Bellwoods

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Bellwoods
Ontario electoral district
Toronto Provincial Ridings 1926a.pdf
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
District created 1925
District abolished 1987
First contested 1926
Last contested 1985

Bellwoods was a provincial riding in Ontario, Canada in the old City of Toronto's west-end. It was represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1926 until 1987,[1] when it was abolished and redistributed into the Dovercourt, and Fort York districts.[2]

Boundaries[edit]

The district was named after Trinity Bellwoods Park, where the original Trinity College campus was located. It was created in 1926 from the Toronto Southwest and Toronto Northwest ridings. The boundaries varied over its 61-years, with its most northern boundary being the city limits just north of St. Clair Avenue. The eastern boundary went as far as Bathurst Street, and its western boundary eventually ended at Dovercourt Road. Bellwoods was demographically a mainly working class district, with a significant immigrant population. As of 2011, the area that Bellwoods represented is divided among the current Davenport, St. Paul's and Trinity—Spadina electoral districts.

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

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Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created in 1926 from parts of Toronto Southwest and Toronto Northwest
17th  1926–1929     William Edwards Conservative
18th  1929–1934     Thomas Bell Conservative
19th  1934–1937     Arthur Roebuck[nb 1][nb 2] Liberal
20th  1937–1943
21st  1943–1945     A. A. MacLeod Labor–Progressive
22nd  1945–1948
23rd  1948–1951
24th  1951–1955     John Yaremko Progressive Conservative
25th  1955–1959
26th  1959–1963
27th  1963–1967
28th  1967–1971
29th  1971–1975
30th  1975–1977     Ross McClellan New Democratic
31st  1977–1981
32nd  1981–1985
33rd  1985–1987
Sourced from the Ontario Legislative Assembly[3]
Merged into Dovercourt and Fort York after 1987

Election results[edit]

1926 boundaries[edit]

Ontario general election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes[4][5][nb 3] Vote %
    Conservative W.H. Edwards 6870 75.3
    Liberal-Prohibitionist Arthur Frost 2248 24.7
Total 9,118
Ontario general election, 1929
Party Candidate Votes[6] Vote %
    Conservative Thomas H. Bell 5,056 74.6
    Labour George Watson 1,334 19.7
Communist T. Buck 392 5.8
Total 6,782

1934 boundaries[edit]

Toronto riding boundaries after 1934 redistribution
Ontario general election, 1934
Party Candidate Votes[7] Vote %
    Liberal A.W. Roebuck 8,172 52.6
    Conservative T.H. Bell 5,167 33.3
    Independent J. Smith 1,172 7.5
Communist T. Buck 1,016 6.5
Total 15,527
Ontario general election, 1937
Party Candidate Votes[8] Vote %
    Liberal A.W. Roebuck 12,052 69.1
    Conservative John Noble 5,094 29.2
    Socialist-Labour Carl Neilson 305 1.7
Total 17,451
Ontario general election, 1943
Party Candidate Votes[9] Vote %
    Labour A.A. MacLeod 4,232 30.3
    Progressive Conservative J.P.E. Williams 3,714 26.6
    Liberal George Bagwell 3,491 25.0
    Co-operative Commonwealth Lou Isaacs 2,538 18.2
Total 13,975
Ontario general election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes[10] Vote %
Labor–Progressive A.A. MacLeod 6,632 35.2
    Progressive Conservative J.P.E. Williams 5,699 30.2
    Co-operative Commonwealth A.V. Russell 3,626 19.2
    Liberal A. Farmer 2,896 15.4
Total 18,853
Ontario general election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes[11] Vote %
Labor–Progressive A.A. MacLeod 7,704 37.0
    Progressive Conservative George Renison 6,467 31.1
    Co-operative Commonwealth J.S. Midanik 4,363 20.9
    Liberal John Ryan 2,293 11.0
Total 20,827
Ontario general election, 1951
Party Candidate Votes[12] Vote %
    Progressive Conservative John Yaremko 5,546 33.6
    Liberal Joseph Gould 5,187 31.4
Labor–Progressive A.A. MacLeod 3,321 20.1
    Co-operative Commonwealth Marvin Gordon 2,453 14.9
Total 16,507
Ontario general election, 1955
Party Candidate Votes[13] Vote %
    Progressive Conservative John Yaremko 5,324 38.4
    Liberal Joseph Gould 5,090 36.7
    Co-operative Commonwealth Bert Groves 1,882 13.6
Labor–Progressive Stewart Smith 1,567 11.3
Total 13,863
Ontario general election, 1959
Party Candidate Votes[14] Vote %
    Progressive Conservative John Yaremko 6,234 54.6
    Liberal Nick Manfredo 2,629 23.0
    Co-operative Commonwealth Nick Rudisi 1,788 15.7
Labor–Progressive Michael Lucas 765 6.7
Total 11,416
Ontario general election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes[15] Vote %
    Progressive Conservative John Yaremko 6,038 51.0
    Liberal James Mizzoni 4,008 33.9
    New Democrat Herbert Hyman 1,792 15.1
Total 11,838

1966 boundaries[edit]

Ontario general election, 1967
Party Candidate Votes[16]
    Progressive Conservative John Yaremko 6,646 47.4
    Liberal William Bassel 4,217 30.1
    New Democrat Frank Parrill 2,674 19.1
    Independent Ernest Barr 490 3.5
Total 14,027
Ontario general election, 1971
Party Candidate Votes[17] Vote %
    Progressive Conservative John Yaremko 7,831 51.1
    New Democrat Helen Roedde 3,957 25.8
    Liberal Frank Kennedy 3,523 23.0
Total 15,311

1974 boundaries[edit]

Ontario general election, 1975
Party Candidate Votes[18] Vote %
    New Democrat Ross McClellan 4,921 38.2
    Liberal Millie Caccia 4,482 34.7
    Progressive Conservative Elio Madonia 3,249 25.2
Communist R.J. Orlandini 247 1.9
Total 12,899
Ontario general election, 1977
Party Candidate Votes[19] Vote %
    New Democrat Ross McClellan 6,377 48.6
    Liberal Millie Caccia 3,332 25.4
    Progressive Conservative Maria Sgro 2,925 22.3
Communist Scarth Heap 194 1.5
    Independent Ronald Rogers 156 1.2
Libertarian Grace-Ann Paulson 150 1.1
Total 13,134
Ontario general election, 1981
Party Candidate Votes[20] Vote %
    New Democrat Ross McClellan 5,101 40.9
    Liberal Walter Bardyn 4,766 38.2
    Progressive Conservative Tina Gabriel 2,166 17.4
Communist S. Baillargeon 250 2.0
    Independent Ronald Rogers 179 1.4
Total 12,462
Ontario general election, 1985
Party Candidate Votes[21] Vote %
    New Democrat Ross McClellan 8,051 47.9
    Liberal Walter Bardyn 6,527 38.8
    Progressive Conservative Bento De Sao Jose 1,926 11.5
    Independent Ronald Rogers 316 1.8
Total 16,820

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. ^ Roebuck resigned March 08, 1940 in order to run for Federal Parliament. The seat remained vacant until the 1943 election.
  3. ^ 64 out of 92 polls reporting.

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "Map of Toronto showing Provincial Ridings and city limits". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. 1926-11-06. p. 26. 
  2. ^ Sheppard, Robert (1986-07-31). "Redistribution of Ontario ridings expected to spark party infighting". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. p. A5. 
  3. ^ For a listing of each MPP's Queen's Park curriculum vitae see below:
    • For William Henry Edwards's Legislative Assembly information see "William Henry Edwards, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
    • For Thomas Hamilton Bell's Legislative Assembly information see "Thomas Hamilton Bell, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
    • For Arthur Wentworth Roebuck's Legislative Assembly information see "Arthur Wentworth Roebuck, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
    • For Albert Alexander MacLeod's Legislative Assembly information see "Albert Alexander MacLeod, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
    • For John Yaremko's Legislative Assembly information see "John Yaremko, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
    • For Ross A. McClellan's Legislative Assembly information see "Ross A. McClellan, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  4. ^ Canadian Press (1926-12-02). "Ontario General Elections and By-elections, 1923-1926". The Globe. Toronto. p. 7. 
  5. ^ "Sweep by Tories Returns 15 Wets in Toronto Seats". The Toronto Daily Star (Last Extra edition). Toronto. 1926-12-01. p. 1. 
  6. ^ "Vote Cast and Personnel of the New Ontario Legislature". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. 1929-10-31. p. 43. 
  7. ^ "Detailed Election Results". The Globe. Toronto. 1934-06-21. p. 3. 
  8. ^ "Ontario Voted By Ridings". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. 1937-10-07. p. 5. 
  9. ^ Canadian Press (1943-08-05). "Ontario Election Results". The Gazette. Montreal. p. 12. 
  10. ^ Canadian Press (1945-06-05). "How Ontario Electors Voted in all 90 Ridings". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. 5. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  11. ^ Canadian Press (1948-06-08). "How Ontario Electors Voted in all 90 Ridings". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. 24. 
  12. ^ Canadian Press (1951-11-22). "Complete Ontario Vote". The Montreal Gazette. Montreal. p. 4. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  13. ^ Canadian Press (1955-06-10). "Complete Results of Ontario Voting by Constituencies". The Ottawa Citizen. Ottawa. p. 4. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  14. ^ Canadian Press (1959-06-12). "Complete Results of Ontario Voting by Constituencies". The Ottawa Citizen. Ottawa. p. 26. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  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. 
  16. ^ Canadian Press (1967-10-18). "Tories win, but...". The Windsor Star. Windsor, Ontario. p. B2. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  17. ^ Canadian Press (1971-10-22). "Here's who won on the Metro ridings". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. 12. 
  18. ^ Canadian Press (1975-09-19). "Results from the 29 ridings in Metro". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. A18. 
  19. ^ Canadian Press (1977-06-10). "How they voted in Metro area". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. A10. 
  20. ^ Canadian Press (1981-03-20). "Election results for Metro Toronto ridings". The Windsor Star. Windsor, Ontario. p. 22. Retrieved 2012-05-10. 
  21. ^ Canadian Press (1985-05-03). "The night the Tories tumbled; riding by riding results". Ottawa Citizen. Toronto. p. 43. Retrieved 2012-05-10.