Trinity—Spadina (provincial electoral district)
|Ontario electoral district|
Trinity—Spadina in relation to the other Toronto ridings
|Defunct provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Ontario|
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.
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.
Average family income: $81,415 
Median family income: $50,047 
Unemployment: 6.7% 
Language (mother tongue): English - 51%, French - 2%, Other - 45%, Multiple (Incl. English and/or French) - 2% 
Language (knowledge): English only - 75.3%, French only - < 0.1%, English and French - 15.4%, Neither English nor French - 9.1% 
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% 
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% 
Immigrant Status: Non-immigrant - 52%, Immigrant - 45%, Non-permanent resident - 3% 
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 that provides many campaign workers for the New Democrats.
Members of Provincial Parliament
|Riding created from Fort York, St. Andrew—St. Patrick and Dovercourt|
|37th||1999–2003||Rosario Marchese||New Democratic|
|Riding dissolved into Spadina—Fort York, University—Rosedale and Toronto Centre|
|Sourced from the Ontario Legislative Assembly|
|Ontario general election, 2014|
|New Democratic||Rosario Marchese||17,759||30.51||-11.85|
|Progressive Conservative||Roberta Scott||8,094||13.91||+2.35|
|Vegan Environmental||Paul Figueiras||308||0.53|
|Special Needs||Dan King||265||0.46||+0.16|
|Total valid votes||58,200||100.0|
|Source: Elections Ontario|
|Ontario general election, 2011|
|New Democratic||Rosario Marchese||19,870||42.36||+1.21|
|Progressive Conservative||Mike Yen||5,420||11.56||-2.30|
|Special Needs||Danish Ahmed||139||0.30||-0.24|
|Human Rights||Abara Ocran-Caesar||88||0.19|
|Total valid votes||46,906||100.00|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||205||0.44|
|New Democratic hold||Swing||-3.60|
|Source: Elections Ontario|
|Ontario general election, 2007|
|New Democratic||Rosario Marchese||18,508||41.15||-6.36|
|Progressive Conservative||Tyler Currie||6,235||13.86||+1.57|
|Special Needs||John Rubino||243||0.54|
|Total valid votes||100.00|
|Ontario general election, 2003|
|New Democratic||Rosario Marchese||19,268||47.51||-0.38|
|Progressive Conservative||Helena Guergis||4,985||12.29||-8.21|
|Total valid votes||40,554||100.0|
|Ontario general election, 1999|
|New Democratic||Rosario Marchese||17,110||47.89|
|Progressive Conservative||Chris Loreto||7,323||20.50|
|Green||Sat K. S. Khalsa||612||1.71|
|Natural Law||Ron Robins||274||0.77|
|Total valid votes||35,730||100.0|
2007 electoral reform referendum
|Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007|
|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.
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
- Joe Pantalone 1980–January 1, 1998
Metro Ward 24
- Olivia Chow - 1991–January 1, 1998
Toronto Ward 24
- Olivia Chow - Metro Council Ward 24 1998-2000
Toronto Ward 19
Toronto Ward 20
- Olivia Chow - 2000–2006; 2006
- Martin Silva 2006
- Adam Vaughan 2006–2014
- Ceta Ramkhalawansingh 2014–present
Toronto Ward 4
Toronto Ward 5
- Dan Leckie January 1, 1994–January 1, 1998
- "Canada Votes 2006". CBC News. 2001 Census. Archived from the original on June 14, 2006. Check date values in:
- "2006 Election". CTV News. 2001 Census. Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. Check date values in:
- "Federal Electoral District Profile of Trinity-Spadina, Ontario (2003 Representation Order), 2001 Census". StatsCan. Archived from the original on June 9, 2014.
- 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.
- "General Election Results by District, 096 Trinity—Spadina". Elections Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
- "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Trinity—Spadina" (PDF). Elections Ontario. 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2014.