Trinity—Spadina (provincial electoral district)

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Trinity—Spadina
Ontario electoral district
Trinity Spadina.png
Trinity—Spadina in relation to the other Toronto ridings
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
District created 1999
First contested 1999
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2011) 144,733
Electors (2011) 96,793
Area (km²) 18.55
Census divisions Toronto
Census subdivisions Toronto
Map of Trinity-Spadina

Trinity—Spadina was a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999.

The electoral district was created in 1999 when provincial ridings were defined to have the same borders as federal ridings. It generally encompasses the western portion of Downtown Toronto. In the 2001 Canadian census, the riding had 106,094 people of which 74,409 were eligible to vote.

Its Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) elect is Han Dong of the Ontario Liberal Party, who unseated longtime MPP Rosario Marchese in the 2014 general election.

Major landmarks within the riding include the western portion of the University of Toronto, the CN Tower, Rogers Centre (formerly Skydome), Air Canada Centre, the Canadian Broadcasting Centre, 299 Queen Street West, the Toronto Eaton Centre, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto City Hall, Kensington Market, Chinatown, Christie Pits, Trinity Bellwoods Park and Palmerston Boulevard.

The riding is one of the most ethnically diverse in Canada containing the heart of Toronto's Chinatown, Koreatown, Little Italy and Little Portugal. The northern section of the riding is the trendy Annex district, while the eastern edge contains part of the University of Toronto and thousands of students. The riding has been the most left-leaning in Toronto and has voted NDP provincially for a number of years.

In 2018, the district was dissolved into Spadina—Fort York, University—Rosedale and Toronto Centre.

Demographics[edit]

Average family income: $81,415 [1]
Median family income: $50,047 [2]
Unemployment: 6.7% [3]
Language (mother tongue): English - 51%, French - 2%, Other - 45%, Multiple (Incl. English and/or French) - 2% [3]
Language (knowledge): English only - 75.3%, French only - < 0.1%, English and French - 15.4%, Neither English nor French - 9.1% [3]
Religion: Catholic - 32.1%, Protestant - 15%, other Christian (Incl. Orthodox) - 5.3%, Buddhist - 5.2%, Jewish - 4.2%, Muslim - 2.8%, No religious affiliation - 32.9%, Other - 2.4% [3]
Visible Minority: Chinese - 18.2%, Black - 4%, South Asian - 3.5%, Southeast Asian - 1.8%, Filipino - 1.7%, Korean - 1.5%, Latin American - 1.5%, Others - 3.3% [3]
Immigrant Status: Non-immigrant - 52%, Immigrant - 45%, Non-permanent resident - 3% [3]

Geography[edit]

It consists of the Toronto Islands and the part of the City of Toronto bounded on the south by Toronto Harbour, and on the west, north and east by a line drawn from the harbour north on Spencer Avenue, east along the Gardiner Expressway, north on Dufferin, east on Queen Street West, southeast along the Canadian Pacific Railway line, north along Dovercourt Road, east along Dundas Street West, north along Ossington Avenue, east along the Canadian Pacific Railway situated north of Dupont Street, south along Avenue Road and Queens Park Crescent West, east along College Street and south along Yonge Street to the Harbour.

These borders were changed in the 2004 redistribution. The northwestern corner, a generally pro-NDP area was lost to Davenport. A large, but mostly business area of Toronto Centre—Rosedale between University Avenue and Yonge St. was added to the riding. This region tends to support the Liberals. The Toronto Islands were also added to the riding from Toronto Centre—Rosedale. This area is very strongly NDP and while it has a small population it is a highly activist one[citation needed] that provides many campaign workers for the New Democrats.

The boundaries in place from 1999 to 2003

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

Trinity—Spadina
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created from Fort York, St. Andrew—St. Patrick and Dovercourt
37th  1999–2003     Rosario Marchese New Democratic
38th  2003–2007
39th  2007–2011
40th  2011–2014
41st  2014–2018     Han Dong Liberal
Riding dissolved into Spadina—Fort York, University—Rosedale and Toronto Centre
Sourced from the Ontario Legislative Assembly[4]

Election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Han Dong 26,935 46.28 +6.35
New Democratic Rosario Marchese 17,759 30.51 -11.85
Progressive Conservative Roberta Scott 8,094 13.91 +2.35
Green Tim Grant 4,111 7.06 +1.91
Libertarian Andrew Echevarria 729 1.25
Vegan Environmental Paul Figueiras 308 0.53
Special Needs Dan King 265 0.46 +0.16
Total valid votes 58,200 100.0  
Liberal gain Swing
Source: Elections Ontario[5]
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Rosario Marchese 19,870 42.36 +1.21
Liberal Sarah Thomson 18,731 39.93 +8.40
Progressive Conservative Mike Yen 5,420 11.56 -2.30
Green Tim Grant 2,415 5.15 -6.31
Special Needs Danish Ahmed 139 0.30 -0.24
Freedom Silvio Ursomarzo 126 0.27 -0.06
Socialist Guy Fogel 117 0.25  
Human Rights Abara Ocran-Caesar 88 0.19  
Total valid votes 46,906 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 205 0.44
Turnout 47,111 43.00
Eligible voters 109,565
New Democratic hold Swing -3.60
Source: Elections Ontario[6]
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Rosario Marchese 18,508 41.15 -6.36
Liberal Kathryn Holloway 14,180 31.53 -0.35
Progressive Conservative Tyler Currie 6,235 13.86 +1.57
Green Dan King 5,156 11.46 +5.64
Independent George Sawinson 350 0.78  
Special Needs John Rubino 243 0.54  
Independent Charlene Cottle 154 0.34  
Freedom Silvio Ursomarzo 147 0.33  
Total valid votes 100.00
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Rosario Marchese 19,268 47.51 -0.38
Liberal Nellie Pedro 12,927 31.88 +4.4
Progressive Conservative Helena Guergis 4,985 12.29 -8.21
Green Greg Laxton 2,362 5.82 +4.11
Libertarian Judson Glober 756 1.86  
Independent Nick Lin 256 0.63  
Total valid votes 40,554 100.0
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Rosario Marchese 17,110 47.89
Liberal Albert Koehl 9,817 27.48
Progressive Conservative Chris Loreto 7,323 20.50
Green Sat K. S. Khalsa 612 1.71
Natural Law Ron Robins 274 0.77
Independent Roberto Verdecchia 258 0.72
Freedom Silvio Ursomarzo 182 0.51
Independent Raymond Samuels 154 0.43
Total valid votes 35,730 100.0

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 17,787 40.8
Mixed member proportional 25,757 59.2
Total valid votes 43,544 100.0
  • This riding was one of five ridings where a majority of voters supported MMP.

City Councillors[edit]

Municipally, Trinity—Spadina is divided into two wards; the western half, Ward 19, is represented by Mike Layton (son of the late and former Canadian federal New Democratic leader Jack Layton), and the eastern half, Ward 20, is represented by Ceta Ramkhalawansingh. In Toronto's 2010 municipal elections, Adam Vaughan was re-elected for a second four-year term; the previous Ward 19 Councillor, Joe Pantalone, stood (unsuccessfully) for mayor. Ramkhalawansingh was appointed by Council after Vaughan ran successfully in the 2014 Ontario election.

Metro Ward 20

Metro Ward 24

Toronto Ward 24

Toronto Ward 19

Toronto Ward 20

Toronto Ward 4

Toronto Ward 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canada Votes 2006". CBC News. 2001 Census. Archived from the original on June 14, 2006.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "2006 Election". CTV News. 2001 Census. Archived from the original on June 29, 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Federal Electoral District Profile of Trinity-Spadina, Ontario (2003 Representation Order), 2001 Census". StatsCan. Archived from the original on June 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ For a listing of each MPP's Queen's Park curriculum vitae see below:
    • For Rosario Marchese's Legislative Assembly information see "Rosario Marchese, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
    • For Han Dong's Legislative Assembly information see "Han Dong, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
  5. ^ "General Election Results by District, 096 Trinity—Spadina". Elections Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2018. 
  6. ^ "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Trinity—Spadina" (PDF). Elections Ontario. 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 43°39′07″N 79°24′22″W / 43.652°N 79.406°W / 43.652; -79.406