Scarborough Centre (electoral district)

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For the provincial electoral district, see Scarborough Centre (provincial electoral district). For the subway station and bus terminal, see Scarborough Centre (TTC) and Scarborough Centre Bus Terminal.

Coordinates: 43°46′N 79°15′W / 43.767°N 79.250°W / 43.767; -79.250

Scarborough Centre
Ontario electoral district
Scarborough Centre.png
Scarborough Centre in relation to the other Toronto ridings
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Roxanne James
Conservative
District created 1976
First contested 1979
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 111,911
Electors (2011) 71,094
Area (km²)[2] 27.54
Pop. density (per km²) 4,063.6
Census divisions Toronto
Census subdivisions Scarborough
Map of Scarborough Centre

Scarborough Centre is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1979.

The riding was created in 1976 from parts of Scarborough East, Scarborough West, Scarborough—Agincourt, and York—Scarborough ridings.

It consists of the part of the Scarborough district of the City of Toronto bounded:

  • on the west by Victoria Park Avenue,
  • on the north by Highway 401,
  • on the east by Toyota Place, Corporate Drive and Bellamy Road North, and
  • on the south by Eglinton Avenue East, the Canadian National Railway and the hydroelectric transmission line situated north of Romulus Drive.

Notable landmarks in Scarborough Centre include:

It has been represented in the House of Commons by Conservative MP Roxanne James since 2011. On Toronto City Council, the eastern portion is represented by Glenn De Baeremaeker, and the western half by Michael Thompson.

Electoral district[edit]

Scarborough Centre was created in 1976. It consisted initially of the part of the Borough of Scarborough bounded on the west by Victoria Park Avenue, on the north by Ellesmere Road, on the east by Bellamy Road North, and on the south by Eglinton Avenue East.

In 1987, it was expanded to include the part of Scarborough lying bounded by Bellamy Road North, Lawrence Avenue East, Markham Road and Eglinton Avenue East.

In 1996, it was redefined such that it was bounded:

  • on the west by Victoria Park Avenue,
  • on the north by a line drawn from west to east along Ellesmere Road, north along the Canadian National Railway and west along Highway 401,
  • on the east by a line drawn from north to south along Highland Creek East, west along Ellesmere Road, south along Scarborough Golf Club Road, west along Lawrence Avenue East and south along Markham Road, and
  • on the south by Eglinton Avenue East.

In 2003, it was given its current boundaries as described above.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Scarborough Centre
Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Scarborough East, Scarborough West,
Scarborough—Agincourt and York—Scarborough
31st  1979–1980     Diane Stratas Progressive Conservative
32nd  1980–1984     Norm Kelly Liberal
33rd  1984–1988     Pauline Browes Progressive Conservative
34th  1988–1993
35th  1993–1997     John Cannis Liberal
36th  1997–2000
37th  2000–2004
38th  2004–2006
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–Present     Roxanne James Conservative

Former boundaries[edit]

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Roxanne James
Liberal Salma Zahid
New Democratic Alex Wilson
Total valid votes/Expense limit  
Total rejected ballots
Turnout
Eligible voters
2011 federal election redistributed results[3]
Party Vote  %
  Conservative 12,841 34.88
  Liberal 11,738 31.89
  New Democratic 11,285 30.66
  Green 946 2.57
Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Roxanne James 13,498 35.55 +5.45
Liberal John Cannis 12,028 31.68 -16.99
New Democratic Natalie Hundt 11,443 30.14 +14.39
Green Ella Ng 998 2.63 -2.83
Total valid votes/Expense limit 37,967 100.00
Total rejected ballots 217 0.57
Turnout 38,184 55.25
Eligible voters 69,110
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal John Cannis 17,927 48.67 -6.7 $61,436
Conservative Roxanne James 11,088 30.10 +2.8 $74,654
New Democratic Natalie Hundt 5,801 15.75 +1.8 $1,449
Green Ella Ng 2,011 5.46 +2.2 $1,784
Total valid votes/Expense limit 36,827 100.00 $81,313
Total rejected ballots 235 0.63
Turnout 37,062 52.13
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal John Cannis 23,332 55.4 +1.7
Conservative Roxanne James 11,522 27.3 +5.3
New Democratic Dorothy Laxton 5,885 14.0 -1.9
Green Andrew Strachan 1,396 3.3 +0.6
Total valid votes 42,135 100.0
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal John Cannis 20,740 53.7 -13.8
Conservative John Mihtis 8,515 22.0 -0.2
New Democratic Greg Gogan 6,156 15.9 +8.0
Green Greg Bonser 1,045 2.7
Communist Dorothy Sauras 152 0.3
Total valid votes 36,608 100.0

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal John Cannis 26,969 67.5 +10.1
Alliance Bill Settatree 8,849 22.2 +3.7
New Democratic Ali Mallah 3,171 7.9 -0.3
Marijuana Paul Coulbeck 959 2.4
Total valid votes 39,948 100.0

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal John Cannis 25,185 57.4 +4.9
Reform Bill Settatree 8,106 18.5 -2.2
Progressive Conservative Brian Shedden 6,976 15.9 -4.6
New Democratic Chris Stewart 3,619 8.2 +4.2
Total valid votes 43,886 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal John Cannis 21,097 52.5 +12.8
Reform John Pope 8,323 20.7
Progressive Conservative Pauline Browes 8,257 20.5 -20.1
New Democratic Guy Hunter 1,607 4.0 -14.9
National Jean Schilling 321 0.8
Natural Law David Gordon 191 0.5
Independent Steven Lam 185 0.5
Libertarian George Dance 153 0.4 -0.4
Marxist–Leninist France Tremblay 38 0.1
Abolitionist Denis A. Mazerolle 22 0.1
Total valid votes 40,194 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Pauline Browes 17,247 40.6 -6.0
Liberal Odysseus Katsaitis 16,846 39.7 +6.4
New Democratic Garth C. Dee 8,004 18.9 -0.4
Libertarian Dusan Kubias 342 0.8 0.0
Total valid votes 42,439 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Pauline Browes 19,968 46.7 +10.2
Liberal Norm Kelly 14,229 33.3 -7.1
New Democratic Michael Prue 8,240 19.3 -3.2
Libertarian Mathias Blecker 345 0.8 +0.2
Total valid votes 42,782 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Norm Kelly 16,595 40.3 +7.0
Progressive Conservative Diane Stratas 14,995 36.4 -7.0
New Democratic Michael Prue 9,237 22.4 +0.3
Libertarian Mathias Blecker 238 0.6 +0.1
Marxist–Leninist Judith Killoran 97 0.2 +0.1
Total valid votes 41,162 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Diane Stratas 18,688 43.4
Liberal Bruce L. Cox 14,323 33.3
New Democratic Tom Lyons 9,533 22.2
Libertarian Don Otto 213 0.5
Independent David Owen 203 0.5
Marxist–Leninist Judith Killoran 70 0.2
Total valid votes 43,030 100.0

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