York Centre (provincial electoral district)

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York Centre
Ontario electoral district
York Centre, Toronto.png
York Centre in relation to the other Toronto ridings
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Monte Kwinter
Liberal
First contested 1999
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2011) 118,358
Electors (2011) 71,709
Area (km²) 38.91
Pop. density (per km²) 3,041.8
Census divisions Toronto
Census subdivisions Toronto
Map of York Centre

York Centre is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been the name of ridings in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario three different times. It was created initially in 1955 from the southern part of York North. It was dissolved in 1963 when it was split into three ridings called Yorkview, Downsview and Armourdale. In 1967 it was reconstituted north of Steeles in the township of Markham. This lasted until 1999 when it was dissolved into Markham-Unionville. The name was given to a new riding formed in its original location south of Steeles. It remains as an existing riding today.

Boundaries[edit]

1955 to 1963[edit]

The original boundaries consisted of Steeles Avenue West to the north, Yonge Street to the East, Lawrence Avenue West to the south and the Humber River to the west.

1963 to 1999[edit]

1999 to present[edit]

York Centre consists of the part of the City of Toronto bounded on the north by the northern city limit, and on the east, south and west by a line drawn from the city limit south along Yonge Street, west along the hydroelectric transmission line north of Finch Avenue West, south along Bathurst Street, southeast along the Don River West Branch, southwest and west along Highway 401, north along Jane Street, east along Sheppard Avenue West, northwest along Black Creek, east along Grandravine Drive, and north along Keele Street to the city limit.

History[edit]

The provincial electoral district was created in 1999 when provincial ridings were defined to have the same borders as federal ridings.

Before 1999, the name York Centre was assigned to a completely different riding located in York Region north of Toronto with none of the same territory as the current York Centre. In 1999, much of the old York Centre was absorbed by the new riding of Vaughan—King—Aurora. The former riding was Wilson Heights.

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

York Centre
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created from York North
25th  1955–1959     Thomas Graham Progressive Conservative
26th  1959–1963     Vernon Singer Liberal
Riding dissolved into Yorkview, Downsview and Armourdale
Riding re-created
28th  1967–1971     Donald Deacon Liberal
29th  1971–1975
30th  1975–1977 Alfred Stong
31st  1977–1981
32nd  1981–1985     Don Cousens Progressive Conservative
33rd  1985–1987
34th  1987–1990     Greg Sorbara Liberal
35th  1990–1995
36th  1995–1999     Al Palladini Progressive Conservative
Riding dissolved into Vaughan—King—Aurora and Markham—Unionville
Riding re-created from Downsview and Wilson Heights
37th  1999–2003     Monte Kwinter Liberal
38th  2003–2007
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 Monte Kwinter 16,935 47.22 +2.68
Progressive Conservative Avi Yufest 11,125 31.02 -4.50
New Democratic John Fagan 5,645 15.74 +1.61
Green Josh Borenstein 1,156 3.27 +1.62
Freedom Laurence Cherniak 489 1.38 +1.05
Total valid votes 35,345 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing +3.66
Source: Elections Ontario[2]
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Monte Kwinter 14,694 45.36 -3.37
Progressive Conservative Michael Mostyn 11,506 35.52 +3.24
New Democratic John Fagan 4,579 14.13 +3.26
Libertarian David Epstein 846 2.61  
Green Yuriy Shevyryov 535 1.65 -4.81
Independent Jeff Pancer 127 0.39  
Freedom Ron Tal 108 0.33  
Total valid votes 32,395 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 325 0.99
Turnout 32,720 45.74
Eligible voters 71,531
Liberal hold Swing -3.31
Source: Elections Ontario[3]
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Monte Kwinter 16,646 48.73 -10.68
Progressive Conservative Igor Toutchinski 11,028 32.28 +7.45
New Democratic Claudia Rodriguez 3,713 10.87 -0.17
Green Marija Minic 2,207 6.46 +1.73
Family Coalition Marilyn Carvalho 568 1.66  
Total valid votes 100.0
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Monte Kwinter 18,808 59.41 -1.68
Progressive Conservative Dan Cullen 7,862 24.83 -1.6
New Democratic Matthew Norrish 3,494 11.04 +0.34
Green Constantine Kritsonis 1,496 4.73  
Total valid votes 31,660 100.0
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Monte Kwinter 21,250 61.09
Progressive Conservative Robert Hausman 9,192 26.43
New Democratic Norm Jesin 3,721 10.70
Natural Law Angus Hunt 621 1.79
Total valid votes 34,784 100.0

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 19,223 59.8
Mixed member proportional 12,907 40.2
Total valid votes 32,130 100.0

Historic election results[edit]

1987 boundaries[edit]

Ontario general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Al Palladini 37,897 48.94 +25.24
Liberal Mario Ferri 29,150 37.65 -8.03
New Democratic T. S. Joseph Thevarkunnel 6,698 8.65 -21.97
Family Coalition Giuseppi Gori 1,891 2.44  
Libertarian Robert Ede 1,792 2.31  
Total valid votes 77,428 100.0
Source:Elections Ontario[4]
Ontario general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Greg Sorbara 27,670 45.68 -16.05
New Democratic Laurie Orrent 18,543 30.62 +12.33
Progressive Conservative Don McGuire 14,354 23.70 +3.73
Total valid votes 60,567 100.0
Source: The Toronto Daily Star[5][nb 1]
Ontario general election, 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Greg Sorbara 26,425 61.73 +28.61
Progressive Conservative Doug Mason 8,550 19.97 -30.43
New Democratic Joe Licastro 7,831 18.29 +6.24
Total valid votes 42,806 100.0
Source: The Toronto Daily Star[6][nb 2]

1974 boundaries[edit]

Ontario general election, 1985
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Donald Cousens 29,652 50.40 +3.09
Liberal Ron Maheu 19,484 33.12 -9.37
New Democratic Diane Meaghan 7,089 12.05 +2.55
Independent Stewart Cole 2,607 4.43  
Total valid votes 58,832 100.0
Source:Ottawa Citizen[7]
Ontario general election, 1981
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Donald Cousens 18,369 47.31 +7.55
Liberal Alfred Stong 16,495 42.49 -1.92
New Democratic John Campey 3,689 9.50 -6.33
Total valid votes 38,823 100.0
Source: The Windsor Star[8]
Ontario general election, 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alfred Stong 17,608 44.41 +3.69
Progressive Conservative Bill Corcoran 15,768 39.76 +2.95
New Democratic Chris Olsen 6,277 15.83 -6.16
Total valid votes 39,653 100.0
Source: Canadian Press[9]
Ontario general election, 1975
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alfred Stong 14,347 40.72 -1.55
Progressive Conservative Tony Roman 12,968 36.81 -4.86
New Democratic Tony Snedker 7,748 21.99 +5.93
Independent John White 171 0.49  
Total valid votes 35,234 100.0
Source: Canadian Press[10]

1966 boundaries[edit]

Ontario general election, 1971
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Donald Deacon 14,885 42.27 +1.66
Progressive Conservative Tony Roman 14,674 41.67 +5.06
New Democratic Roy Clifton 5,657 16.06 -6.73
Total valid votes 35,216 100.0
Source: Canadian Press[11]
Ontario general election, 1967
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Donald Deacon 9,991 40.61 +4.04
Progressive Conservative Lorne Wells 9,006 36.61 +4.72
New Democratic Jim Norton 5,606 22.79 -8.12
Total valid votes 24,603 100.0
Source: Canadian Press[12]

1950s[edit]

Ontario general election, 1959
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Vernon Singer 15,702 36.57 +2.12
Progressive Conservative Thomas Graham 13,695 31.89 -5.82
Co-operative Commonwealth Fred Young 13,272 30.91 +4.94
Independent George Rolland 270 0.63  
Total valid votes 42,939 100.0
Source: Canadian Press[13]
Ontario general election, 1955
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Thomas Graham 12,648 37.71
Liberal Fred McMahon 11,553 34.45
Co-operative Commonwealth Fred Young 8,710 25.97
Labor–Progressive Stephen Endicott 646 1.93
Total valid votes 33,537 100.0
Source: Canadian Press[14]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 390 out of 391 polls reporting.
  2. ^ 301 out of 308 polls reporting.

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ For a listing of each MPP's Queen's Park curriculum vitae see below:
    • For Thomas Graham's Legislative Assembly information see "Michael Bryant, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
    • For Vernon Singer's Legislative Assembly information see "Vernon Singer, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
    • For Donald Deacon's Legislative Assembly information see "Donald Deacon, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
    • For Alfred Stong's Legislative Assembly information see "Alfred Stong, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
    • For Don Cousens's Legislative Assembly information see "W. Donald Cousens, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
    • For Greg Sorbara's Legislative Assembly information see "Greg Sorbara, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Archived from the original on September 8, 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
    • For Al Palladini's Legislative Assembly information see "Al Palladini, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
    • For Monte Kwinter's Legislative Assembly information see "Monte Kwinter, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
  2. ^ "General Election Results by District, 104 York Centre". Elections Ontario. 2014. Archived from the original on June 17, 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - York Centre" (PDF). Elections Ontario. 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. 1995-06-08. Retrieved 2012-09-04. 
  5. ^ "How Metro-Area Voted". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. 1990-09-07. p. A10. 
  6. ^ "How Metro-Area Voted". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. 1987-09-11. p. A12. 
  7. ^ Canadian Press (1985-05-03). "The night the Tories tumbled; riding by riding results". Ottawa Citizen. Toronto. p. 43. Retrieved 2012-05-10. 
  8. ^ Canadian Press (1981-03-20). "Election results for Metro Toronto ridings". The Windsor Star. Windsor, Ontario. p. 22. Retrieved 2012-05-10. 
  9. ^ Canadian Press (1977-06-10). "How they voted in Metro area". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. A10. 
  10. ^ Canadian Press (1975-09-19). "Results from the 29 ridings in Metro". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. A18. 
  11. ^ Canadian Press (1971-10-22). "Here's who won on the Metro ridings". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. 12. 
  12. ^ Canadian Press (1967-10-18). "Tories win, but...". The Windsor Star. Windsor, Ontario. p. B2. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  13. ^ Canadian Press (1959-06-12). "Complete Results of Ontario Voting by Constituencies". The Ottawa Citizen. Ottawa. p. 26. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  14. ^ Canadian Press (1955-06-10). "Complete Results of Ontario Voting by Constituencies". The Ottawa Citizen. Ottawa. p. 4. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 

External links[edit]

North: Thornhill
West: York West York Centre East: Willowdale
South: Eglinton—Lawrence, York South—Weston

Coordinates: 43°45′46″N 79°26′44″W / 43.7627°N 79.4456°W / 43.7627; -79.4456