Etobicoke (electoral district)

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

Etobicoke was a federal electoral district represented in 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 York—Humber riding.

It consisted of that part of Metropolitan Toronto bounded as follows: from the intersection of Dundas Street West and Jane Street, north along Jane Street, west along Eglinton Avenue West, northwest along the Humber River, west along Dixon Side Road, north along Islington Avenue North, west along Rexdale Boulevard, north along Kipling Avenue North, northwest along the West Branch of the Humber River, south along the boundary between the Townships of Etobicoke and Toronto, northeast along the Queen Elizabeth Way, north along Kipling Avenue South, and northeast along Dundas Street West to Jane Street.

The electoral district was abolished in 1976 when it was redistributed between Etobicoke Centre, Etobicoke North, Etobicoke—Lakeshore, York South—Weston and York West ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from York—Humber
28th  1968–1972     Alastair Gillespie Liberal
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979
Riding dissolved into Etobicoke Centre,
Etobicoke North, Etobicoke—Lakeshore,
York South—Weston and York West

Election results[edit]

1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Alastair Gillespie 32,066 55.96
Progressive Conservative Arthur Harnett 17,799 31.06
New Democratic Robert Sydney Young 7,432 12.97
Total valid votes 57,297 100.00
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alastair Gillespie 32,008 44.82 -11.14
Progressive Conservative John van den Heuvel 28,896 40.46 +9.40
New Democratic Dave H. Hammond 10,299 14.42 +1.45
Independent Howard Ramson 214 0.30
Total valid votes 71,417 100.00
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alastair Gillespie 37,847 51.34 +6.52
Progressive Conservative John Thomson 28,193 38.24 -2.22
New Democratic Denis Prinold 7,337 9.95 -4.47
Communist Nicholas Hrynchyshyn 181 0.25
Marxist–Leninist Barbara Biley 166 0.23
Total valid votes 73,724 100.00

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