Thornhill (provincial electoral district)

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Thornhill
Ontario electoral district
Thornhill 2015.svg
Thornhill in relation to the other Toronto ridings
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Gila Martow
Progressive Conservative
District created 1996
First contested 1999
Last contested 2018
Demographics
Population (2011) 140,265
Electors (2011) 96,209
Area (km²) 75.73
Pop. density (per km²) 1,852.2
Census divisions York
Census subdivisions Markham, Vaughan
Thornhill 2003 to 2018
Map of Thornhill riding

Thornhill is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999.

It covers the community of Thornhill, Ontario, which is made up of portions of Vaughan and Markham, and was created in 1999 from parts of Markham and York Centre ridings.

It consists of the part of the city of Vaughan that is east of Highway 400 and south of Rutherford Road, and the part of the city of Markham west of Highway 404.

It is the only riding in Ontario with a Jewish plurality. 32.8% of the population is Jewish, the highest in the province. [1]

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

Thornhill
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created from Markham and York Centre
37th  1999–2003     Tina Molinari Progressive Conservative
38th  2003–2007     Mario Racco Liberal
39th  2007–2011     Peter Shurman Progressive Conservative
40th  2011–2013
 2014–2014 Gila Martow
41st  2014–2018
42nd  2018–Present

Election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Gila Martow 28,889 61.13 +17.18
New Democratic Ezra Tanen 9,134 19.33 +11.17
Liberal Sabi Ahsan 6,985 14.78 -29.00
Green Rachel Dokhoian 1,043 2.21 -0.27
Libertarian Mike Holmes 623 1.31 +0.15
None of the Above Above Znoneofthe 410 0.87
Ontario Moderate Party Aleksei Polyakov 177 0.37
Total valid votes 47,261 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +13.24
Source: Elections Ontario[2]
Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Gila Martow 21,886 43.95 -3.94
Liberal Sandra Yeung Racco 21,780 43.78 +2.18
New Democratic Cindy Hackelberg 4,052 8.16 +1.37
Green David Bergart 1,229 2.48 +1.04
Libertarian Gene Balfour 571 1.16 +0.11
Freedom Erin Goodwin 233 0.47 -0.08
Total valid votes 49,751 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -3.06
Source: Elections Ontario[3]
Ontario provincial by-election, February 13, 2014
Resignation of Peter Shurman
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Gila Martow 13,438 47.89 +1.18
Liberal Sandra Yeung Racco 11,671 41.60 +0.68
New Democratic Cindy Hackelberg 1,905 6.79 -2.17
Green Teresa Pun 404 1.44 -0.24
Libertarian Gene Balfour 296 1.05 -0.34
Freedom Erin Goodwin 153 0.55 +0.22
People's Political Party Kevin Clarke 144 0.51
Pauper John Turmel 47 0.17
Total valid votes 28,058 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 126 0.45
Turnout 28,184 27.36
Eligible voters 103,021
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +0.25
Source: Elections Ontario[4]
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Peter Shurman 20,971 46.71 +0.81
Liberal Bernie Farber 18,373 40.92 -1.38
New Democratic Cindy Hackelberg 4,024 8.96 +3.46
Green Steff Duncan 756 1.68 -3.54
Libertarian Gene Balfour 623 1.39
Freedom Erin Gorman 149 0.33 +0.03
Total valid votes 44,896 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 239 0.53
Turnout 45,135 45.35
Eligible voters 99,517
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +1.10
Source: Elections Ontario[5]
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Peter Shurman 22,153 45.90 +0.74
Liberal Mario Racco 20,420 42.31 -4.59
New Democratic Sandra Parrott 2,656 5.50 -0.23
Green Lloyd Helferty 2,520 5.22 +3.68
Family Coalition Nathan Kidd 218 0.45
Independent Malcolm Kojokaro 156 0.32
Freedom Lindsay King 145 0.30 -0.37
Total valid votes 48,268 100.00
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Mario Racco 21,419 46.90 -0.46
Progressive Conservative Tina Molinari 20,623 45.16 -3.05
New Democratic Laurie Orrett 2,616 5.73 +2.19
Green Bridget Haworth 705 1.54 +0.65
Freedom Lindsay G. King 304 0.67
Total valid votes 45,667 100.00
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Tina Molinari 19,580 48.21
Liberal Dan Ronen 19,237 47.36
New Democratic Nathan David Rotman 1,438 3.54
Green Ruth von Bezold 360 0.89
Total valid votes 40,615 100.00

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 29,007 62.2
Mixed member proportional 17,659 37.8
Total valid votes 46,666 100.0

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Coordinates: 43°48′40″N 79°25′25″W / 43.8112°N 79.4236°W / 43.8112; -79.4236