York East (provincial electoral district)

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For the Federal riding, see York East.
York East
Ontario electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
District created 1867
District abolished 1996
First contested 1867
Last contested 1995

York East was a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada. It was formed in 1867, the same year as the beginning of the country and it elected members up until 1999 when it was dissolved. Initially it covered a large swath of territory stretching from Lake Ontario north to Richmond Hill. It was formed based on the eastern part of the county of York. Over time as the population increased, the territory was reduced. By the late 1950s it represented only a portion of the borough of East York, a small municipality on the edge of Toronto. In 1999 it was abolished and its remaining territory was distributed between Beaches—East York and Don Valley West ridings.

Boundaries[edit]

In 1867, the County of York was subdivided into four ridings, York East, York North, York South, and York West. York East consisted of the townships of Markham, Scarborough, and any areas east of Yonge Street excluding the city of Toronto. It also included the village of Yorkville. These boundaries coincided with the Federal riding of the same name.[1]

In 1874, the village of Richmond Hill was removed.

In 1885, Richmond Hill was added back.

In 1926 portions of the riding were lost to the new ridings of Eglinton and Beaches. This reflected changes to the boundaries of the city of Toronto.

By 1963, the boundaries had been reduced to encompass a portion of territory within the bounds of Metro Toronto. This consisted of the area South of Steeles Avenue East, west of Victoria Park Avenue and east of Yonge Street, excluding the area within the old city of Toronto.

In 1967, the riding was subdivided into three parts. The northern portion became the new riding of York Mills, the middle portion became the riding of Don Mills and the southern portion retained the name York East.[2]

Except for minor boundary changes, the riding stayed much the same until it was dissolved in 1999.

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

York East
Assembly Years Member Party
1st  1867–1871     Hugh Powell Crosby Liberal
2nd  1871–1875
3rd  1875–1879 John Lane
4th  1879–1883 George Washington Badgerow
5th  1883–1886
6th  1886–1890 George Byron Smith
7th  1890–1894
8th  1894–1898 John Richardson
9th  1898–1902
10th  1902–1905
11th  1905–1908     Alexander McCowan[nb 1] Conservative
12th  1908–1911
13th  1911–1913
 1913–1914 George Stewart Henry[nb 2]
14th  1914–1919
15th  1919–1923
16th  1923–1926
17th  1926–1929
18th  1929–1934
19th  1934–1937
20th  1937–1943
21st  1943–1945     Agnes Macphail Co-operative Commonwealth
22nd  1945–1948     John A. Leslie Progressive Conservative
23rd  1948–1951     Agnes Macphail Co-operative Commonwealth
24th  1951–1955     Hollis Beckett Progressive Conservative
25th  1955–1959
26th  1959–1963
27th  1963–1967
28th  1967–1971 Arthur Meen
29th  1971–1975
30th  1975–1977
31st  1977–1981 Robert Elgie[nb 3]
32nd  1981–1985
33rd  1985–1986
 1986–1987     Christine Hart Liberal
34th  1987–1990
35th  1990–1995     Gary Malkowski New Democratic
36th  1995–1999     John Parker Progressive Conservative
Sourced from the Ontario Legislative Assembly[3]
Merged into Beaches—East York and Don Valley West ridings after 1999

Election history[edit]

1977[edit]

  • Robert Elgie (PC) 14131
  • Lois Cox (NDP) 8334
  • Mike Kenny (L) 7126
  • Chris Greenland (Ind [SC?]) 265
  • Maura O'Neill (Comm) 245
  • Paul Wakfer (Lbt) 144

1981[edit]

  • Robert Elgie (PC) 14562
  • Lois Cox (NDP) 4935
  • Don McNeill (L) 4811
  • Ed McDonald (Comm) 628
  • E. Scott Hughes (Unparty) 460

1985[edit]

  • Robert Elgie (PC) 11459
  • Gord Crann (NDP) 9183
  • Omar Chaudhery (L) 6629
  • Ed McDonald (Comm) 929
  • Kathy Sorensen (Lbt) 410

1987[edit]

  • Christine Hart (L) 15683
  • Peter Oyler (PC) 7352
  • Sophia Apostolides (NDP) 7056
  • Chris Frazer (Comm) 527

1990[edit]

  • Gary Malkowski (NDP) 10,689 (35.8%)
  • Christine Hart (L) 9900 (33.2%)
  • George Bryson (PC) 8021 (26.9%)
  • Jim Copeland 380 (1.3%)
  • Bedora Bojman (G) 364 (1.2%)
  • John Matthew (Lbt) 303 (1.0%)
  • Chris Frazer (Comm) 191 (0.6%)

1995[edit]

  • John Parker (PC) 12789
  • Gary Malkowski (NDP) 9526
  • Steve Mastoras (L) 7398
  • Steve Kotsopoulos (Ind) 497
  • John Richardson (Ind) 251
  • Marilyn Pepper (NLP) 243

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Resigned to accept appointment.
  2. ^ In 1938, the title of Member of the Legislative Assembly was officially changed to Member of Provincial Parliament. Previously, it was unofficially used in the media and in the Legislature.
  3. ^ Resigned September 26, 1985 to accept appointment as head of Worker's Compensation Board.

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Federal Ridings since 1867, York East". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ "Here's how the Tories swept Toronto". The Toronto Daily Star. 1963-09-26. p. 1. 
  3. ^ For a listing of each MPP's Queen's Park curriculum vitae see below:
    • For Hugh Powell Crosby's Legislative Assembly information see "Hugh Powell Crosby, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
    • For John Lane's Legislative Assembly information see "John Lane, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
    • For George Badgerow's Legislative Assembly information see "George Washington Badgerow, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
    • For George Smith's Legislative Assembly information see "George Byron Smith, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
    • For John Richardson's Legislative Assembly information see "John Richardson, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
    • For Alexander McCowan's Legislative Assembly information see "Alexander McCowan, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
    • For George Henry's Legislative Assembly information see "George Stewart Henry, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
    • For Agnes Macphail's Legislative Assembly information see "Agnes Campbell Macphail, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
    • For John Leslie's Legislative Assembly information see "John A. Leslie, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
    • For Hollis Beckett's Legislative Assembly information see "Hollis Edward Beckett, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
    • For Arthur Meen's Legislative Assembly information see "Arthur Kenneth Meen, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
    • For Robert Elgie's Legislative Assembly information see "Robert Goldwin Elgie, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
    • For Christine Hart's Legislative Assembly information see "Christine Hart, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
    • For Gary Malkowski's Legislative Assembly information see "Gary Malkowski, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
    • For John Parker's Legislative Assembly information see "John L. Parker, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-30.