Willowdale (provincial electoral district)

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Willowdale
Ontario electoral district
Willowdale 2003.png
Willowdale in relation to the other Toronto ridings
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
David Zimmer
Liberal
District created 1987
First contested 1987
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2011) 140,496
Electors (2007) 90,358
Area (km²) 30.48
Pop. density (per km²) 4,609.4
Census divisions Toronto
Census subdivisions Toronto

Willowdale is a provincial electoral district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It elects one member to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. It was created in 1987.

History[edit]

From 1987 to 1999, its boundaries were Bathurst Street to Finch Avenue to Yonge Street to Steeles Avenue to Leslie Street to the 401.

In 1996, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of North York bounded on the north by the borough limits (Steeles Avenue), and on the east, south and west by a line drawn from the borough limit south along the eastern limit of the city, west along the hydro-electric transmission line situated south of McNicoll Avenue, south along Highway 404, west along Finch Avenue East, south along the Don River East Branch, west along Highway 401, northwest along the Don River West Branch, north along Bathurst Street, east along Drewry Avenue, north along Chelmsford Avenue, west along Greenwin Village Road, and north along Village Gate to the northern city limit.

Since 2003, it consists of the part of the City of Toronto bounded on the north by the northern city limit (Steeles Avenue), and on the east, south and west by a line drawn from the city limit south along Victoria Park Avenue, southwest along the hydroelectric transmission line situated north of Apache Trail, south along Highway 404, west along Finch Avenue East, south along Leslie Street, southwest along Highway 401, northwest along the Don River West Branch, northeast along Bathurst Street, east along the hydroelectric transmission line situated north of Finch Avenue West and north along Yonge Street to the city limit.

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

Willowdale
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created
34th  1987–1990     Gino Matrundola Liberal
35th  1990–1995     Charles Harnick Progressive Conservative
36th  1995–1999
37th  1999–2003 David Young
38th  2003–2007     David Zimmer Liberal
39th  2007–2011
40th  2011–2014
41st  2014–Present
Sourced from the Ontario Legislative Assembly[1]

Election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal David Zimmer 24,300 52.58 +1.74
Progressive Conservative Michael Ceci 15,468 33.47 -0.13
New Democratic Alexander Brown 4,693 10.15 -2.70
Green Teresa Pun 1,758 3.80 +1.78
Total valid votes 46,219 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing +0.94
Source: Elections Ontario[2]
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal David Zimmer 21,984 50.84 +3.13
Progressive Conservative Vince Agovino 14,528 33.60 -1.32
New Democratic Alexander Brown 5,556 12.85 +4.35
Green Michael Vettese 874 2.02 -4.59
Freedom Amy Brown 297 0.69  
Total valid votes 43,239 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 203 0.47
Turnout 43,442 45.40
Eligible voters 95,694
Liberal hold Swing +2.23
Source: Elections Ontario[3]
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal David Zimmer 21,065 47.71 +0.74
Progressive Conservative David Shiner 15,418 34.92 -8.03
New Democratic Rini Ghosh 3,755 8.50 +1.86
Green Torbjorn Zetterlund 2,920 6.61 +4.60
Libertarian Heath Thomas 469 1.06
Family Coalition Kristin Monster 405 0.92 -0.03
Independent Charles Roddy Sutherland 121 0.27
Total valid votes 44,153 100.00
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal David Zimmer 21,823 46.97 +4.69
Progressive Conservative David Young 19,957 42.95 -7.57
New Democratic Yvonne Bobb 3,084 6.64 +2.38
Green Sharolyn Vettese 933 2.01 +1.26
Family Coalition Rina Morra 442 0.95 + 0.02
Freedom Vaughan Byrnes 227 0.49 +0.14
Total valid votes 46,466 100.00
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative David Young 22,200 50.52 -3.47
Liberal Fahimeh Mortazavi 18,579 42.28 +13.99
New Democratic Mikael A. Swayze 1,871 4.26 -9.57
Family Coalition Jim Conrad 409 0.93
Green Elizabeth Rhodes 330 0.75 -0.36
Independent Bernadette Michael 323 0.74
Freedom Vaughan Byrnes 152 0.35
Natural Law Claude Viau 75 0.17
Total valid votes 43,939 100.00
Ontario general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Charles Harnick 18,834 53.99 +18.77
Liberal Les Scheininger 9,870 28.29 -4.48
New Democratic Julie McCrea 4,825 13.83 -13.05
Independent Frank Zeppieri 715 2.05
Green Laura Weinberg 386 1.11
Natural Law Michael Beifuss 253 0.73
Total valid votes 34,883 100.00
Ontario general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Charles Harnick 11,957 35.22 +1.18
Liberal Gino Matrundola 11,123 32.77 -13.20
New Democratic Batya Hebdon 9,125 26.88 +9.8
Family Coalition Mark Vosylius 1,074 3.16
Libertarian Earl Epstein 668 1.97 -0.94
Total valid votes 33,947 100.00
Ontario general election, 1987
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Gino Matrundola 15,543 45.97
Progressive Conservative Charles Harnick 11,509 34.04
New Democratic Batya Hebdon 5,774 17.08
Libertarian Earl Epstein 985 2.91
Total valid votes 33,811 100.00

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 25,491 59.6
Mixed member proportional 17,281 40.4
Total valid votes 42,772 100.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ For a listing of each MPP's Queen's Park curriculum vitae see below:
    • For Gino Matrundola's Legislative Assembly information see "Gino Matrundola, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
    • For Charles Harnick's Legislative Assembly information see "Charles Harnick, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
    • For David Young's Legislative Assembly information see "David Young, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
    • For David Zimmer's Legislative Assembly information see "David Zimmer, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
  2. ^ "General Election Results by District, 101 Willowdale" (PDF). Elections Ontario. 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Willowdale" (PDF). Elections Ontario. 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 

Coordinates: 43°47′02″N 79°23′24″W / 43.784°N 79.39°W / 43.784; -79.39