Scarborough—Agincourt (provincial electoral district)

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Scarborough—Agincourt
Ontario electoral district
Scarborough Agincourt.png
Scarborough—Agincourt in relation to the other Toronto ridings
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Soo Wong
Liberal
District created 1987
First contested 1987
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2011) 112,048
Electors (2007) 73,876
Area (km²) 23.92
Pop. density (per km²) 4,684.3
Census divisions Toronto
Census subdivisions Toronto
Map of Scarborough-Agincourt

Scarborough—Agincourt is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada that has been represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1987.

It covers the northwest of the Scarborough part of Toronto. It is bounded on the west by Victoria Park Avenue, on the north by Steeles Avenue East, on the east by Brimley Avenue, and on the south by Highway 401, excluding the area that is east of Midland Avenue and north of Finch Avenue East. The riding contains neighbourhoods such as Steeles, L'Amoreaux, Tam O'Shanter – Sullivan, and Agincourt.

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Total (2006): 111,867
Growth (2001–2006): +1,197 (+1.1%)
Electors:

Federal (2006): 72,895 (65.2%)
Provincial (2007): 73,876 (66%)

Gender* (2001):

Male: 52,525 (47.5%)
Female: 58,145 (52.5%)

Identifiable Groups** (2001):

Visible Minority: 76,195 (69.3%)
Chinese: 41,135 (37.4%)
South Asian: 14,680 (13.3%)
Black: 7,450 (6.8%)
Filipino: 3,470 (3.2%)
West Asian: 1,830 (1.7%)
Arab: 1,775 (1.6%)
Other Visible Minority: 1,560 (1.4%)
Multiple Visible Minorities: 1,385 (1.3%)
Latin American: 825 (0.8%)
Southeast Asian: 800 (0.7%)
Korean: 670 (0.6%)
Japanese: 625 (0.6%)
Aboriginal: 185 (0.2%)
Immigrant: 70,315 (63.9%)
Non-Permanent Residents: 1,780 (1.6%)

Language[edit]

Mother Tongue** (2001):

English: 39,880 (36.3%)
French: 775 (0.7%)
Non-Official Languages: 66,755 (60.7%)
Multiple Responses: 2,590 (2.4%)

Knowledge of Official Languages** (2001):

English only: 92,290 (83.9%)
Neither English nor French: 10,855 (9.9%)
English and French: 6,755 (6.1%)
French only: 105 (0.001%)

Home Language** (2001):

English: 42,110 (38.3%)
Non-official languages: 34,760 (31.6%)
English and non-official language: 31,875 (29%)
English and French: 625 (0.6%)
English, French and non-official language: 430 (0.4%)
French: 110 (0.1%)
French and non-official language: 85 (0.1%)

Education[edit]

Education*** (2001):

Less than High School: 29,385 (32.6%)
High School: 22,950 (25%)
Trade School: 5,205 (5.7%)
College: 11,775 (12.8%)
University: 22,530 (24.5%)

Income and work[edit]

Labour Force*** (2001):

Participation: 55,510 (60.4%)
Employed: 50,840 (55.4%)
Unemployed: 4,670 (8.4%)

Average Income*** (2001):

Individual: $26,473
Household: $62,836
Family: $60,742

Median Income (2007):

Household: $51,762

Families and dwellings[edit]

Persons per Family (2001): 3.1

Occupied Private Dwellings (2001):

Total: 35,615
Owned: 23,670 (66.5%)
Rented: 11,945 (33.5%)
Average Value: $226,053

Religion[edit]

Religion** (2001):

Christian: 58,125 (52.8%)
Catholic: 24,660 (22.4%)
Protestant: 19,670 (17.9%)
Christian Orthodox: 7,365 (6.7%)
Christian n.i.e.****: 6,430 (5.8%)
No Religious Affiliation: 31,220 (28.4%)
Hindu: 7,300 (6.6%)
Muslim: 6,740 (6.1%)
Buddhist: 5,515 (5%)
Eastern Religions: 380 (0.3%)
Sikh: 360 (0.3%)
Jewish: 330 (0.3%)
Other Religions: 30 (0.03%)


* Based on a total population of 110,670
** Based on a projected population of 109,995 (20% sample data projected from the total population)
*** Based on a projected population of 91,840 (20% sample data projected from the population 15 years and over)
**** Includes mostly answers of 'Christian,' not otherwise stated.

|- |colspan=7 style="border-top:1px solid darkgray;"|Sources: Statistics Canada (2001, 2006); Elections Canada (2006); Elections Ontario (2007)

History[edit]

The provincial electoral district was created in 1999 when provincial ridings were defined to have the same borders as federal ridings.

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

Scarborough—Agincourt
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created from Scarborough North
34th  1987–1990     Gerry Phillips Liberal
35th  1990–1995
36th  1995–1999
37th  1999–2003
38th  2003–2007
39th  2007–2011
40th  2011–2014     Soo Wong Liberal
41st  2014–Present
Sourced from the Ontario Legislative Assembly.[1]

Election results[edit]

2007 - present boundaries[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Soo Wong 17,342 49.67 +2.82
Progressive Conservative Liang Chen 12,141 34.77 +2.64
New Democratic Alex Wilson 4,131 11.83 -3.94
Green Pauline Thompson 912 2.61 +0.34
The People Kevin Clarke 390 1.12
Total valid votes 34,916 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing +0.09
Source: Elections Ontario[2]
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Soo Wong 14,907 46.85 -11.22
Progressive Conservative Liang Chen 10,222 32.13 +6.77
New Democratic Paul Choi 5,017 15.77 +5.27
Green Pauline Thompson 722 2.27 -2.22
Libertarian Doug McLarty 656 2.06
Paramount Canadians Priya Ahuja 209 0.66
Freedom Sabrina Wall 83 0.26
Total valid votes 31,816 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 246 0.77
Turnout 32,062 43.57
Eligible voters 73,583
Liberal hold Swing -9.00
Source: Elections Ontario[3]
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Gerry Phillips 19,541 58.08 -3.26
Progressive Conservative John Del Grande 8,531 25.36 -5.39
New Democratic Yvette Blackburn 3,531 10.49 +5.02
Green George Pappas 1,511 4.49 *
Family Coalition Max Wang 532 1.58 *
Total valid votes 33,646 100.00
  Liberal hold Swing +1.07

^ Change based on redistributed results

1999-2003 boundaries[edit]

Riding boundaries after 1996 redistribution
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Gerry Phillips 23,026 61.10 +10.40
Progressive Conservative Yolanda Chan 11,337 30.08 -13.07
New Democratic Stacy Douglas 2,209 5.86 +2.28
Green Lawrence J. Arkilander 566 1.50 +0.28
Family Coalition Tony Ieraci 550 1.46
Total valid votes 37,688 100.00
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Gerry Phillips 18,698 50.70 +7.99
Progressive Conservative Jim Brown 15,915 43.15 +4.51
New Democratic Bob Frankford 1,319 3.58 -10.51
Green Gary Carmichael 451 1.22  
Independent Wayne Cook 371 1.01  
Natural Law Ken Morgan 129 0.35 -0.72
Total valid votes 36,883 100.00

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 19,185 59.8
Mixed member proportional 12,881 40.2
Total valid votes 32,066 100.0

Historic election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Gerry Phillips 13,484 42.71 -1.63
Progressive Conservative Keith Macnab 11,278 38.64 +9.81
New Democratic Christine Fel 4,112 14.09 -8.3
Natural Law Daphne Quance 313 1.07  
Total valid votes 29,187 100.0
Source:The Globe and Mail[4]
Ontario general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Gerry Phillips 13,304 44.34 -13.11
Progressive Conservative Keith Macnab 8,650 28.83 +9.84
New Democratic Ayoub Ali 6,718 22.39 +1.24
Libertarian Bill Galster 1,334 4.45 +2.04
Total valid votes 30,006 100.0
Source:The Toronto Daily Star[5]
Ontario general election, 1987
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Gerry Phillips 19,219 57.45
New Democratic David Kho 7,074 21.15
Progressive Conservative Adrienne Johnson 6,353 18.99
Libertarian Barry Coyne 806 2.41
Total valid votes 33,452 100.0
Source:The Toronto Daily Star[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ For a listing of each MPP's Queen's Park curriculum vitae see below:
    • For Gerry Phillips's Legislative Assembly information see "Gerry Phillips, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-28. 
    • For Soo Wong's Legislative Assembly information see "Soo Wong, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-28. 
  2. ^ "General Election Results by District, 080 Scarborough—Agincourt". Elections Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Scarborough—Agincourt" (PDF). Elections Ontario. 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Metro Toronto and suburban voter results". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. 1995-06-09. p. A11. 
  5. ^ "How Metro-Area Voted". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. 1990-09-07. p. A10. 
  6. ^ "How Metro-Area Voted". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. 1987-09-11. p. A12. 

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Coordinates: 43°47′46″N 79°18′36″W / 43.796°N 79.310°W / 43.796; -79.310