York South—Weston

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York South—Weston
Ontario electoral district
York South-Weston in relation to the other Toronto ridings (2015 boundaries).png
York South–Weston in relation to the other Toronto ridings (2013 boundaries)
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Ahmed Hussen
Liberal
District created1976
First contested1979
Last contested2015
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1]116,606
Electors (2015)69,754
Area (km²)[1]26
Pop. density (per km²)4,484.8
Census divisionsToronto
Census subdivisionsToronto
Map of York South-Weston riding

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.[2]

Electoral district[edit]

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.[2] 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.[2]

Former boundaries[edit]

York South—Weston was created in 1976 from parts of York South, York West, Davenport, High Park—Humber Valley, and Etobicoke ridings.[2]

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.[2]

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.[2]

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.[2]

In 2003, it was given its current boundaries as described above. This riding was unchanged during the 2012 electoral redistribution.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following members of the House of Commons of Canada:

Parliament Years Member Party
York South—Weston
Riding created from York South, York West, Davenport,
High Park—Humber Valley and Etobicoke
31st  1979–1980     Ursula Appolloni Liberal
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988 John Nunziata
34th  1988–1993
35th  1993–1996
 1996–1997     Independent
36th  1997–2000
37th  2000–2004     Alan Tonks Liberal
38th  2004–2006
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015     Mike Sullivan New Democratic
42nd  2015–present     Ahmed Hussen Liberal

Election results[edit]

2019 Canadian federal election
The 2019 general election will be held on October 21.
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Ahmed Hussen
People's Gerard H. Racine
Conservative Jasveen Rattan
New Democratic Yafet Tewelde
Green Nichola Ward
Total valid votes/Expense limit 100.0  
Total rejected ballots
Turnout
Eligible voters

In 2015, York South-Weston elected Canada's first Somali-born MP.

2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Ahmed Hussen 20,093 46.0 +13.2 $82,886.06
New Democratic Mike Sullivan 13,281 30.4 -9.7 $155,467.41
Conservative James Robinson 8,399 19.2 -5.1 $16,183.98
Libertarian Stephen Lepone 1,041 2.4 $202.00
Green John Johnson 892 2.0 -0.8 $455.00
Total valid votes/Expense limit 43,706 100.0     $203,875.44
Total rejected ballots 362 0.82 +0.02
Turnout 44,068 62.63 +9.53
Eligible voters 70,361
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +11.45
Source: Elections Canada[3][4]
2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Mike Sullivan 14,122 40.1 +12.1
Liberal Alan Tonks 11,542 32.8 -13.8
Conservative Jilian Saweczko 8,559 24.3 +3.9
Green Sonny Day 975 2.8 -2.3
Total valid votes/Expense limit 35,198 100.0
Total rejected ballots 288 0.8 +0.1
Turnout 35,486 53.10 +2.4
Eligible voters 66,807
New Democratic gain from Liberal Swing +12.95
2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Alan Tonks 16,071 46.6 -10.5 $48,748
New Democratic Mike Sullivan 9,641 28.0 +6.7 $46,118
Conservative Aydin Cocelli 7,021 20.4 +3.0 $27,300
Green Andre Papadimitriou 1,757 5.1 +1.3 $2,977
Total valid votes/Expense limit 34,490 100.0 $80,783
Total rejected ballots 241 0.7
Turnout 34,731 50.7
Liberal hold Swing -8.6
2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Alan Tonks 22,871 57.06% −2.77% $36,134
New Democratic Paul Ferreira 8,525 21.27% +0.06% $24,433
Conservative Stephen Halicki 6,991 17.44% +2.49% $22,529
Green Maria De Angelis-Pater 1,506 3.76% +0.26% $1,003
Independent Dragan Cimesa 189 0.47%
Total valid votes 40,082 100.0%
2004 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alan Tonks 20,537 59.8 +14.2
New Democratic Paul Ferreira 7,281 21.2 +17.5
Conservative Stephen Halicki 5,133 14.9 +7.1
Green Jessica Fracassi 1,199 3.5 +2.6
Communist Shirley Hawley 175 0.5 +0.1
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
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Alan Tonks 15,841 45.6 +12.2
Independent John Nunziata 14,344 41.3 -3.7
Alliance Dan Houssar 1,754 5.0 -1.2
New Democratic Tom Parkin 1,288 3.7 -5.6
Progressive Conservative Jason Daniel Baker 986 2.8 -2.2
Green Denis Calnan 293 0.8 +0.4
Communist Hassan Husseini 130 0.4 +0.1
Marxist–Leninist Anna Dicarlo 102 0.3 0.0
Total valid votes 34,738 100.0

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.

1997 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Nunziata 17,163 45.0
Liberal Judy Sgro 12,732 33.4 -36.7
New Democratic Odoardo Di Santo 3,552 9.3 +3.9
Reform Kathleen Crone 2,363 6.2 -8.6
Progressive Conservative Jan Harnett 1,925 5.1 -1.8
Green Shelley Lipsey 171 0.4
Marxist–Leninist Ginette Boutet 112 0.3 +0.1
Independent Hassan Husseini 98 0.3
Total valid votes 38,116 100.0
1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Nunziata 23,919 70.1 +16.4
Reform Kathleen Crone 5,047 14.8
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
Libertarian Roma Kelembet 261 0.8 0.0
Independent Danny Red Goldstick 119 0.3
Abolitionist Philip Scott Carter 88 0.3
Commonwealth of Canada Felix Duda 80 0.2 0.0
Independent Peter Hones 71 0.2
Marxist–Leninist Heather Robertson 68 0.2
Total valid votes 34,114 100.0
1988 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Nunziata 21,111 53.7 +16.0
New Democratic Steve Krashinsky 9,095 23.1 -7.9
Progressive Conservative Carlo Testa 8,488 21.6 -7.0
Libertarian Clifford Trewin 295 0.8 0.0
Communist Omar Latif 210 0.5 +0.1
Commonwealth of Canada Myrtle Thompson 105 0.3
Total valid votes 39,304 100.0
1984 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Nunziata 14,217 37.7 -2.5
New Democratic Steve Krashinsky 11,679 31.0 +2.8
Progressive Conservative Carlo Testa 10,789 28.6 -1.7
Independent Mike Luczkiw 526 1.4
Libertarian Myron Petriw 281 0.7 -0.2
Communist Mike Phillips 174 0.5
Total valid votes 37,666 100.0
1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Ursula Appolloni 16,520 47.2 +7.0
New Democratic Vince Del Buono 9,280 26.5 -1.7
Progressive Conservative John Oostrom 8,711 24.9 -5.4
Libertarian George Dance 299 0.9 -0.1
Communist Mike Phillips 99 0.3
Marxist–Leninist Barbara Nunn 82 0.2 -0.1
Total valid votes 34,991 100.0
1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Ursula Appolloni 14,913 40.2
Progressive Conservative John Oostrom 11,236 30.3
New Democratic Vito Cautillo 10,451 28.2
Libertarian Maria Sproule 336 0.9
Marxist–Leninist Tim Sullivan 117 0.3
Total valid votes 37,053 100.0

Toronto Council Wards 11 and 12[edit]

Etobicoke North is also the name for two wards on Toronto City Council each represented by a city councillor:

The combined ward boundaries roughly corresponds to the federal electoral district.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • "(Code 35105) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. Retrieved 2011-03-03.

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Coordinates: 43°41′24″N 79°29′13″W / 43.690°N 79.487°W / 43.690; -79.487