High Park—Humber Valley

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High Park—Humber Valley
Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1972
District abolished1976
First contested1972
Last contested1974
Census divisionsToronto
Census subdivisionsToronto

High Park—Humber Valley was a federal electoral district in the west-end of the old Metropolitan Toronto, in Ontario, Canada. It was represented in the House of Commons from 1972 to 1979. It was created in 1972 from the High Park district, maintaining the same boundaries as the former district. It was abolished in 1976, but the next election did not occur until almost three-years later. Its only Member of Parliament was Otto Jelinek.


The federal riding was created in 1972 from the former High Park electoral district. It more or less contained the same boundaries as the former High Park riding.[1][2] S.C. 1972, c.4 paragraph 25 of the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act substitute the word: "HIGH PARK", with the words: "HIGH PARK-HUMBER VALLEY" as the name of the district, with the same borders as the previously named one.[3]

It was defined to consist of the part of Metropolitan Toronto bounded on the south by Lake Ontario, and on the east, north and west by a line drawn north along Parkside Drive, west along Bloor Street West, north on Pacific Avenue, east along Canadian Pacific Railway, north along Keele Street, west along Rogers Road, northwest along Weston Road, west along Black Creek, south along Jane Street, southwest along Dundas Street, southeast along Mimico Creek, east along The Queensway, and southeast along the Humber River to the shore of Lake Ontario.[1][3]

The electoral district was abolished in 1976 when it was redistributed between Davenport, Etobicoke Centre, Parkdale—High Park and Etobicoke—Lakeshore ridings.[3]

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from High Park
29th  1972–1974     Otto Jelinek Progressive Conservative
30th  1974–1979
Riding dissolved into Parkdale—High Park, Davenport,
Etobicoke Centre and Etobicoke—Lakeshore

Federal election results[edit]

1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Otto Jelinek 18,329
Liberal Walter Deakon 16,426
New Democratic Edward J. Chmielewski 8,197
Not affiliated John Weir 194
Not affiliated Kenneth Kalturnyk 133
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Otto Jelinek 17,389
Liberal Murray McBride 17,134
New Democratic Bill Reynolds 5,811
Communist Elizabeth Hill 213
Independent Michael A. Blake 148
Marxist–Leninist Jim Nugent 73

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Barnes, Sally (1968-05-18). "What's your riding? Who's running? Who looks strong?". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. 8.
  2. ^ Marshall, John (1972-10-17). "High Park:The race is close in a diverse riding". The Toronto Star. Toronto. p. 5.
  3. ^ a b c "History of Federal Ridings since 1867:HIGH PARK--HUMBER VALLEY, Ontario (1972 - 1976)". Parliament of Canada. Ottawa: The Queen's Printer for Canada. 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-12-30. Retrieved 2011-12-30.