Beaches—East York (provincial electoral district)

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Beaches—East York
Ontario electoral district
Beaches East York.png
Beaches—East York in relation to other Toronto electoral districts
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Arthur Potts
Liberal
District created 1996
First contested 1999
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 107,084
Electors (2011) 73,832
Area (km²)[1] 16.64
Pop. density (per km²) 6,435.3
Census divisions Toronto
Census subdivisions Toronto

Beaches—East York is a provincial riding in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It elects one member to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. It was created in 1996 from parts of Beaches—Woodbine (95%), Don Mills (40%), and York East (20%).[2]

When the riding was created, it included the former borough of East York east of Coxwell Avenue and that part of Old Toronto east of a line following Coxwell to Gerrard Street to Greenwood Avenue to Queen Street to Leslie Street. In 2007, the boundaries were altered so that everything west of Coxwell Avenue was transferred to Toronto—Danforth.

Boundaries[edit]

In 1996, much of the province's old boundaries were redrawn due to the Fewer Politicians Act which reduced the number of seats in the legislature from 130 to 103 to match the number of federal seats.[3]

The boundary of the new riding of Beaches-East York, beginning 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.[4]

In 2003, the western boundary was altered so that the portion west of Coxwell Avenue was transferred to the neighbouring riding of Toronto-Danforth.[5]

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

Beaches—East York
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created from Beaches—Woodbine, Don Mills and York East
37th  1999–2001     Frances Lankin New Democratic
 2001–2003 Michael Prue
38th  2003–2007
39th  2007–2011
40th  2011–2014
41st  2014–present     Arthur Potts Liberal
Sourced from the Ontario Legislative Assembly[6]

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 19,100 49.9%
Mixed member proportional 19,180 50.1%
Total valid votes 38,280 100.0
  • This riding was one of five ridings where a majority of voters supported MMP.

Election results[edit]

Map of Beaches-East York
Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Arthur Potts 17,218 40.09 +4.01
New Democratic Michael Prue 16,737 38.97 -7.85
Progressive Conservative Nicolas Johnson 5,982 13.93 ±0
Green Debra Scott 2,329 5.42 +2.74
Libertarian Alex Lindsay 524 1.22
Freedom Naomi Poley-Fisher 158 0.37 -0.01
Total valid votes 42,948 100.0  
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +5.93
Source: Elections Ontario[7]
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Michael Prue 17,925 46.82 +2.78
Liberal Helen Burstyn 13,813 36.08 +10.48
Progressive Conservative Chris Menary 5,333 13.93 -1.52
Green Shawn Ali 1,025 2.68 -9.31
Freedom Naomi Poley-Fisher 144 0.38 +0.04
Independent Joe Ross 45 0.12
Total valid votes 38,285 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 162 0.42
Turnout 38,447 51.64
Eligible voters 74,450
New Democratic hold Swing -3.85
Source: Elections Ontario[8]
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Michael Prue 17,572 44.04 -6.86
Liberal Tom Teahen 10,215 25.60 +1.47
Progressive Conservative Don Duvall 6,166 15.45 -4.1
Green Caroline Law 4,785 11.99 +7.21
Libertarian Doug Patfield 515 1.29
Family Coalition Joel Kidd 201 0.50
Freedom James Whitaker 135 0.34
Total valid votes 39,900 100.0
Elections Ontario:[9]
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Michael Prue 21,239 50.90 +1.07
Liberal Monica Purdy 10,070 24.13 -12.43
Progressive Conservative Angela Kennedy 8,157 19.55 +9.53
Green Tom Mason 1,995 4.78 +2.31
Total valid votes 41,728 100.0
Elections Ontario:[10]
Ontario provincial by-election, 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Michael Prue 14,024 49.83 +4.26
Liberal Robert Hunter 10,289 36.56 +14.98
Progressive Conservative Mac Penney 2,821 10.02 -19.53
Green Peter Elgie 694 2.47 +1.47
Family Coalition Ray Scott 206 0.73 +0.12
Independent Vince Corriere 59 0.21
Independent Don King 51 0.18
Total valid votes 28,144 100.0
Elections Ontario:[11]
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Frances Lankin 19,703 45.57 +3.5
Progressive Conservative Judy Burns 12,776 29.55 -1.2
Liberal Bill Buckingham 9,332 21.58 -2.3
Green Michael Schulman 431 1.00
Family Coalition Dan Largy 264 0.61
Natural Law Donalda Fredeen 230 0.53 -0.1
Independent Steve Rutchinski 164 0.38
Total valid votes 43,235 100.0
Elections Ontario:[12]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Statistics Canada
  2. ^ "Beaches-East York, Riding Profile". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on October 21, 2008. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  3. ^ "Fewer Politicians Act, 1996". Ontario Government. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  4. ^ Shular, Ken. "Boundaries commission changes federal electoral ridings for Beach area". Town Crier. Archived from the original on 2011-08-31. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  5. ^ "Toronto--Danforth riding boundary history". Canadian Election Atlas. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  6. ^ For a listing of each MPP's Queen's Park curriculum vitae see below:
    • For Frances Lankin's Legislative Assembly information see "Frances Lankin, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-18. 
    • For Michael Prue's Legislative Assembly information see "Michael Prue, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-18. 
    • For Arthur Potts' Legislative Assembly information see "Arthur Potts, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
  7. ^ "Official return from the records, 005 Beaches—East York" (PDF). Elections Ontario. 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 June 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "2011 Official Poll by Poll Results: Beaches-East York" (PDF). Elections Ontario. 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-20. [permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Elections Ontario. "2007 Official Poll by Poll Results: Beaches-East York" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  10. ^ Elections Ontario. "Poll by Poll Elections Ontario, General Election of October 2, 2003: Beaches-East York". Archived from the original on 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  11. ^ Elections Ontario. "Elections Ontario, By-election 2001, Summary of valid ballots for each candidate: Beaches-East York". Archived from the original on 2012-06-07. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  12. ^ Elections Ontario. "Poll by Poll Elections Ontario, General Election of June 3, 1999: Beaches-East York". Archived from the original on 2012-07-15. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°41′04″N 79°19′06″W / 43.68444°N 79.31833°W / 43.68444; -79.31833