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York Centre is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontariomarker, Canadamarker, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1904 to 1917 and since 1953, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999.

York Centre contains two municipal wards of the city of Torontomarker. It had a population in 2001 of 113,420 people.

It is one of the safest Liberal seats in Canada. The Liberals have only lost two elections since the riding was recreated in 1953, and usually win by enormous majorities.

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.

Federal electoral district

York Centre was originally created in 1903 from parts of York East and York West ridings.

It was created when the county of York (excluding the city of Toronto) was divided into three ridings: York Centre, York North and York South.

The centre riding consisted of the townships of Etobicoke, Markham, Scarborough and Vaughan, and the villages of Markham, Richmond Hill, Weston and Woodbridge.

The electoral district was abolished in 1914 when it was redistributed between York East, York South and York West.

A New York Centre riding was created in 1952 from parts of Eglinton—Lawrence, Willowdale, York North and York West ridings.

The new riding consisted initially of the part of the township of North York west of Yonge Street, the part of the township of Vaughanmarker south of Highway Number 7, and the town of Woodbridge.

In 1966, it was redefined to consist of the part of Metropolitan Toronto bounded on the north by the northern limit, and on the west, south and east by a line drawn from that borough limit south along Highway 400, east along Sheppard Avenue West, south along Jane Street, southeast along Exbury Road, east along Calvington Drive, south along Keele Street, east along Highway 401, south along the Canadian National Railway line, east along Lawrence Avenue West, north along the Spadina Expressway, northeast along Highway 401, north along Bathurst Street, east along Sheppard Avenue West, south along Easton Street, east along Cameron Avenue, and north along Yonge Street to the Metro Toronto limit.

In 1976, it was redefined to consist of the part of the Borough of North York bounded on the north by the borough limit, and on the west, south and east by a line drawn from the borough limit south along Highway 400, east along Sheppard Avenue West, south along Keele Street, east along Highway 401, north along Bathurst Street, and northwest along the West Branch of the Don River to the borough limit.

In 1987, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of North York bounded on the north by the city limit, and on the east, south and west by a line drawn from the city limit southeast along the Don River West Branch, west along Highway 401, north along Jane Street, east along Grandravine Drive, and north along Black Creek to the northern city limit.

In 1996, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of North York bounded on the north by the city limit, and on the east, south and west by a line drawn from the city limit south along Dufferin Street, west along Sheppard Avenue West, north along Keele Street, west along Grandravine Drive, south along Jane Street, east along Highway 401, northwest along the Don River West Branch, north along Bathurst Street, east along Drewry Avenue, north along Chelmsford Avenue, west along Greenwin Village Road, and north along Village Gate to the city limit.

In 2003, it was given its current boundaries as described above.

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Eglinton—Lawrence, Willowdale, York North and York West prior to 1952
22nd 1953-1957     Al Hollingworth Liberal
23rd 1957-1958     Fred C. Stinson Progressive Conservative
24th 1958-1962
25th 1962-1963     James Edgar Walker Liberal
26th 1963-1965
27th 1965-1968
28th 1968-1972
29th 1972-1974     Bob Kaplan Liberal
30th 1974-1979
31st 1979-1980
32nd 1980-1984
33rd 1984-1988
34th 1988-1993
35th 1993-1997     Art Eggleton Liberal
36th 1997-2000
37th 2000-2004
38th 2004-2006     Ken Dryden Liberal
39th 2006-2008
40th 2008-


Provincial electoral district

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 Regionmarker north of Torontomarker 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.

Member of Provincial Parliament

This riding has elected the following member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

  1. Monte Kwinter, Liberal (1999-present)


The MPPs for the previous provincial York Centre riding were:

  1. Donald Deacon, Liberal (1967-1975)
  2. Alfred Strong, Liberal (1975-1981)
  3. W. Donald Cousens, Progressive Conservative (1981-1987)
  4. Greg Sorbara, Liberal (1987-1995)
  5. Al Palladini, Progressive Conservative (1995-1999)


City councillors

The current Ward 10 Toronto city councillor and former deputy mayor is Mike Feldman and the current Ward 9 Toronto city councillor is Maria Augimeri.

Former boundaries

Image:York Centre, 1966.png|1976 to 1976

Image:York Centre, 1976.png|1976 to 1987

Image:York Centre, 1987.png|1987 to 1996

Image:York Centre, 1996.png|1996 to 2003



Federal election results

1953-present

1904-1917

Provincial election results





































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Monte Kwinter
16,648
48.6
Igor Toutchinski
11,023
32.2
Claudia Rodriguez
3,713
10.9
Marija Minic
2,206
6.4
Marilyn Carvalho
645
1.9
Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side
Votes
%
First Past the Post
19,223
59.8%
Mixed member proportional
12,907
40.2%
Monte Kwinter
18808
59.41
-1.68
Dan Cullen
7862
24.83
-1.60
Matthew Norrish
3494
11.04
0.34
Constantine Kritsonis
1496
4.73
Monte Kwinter
21250
61.09
Robert Hausman
9192
26.43
Norm Jesin
3721
10.7
Angus Hunt
621
1.79
North: Thornhill
West: York West
York Centre
East: Willowdale
South: Eglinton—Lawrence, York South—Weston

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