Danforth (electoral district)

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Danforth as it was from 1933 to 1947 among the other Toronto ridings

Danforth was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1935 to 1968. It was located in the province of Ontario.

This riding was created in 1933 from parts of Toronto—Scarborough riding. It initially consisted of the eastern part of the city of Toronto, bounded on the south by Lake Ontario, on the north and east by the Toronto city limits, on the west by Woodbine Avenue.

In 1952, it was redefined to include the part of Scarborough township south of St. Clair Avenue between the western limit of Scarborough and Midland Avenue. Danforth represented what is now the Greektown area of Toronto.

The electoral district was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed between Greenwood, Scarborough West and York East ridings.

Election results[edit]

1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Joseph Henry Harris 9,231
Liberal WILKS, Norman 4,521
Co-operative Commonwealth ELLIOTT, M. Stanley 3,855
Reconstruction LEARIE, Thomas W. 3,416
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Joseph Henry Harris 11,847
Liberal DUNCAN, Lewis 8,946
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Joseph Henry Harris 11,401
Liberal CALDWELL, Norman 6,415
Co-operative Commonwealth MCCURDY, William Jarvis 4,467
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Joseph Henry Harris 9,960
Liberal CALDWELL, Norman 8,013
Co-operative Commonwealth MCCURDY, Avis M. 5,601
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Robert Hardy Small 12,595
Liberal JONES, Unsworth N. 11,834
Co-operative Commonwealth MCCURDY, Avis 5,905
Labor–Progressive WILSON, Annie Louise 374
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Robert Hardy Small 18,604
Co-operative Commonwealth BEST, Robert Alfred 9,720
Liberal BRUCE, Ernest A. 8,443
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Robert Hardy Small 24,139
Co-operative Commonwealth BEST, R. Alfred 9,352
Liberal BRUCE, Ernest A. 7,529
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic SCOTT, Reid 14,029
Progressive Conservative Robert Hardy Small 13,144
Liberal WHITEHEAD, John 12,498
Social Credit WATTS, Ernest T. 364
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic SCOTT, Reid 14,903
Liberal WHITEHEAD, John 14,701
Progressive Conservative SMALL, Robert Hardy 10,835
Social Credit WATTS, Ernest T. 212
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic Reid Scott 19,320
Liberal REID, Tim 10,906
Progressive Conservative WARDLE, Tom 9,242

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