Beaches (provincial electoral district)

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Beaches
Ontario electoral district
Toronto Provincial Ridings 1926a.pdf
Beaches in relation to adjacent ridings in Toronto
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
District created 1925
District abolished 1966
First contested 1926
Last contested 1967
Demographics
Census divisions Toronto
Census subdivisions Toronto

Beaches was a provincial riding in Toronto, Ontario represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1926 to 1967. It was carved completely out of the existing riding of York East. Its boundaries remained the same until 1967 when it was merged with the neighbouring riding of Woodbine to become Beaches—Woodbine. Other than a single session in the 1940s, the riding was steadfastly Conservative in its voting preference.

Boundaries[edit]

The riding was created out of the East York riding just before the 1926 election. Its western boundary consisted of Woodbine Avenue from Lake Ontario north to the city limits. Its eastern boundary followed Victoria Park Avenue from the lake to the city limits. The northern boundary was the city limits and the southern boundary was Lake Ontario.[1] The boundaries remained unchanged until it was abolished in 1967.

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

Beaches
Assembly Years Member Party
Prior to 1926 part of York East
17th  1926–1929     Thomas Alexander Murphy[nb 1][nb 2] Conservative
18th  1929–1934
19th  1934–1937
20th  1937–1943
21st  1943–1945     Progressive Conservative
22nd  1945–1948
23rd  1948–1951     Reid Scott Co-operative Commonwealth
24th  1951–1955     William Collings Progressive Conservative
25th  1955–1959
26th  1959–1961
 1961–1963 Jack Harris
27th  1963–1967
Sourced from the Ontario Legislative Assembly[2]
Merged into the Beaches—Woodbine after 1966

Election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes[3][4][nb 3] Vote %
    Conservative Thomas Alexander Murphy 9,606 73.5
    Better Citizenship (Prohibitionist) Arthur Hawkes 3,467 26.5
Total 13,073
Ontario general election, 1929
Party Candidate Votes[5] Vote %
    Conservative Thomas Alexander Murphy 7,985 75.2
    Liberal William A. Ford 2,639 24.8
Total 10,624
Toronto riding boundaries after 1934 redistribution
Ontario general election, 1934
Party Candidate Votes[6] Vote %
    Conservative Thomas Alexander Murphy 7,928 44.0
    Liberal Norman Wilkes 5,047 28.0
    Co-operative Commonwealth Stanley Elliot (Reverend) 5,042 28.0
Total 18,017
Ontario general election, 1937
Party Candidate Votes[7] Vote %
    Conservative Thomas Alexander Murphy 7,777 42.0
    Liberal Fred Sturgeon 7,105 38.4
    Co-operative Commonwealth Stanley Elliott 3,629 19.6
Total 18,511
Ontario general election, 1943
Party Candidate Votes[8] Vote %
    Progressive Conservative Thomas Alexander Murphy 6,719 43.9
    Co-operative Commonwealth Gordon Ferguson 6,639 43.4
    Liberal Ernest Bray 1,947 12.7
Total 15,305
Ontario general election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes[9] Vote %
    Progressive Conservative Thomas Alexander Murphy 10,907 53.6
    Co-operative Commonwealth Robert Garden 6,087 29.9
    Liberal W.E.J. Ryan 3,366 16.5
Total 20,360
Ontario general election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes[10] Vote %
    Co-operative Commonwealth Reid Scott 9,910 44.0
    Progressive Conservative Thomas Alexander Murphy 9,471 42.1
    Liberal W. Earl Upper 3,125 13.9
Total 22,506
Ontario general election, 1951
Party Candidate Votes[11] Vote %
    Progressive Conservative William Henry Collings 9,573 49.4
    Co-operative Commonwealth Reid Scott 6,958 35.9
    Liberal W. Earl Upper 2,864 14.8
Total 19,395
Ontario general election, 1955
Party Candidate Votes[12] Vote %
    Progressive Conservative William Henry Collings 7,835 48.1
    Co-operative Commonwealth Reid Scott 5,887 36.1
    Liberal E.R. Hoolans 2,566 15.8
Total 16,288
Ontario general election, 1959
Party Candidate Votes[13] Vote %
    Progressive Conservative William Henry Collings 7,310 46.1
    Co-operative Commonwealth Stanley T. Bullock 4,396 27.7
    Liberal Ronald Pickering 4,157 26.2
Total 15,863
By-election January 18, 1962
Party Candidate Votes[14] Vote %
    Progressive Conservative Jack Harris 5,199 40.5
    New Democrat Stanley Bullock 4,795 36.2
    Liberal Donald MacGregor 4,943 23.3
Total 25,114
Ontario general election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes[15] Vote %
    Progressive Conservative Jack Harris 7,221 40.5
    New Democrat Stanley Bullock 6,444 36.2
    Liberal Donald Deacon 4,158 23.3
Total 17,823

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In 1938, the title of Member of the Legislative Assembly was officially changed to Member of Provincial Parliament. Previously, it was unofficially used in the media and in the Legislature.
  2. ^ The Conservative party changed their name to Progressive Conservative before the 1943 election.
  3. ^ 94 out of 96 polls reporting.

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "Map of Toronto showing Provincial election ridings and City Limits". Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. November 6, 1926. p. 22. 
  2. ^ For a listing of each MPP's Queen's Park curriculum vitae see below:
    • For Thomas Alexander Murphy's Legislative Assembly information see "Thomas Alexander Murphy, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. 
    • For Reid Scott's Legislative Assembly information see "Reid Scott, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. 
    • For William Henry Collings' Legislative Assembly information see "William Henry Collings, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. 
    • For Jack Harris' Legislative Assembly information see "Robert John Harris, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. 
  3. ^ Canadian Press (1926-12-02). "Ontario General Elections and By-elections, 1923-1926". The Globe. Toronto. p. 7. 
  4. ^ "Result of ballot in the 112 Ontario constituencies". Ottawa Citizen. Ottawa. 1926-12-02. p. 15. Retrieved 2011-12-13. 
  5. ^ "Vote Cast and Personnel of the New Ontario Legislature". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. 1929-10-31. p. 43. 
  6. ^ "Detailed Election Results". The Globe. Toronto. 1934-06-21. p. 3. 
  7. ^ "Ontario Voted By Ridings". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. 1937-10-07. p. 5. 
  8. ^ Canadian Press (1943-08-05). "Ontario Election Results". The Gazette. Montreal. p. 12. 
  9. ^ Canadian Press (1945-06-05). "How Ontario Electors Voted in all 90 Ridings". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. 5. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  10. ^ Canadian Press (1948-06-08). "How Ontario Electors Voted in all 90 Ridings". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. 24. 
  11. ^ Canadian Press (1951-11-22). "Complete Ontario Vote". The Montreal Gazette. Montreal. p. 4. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  12. ^ Canadian Press (1955-06-10). "Complete Results of Ontario Voting by Constituencies". The Ottawa Citizen. Ottawa. p. 4. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  13. ^ Canadian Press (1959-06-12). "Complete Results of Ontario Voting by Constituencies". The Ottawa Citizen. Ottawa. p. 26. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  14. ^ "Liberal win 3, PCs 2: Government keeps seats in Toronto". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. 1963-01-19. p. 1. 
  15. ^ Canadian Press (1963-09-26). "78 in Tory Blue Wave -- 23 Is All Grits Saved". The Windsor Star. Windsor, Ontario. p. 25. Retrieved 2012-04-24.