Forest Hill (electoral district)

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Forest Hill (1963-1967)
York-Forest Hill (1967-1975)
Ontario electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
District created 1963
District abolished 1975
First contested 1963
Last contested 1971
Demographics
Census divisions Toronto
Census subdivisions Toronto

Forest Hill was a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada. It was created prior to the 1963 provincial election and eliminated in 1975. Forest Hill riding was located in the former village of Forest Hill and the borough of York east of Dufferin Street. It had a large Jewish community, representing about 30% of the population.

Two Members of Provincial Parliament represented the riding during its history. The first, Edward Arunah Dunlop, Jr., was a son of Edward Arunah Dunlop veteran provincial politician who had previously represented the riding of Renfrew North. Former Toronto mayor Philip Givens represented the riding until it was abolished in 1975.

In the redistribution that took effect in the 1975 election, Forest Hill went to the riding of St. Andrew--St. Patrick and the borough of York sections went to the riding of Oakwood.

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

Assembly Years Member Party
Created from York South riding 1963
Forest Hill
27th  1963–1967     Edward Dunlop Progressive Conservative
York—Forest Hill
28th  1967–1971     Edward Dunlop Progressive Conservative
29th  1971–1975     Phil Givens Liberal
Sourced from the Ontario Legislative Assembly[1]
Merged into Oakwood and York South ridings after 1975

Electoral results[edit]

Forest Hill[edit]

Ontario general election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes[2] Vote %
    Progressive Conservative Edward Dunlop 10,020 41.2
    New Democrat Sidney Midacik 7,747 31.9
    Liberal Douglas Matthews 6,532 26.9
Total 24,299

York-Forest Hill[edit]

Ontario general election, 1967
Party Candidate Votes[3] Vote %
    Progressive Conservative Edward Dunlop 12,082 43.8
    New Democrat Leon Kumove 8,433 30.6
    Liberal Douglas Matthews 7,078 25.7
Total 27,593
Ontario general election, 1971
Party Candidate Votes[4] Vote %
    Liberal Phil Givens 13,851 41.4
    Progressive Conservative Barry Lowes 12,476 37.3
    New Democrat Fiona Nelson 7,137 21.3
Total 33,463

References[edit]

  1. ^ For a listing of each MPP's Queen's Park curriculum vitae see below:
    • For Edward Dunlop's Legislative Assembly information see "Edward Arunah Dunlop, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
    • For Phil Givens's Legislative Assembly information see "Philip Gerard Givens, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  2. ^ Canadian Press (1963-09-26). "Who Won Which Seats In P.C.s Ontario Sweep". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. 20. 
  3. ^ Canadian Press (1967-10-18). "Provincial election results in Metro ridings". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. 66. 
  4. ^ Canadian Press (1971-10-22). "Here's who won on the Metro ridings". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. 12.