Scarborough North (provincial electoral district)

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Scarborough North
Ontario electoral district
Scarborough North in relation to the other Toronto ridings (2015 boundaries).png
Scarborough North in relation to the other Toronto ridings (2015 boundaries)
Coordinates:43°47′53″N 79°15′22″W / 43.798°N 79.256°W / 43.798; -79.256Coordinates: 43°47′53″N 79°15′22″W / 43.798°N 79.256°W / 43.798; -79.256
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Raymond Cho
Progressive Conservative
District created1963
First contested1963
Last contested2018
Demographics
Population (2016)98,800
Area (km²)30
Pop. density (per km²)3,293.3
Census divisionsToronto
Census subdivisionsToronto

Scarborough North is a provincial riding in Ontario, Canada. It was originally created prior to the 1963 provincial election and eliminated in 1996, when most of its territory was incorporated into the ridings of Scarborough—Agincourt and Scarborough—Rouge River. For the 2018 provincial election, it was re-created from Scarborough—Agincourt and Scarborough—Rouge River. Scarborough North riding was originally created from part of the former riding of York—Scarborough. It is in the former borough of Scarborough.

Two Members of Provincial Parliament represented the riding during its original existence. The most notable was Alvin Curling who served as Speaker of the Legislature.

Boundaries[edit]

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

In 1975, the boundary was significantly altered. The western boundary remained Victoria Park Road and the northern boundary of Steeles Avenue were retained. The eastern boundary was extended to the city limits at the edge of the Rouge River. The southern boundary was made as follows. Going east on Lawrence Avenue from Victoria Park Road it went to Birchmount Road. It headed north on Birchmount to Highway 401 and then continued east along the highway until it met the city limits.[2][3]

In 1987 the boundary was altered again. The eastern border was shifted east to the CNR right-of-way east of Kennedy Avenue. The southern border became Highway 401 from the railway to the city limits. The northern and eastern borders remained the same.[4][5]

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

Scarborough North
Assembly Years Member Party
Created from York—Scarborough in 1963
27th  1963–1967     Thomas Wells Progressive Conservative
28th  1967–1971
29th  1971–1975
30th  1975–1977
31st  1977–1981
32nd  1981–1985
33rd  1985–1987     Alvin Curling Liberal
34th  1987–1990
35th  1990–1995
36th  1995–1999
Sourced from the Ontario Legislative Assembly[6]
Merged into Scarborough—Agincourt and Scarborough—Rouge River after 1996
Re-created from Scarborough—Agincourt and Scarborough—Rouge River in 2015
42nd  2018–Present     Raymond Cho Progressive Conservative

Electoral results[edit]

2015 boundaries[edit]

2018 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Raymond Cho 17,413 51.05
New Democratic Dwayne Morgan 8,320 24.39
Liberal Chin Lee 7,519 22.04
Green Nicole Peltier 543 1.59
Libertarian Sean Morgan 318 0.93
Total valid votes 34,113 100.0  
Progressive Conservative pickup new district.
Source: Elections Ontario[7]

1963 boundaries[edit]

1963 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Thomas Leonard Wells 9,918 50.73
Liberal F. Leslie Callan 4,849 24.80
New Democratic Angus Smith 4,785 24.47
Total valid votes 19,552 100.00
Source: Centennial Edition of a History of the Electoral Districts, Legislatures and Ministries of the Province of Ontario 1867-1967
1967 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Thomas Leonard Wells 11,729 42.03
New Democratic John Brewin 10,202 36.56
Liberal Milne Freeman 5,977 21.42
Total valid votes 27,908 100.00
Source: Centennial Edition of a History of the Electoral Districts, Legislatures and Ministries of the Province of Ontario 1867-1967
1971 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes[8] Vote %
    Progressive Conservative Thomas Leonard Wells 24,804 56.1
    New Democrat John Brewin 12,921 29.2
    Liberal Bob Reid 6,106 13.8
    Independent Arthur Wright 360 0.8
Total 44,191

1975 boundaries[edit]

1975 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes[9] Vote %
    Progressive Conservative Thomas Wells 16,427 43.3
    Liberal Gerry Phillips 13,821 36.4
    New Democrat Guy Beaulieu 7,268 19.1
    Independent Robert Schultz 438 1.2
Total 37,954
1977 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes[10] Vote %
    Progressive Conservative Thomas Wells 21,250 50.0
    Liberal Jean Brookes 10,495 24.7
    New Democrat Frank Lowery 10,015 23.6
Libertarian Marilee Haylock 722 1.7
Total 42,482
1981 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes[11] Vote %
    Progressive Conservative Thomas Wells 30,560 61.0
    Liberal Jean Brookes 12,913 25.8
    New Democrat Jerry Daca 6,650 13.3
Total 50,123
1985 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes[12] Vote %
    Liberal Alvin Curling 31,842 47.5
    Progressive Conservative Cotela Noble 23,718 35.4
    New Democrat Jerry Daca 9,401 14.0
    Independent R.J. Austin 2,122 3.2
Total 67,083

1987 boundaries[edit]

1987 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes[13] Vote %
    Liberal Alvin Curling 20,019 64.0
    Progressive Conservative Peter Lam 5,748 18.4
    New Democrat Nick Summers 4,441 14.2
Family Coalition Louis L. Di Rocco 1,096 3.5
Total 25,954
1990 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes[14][nb 1] Vote %
    Liberal Alvin Curling 13,237 44.6
    New Democrat Victor Deane 9,385 31.4
    Progressive Conservative Harold Adams 5,334 17.9
Family Coalition Louis L. Di Rocco 1,194 4.0
Green James Greig 617 2.1
Total 29,857
1995 Ontario general election: Scarborough North
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Alvin Curling 15,507 46.1
Progressive Conservative Mike Thomas 10,508 31.2
New Democratic Tarek Fatah 6,431 19.1
Freedom Paul Blair 601 1.8
Family Coalition Rina Morra 369 1.1
Natural Law Fred Fredeen 239 0.7
Total 33,655
Source: "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. 1995-06-08. Retrieved 2012-08-27.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 171 out of 172 polls reporting.

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "Representation Act , RSO 1970, c 413". Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 1970.
  2. ^ Howard, Ross (September 9, 1975). "Education chiefs find schools not an issue". Toronto Star. p. A7.
  3. ^ "The Representation Act, 1975, SO 1975, c 13". Legislative Assembly of Ontario. March 10, 1975.
  4. ^ Horgun, Mary Ann (August 24, 1987). "Challengers face housing minister". Toronto Star. p. A7.
  5. ^ "Representation Act, 1986, SO 1986, c 30". Legislative Assembly of Ontario. January 6, 1986.
  6. ^ For a listing of each MPP's Queen's Park curriculum vitae see below:
    • For Thomas Wells' Legislative Assembly information see "Thomas Leonard Wells, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-24.
    • For Alvin Curling's Legislative Assembly information see "Alvin Curling, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-24.
  7. ^ "Summary of Valid Votes Cast for each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. p. 8. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  8. ^ Canadian Press (1971-10-22). "Here's who won on the Metro ridings". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. 12.
  9. ^ Canadian Press (1975-09-19). "Results from the 29 ridings in Metro". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. A18.
  10. ^ Canadian Press (1977-06-10). "How they voted in Metro area". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. A10.
  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 (1985-05-03). "The night the Tories tumbled; riding by riding results". Ottawa Citizen. Toronto. p. 43. Retrieved 2012-05-10.
  13. ^ "How Metro-Area Voted". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. 1987-09-11. p. A12.
  14. ^ "How Metro-Area Voted". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. 1990-09-07. p. A10.

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