Beaches—East York

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For the provincial electoral district, see Beaches—East York (provincial electoral district). For the defunct provincial electoral district see Beaches—Woodbine (provincial electoral district).
Beaches—East York
Ontario electoral district
Beaches-East York in relation to the other Toronto ridings (2015 boundaries).png
Beaches—East York in relation to other electoral districts in Toronto (2013 boundaries)
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Nathaniel Erskine-Smith
Liberal
District created 1987
First contested 1988
Last contested 2015
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 107,084
Electors (2015) 75,169
Area (km²)[2] 16.64
Pop. density (per km²) 6,435.3
Census divisions Toronto
Census subdivisions Toronto

Beaches—East York (formerly Beaches—Woodbine) is a federal electoral district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1988.

Geography[edit]

Map of Beaches-East York

The riding contains the neighbourhoods of the Beaches, Upper Beaches, East Danforth, O'Connor–Parkview, and part of Old East York.

History[edit]

The federal riding of Beaches—Woodbine was created before the 1988 federal election from Beaches riding. Before the 1997 federal election, it adopted its current name. The original boundary of the riding of Beaches-Woodbine, began at the southwest corner starts where the southern extension of Leslie Street intersects with Lake Ontario, proceeds north along Leslie Street, then east along Queen Street East, north along Greenwood Avenue, east along Gerrard Street East, and north along Coxwell Avenue until it turns into Coxwell Blvd. at O'Connor Drive. It continues a short distance along this street where the boundary extends until it meets Taylor-Massey Creek. It follows the creek west (downstream) until it meets the Don River East Branch. The boundary follows the river northeast (upstream) until it meets the point where a westerly extension of Sunrise Avenue intersects with the river course. The boundary continues east along Sunrise Avenue until it meets Victoria Park Avenue. The boundary turns south and follows the street south until it ends at Lake Ontario. The boundary follows the lake coast back west until it meets the beginning point.[3]

In 2003, the western boundary was altered so that the portion west of Coxwell Avenue was transferred to the neighbouring riding of Toronto-Danforth.[4] This riding was unchanged after the 2012 electoral redistribution.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Since its creation as Beaches-Woodbine in 1988, Beaches—East York has been contested between Liberal and New Democratic candidates, with both parties nearly doubling Conservative vote totals.

In the 2011 election the riding was won by New Democratic Party candidate Matthew Kellway (an economist and policy analyst who lives in the Beaches), beating out Liberal incumbent Maria Minna by nearly 11%.[5][6] Kellway, who was nominated as the New Democratic Party candidate in February 2010, is the co-chair of the Toronto Energy Coalition.[7][8]

Beaches—East York has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Beaches—Woodbine
Riding created from Beaches
34th  1988–1993     Neil Young New Democratic
35th  1993–1997     Maria Minna Liberal
Beaches—East York
36th  1997–2000     Maria Minna Liberal
37th  2000–2004
38th  2004–2006
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015     Matthew Kellway New Democratic
42nd  2015–Present     Nathaniel Erskine-Smith Liberal

Election results[edit]

Beaches—East York[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Nathaniel Erskine-Smith 27,458 49.45 +18.69
New Democratic Matthew Kellway 17,113 30.82 -10.82
Conservative Bill Burrows 9,124 16.43 -6.31
Green Randall Sach 1,433 2.58 -2.02
Independent James Sears 254 0.46
Marxist–Leninist Roger Carter 105 0.19 -0.08
Independent Peter Surjanac 43 0.08
Total valid votes/Expense limit 55,530 100.00   $207,738.12
Total rejected ballots 216 0.39
Turnout 55,746 73.18
Eligible voters 76,173
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +14.76
Source: Elections Canada[9][10]
Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Matthew Kellway 20,265 41.64 +9.51 $ 68,735.05
Liberal Maria Minna 14,967 30.75 -10.22 $ 83,269.97
Conservative Bill Burrows 11,067 22.74 +5.66 $ 32,786.98
Green Aaron Cameron 2,240 4.60 -4.88 $ 12,901.50
Marxist–Leninist Roger Carter 130 0.27 -0.06
Total valid votes/Expense limit 48,669 100.00
Total rejected ballots 193 0.39 +0.02
Turnout 48,862 68.54 +5.61
Eligible voters 71,286
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Maria Minna 18,967 40.97 +0.59 $76,404
New Democratic Marilyn Churley 14,875 32.13 -2.83 $75,350
Conservative Caroline Alleslev 7,907 17.08 -0.96 $21,853
Green Zoran Markovski 4,389 9.48 +3.42 $22,434
Marxist–Leninist Roger Carter 155 0.33 +0.16
Total valid votes/Expense limit 46,293 100.00 $82,179
Total rejected ballots 172 0.37 +0.04
Turnout 46,465 62.93 -7.08
     Liberal hold Swing +1.71
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Maria Minna 20,678 40.38 -7.54
New Democratic Marilyn Churley 17,900 34.96 +2.67
Conservative Peter Conroy 9,238 18.04 +3.98
Green Jim Harris 3,106 6.06 +1.53
Progressive Canadian Jim Love 183 0.35
Marxist–Leninist Roger Carter 91 0.17 +0.08
Total valid votes 51,196 100.00
Total rejected ballots 168 0.33 -0.10
Turnout 51,364 70.51 +6.49
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Maria Minna 22,494 47.92 -4.9
New Democratic Peter Tabuns 15,156 32.29 +11.3
Conservative Nick Nikopoulos 6,603 14.06 -8.5
Green Peter Davison 2,127 4.53 +3.1
Marijuana Daniel Dufresne 365 0.77 -0.8
Independent Edward Slota 80 0.17
Communist Miguel Figueroa 62 0.13 -0.1
Marxist–Leninist Roger Carter 46 0.09 0.0
Total valid votes 46,933 100.00
Total rejected ballots 204 0.43
Turnout 47,137 64.02
Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Maria Minna 24,019 52.7 +4.8 $61,974
New Democratic Mel Watkins 8,936 20.9 −2.6 $54,232
Progressive Conservative Wayne Clutterbuck 5,767 13.5 +1.2 $13,989
Alliance Abu Alam 3,838 9.0 −5.3 $9,047
Marijuana Bruce Watson 683 1.6 none listed
Green James Mendel 599 1.4 $102
Canadian Action Randall Whitcomb 128 0.3 none listed
Natural Law Donalda Fredeen 88 0.2 none listed
Communist Ann Nicholson 82 0.2 $202
Marxist–Leninist Steve Rutchinski 53 0.1 $8
Total valid votes 42,687 99.6
Total rejected ballots 179 0.4
Turnout 42,866 56.9
Electors on the lists 75,284 100.0
Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Maria Minna 21,844 47.9 +8.0
New Democratic Mel Watkins 10,730 23.5 +5.0
Reform Gary Miller 6,534 14.3 -1.1
Progressive Conservative Jack Simpson 5,611 12.3 +1.6
Green John Scheer 589 1.3 +0.5
Natural Law Donalda Fredeen 264 0.6 0.0
Total valid votes 45,572 100.0

Beaches—Woodbine[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Maria Minna 17,582 40.0 +6.7
New Democratic Neil Young 8,151 18.5 -16.6
Reform Hugh Prendergast 6,773 15.4
Progressive Conservative Denise Cole 4,693 10.7 -18.6
Independent Terry Kelly 4,525 10.3
National John-Frederick Cameron 1,214 2.8
Green Leane Haze 357 0.8 +0.1
Natural Law Donalda Fredeen 276 0.6
Independent Keith Meadowcroft 195 0.4
Abolitionist Zahid Tirmizi 120 0.3
Marxist–Leninist Pierre Chénier 96 0.2
Total valid votes 43,982 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Neil Young 15,760 35.2
Liberal Terry Kelly 14,900 33.2
Progressive Conservative Jim O'Malley 13,107 29.2
Libertarian Dennis Corrigan 351 0.8
Green Michael Tegtmeyer 317 0.7
Independent Ronald Clifford 259 0.6
Independent Wally Pearson 71 0.2
Commonwealth of Canada Charles Odell 48 0.1
Total valid votes 44,813 100.0

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Coordinates: 43°41′06″N 79°18′58″W / 43.68500°N 79.31611°W / 43.68500; -79.31611