Woodbine (electoral district)

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Woodbine
Ontario electoral district
Toronto Provincial Ridings 1926a.pdf
Woodbine, in relation to the other Toronto ridings, after the 1926 redistribution.
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
District created 1925
District abolished 1966
First contested 1926
Last contested 1967

Woodbine was an Ontario provincial electoral district that existed from 1926 to 1967. It covered a section of the eastern city of Toronto east of Jones Avenue and west of Woodbine Avenue. In 1966 there was a major redrawing of the riding boundaries in Toronto and the riding was split. The portion east of Greenwood Avenue was merged into the Beaches—Woodbine and the portion west went into the Riverdale riding.

Boundaries[edit]

In 1926 the riding was carved out of the existing riding of Riverdale with the following boundaries. The southern boundary was Lake Ontario. Going north along the west side it formed a line following Knox Avenue all the way to Queen Street East. After short jog east it continued north along Greenwood Avenue until it reached the city limits at Milverton Blvd. The boundary went east following the city limit between Milverton Blvd. and Springdale Blvd. which was in East York. The boundary line turned south at Woodbine Avenue which was followed all the way back to the lake.[1]

Prior to the 1934 election, the riding of Greenwood was dissolved and split between Woodbine to the east and Riverdale to the west. The new western boundary became Jones Avenue from Queen Street East to Danforth Avenue. North of Danforth Avenue the boundary continued along Dewhurst Blvd. and south of Queen Street East the boundary continued along Berkshire Avenue and south to the lake.[2] The boundaries remained until the riding was dissolved prior to the 1967 election.[3]

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

Beaches
Assembly Years Member Party
Created from part of Riverdale
17th  1926–1929     George Sylvester Shields Conservative
18th  1929–1934
19th  1934–1937 Goldwin Corlett Elgie
20th  1937–1943
21st  1943–1945     Bert Leavens Co-operative Commonwealth
22nd  1945–1948     Goldwin Corlett Elgie Progressive Conservative
23rd  1948–1951     Bert Leavens Co-operative Commonwealth
24th  1951–1955     Harold Fishleigh Progressive Conservative
25th  1955–1959
26th  1959–1963     Ken Bryden New Democratic
27th  1963–1967
Sourced from the Ontario Legislative Assembly[4]
Merged into the Beaches—Woodbine and Riverdale

Election results[edit]

1926 boundaries[edit]

Ontario general election, 1926
Party Candidate Votes[5][nb 1] Vote %
    Conservative George Shields 8,860 78.6
    Liberal Florabel Dilworth 2,405 21.4
Total 11,265
Ontario general election, 1929
Party Candidate Votes[6] Vote %
    Conservative George S. Shields 6,885 79.4
    Liberal J. A. Kinsella 1,783 20.6
Total 8,668

1934 boundaries[edit]

Toronto riding boundaries after 1934 redistribution
Ontario general election, 1934
Party Candidate Votes[7] Vote %
    Conservative G.C. Elgie 9,008 42.8
    Liberal F.M. Walker 6,371 30.3
    Co-operative Commonwealth Fred C. Copp 5,474 26.0
    Independent W.E. Turley 184 0.9
Total 21,037
Ontario general election, 1937
Party Candidate Votes[8] Vote %
    Conservative G.C. Elgie 9,772 43.7
    Liberal Fred Sturgeon 7,449 33.3
    Co-operative Commonwealth B.E. Leavens 5,122 22.9
Total 22,343
Ontario general election, 1943
Party Candidate Votes[9] Vote %
    Co-operative Commonwealth Bert Leavens 8,436 47.7
    Conservative G.C. Elgie 6,954 39.3
    Liberal A. Roy Brown 2,295 13.0
Total 17,685
Ontario general election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes[10] Vote %
    Conservative G.C. Elgie 11,353 39.8
    Co-operative Commonwealth Bert Leavens 8,894 31.2
    Liberal Perry Ryan 7,798 27.4
Labor–Progressive David Crichton 380 1.3
Socialist Labour G.M. Thompson 76 0.3
Total 28,501
Ontario general election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes[11] Vote %
    Co-operative Commonwealth Bert Leavens 12,776 46.8
    Conservative G.C. Elgie 10,863 39.8
    Liberal John Feeley 3,420 12.5
Socialist Labour E. Cook 249 0.9
Total 27,308
Ontario general election, 1951
Party Candidate Votes[12] Vote %
    Conservative Harold Fishleigh 10,480 44.0
    Co-operative Commonwealth Bert Leavens 9,347 39.2
    Liberal Gus Faux 4,013 16.8
Total 23,480
Ontario general election, 1955
Party Candidate Votes[13] Vote %
    Conservative Harold Fishleigh 8,548 43.7
    Co-operative Commonwealth Ken Bryden 7,264 37.2
    Liberal Raymond Brawley 3,271 16.7
Labor–Progressive James Davis 465 2.4
Total 19,548
Ontario general election, 1959
Party Candidate Votes[14] Vote %
    Co-operative Commonwealth Ken Bryden 7,845 41.8
    Conservative Harold Fishleigh 7,628 40.6
    Liberal Donald Kennedy 3,294 17.6
Total 18,767
Ontario general election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes[15] Vote %
    Co-operative Commonwealth Ken Bryden 9,024 45.9
    Conservative George Hogan 7,695 39.2
    Liberal John P. Hamilton 2,930 14.9
Total 19,649

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 64 out of 92 polls reporting.

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "Map of Toronto showing Provincial election ridings and City Limits". Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. 1926-11-06. p. 22. 
  2. ^ "Toronto and Suburban Ridings in June 19th Election Fight". Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. 1934-06-12. p. 3. 
  3. ^ Forsyth, Robert (1963-09-12). "Province of Ontario General Election 1963 The Voter's List Act Part III: Woodbine". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. 33. 
  4. ^ For a listing of each MPP's Queen's Park curriculum vitae see below:
    • For George Sylvester Shields's Legislative Assembly information see "George Sylvester Shields, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-18. 
    • For Goldwin Corlett Elgie's Legislative Assembly information see "Goldwin Corlett Elgie, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
    • For Bert Leavens' Legislative Assembly information see "Bertram Elijah Leavens, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
    • For Harold Fishleigh's Legislative Assembly information see "Harold Ferguson Fishleigh, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
    • For Ken Bryden's Legislative Assembly information see "Kenneth Bryden, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-18. 
  5. ^ "Sweep by Tories Returns 15 Wets in Toronto Seats". The Toronto Daily Star (Last Extra edition). Toronto. 1926-12-01. p. 1. 
  6. ^ "Vote Cast and Personnel of the New Ontario Legislature". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. 1929-10-31. p. 43. 
  7. ^ "Detailed Election Results". The Globe. Toronto. 1934-06-21. p. 3. 
  8. ^ "Ontario Voted By Ridings". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. 1937-10-07. p. 5. 
  9. ^ Canadian Press (1943-08-05). "Ontario Election Results". The Gazette. Montreal. p. 12. 
  10. ^ Canadian Press (1945-06-05). "How Ontario Electors Voted in all 90 Ridings". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. 5. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  11. ^ Canadian Press (1948-06-08). "How Ontario Electors Voted in all 90 Ridings". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. 24. 
  12. ^ Canadian Press (1951-11-22). "Complete Ontario Vote". The Montreal Gazette. Montreal. p. 4. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  13. ^ Canadian Press (1955-06-10). "Complete Results of Ontario Voting by Constituencies". The Ottawa Citizen. Ottawa. p. 4. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  14. ^ Canadian Press (1959-06-12). "Complete Results of Ontario Voting by Constituencies". The Ottawa Citizen. Ottawa. p. 26. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  15. ^ Canadian Press (1963-09-26). "78 in Tory Blue Wave -- 23 Is All Grits Saved". The Windsor Star. Windsor, Ontario. p. 25. Retrieved 2012-04-24.