West Toronto

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For the historical village, town, and city of West Toronto (1884-1908), see The Junction.
A map of the Toronto ridings of 1904

West Toronto was a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1904. It was located in the City of Toronto, in the province of Ontario. The district was created by the British North America Act of 1867 and was renamed Toronto West in 1903.

West Toronto was initially defined as consisting of St. John, St. Andrew, St. Patrick and St. George's Wards of Toronto. In 1872, St. John's Ward was excluded from the riding. In 1892, the riding was given an additional seat in the House of Commons of Canada so that its voters elected two Members of Parliament.

Electoral history[edit]

(Elected members indicated in bold text.)

Canadian federal election, 1867
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Robert Alexander Harrison 1,477
Independent Liberal John Macdonald 1,048
Canadian federal election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John Crawford 1,043
Unknown McLellan 574
Unknown Capreol 0
By-election on On Mr. Crawford being appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario

18 December 1873

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Thomas Moss acclaimed
Canadian federal election, 1874
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Thomas Moss 1,651
Conservative John Beverly Robinson 1,440
By-election on On Mr. Moss being appointed Justice
of the Court of Appeal of Ontario

6 November 1875

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John Beverly Robinson 1,935
Unknown John Turner 1,584
Canadian federal election, 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John Beverly Robinson 2,165
Unknown J. Hodgins 1,528
By-election on On Mr. Robinson's resignation to become
Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario

28 August 1880

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative James Beaty, Jr. 2,097
Unknown P. Ryan 1,836
Unknown A.W. Wright 49
Unknown F.C. Capreol 23
Canadian federal election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative James Beaty, Jr. 2,714
Unknown William Barclay McMurrich 2,283
Canadian federal election, 1887
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Frederic C. Denison 3,895
Liberal E.E. Sheppard 3,428
Canadian federal election, 1891
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Frederic C. Denison 5,048
Liberal Arthur Mowat 3,291
Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Edmund B. Osler 5,370
Conservative Edward Frederick Clarke 5,147
Liberal W.T.R. Preston 4,734
Liberal N.T. Hunter 4,225
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Edward F. Clarke 7,024
Conservative Edmund B. Osler 6,530
Liberal William Burns 4,713
Liberal James D. Allan 4,547
Independent Hugh Stevenson 1,657

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