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Yorkview

Yorkview
electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
District created 1963
District abolished 1996
First contested 1963
Last contested 1995
Demographics
Census divisions Toronto
Census subdivisions Toronto

Yorkview was an Ontario provincial electoral district (riding), in the former city of North York from 1963 to 1999. The riding was established for the 1963 Ontario general election.[1] The riding was abolished in preparation for the 1999 Ontario general election. It was partitioned into the current provincial ridings of York West, York Centre and York South—Weston.[2]

Its first and longest-serving Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) was Fred Young,[1] who served the riding as a Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP) member, from 1963 until his retirement in 1981.[3] The last MPP to represent the riding was Ontario Liberal Party member, Mario Sergio.[4] Sergio went on to win the first election the new riding of York West, which contained the majority of the former Yorkview riding.

Boundaries

Its original boundaries were Steeles Avenue West on the north, the western boundary was the Humber River, the eastern boundary was Keele Street and the southern boundary meandered south from the Humber along Weston Road, east to Lawrence Avenue West, then south along Jane Street to Eglinton Avenue West.[2]

In 1975 the riding boundaries were changed. From the southwest corner where Highway 401 crossed the Humber River the boundary followed the river north to Finch Avenue West. It then turned east following Finch to Highway 400. It then turned north following Highway 400 to Steeles Avenue West. It then followed Steeles east to Keele Street and then south along Keele to Sheppard Avenue West. It then went west along Sheppard to Jane Street and then south along Jane to Highway 401. It then followed Highway 401 back west to the Humber River.[5]

The boundary changed again in 1987. From the southwest corner where Highway 401 crossed the Humber River the boundary followed the river north to Steeles Avenue West. It then turned east following Steeles until it reached Black Creek. It followed the river course south to Finch Avenue West. It then turned west following Finch to Keele Street. It then turned south following Keele until it reached Highway 401. It then followed Highway 401 back west to the Humber River.[6]

Members of Provincial Parliament

Parliament Years Member Party
Created from part of York Centre in 1963
27th 1963-1967     Fred Young New Democrat
28th 1967-1971
29th 1971-1975
30th 1975-1977
31st 1977-1981
32nd 1981-1985     Michael Spensieri Liberal
33rd 1985-1987     Claudio Polsinelli Liberal
34th 1987-1990
35th 1990-1995     Giorgio Mammoliti New Democrat
36th 1995-1999     Mario Sergio Liberal
Sourced from the Ontario Legislative Assembly[7]
Merged into York West, York Centre and York South—Weston in 1999

Election results

Ontario general election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes[8] Vote %
    New Democrat Fred Young 7,652 39.0
    Liberal William Lyon 6,804 34.6
    Progressive Conservative Isobel Walker 5,185 26.2
Total 19,641
Ontario general election, 1967
Party Candidate Votes[9] Vote %
    New Democrat Fred Young 13,941 46.7
    Liberal Elvio DelZotta 10,363 34.7
    Progressive Conservative Joseph Gould 5,535 18.5
Total 29,839
Ontario general election, 1971
Party Candidate Votes[10] Vote %
    New Democrat Fred Young 20,540 43.7
    Liberal Jim Fleming 13,928 29.6
    Progressive Conservative Michael O'Rourke 12,547 26.7
Total 47,015
Ontario general election, 1975
Party Candidate Votes[11] Vote %
    New Democrat Fred Young 13,428 52.5
    Liberal Ben Bellantone 8,077 31.6
    Progressive Conservative Dorlene Hewitt 3,460 13.5
    Communist John Sweet 602 2.4
Total 25,567
Ontario general election, 1977
Party Candidate Votes[12] Vote %
    New Democrat Fred Young 13,235 53.4
    Liberal Paul Uguccioni 6,133 24.7
    Progressive Conservative George Gemmell 3,982 16.1
    Independent Dorlene Hewitt 485 2.0
    Libertarian Hersh Gelman 479 1.9
    Communist R.Moretton 356 1.4
    Independent Helen Obadia 118 0.5
Total 24,788
Ontario general election, 1981
Party Candidate Votes[13] Vote %
    Liberal Michael Spensieri 10,135 39.1
    New Democrat Mike Morrone 8,921 34.4
    Conservative Brian Yandell 5,273 30.4
    Independent Frank Esposito 831 3.2
    Independent R. Brandenburg 336 1.3
    Communist Jack Sweet 242 0.9
    Independent Victor Heyn 196 0.8
Total 25,934
Ontario general election, 1985
Party Candidate Votes[14] Vote %
    Liberal Claudio Polsinelli 15,959 49.7
    New Democrat Mike Foster 12,651 39.4
    Conservative Leslie Soobrian 3,514 10.9
Total 32,124
Ontario general election, 1987
Party Candidate Votes[15] Vote %
    Liberal Claudio Polsinelli 11,378 50.9
    New Democrat Sheila Lambrinos 6,185 27.7
    Independent Liberal Tony Marzilli 2,470 11.1
    Conservative Fareed Khan 1,639 7.3
    Libertarian Russ Jackman 674 3.0
Total 22,346
Ontario general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes[16] Vote %
    New Democrat George Mammoliti 9,944 49.5
    Liberal Claudio Polsinelli 8,320 41.5
    Conservative Pedro Cordoba 1,249712 6.2
    Libertarian Roma Kelembet 325 1.6
    Independent Lucylle Boikoff 233 1.2
Total 20,071
Ontario general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes[4] Vote %
    Liberal Mario Sergio 9,245 47.0
    New Democrat George Mammoliti 6,447 32.8
    Conservative Danny Varaich 3,989 20.3
Total 19681
Rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 320
Turnout 20,021 60.8
Electors on list 32,827

References

  1. For Michael Spensieri's Legislative Assembly information see
  2. For Claudio Polsinelli's Legislative Assembly information see
  3. For George Mammoliti's Legislative Assembly information see
  4. For Mario Sergio's Legislative Assembly information see
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