|Ontario electoral district|
Parkdale—High Park in relation to the other Toronto ridings (2015 boundaries)
|Federal electoral district|
|Legislature||House of Commons|
|District webpage||profile, map|
|Pop. density (per km²)||6,568.9|
Parkdale—High Park is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1979. It was created during the 1976 electoral boundaries redistribution from parts of Parkdale, High Park—Humber Valley, Davenport and Spadina districts. Provincially the electoral district is held by Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) Cheri DiNovo, and municipally by city councillors Sarah Doucette (Ward 13) and Gord Perks (Ward 14). As of the October 19, 2015, Canadian general election, the current Member of Parliament (MP) is Liberal member Arif Virani. According to the 2016 Census, Parkdale—High Park has the lowest percentage of visible minorities (26.2%) among all City of Toronto ridings; it also has the highest percentage of people of Irish (20.0%), German (9.8%), and French (8.9%) ethnic origin of all City of Toronto ridings.
It is located in the central-west part of Toronto on the lakefront. It has 106,559 residents. It is composed of the 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.
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, west along Queen Street West, south along Dufferin Street, west along Dufferin Street, and south along the southerly production of Spencer Avenue.
In 1976, it was defined to consist of the part of the City of Toronto bounded on the south by the shore of Lake Ontario, on the north and west by the city limits, on the east by a line drawn from north to south along Runnymede Road, east along Annette Street, south along Keele Street, east along Humberside Avenue, southeast along the Canadian National Railway, south along Bathurst Street; thence southerly along Bathurst Street to the Western Channel of Toronto Harbour.
In 1987, it was defined to consist of the parts of the cities of Toronto and York bounded on the west by the city limits of Toronto and York, and on the north, east and south by a line drawn east along the Canadian Pacific Railway line, south along Runnymede Road, east along Annette Street, southeast along Dundas Street West, east along Dupont Street, southwest along the Canadian National Railway line immediately east of Dundas Street West, south along Atlantic Avenue, west along the Gardiner Expressway, south along the southerly production of Spencer Avenue.
In 1996, it was defined to consist of the parts of the cities of Toronto and York bounded on the west by the city limits of Toronto and York, and on the north, east and south by a line drawn east along the Canadian Pacific Railway, southeast along the Canadian National Railway, south along Atlantic Avenue, west along the Gardiner Expressway, and south along the southerly production of Spencer Avenue.
In 2003, it was given its current boundaries as described above. This riding was unchanged after the 2012 electoral redistribution.
Members of Parliament
This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:
Riding created from Parkdale, High Park—Humber Valley,
Davenport and Spadina
|33rd||1984–1988||Andrew Witer||Progressive Conservative|
|39th||2006–2008||Peggy Nash||New Democratic|
|41st||2011–2015||Peggy Nash||New Democratic|
|Canadian federal election, 2015|
|New Democratic||Peggy Nash||23,566||40.24||-6.96||$143,864.29|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||58,567||100.0||$211,869.52|
|Total rejected ballots||269||–||–|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|Canadian federal election, 2011|
|New Democratic||Peggy Nash||24,046||47.20||+11.23|
|Christian Heritage||Andrew Borkowski||251||0.49||+0.02|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||50,945||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||216||0.42||0.00|
|Canadian federal election, 2008|
|New Democratic||Peggy Nash||17,332||35.97||-4.43||$76,005|
|Green||Robert L. Rishchynski||3,601||7.47||+1.96||$27,025|
|Christian Heritage||Andrew Borkowski||230||0.47||–||$402|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||48,179||100.00||$82,121|
|Total rejected ballots||205||0.42||-0.04|
|Canadian federal election, 2006|
|New Democratic||Peggy Nash||20,790||40.40||+5.9|
|Green||Robert L. Rishchynski||2,840||5.51||-1.4|
|Total valid votes||51,450||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||240||0.46||-0.07|
|Canadian federal election, 2004|
|New Democratic||Peggy Nash||16,201||34.53||+15.5|
|Conservative||Jurij Klufas[Note 1]||7,221||15.39||-9.8|
|Total valid votes||46,912||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||250||0.53|
|Canadian federal election, 2000|
|New Democratic||Paul Schmidt||7,947||19.0||-1.5|
|Progressive Conservative||David Strycharz||5,681||13.6||-0.3|
|Alliance||Vicki Vancas[Note 2]||4,882||11.7||-2.1|
|Canadian Action||Greg Robertson||317||0.8||0.0|
|Total valid votes||41,848||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 1997|
|New Democratic||Paul Schmidt||8,762||20.4||+11.1|
|Progressive Conservative||Jilian Saweczko||5,926||13.8||+0.2|
|Canadian Action||Miriam Hawkins||324||0.8|
|Natural Law||Gregory Wayne Roberts||267||0.6||-0.3|
|Total valid votes||42,859||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 1993|
|Progressive Conservative||Don Baker||5,519||13.6||-23.2|
|New Democratic||David Miller||3,775||9.3||-8.6|
|National||Stephen A. Biega||1,308||3.2|
|Natural Law||Wanda Beaver||369||0.9|
|Abolitionist||Thomas Earl Pennington||60||0.1|
|Total valid votes||40,552||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 1988|
|Progressive Conservative||Andrew Witer||16,418||36.8||-3.5|
|New Democratic||Anna Pollonetsky||8,002||17.9||-2.9|
|Total valid votes||44,658||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 1984|
|Progressive Conservative||Andrew Witer||15,879||40.2||+8.2|
|New Democratic||John Friesen||8,232||20.9||-0.6|
|Total valid votes||39,475||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 1980|
|Progressive Conservative||Andrew Witer||12,116||32.1||-5.4|
|New Democratic||Doug Little||8,094||21.4||-2.1|
|Total valid votes||37,784||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 1979|
|Progressive Conservative||Yuri Shymko||15,207||37.5|
|New Democratic||Doug Little||9,539||23.5|
|Libertarian||Vincent H. Miller||250||0.6|
|Total valid votes||40,558||100.0|
Toronto Council Wards 13 and 14
Parkdale - High Park is also the name for two wards on Toronto City Council each represented by a city councillor:
- (Ward 13) Parkdale - High Park - current councillor Sarah Doucette
- (Ward 14) Parkdale - High Park - current councillor Gord Perks
The combined ward boundaries roughly corresponds to the federal electoral district.
- Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.
- Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.
- "Toronto Neighbourhood Profiles - Map". City of Toronto. December 5, 2008. Retrieved December 5, 2008.
- "History of Federal Ridings since 1867:PARKDALE—HIGH PARK, Ontario (1979—)". Parliament of Canada. Ottawa: The Queen's Printer for Canada. 2011. Archived from the original on December 30, 2011. Retrieved December 30, 2011.
- Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Parkdale—High Park, 30 September 2015
- Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates