liberal Aldo Tollis 18,034
New Democratic Doris Schwar 10,077
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Maurizio Bevilacqua 37,513
Progressive Conservative Michael O'Brien 37,436
New Democratic Evelyn Buck 11,583
Libertarian Chris Edwards 1,293
By-election on 10 December 1990

Mr. Bevilacqua's election declared void and invalid July 6th 1990

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Maurizio Bevilacqua 21,332
New Democratic Peter Devita 14,321
Progressive Conservative Michael O'Brien 4,618
Christian Heritage William Ubbens 1,399
Libertarian Roma Kelembet 424
Independent David M. Shelley 239
Independent Adelchi Di Palma 163
Independent Paul Wizman 156
Independent John Turmel 97
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Maurizio Bevilacqua 71,223 63.22
Reform Heather Sinclair 20,135 17.87
Progressive Conservative Dario D'Angela 15,451 13.71
New Democratic Peter M.A. Devita 2,996 2.66
National Ben Kestein 1,271 1.13
Libertarian Robert Ede 913 0.81
Natural Law Wayne Foster 676 0.60
Difference 51,088 45.35
Turnout 112,665
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Karen Kraft Sloan 22,942
Reform Shauneen MacKay 13,245
Progressive Conservative John Cole 11,308
New Democratic Laurie Cooke 1,996
Christian Heritage Ian Knight 799
Canadian Action JeweEl McKenzie 220
Natural Law Mary Wan 187
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Karen Kraft Sloan 22,665
Alliance Bob Yaciuk 11,985
Progressive Conservative Joe Wamback 11,890
New Democratic Ian Scott 1,696
Independent Ian Knight 509

Provincial election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Julia Munro 24517 47.19 -14.62
Liberal John Taylor 21054 40.53 7.64
New Democratic Sylvia Gerl 4029 7.76 3.09
Green Bob Burrows 1854 3.57
Family Coalition Simone Williams 497 0.96
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Julia Munro 29613 61.81
Liberal John Volpe 15755 32.89
New Democratic Steve Saysell 2236 4.67
Natural Law Kwok-Lin Mary Wan 305 0.64

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