Don Valley (electoral district)

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Don Valley
Ontario electoral district
Don Valley, riding.png
Don Valley in relation to other Metro Toronto ridings of that era
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1966
District abolished1976
First contested1968
Last contested1974

Don Valley was a federal electoral district of the House of Commons of Canada from 1968 to 1979. It was located in the province of Ontario. This riding was created in 1966 from parts of Eglinton, York East and York—Scarborough ridings.

It consisted of the part of Metropolitan Toronto bounded by a line beginning where the Don River would meet Donlands Avenue, east along the Don River, north along the West Branch of the Don River, east along Eglinton Avenue East, north along the Don River, west along Lawrence Avenue East, north along Don Mills Road, west along Bond Avenue, north along Leslie Street, west along York Mills Road, north along Bayview Avenue, southwest along Highway 401, south along Yonge Street, east along Merton Street, south along Bayview Avenue, east and south along the northern limit of the Township of East York, and east along the Don River to Donlands Avenue.

The electoral district was abolished in 1976 when it was redistributed between Don Valley West, Rosedale and York East ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Eglinton, York East and York—Scarborough
28th  1968–1972     Bob Kaplan Liberal
29th  1972–1974     James Gillies Progressive Conservative
30th  1974–1979
Riding dissolved into Don Valley West, Rosedale and York East

Election results[edit]

1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Bob Kaplan 27,335
Progressive Conservative Dalton Camp 22,359
New Democratic Margaret Murray 3,863
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative James Gillies 30,764
Liberal Bob Kaplan 24,629
New Democratic Jean Smith 5,110
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative James Gillies 30,764
Liberal W. Grant Ross 23,802
New Democratic Jean Smith 4,104
Independent Vincent H. Miller 271
Communist Norman Brudy 75
Marxist–Leninist Jeanne Deadman 70

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