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York South—Weston (French: York-Sud—Weston) is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1979.
In 2015, York South—Weston elected Canada's first MP of Somali descent, Ahmed Hussen.
Located in the west-end of Toronto, the riding is made up largely of the old City of York, a southwestern portion of the old city of North York, and parts of the old city of Toronto north of High Park. A sizeable portion of the land in the western part of the riding which was previously part of the old City of York was the old village of Weston until that village was absorbed into the City of York in 1968. The riding has a largely working class and immigrant population.
Its geographic boundaries are the part of the City of Toronto bounded by a line drawn from Humber River east along Highway 401, south along the Canadian National Railway situated west of Caledonia Road, west along Rogers Road, southeast along Old Weston Road, west along Lavender Road, south along Keele Street, southeast along the Canadian National/Canadian Pacific Railway, west along the Canadian Pacific Railway, and north along the Humber River to Highway 401.
York South—Weston was created in 1976 from parts of York South, York West, Davenport, High Park—Humber Valley, and Etobicoke ridings.
Its new boundaries were originally of the part of Metropolitan Toronto bounded by a line drawn from Eglinton Avenue West north along Keele Street, west along Lawrence Avenue West, south along the Humber River, east and north along the north limit of the City of Toronto, south along Runnymede Road, east along Annette Street, south along Keele Street, east along Humberside Avenue, northwest along the Canadian National Railway, east along the north limit of the City of Toronto, north along the east side of Prospect Cemetery, and west along Eglinton Avenue West to Keele Street.
In 1987, York South—Weston was redefined to consist of the parts of the cities of North York, Toronto and York bounded by a line drawn from the western limit of the City of North York east along Highway 401, south along Keele Street, west along Eglinton Avenue West, south along Keele Street, west along the southern limit of the City of York, southeast along the Canadian National Railway line, west along Dupont Street, northwest along Dundas Street West, west along Annette Street, north along Runnymede Road, west along the Canadian Pacific Railway line, and north along the western limits of the Cities of York and North York to Highway 401.
In 1996, it was redefined to consist of the parts of the cities of North York, Toronto and York bounded by a line drawn from the western limit of the City of North York east along Highway 401, southeast along the Canadian National Railway situated immediately west of Caledonia Road, west along Rogers Road, south along Old Weston Road, west along the northern limit of the City of Toronto, southeast along the Canadian National Railway, west along the Canadian Pacific Railway, and north along the western limit of the cities of York and North York to Highway 401.
In 2003, it was given its current boundaries as described above. This riding was unchanged during the 2012 electoral redistribution.
- According to the Canada 2021 Census; 2013 representation
Languages: 49% English, 9.8% Portuguese, 7.2% Spanish, 4.8% Italian, 3.2% Tagalog, 3.1% Vietnamese, 2.1% Somali, 1% Yue
Religions: 65.9% Christian (41.2% Catholic, 2.8% Pentecostal, 2.3% Christian Orthodox, 1.7% Anglican, 1% Baptist), 18.5% No religion, 8.7% Muslim, 3% Buddhist, 2.6% Hindu
Median income (2020): $34,400
Average income (2020): $43,360
Ethnicity groups: White: 41.2%, Black: 24%, Latin American: 9.1%, Filipino: 6.8%, South Asian: 5.7%, Southeast Asian 4.6%, Chinese: 1.9%
Ethnic origins: Portuguese 12.2%, Italian 11%, Filipino: 6.2%, Canadian 6%, Jamaican 5.1%, English 4.4%, African 4.2%, Vietnamese 4.2%, Irish 4%, Scottish 3.6%
Members of Parliament
This riding has elected the following members of the House of Commons of Canada:
Riding created from York South, York West, Davenport,
High Park—Humber Valley and Etobicoke
|41st||2011–2015||Mike Sullivan||New Democratic|
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|2021 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Hawa Mire||6,517||16.9||-0.5|
|Total valid votes||38,570||99.0|
|Total rejected ballots||404||1.0|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|2019 Canadian federal election|
|Conservative||Jasveen Rattan||8,415||18.93||-0.29||none listed|
|New Democratic||Yafet Tewelde||7,754||17.44||-12.95||$55,295.42|
|Total valid votes/expense limit||44,463||98.72|
|Total rejected ballots||575||1.28||+0.46|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|2015 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Mike Sullivan||13,281||30.39||-9.73||$155,467.41|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||43,706||99.18||$203,875.44|
|Total rejected ballots||362||0.82||+0.01|
|Liberal gain from New Democratic||Swing||+11.46|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|2011 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Mike Sullivan||14,122||40.1||+12.1||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||35,198||100.0|
|Total rejected ballots||288||0.8||+0.1|
|New Democratic gain from Liberal||Swing||+12.95|
|2008 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Mike Sullivan||9,641||28.0||+6.7||$46,118|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||34,490||100.0||$80,783|
|Total rejected ballots||241||0.7|
|2006 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Paul Ferreira||8,525||21.27%||+0.06%||$24,433|
|Green||Maria De Angelis-Pater||1,506||3.76%||+0.26%||$1,003|
|Total valid votes||40,082||100.0%|
|2004 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Paul Ferreira||7,281||21.2||+17.5|
|Total valid votes||34,325|
|Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.|
|2000 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Tom Parkin||1,288||3.7||-5.6|
|Progressive Conservative||Jason Daniel Baker||986||2.8||-2.2|
|Total valid votes||34,738||100.0|
Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.
|1997 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Odoardo Di Santo||3,552||9.3||+3.9|
|Progressive Conservative||Jan Harnett||1,925||5.1||-1.8|
|Total valid votes||38,116||100.0|
|1993 Canadian federal election|
|Progressive Conservative||Tony Figliano||2,332||6.8||-14.8|
|New Democratic||Sil Salvaterra||1,864||5.5||-17.7|
|Natural Law||Greg W. Roberts||265||0.8|
|Independent||Danny Red Goldstick||119||0.3|
|Abolitionist||Philip Scott Carter||88||0.3|
|Commonwealth of Canada||Felix Duda||80||0.2||0.0|
|Total valid votes||34,114||100.0|
|1988 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Steve Krashinsky||9,095||23.1||-7.9|
|Progressive Conservative||Carlo Testa||8,488||21.6||-7.0|
|Commonwealth of Canada||Myrtle Thompson||105||0.3|
|Total valid votes||39,304||100.0|
|1984 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Steve Krashinsky||11,679||31.0||+2.8|
|Progressive Conservative||Carlo Testa||10,789||28.6||-1.7|
|Total valid votes||37,666||100.0|
|1980 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Vince Del Buono||9,280||26.5||-1.7|
|Progressive Conservative||John Oostrom||8,711||24.9||-5.4|
|Total valid votes||34,991||100.0|
|1979 Canadian federal election|
|Progressive Conservative||John Oostrom||11,236||30.3|
|New Democratic||Vito Cautillo||10,451||28.2|
|Total valid votes||37,053||100.0|
Toronto Council Wards 11 and 12
Etobicoke North is also the name for two wards on Toronto City Council each represented by a city councillor:
- (Ward 11) York South - Weston - current councillor Frances Nunziata
- (Ward 12) York South - Weston - current councillor Frank Di Giorgio
The combined ward boundaries roughly corresponds to the federal electoral district.
- "York South—Weston (Code 35105) Census Profile". 2011 census. Government of Canada - Statistics Canada. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
- ^ "Census Profile, 2021 Census". Statistics Canada. 2022. Retrieved February 9, 2022.
- ^ Statistics Canada: 2022
- ^ a b c d e f g "York South Weston electoral boundaries". Elections Canada, Government of Canada. 2007. Retrieved January 29, 2007.
- ^ "Toronto's Ahmed Hussen 1st Somali-Canadian elected to Parliament". CBC. October 20, 2015. Retrieved June 24, 2021.
- ^ "2021 National Household Survey Profile - Federal electoral district (2013 Representation Order)". December 15, 2022.
- ^ "List of confirmed candidates – September 20, 2021 Federal Election". Elections Canada. Retrieved September 2, 2021.
- ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
- ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for York South—Weston, 30 September 2015
- ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates
- York South-Weston history from the Parliament of Canada website includes election results and evolving boundary descriptions.
- 2011 results from Elections Canada
- Campaign expense data from Elections Canada