Toronto Centre (provincial electoral district)
|Ontario electoral district|
Toronto Centre in relation to other Toronto electoral districts
|Provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Ontario|
|Pop. density (per km²)||9,769.3|
It was created in 1999 as Toronto Centre—Rosedale from most of St. George—St. David and parts of St. Andrew—St. Patrick, Fort York, when ridings were redistributed to match their federal counterparts.
From 1999 to 2007 the riding included the area of Toronto from Avenue Road/University Avenue in the west to the Don River and the city limits in the east and the Mount Pleasant Cemetery and the CPR in the north.
In 2007, the riding was abolished and redistributed mostly into Toronto Centre. It lost the area west of Yonge Street and south of College Street plus Toronto Island to Trinity—Spadina. It also gained some parts of Toronto—Danforth as the riding's east border was altered to continue along the Don River past the former city limits to Pottery Road to Bayview Avenue to the CPR. Another boundary change altered the borders around the Rosehill Reservoir.
The Ontario Legislative Building is located within this district.
Members of Provincial Parliament
Riding created from St. Andrew—St. Patrick,
St. George—St. David and Fort York
Riding created from Toronto Centre—Rosedale
|Sourced from the Ontario Legislative Assembly|
|Ontario general election, 2014|
|Progressive Conservative||Martin Abell||9,495||18.55||+2.91|
|New Democratic||Kate Sellar||8,083||15.79||-9.40|
|Special Needs||Lada Alekseychuk||200||0.39|
|Vegan Environmental||Harvey Rotenburg||187||0.37||+0.17|
|The People||Robin Nurse||82||0.16||+0.10|
|Canadians' Choice||Bahman Yazdanfar||78||0.15||+0.11|
|Total valid votes||51,187||100.0|
|Source: Elections Ontario|
|Ontario general election, 2011|
|New Democratic||Cathy Crowe||11,571||25.19||-8.22|
|Progressive Conservative||Martin Abell||7,186||15.64||+0.34|
|People's Political Party||Phil Sarazen||29||0.06|
|Total valid votes||45,936||100.00|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||286||0.62|
|Source: Elections Ontario|
On January 6, 2010, a provincial by-election was called in Toronto Centre to replace George Smitherman, who had resigned as MPP to run for mayor of Toronto. The by-election took place on February 4, 2010.
|Ontario provincial by-election, February 4, 2010 (Resignation of George Smitherman)
Resignation of George Smitherman
|New Democratic||Cathy Crowe||8,705||33.41||+14.55|
|Progressive Conservative||Pamela Taylor||3,985||15.30||-5.11|
|Total valid votes||26,204||100.00|
|Ontario general election, 2007|
|Progressive Conservative||Pamela Taylor||9,225||20.41||−1.63|
|New Democratic||Sandra Gonzalez||8,528||18.86||−1.28|
|Special Needs||Danish Ahmed||256||0.57|
|Ontario general election, 2003|
|Progressive Conservative||John Adams||9,968||22.04||-7.84|
|New Democratic||Gene Lara||9,112||20.14||-11.34|
|Total valid votes||45,233||100.00|
|Ontario general election, 1999|
|Progressive Conservative||Durhane Wong-Rieger||13,640||29.88|
|New Democratic||Helen Breslauer||4,019||8.80|
|Family Coalition||Bill Whatcott||232||0.51|
|Natural Law||Ron Parker||205||0.45|
|Total valid votes||45,646||100.00|
2007 electoral reform referendum
|Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007|
|First Past the Post||22,204||50.2|
|Mixed member proportional||22,070||49.8|
|Total valid votes||44,274||100.0|
- For a listing of each MPP's Queen's Park curriculum vitae see below:
- For George Smitherman's Legislative Assembly information see "George Smitherman, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08.
- For Glen Murray's Legislative Assembly information see "Glen Murray, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08.
- "General Election Results by District, 094 Toronto Centre". Elections Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
- "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Toronto Centre" (PDF). Elections Ontario. 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
- "Provincial Byelection Called in Toronto Centre", Premier of Ontario - Newsroom, January 6, 2010.
- "Toronto Mayoral Campaign Officially Underway", CBC News, January 4, 2010.
- Toronto Star.com
- "Byelection to replace Smitherman called for Feb. 4". Toronto Star, January 6, 2010.