Greenwood (electoral district)

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Greenwood
Ontario electoral district
Greenwood - 1933.PNG
The boundaries of Greenwood from 1933 to 1947
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1933
District abolished1979
First contested1935
Last contested1974
Demographics
Population (1941)Census of Canada58,346
Electors (1945)41,680
Census divisionsToronto
Census subdivisionsToronto

Greenwood was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1935 to 1979. It was located in east end of the city of Toronto in the province of Ontario. This riding was created in 1933 from parts of Toronto East and Toronto—Scarborough ridings.

It initially was bounded on the south by Lake Ontario, on the east by Woodbine Avenue, on the north by the city limits, and on the west by the eastern boundary of Broadview riding.

In 1947, the western limit was redefined to be (from north to south) from the city limit south along Langford Avenue, east along Danforth Avenue, south along Jones Avenue, east along Queen Street East, south along Rushbrook Avenue, east along Eastern Avenue, and south along Leslie Street to Lake Ontario.

In 1966, it was redefined to be bounded on the east by the east limit of the City of Toronto and Victoria Park Avenue, on the north by a line drawn west along Danforth Avenue, north along Woodbine Avenue, west along Milverton Boulevard, on the west by Greenwood Avenue, and including the area south of Queen Street East between Greenwood and Leslie Street.

The electoral district was abolished in 1976 when it was redistributed between Beaches and York East ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Toronto East and Toronto—Scarborough
18th  1935–1940     Denton Massey Conservative
19th  1940–1945     National Government
20th  1945–1949     Progressive Conservative
21st  1949–1949† John Ernest McMillin
 1949–1953 James Macdonnell
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1962
25th  1962–1963     Andrew Brewin New Democratic
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968
28th  1968–1972
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979
Riding dissolved into Beaches and York East

Election results[edit]

1933 Boundaries[edit]

1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Denton Massey 11,183
Liberal Ernest Bray 6,969
Co-operative Commonwealth Bertram Elijah Leavens 4,813
Reconstruction George Springfield Hougham 4,720
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
National Government Denton Massey 14,710
Liberal Thomas Reilly 7,397
Co-operative Commonwealth Bertram E. Leavens 3,430
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Denton Massey 13,475
Liberal Charles Joseph Kelz 7,143
Co-operative Commonwealth Harvey Angus Hotrum 6,495
Labor–Progressive James Davis 468

1947 Boundaries[edit]

1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative John Ernest McMillin 10,454
Liberal Sylvester Perry Ryan 10,291
Co-operative Commonwealth Harvey Hotrum 8,777

On Mr. McMillin's death before taking his seat, 20 August 1949:

By-election on 24 October 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative James Macdonnell 9,399
Liberal Sylvester Perry Ryan 7,230
Co-operative Commonwealth Harvey Angus Hotrum 6,580
Labor–Progressive Louise Watson 189
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative James Macdonnell 9,702
Liberal Inez Somers 6,404
Co-operative Commonwealth Maurice Charles Punshon 5,334
Labor–Progressive Stewart Smith 610
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative James Macdonnell 12,422
Co-operative Commonwealth Maurice C. Pumshon 6,035
Liberal Inez Somers 4,803
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative James Macdonnell 16,284
Co-operative Commonwealth Maurice Charles Punshon 5,626
Liberal Inez Somers 4,320
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic Andrew Brewin 9,238
Progressive Conservative James Macdonnell 8,694
Liberal Thomas Edgar Reilly 6,338
Social Credit George B. McLenon 233
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic Andrew Brewin 9,421
Progressive Conservative John Hilton 7,221
Liberal T. Edgar Reilly 7,207
Social Credit Peter Lonsdale 224
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic Andrew Brewin 10,590
Liberal Martin P. O'Connell 5,952
Progressive Conservative Mike Beach 5,573

1966 Boundaries[edit]

The boundaries of Greenwood from 1966 to 1976
1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic Andrew Brewin 12,117
Liberal Walter James 11,755
Progressive Conservative Gordon Stewart 8,268
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic Andrew Brewin 14,261
Progressive Conservative William E. Taylor 11,190
Liberal Larry Glass 7,722
Social Credit George Alexander Leslie 117
Not affiliated Carl Blashill 79
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic Andrew Brewin 11,038
Liberal Joe James 10,922
Progressive Conservative Chad Bark 9,589
Independent Alex Lauder 91
Social Credit Geo. A. Leslie 76
Marxist–Leninist Jim R. McKibbin 64
Not affiliated Bret Smiley 4

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