York South—Weston (provincial electoral district)

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York South—Weston
Ontario electoral district
York South Weston.png
York South–Weston in relation to the other Toronto ridings
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Faisal Hassan
New Democratic
District created 1996
First contested 1999
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2011) 116,606
Electors (2011) 68,978
Area (km²) 24.81
Pop. density (per km²) 4,700
Census divisions Toronto
Census subdivisions Toronto

York South—Weston is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999.[1]

Its Member of Provincial Parliament is Liberal Laura Albanese.

Geography[edit]

It is in the west-end of Toronto. The riding has a largely working class and immigrant population. 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.[1]

It consists of 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.[1]

History[edit]

The provincial electoral district was created in 1999 when provincial ridings were defined to have the same borders as federal ridings. Prior to that redistribution, the area included York South and parts of what are now Parkdale-High Park, Davenport, and Eglinton-Lawrence. They became law after Bill 214 (2005), otherwise known as the "Representations Act, 2005",was passed in the Ontario Legislature.[2] The October 10, 2007 provincial election was conducted using the new boundaries, with only minor changes to the boundaries in the south-east corner of the riding, along the border with the Davenport riding.[3]

1999 electoral district description[edit]

York South—Weston consisting of those parts of the cities of North York, Toronto and York described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the westerly limit of the City of North York with the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway (Highway No. 401); thence easterly along the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway to the Canadian National Railway situated immediately west of Caledonia Road; thence southerly along said railway to Rogers Road; thence westerly along Rogers Road to Old Weston Road; thence southerly along Old Weston Road to the northerly limit of the City of Toronto; thence westerly along the northerly limit of the City of Toronto to the Canadian National Railway; thence southeasterly along said railway to the Canadian Pacific Railway; thence westerly along the Canadian Pacific Railway to the westerly limit of the City of York; thence generally northerly along the westerly limit of the cities of York and North York to the point of commencement.[4]

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

York South—Weston
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created
37th  1999–2003     Joe Cordiano Liberal
38th  2003–2007
 2007–2007     Paul Ferreira New Democratic
39th  2007–2011     Laura Albanese Liberal
40th  2011–2014
41st  2014–2018
42nd  2018–Present     Faisal Hassan New Democratic
Sourced from the Ontario Legislative Assembly[5]

Election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Faisal Hassan 13,456 36.08 -1.17
Progressive Conservative Mark DeMontis 12,288 32.95 +21.69
Liberal Laura Albanese 10,379 27.83 -20.02
Green Grad Murray 942 2.53 +0.10
Libertarian Bonnie Hu 231 0.62
Total valid votes 37,296 100.0  
Source: Elections Ontario[6]
Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Laura Albanese 15,669 47.85 +3.30
New Democratic Paul Ferreira 12,200 37.25 -4.93
Progressive Conservative Andrew Ffrench 3,687 11.26 +0.16
Green Jessica Higgins 797 2.43 +0.90
Freedom Eric Compton 249 0.76 +0.27
Independent Abi Issa 146 0.45
Total valid votes 32,748 100.0
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 404 1.22
Turnout 33,152 46.13
Eligible voters 71,860
Liberal hold Swing +4.11
Source(s)
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Laura Albanese 13,805 44.55 +1.61
New Democratic Paul Ferreira 13,071 42.18 +0.64
Progressive Conservative Lan Daniel 3,441 11.10 +1.26
Green Keith Jarrett 474 1.53 -2.27
Freedom Eric Compton 151 0.49  
Independent Michael Radejewski 45 0.15  
Total valid votes 30,987 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 227 0.73
Turnout 31,214 44.86
Eligible voters 69,580
Liberal hold Swing +0.49
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Laura Albanese 13,846 42.94 +1.50
New Democratic Paul Ferreira 13,394 41.54 -1.79
Progressive Conservative Karen McMillan-Aver 3,173 9.84 -0.43
Green Anthony Gratl 1,226 3.80 +2.41
Libertarian Marco Dias 385 1.19 +0.67
Family Coalition Mariangela Sanabria 218 0.68 -0.06
Total valid votes 32,242 100.0
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 433 1.33
Turnout 32,675 46.34
Eligible voters 70,518
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +1.64
Source(s)
Elections Ontario (2007). "General Election Poll By Poll Results: 106 York South-Weston" (PDF). Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
Ontario provincial by-election, February 8, 2007
Resignation of Joseph Cordiano
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Paul Ferreira 8,146 43.33 +24.04
Liberal Laura Albanese 7,831 41.44 −20.12
Progressive Conservative Pina Martino 1,917 10.27 −4.96
Green Mir Kamal 263 1.39 −1.06
Independent Kevin Clarke 220 1.16  
Independent Mohammed Choudhary 142 0.75  
Family Coalition Mariangela Sanabria 134 0.74 −0.73
Libertarian Nunzio Venuto 101 0.52  
Freedom Wayne Simmons 77 0.41
Total valid votes 18,897 100.0
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 146 0.77
Turnout 18,977 28.62
Eligible voters 66,308
New Democratic gain from Liberal Swing +22.08
Source(s)
Elections Ontario (2007). "By-Election 2007: Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate". Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Joseph Cordiano 19,932 61.56 +8.17
New Democratic Brian Donlevy 6,247 19.29 -0.80
Progressive Conservative Stephen Halicki 4,930 15.23 -6.68
Green Enrique Palad 794 2.45 +2.02
Family Coalition Mariangela Sanabria 475 1.47 -0.12
Total valid votes 32,378 100.0
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 540 1.56
Turnout 32,747 50.70
Eligible voters 64,589
Liberal hold Swing +4.48
Source(s)
Elections Ontario (2003). "General Election of October 2, 2003 Poll By Poll Results: 102 York South-Weston". Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Joseph Cordiano 18,205 53.39
Progressive Conservative Alan Hofmeister 7,471 21.91
New Democratic Rosana Pellizzari 6,850 20.09
Family Coalition Enzo Granzotto 542 1.59
Independent David Gershuny 486 1.43
Communist Hassan Husseini 261 0.77
Green Alma Subasic 147 0.43
Natural Law Erica Kindl 139 0.41
Total valid votes 34,101 100.0
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 540 1.56
Turnout 34,641 58.23
Eligible voters 59,490
Source(s)
Elections Ontario (1999). "General Election of June 3 1999 Poll By Poll Results: 102 York South-Weston". Retrieved 24 August 2015. 

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 16,842 56.4
Mixed member proportional 12,998 43.6
Total valid votes 29,840 100.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "York South Weston electoral boundaries". Elections Canada, Government of Canada. 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-29. 
  2. ^ "Bill 214 2005 An Act to amend the Election Act,the Election Finances Act and the Legislative Assembly Act, to repeal the Representation Act, 1996 and to enact the Representation Act, 2005". Journals and Procedural Research Branch Office of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2006. Archived from the original on 2006-12-14. Retrieved 2007-01-29. 
  3. ^ "New electoral boundaries". Elections Ontario, Government of Ontario. 2005. Archived from the original on 2006-12-08. Retrieved 2007-01-19. 
  4. ^ "York South Weston electoral boundaries". Elections Canada, Government of Canada. 1996. Retrieved 2007-01-29. 
  5. ^ For a listing of each MPP's Queen's Park curriculum vitae see below:
    • For Joe Cordiano's Legislative Assembly information see "Joseph Cordiano, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
    • For Paul Ferreira's Legislative Assembly information see "Paul Ferreira, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
    • For Laura Albanese's Legislative Assembly information see "Laura Albanese, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
  6. ^ "Candidate Search". Elections Ontario. Retrieved 18 May 2018. 
  7. ^ "Official Return from the Records: 106 York South—Weston" (PDF). Elections Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 

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Coordinates: 43°42′49″N 79°30′07″W / 43.7137°N 79.5020°W / 43.7137; -79.5020