Parkdale—High Park (provincial electoral district)
|Ontario electoral district|
Parkdale—High Park in relation to the other Toronto ridings
Coordinates for the centre of the district
|Provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Ontario|
|Pop. density (per km²)||7,111.2|
Parkdale—High Park is a provincial electoral district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, created in 1996 and represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999. It is located in the Toronto's west-end, bordering on the lakefront to the south, the Humber River to the west, and the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks essentially defining its northern and eastern borders. There are 107,035 residents in the district.[nb 1] Federally the electoral district is held by Member of Parliament (MP) Arif Virani and municipally by city councillors Sarah Doucette (Ward 13) and Gord Perks (Ward 14). The current Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) is Cheri DiNovo.
2007 & 2011 elections
It consists of the part of the City of Toronto bounded on the south by Lake Ontario, on the west by the Humber River, and on the north and east by a line drawn from the Humber River east along the Canadian Pacific Railway, southeast along the Canadian National/Canadian Pacific Railway to Queen Street West, south along Dufferin Street to the Gardiner expressway; then westerly along said expressway to the southerly production of Spencer Street, and south along the Spencer production to the city limits in Lake Ontario. The boundary then moves westerly along the city limits to the production of the Humber River; then generally it moves northwesterly following the river back to the commencement point at the intersection of the river and the railway tracks.
1999, 2003, 2006 elections
The district was constituted from parts of the old City of Toronto and the former City of York. It started at the intersection of the westerly limit of the City of York with the Canadian Pacific Railway; then went easterly along the railway to the Canadian National Railway; from there it went southeasterly along the Canadian National Railway to the northerly production of Atlantic Avenue; then southerly along said production, Atlantic Avenue and its southerly production to the Gardiner Expressway; thence westerly along the Gardiner Expressway to the southerly production of Spencer Avenue; then southerly along the southerly production of Spencer Avenue to the southerly limit of the City of Toronto in Lake Ontario. The boundary then moves westerly along the city limits to the production of the Humber River; then generally it moves northwesterly following the river back to the commencement point at the intersection of the river and the railway tracks.
Parkdale—High Park encompasses seven neighbourhoods surrounding High Park. Including the park and portions west, between the north and south borders of the park is the neighbourhood of Swansea; north of the park are the neighbourhoods of High Park North and the south half of The Junction; north-west of the park are the neighbourhoods of Runnymede-Bloor West Village and Lambton Baby Point; to the east of the park is Roncesvalles; and Parkdale directly to the south and to the south-east.
Parkdale—High Park was created in 1996 when provincial districts were defined to have the same borders as federal electoral districts. It had previously been represented by portions of the High Park—Swansea, Parkdale, and York South districts.
Gerard Kennedy, a member of the Ontario Liberal Party, was the first MPP elected from this district, after he won the seat in the 1999 Ontario general election. He was re-elected in the subsequent 2003 Ontario general election that elected a Liberal majority government. Kennedy served as Minister of Education in that government until he resigned in 2006 to run for the federal Liberal Party leadership, precipitating the September 14, 2006 by-election that was won by DiNovo.
Cheri DiNovo, a member of the New Democratic Party (NDP), became the district's MPP after the September 14, 2006 by-election caused by Kennedy's resignation from the Legislature. DiNovo was re-elected in the 2007, 2011 and 2014 Ontario general elections.
Members of Provincial Parliament
|Riding created from High Park—Swansea, Parkdale
and York South
|2006–2007||Cheri DiNovo||New Democratic|
|Sourced from the Ontario Legislative Assembly|
|Ontario general election, 2014|
|New Democratic||Cheri DiNovo||18,385||40.77||-5.43|
|Progressive Conservative||Jamie Ellerton||5,787||12.83||+1.09|
|None of the Above||Matthew Vezina||305||0.68||–|
|Total valid votes||45,093||100.0|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||262||1.06|
|New Democratic hold||Swing||-3.79|
|Ontario general election, 2011|
|New Democratic||Cheri DiNovo||18,365||46.20||+1.57|
|Progressive Conservative||Joe Ganetakos||4,668||11.74||-3.06|
|Independent||Bohdan Ewhen Radejewsky||88||0.22|
|People's Political Party||Thomas Zaugg||56||0.14|
|Total valid votes||39,752||100.00|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||81||0.20|
|New Democratic hold||Swing||-3.28|
|Source: Elections Ontario|
|Ontario general election, 2007|
|New Democratic||Cheri DiNovo||18,136||44.63||+3.59|
|Progressive Conservative||David Hutcheon||6,013||14.80||-2.49|
|Family Coalition||Marilee Kidd||322||0.79||-0.5|
|Total valid votes||40,635||100.0|
|Ontario provincial by-election, September 14, 2006
Resignation of Gerard Kennedy
|New Democratic||Cheri DiNovo||11,677||41.04||+25.27|
|Progressive Conservative||David Hutcheon||4,921||17.29||+1.11|
|Green||Frank De Jong||1,753||6.16||-0.77|
|Family Coalition||Stan Grzywna||367||1.29||-0.2|
|Total valid votes||28,456||100.0|
|Source: Elections Ontario|
|Ontario general election, 2003|
|Progressive Conservative||Stephen Snell||6,436||16.18||-13.99|
|New Democratic||Margo Duncan||6,275||15.77||+3.99|
|Family Coalition||Stan Grzywna||591||1.49||+0.8|
|Freedom||Richard "Dick" Field||165||0.41|
|Total valid votes||39,786||100.0|
|Ontario general election, 1999|
|Progressive Conservative||Annamarie Castrilli||12,647||30.17|
|New Democratic||Irene Atkinson||4,937||11.78|
|Green||Frank de Jong||500||1.19|
|Family Coalition||Stan Grzywna||289||0.69|
|Independent||Jorge Van Schouwen||99||0.24|
|Natural Law||Lynne Hea||99||0.24|
|Total valid votes||41,918||100.0|
|Source: Elections Ontario|
2007 electoral reform referendum
|Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007|
|First Past the Post||17,741||45.5|
|Mixed member proportional[nb 2]||21,207||54.5|
|Total valid votes||38,948||100.0|
- The figure is a sum of the population of the two city wards that occupy Parkdale-High Park. The total may be underrepresented by as much as 5% due to "census undercoverage".
- This riding was one of five ridings where a majority of voters supported MMP.
- "City of Toronto Population by Ward" (PDF). City of Toronto. May 28, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2013.
- "Parkdale--High Park (Ontario)". Maps. Ottawa: Elections Canada. 2011-12-31. Archived from the original on 2011-12-31. Retrieved 2011-12-31.
- "Parkdale--High Park (Ontario". Historical 301 Electoral Districts Database. Ottawa: Elections Canada. 2011-12-31. Archived from the original on 2011-12-31. Retrieved 2011-12-31.
- "Toronto Neighbourhood Profiles - Map". Toronto. 2008-12-05. Retrieved 2008-12-05.
- Rusk, James (1996-10-02). "Harris redraws electoral map". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. p. A4.
- Urquhart, Ian (1997-07-12). "Lots of ego in nasty Liberal riding fight". The Toronto Star. Toronto. p. B5.
- Diebel, Linda (2006-10-08). "Calling Mr. Kennedy". The Toronto Star. Toronto. pp. A1, A6–A7.
- Rubin, Josh (2011-10-06). "Parkdale–High Park: DiNovo fights off challenge". The Toronto Star. Toronto. Archived from the original on 2011-12-31. Retrieved 2011-12-31.
- For a listing of each MPP's Queen's Park curriculum vitae see below:
- For Gerard Kennedy's Legislative Assembly information see "Gerard Kennedy, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-28.
- For Cheri DiNovo's Legislative Assembly information see "Cheri DiNovo, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-28.
- Essensa, Greg (2011). "068, Parkdale–High Park". 2011 General Election Results by District. Toronto: Elections Ontario. Archived from the original on 2011-12-31. Retrieved 2011-12-31.
- Chief Returning Officer. "Parkdale–High Park By-election 2006". Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for each Candidate. Toronto: Elections Ontario. Archived from the original on 2012-01-04. Retrieved 2012-01-04.
- Chief Returning Officer of Ontario. "Parkdale—High Park General Election of June 3, 1999". Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate. Elections Ontario. Archived from the original on 2012-01-04. Retrieved 2012-01-04.
- Parkdale—High Park Green Party
- Parkdale—High Park NDP Riding Association
- Parkdale—High Park Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Riding Association
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