Scarborough Centre (provincial electoral district)

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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
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Brad Duguid
Liberal
District created 1963
First contested 1963
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2011) 111,911
Electors (2011) 71,094
Area (km²) 27.54
Pop. density (per km²) 4,063.6
Census divisions Toronto
Census subdivisions Toronto
Map of Scarborough Centre

Scarborough Centre is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1963.

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 Ontario Legislature by Liberal Brad Duguid since 2003.

Scarborough Centre is a bellwether riding, having voted for the winner in every election since 1971 (longer than any other provincial riding). However, it did comprise different territories, changing shape significantly between the 1995 and 1999 elections.

Boundaries[edit]

The riding was created in 1963 through an amendment to the Representation Act. It was formed from the south central part of the former riding of York—Scarborough. The riding was bordered by Lawrence Avenue to the north, Kennedy Road to the west, Lake Ontario to the south and Markham Road to the east.[1]

In 1975, the boundary was significantly altered. The northern boundary of Lawrence Avenue and the southern boundary of Lake Ontario were retained. The western boundary was redrawn as follows: from Lawrence Avenue, it followed the CNR right-of-way located west of Midland Avenue south and then curved southeast to where it met Midland Avenue at Danforth Road. It followed Midland Avenue south to Kingston Road where it turned southwest following Kingston to a point where a northerly extension of Wynnview Court would meet the road. It then turned south along Wynnview Court and continued on the same line south until it met the lake. The eastern boundary started at Lawrence Avenue and went south on Scarborough Golf Club Road following this road to the CNR right-of-way. It followed the tracks west to Markham Road and then south to the lake.[2]

In 1987 the boundary was altered again. The northern boundary of Lawrence Avenue and the southern boundary of Lake Ontario were retained. The eastern boundary starting at the lake went north along Kennedy Road to Eglinton Avenue. It then turned east for a short distance to the CPR right-of-way. It followed the right-of-way north to Lawrence Avenue. The eastern border was moved to Markham Road going from the lake to Lawrence Avenue.[3]

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

Scarborough Centre
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created from York—Scarborough
27th  1963–1967     George Peck Progressive Conservative
28th  1967–1971     Margaret Renwick New Democratic
29th  1971–1975     Frank Drea Progressive Conservative
30th  1975–1977
31st  1977–1981
32nd  1981–1985
33rd  1985–1987 William C. Davis
34th  1987–1990     Cindy Nicholas Liberal
35th  1990–1995     Steve Owens New Democratic
36th  1995–1999     Dan Newman Progressive Conservative
37th  1999–2003 Marilyn Mushinski
38th  2003–2007     Brad Duguid Liberal
39th  2007–2011
40th  2011–2014
41st  2014–Present
Sourced from the Ontario Legislative Assembly[4]

Election results[edit]

2007 - present boundaries[edit]

Present day boundaries
Ontario general election, 2014
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Brad Duguid 19,251 54.94 +3.81
Progressive Conservative David Ramalho 7,566 21.59 -2.20
New Democratic Carol Baker 7,135 20.36 -1.65
Green Edward Yaghledjian 1,086 3.10 +1.33
Total valid votes 35,038 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing +3.00
Source: Elections Ontario[5]
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Brad Duguid 16,142 51.13 -2.44
Progressive Conservative Carol Williams 7,511 23.79 -1.36
New Democratic Kathleen Mathurin 6,876 22.01 +8.7
Green Jeff Mole 558 1.77 -3.76
Freedom David Driver 301 0.95  
Total valid votes 31,568 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 180 0.57
Turnout 31,568 44.49
Eligible voters 70,958
Liberal hold Swing -0.54
Source: Elections Ontario[6]
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Brad Duguid 17,714 53.57 +1.5
Progressive Conservative Sammy Appadurai 8,316 25.15 -2.89
New Democratic Kathleen Mathurin 4,401 13.31 +4.54
Green Andrew Strachan 1,827 5.53 +3.99
Family Coalition Thomas Lang 459 1.39 +0.2
Libertarian David Predovich 349 1.06  
Total valid votes 33,066 100.0

1999-2003 boundaries[edit]

Riding boundaries after 1996 redistribution
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Brad Duguid 21,698 52.07 +17.54
Progressive Conservative Marilyn Mushinski 11,686 28.04 -15.08
New Democratic Michael Laxer 3,653 8.77 -11.14
Independent Costas Manios 3,259 7.82  
Green Robert Carty 642 1.54  
Family Coalition Joseph Internicola 495 1.19 -0.17
Communist Elizabeth Rowley 241 0.58  
Total valid votes 41,674 100.00
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Marilyn Mushinski 18,189 43.12 -2.75
Liberal Costas Manios 14,565 34.53 +8.69
New Democratic Sid Ryan 8,399 19.91 -4.76
Family Coalition Rina Morra 573 1.36  
Natural Law Eileen Murray 455 1.08 -0.17
Total valid votes 42,181 100.00

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 19,259 61.7
Mixed member proportional 12,444 38.3
Total valid votes 31,701 100.0

Historic election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Dan Newman 12,717 45.87 +25.72
Liberal Mary Ellen Pimblett 7,163 25.84 -6.75
New Democratic Steve Owens 6,841 24.67 -22.59
Independent John Brereton 649 2.34  
Natural Law Eleanor Hyodo 349 1.25  
Total valid votes 28,079 100.0
Source: Elections Ontario[7]
Ontario general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Steve Owens 13,401 47.26 +18.16
Liberal Cindy Nicholas 9,239 32.59 -8.08
Progressive Conservative Joe Trontadus 5,713 20.15 -4.47
Total valid votes 28,353 100.0
Source: Toronto Star[8]
Ontario general election, 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Cindy Nicholas 11,930 40.67 +6.58
New Democratic Meano Vorster 8,535 29.10 -1.2
Progressive Conservative Bill Davis 7,222 24.62 -11
Family Coalition Chris Douros 1,096 3.74  
Independent Martin Weatherall 549 1.87  
Total valid votes 29,332 100.0
Source: The Toronto Daily Star[9]
Ontario general election, 1985
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Bill Davis 8,921 35.62 -20.49
Liberal Gerrard Lennon 8,537 34.09 +13.75
New Democratic Barry Christensen 7,588 30.30 +9.08
Total valid votes 25,046 100.0
Source: Canadian Press[10]
Ontario general election, 1981
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Frank Drea 12,793 56.11 +12.52
New Democratic Paul Rook 4,837 21.22 -11.92
Liberal Kurt Christensen 4,637 20.34 +0.54
Libertarian D'arcy Cain 531 2.33 -0.39
Total valid votes 22,798 100.0
Source: Canadian Press[11]
Ontario general election, 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Frank Drea 11,585 43.59 -4.93
New Democratic Dave Gracey 8,806 33.14 +6.86
Liberal Charles Beer 5,263 19.80 -4
Libertarian Robert Schultz 722 2.72  
Communist Peter Sideris 200 0.75 -0.19
Total valid votes 26,576 100.0
Source: Canadian Press[12]
Ontario general election, 1975
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Frank Drea 10,329 48.52 +0.04
New Democratic Dave Gracey 5,595 26.28 -6.94
Liberal Ross Doswell 5,067 23.80 +8.56
Communist Gareth Blythe 200 0.94  
Independent R. M. Whidden 96 0.45  
Total valid votes 21,287 100.0
Source: Canadian Press[13]
Ontario general election, 1971
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Frank Drea 15,565 48.48 +9.2
New Democratic Margaret Renwick 10,665 33.22 -9.72
Liberal Brian Wallace 4,894 15.24 -2.54
Independent Syd Brown 982 3.06  
Total valid votes 32,106 100.0
Source: Canadian Press[14]
Ontario general election, 1967
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Margaret Renwick 10,530 42.94 +7.63
Progressive Conservative George Peck 9,632 39.28 +1.91
Liberal Conrad Stewart 4,361 17.78 -9.55
Total valid votes 24,523 100.0
Source: The Windsor Star[15]
Ontario general election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative George Peck 7,259 37.37
New Democratic E. K. Ranney 6,859 35.31
Liberal A. M. Campbell 5,309 27.33
Total valid votes 19,427 100.0
Source: Canadian Press[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Redistribution of Districts with statistics from the records 1867-1982 (Electoral History of Ontario). Office of the Chief Election Officer. 1984. 
  2. ^ Howard, Ross (September 13, 1975). "Scarborough Centre unruffled by queit campaign". Toronto Star. p. A7. 
  3. ^ James, Royson (August 25, 1987). "Former Tory stronghold now wide open". Toronto Star. p. A7. 
  4. ^ For a listing of each MPP's Queen's Park curriculum vitae see below:
    • For George Peck's Legislative Assembly information see "George Henry Peck, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
    • For Margaret Renwick's Legislative Assembly information see "Margaret Renwick, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
    • For Frank Drea's Legislative Assembly information see "James Francis Drea, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
    • For William Davis's Legislative Assembly information see "William C. Davis, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
    • For Cindy Nicholas's Legislative Assembly information see "Cynthia Marie Nicholas, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
    • For Steve Owens' Legislative Assembly information see "Stephen Owens, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
    • For Dan Newman's Legislative Assembly information see "Dan Newman, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
    • For Marilyn Mushinski's Legislative Assembly information see "Marilyn Mushinski, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
    • For Brad Duguid's Legislative Assembly information see "Brad Duguid, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
  5. ^ "General Election Results by District, 081 Scarborough Centre". Elections Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Official return from the records - Rapport des registres officiels - Scarborough Centre" (PDF). Elections Ontario. 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. 1995-06-08. Retrieved 2012-09-04. 
  8. ^ "How Metro-Area Voted". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. 1990-09-07. p. A10. 
  9. ^ "How Metro-Area Voted". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. 1987-09-11. p. A12. 
  10. ^ Canadian Press (1985-05-03). "The night the Tories tumbled; riding by riding results". Ottawa Citizen. Toronto. p. 43. Retrieved 2012-05-10. 
  11. ^ Canadian Press (1981-03-20). "Election results for Metro Toronto ridings". The Windsor Star. Windsor, Ontario. p. 22. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  12. ^ Canadian Press (1977-06-10). "How they voted in Metro area". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. A10. 
  13. ^ Canadian Press (1975-09-19). "Results from the 29 ridings in Metro". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. A18. 
  14. ^ Canadian Press (1971-10-22). "Here's who won on the Metro ridings". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. 12. 
  15. ^ Canadian Press (1967-10-18). "Tories win, but...". The Windsor Star. Windsor, Ontario. p. B2. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  16. ^ Canadian Press (1963-09-26). "78 in Tory Blue Wave -- 23 Is All Grits Saved". The Windsor Star. Windsor, Ontario. p. 25. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 

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