York West


York West

Infobox Canada electoral district
province = Ontario


caption = York West in relation to the other Toronto ridings
fed-status = active
fed-district-number = 35106
fed-created = 1867
fed-abolished =
fed-election-first = 1867
fed-election-last = 2006
fed-rep = Judy Sgro
fed-rep-link =
fed-rep-party = Liberal
fed-rep-party-link = Liberal Party of Canada
prov-status = active
prov-created = 1999
prov-abolished =
prov-election-first = 1999
prov-election-last = 2007
prov-rep = Mario Sergio
prov-rep-link =
prov-rep-party = Liberal
prov-rep-party-link = Ontario Liberal Party
demo-census-date = 2006
demo-pop = 103948
demo-electors = 57411
demo-electors-date = 2007
demo-area = 32
demo-cd = Toronto
demo-csd = Toronto

York West is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1904 and since 1917, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999.

Its population was 110,384 in 2001. The district includes the northwest corner of the former city of North York, including the extreme western part of Downsview.

It 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 Keele Street, west along Grandravine Drive, southeast along Black Creek, west along Sheppard Avenue West, south along Jane Street, west along Highway 401, and northwest along the Humber River to the northern city limit.

The riding is currently represented by Judy Sgro in the Canadian House of Commons and by Mario Sergio in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. It is considered to be one of the safest seats in Canada for the Liberals.

Federal electoral district

It was created by the British North America Act which divided the County of York into two ridings: York East and York West.

The West Riding of York consisted of the Townships of Etobicoke, Vaughan and that part of the Township of York lying west of Yonge Street.

In 1874, it was expanded to include all of the Village of Richmond Hill, which had previously been divided between the two York ridings, after the village council had peitioned to have the whole village included in York West.

The electoral district was abolished in 1903 when York was divided into three ridings. York West was redistributed between the new ridings of York Centre and York South.

The riding was re-created in 1914 from parts of York Centre and York South when the county of York, including parts of the city of Toronto, was divided into four ridings: York North, South, East and West. West York was defined to consist of the townships of Vaughan and Etobicoke and the villages of Weston, New Toronto, Mimico and Woodbridge and Ward 7 of the city of Toronto; and the portion of the township of York lying between the western limit of the city of Toronto and the township of Etobicoke bounded on the south by Lake Ontario and on the north by Northland Avenue.

In 1924, it was redefined to consist of the part of the county of York lying west of Yonge Street, south of the south boundary of the township of Vaughan and outside the city of Toronto.

In 1933, it was redefined to consist of the part of the Township of York lying west of a line drawn north from the limits of the city of Toronto along Weston Road and west along Lambton Avenue to the Humber River, the Township of Etobicoke, the towns of Mimico and New Toronto and the villages of Long Branch and Swansea.

In 1952, it was redefined to consist of the town of New Toronto, the village of Long Branch and the part of the township of Etobicoke lying west of a line drawn from the southwest corner of the town of Mimico north along the west boundary of the town of Mimico, east along Queen Elizabeth Way, north along Royal York Road, east along Sunnydale Drive, north along Prince Edward Drive, east along Bloor Street West and Old Mill Road, north along the Humber River, to the northern boundary of the township of Etobicoke.

In 1966, it was redefined to consist of the part of Metropolitan Toronto bounded by a line drawn from Eglinton Avenue West, north along Jane Street, east along Lawrence Avenue West, north along the C.N.R. line, west along Highway 401, north along Keele Street, west along Calvington Drive, northwest along Exbury Road, north along Jane Street, west along Sheppard Avenue West, north along Highway 400, west along Steeles Avenue West, south along the boundary between the Townships of Etobicoke and Toronto, southeast along the West Branch of the Humber River, south along Kipling Avenue North, east along Rexdale Boulevard, south along Islington Avenue North, east along Dixon Side Road, southeast along the Humber River, and east Eglinton Avenue West to Jane Street.

In 1976, it was redefined to consist of the part of Metropolitan Toronto bounded on the north by Steeles Avenue West, on the west by the Humber River, and on the south and east by a line drawn from the Humber River east along Lawrence Avenue West, north along Keele Street, west along Sheppard Avenue West, and north along Highway No. 400 to Steeles Avenue West.

In 1987, it was redefined to consist of the parts of the cities of Etobicoke and North York bounded on the north by Steeles Avenue West, and on the west, south and east by a line drawn from Steeles Avenue south along Martin Grove Road, southeast along Albion Road, north along Kipling Avenue, southeast along Farr Avenue, east to Islington Avenue, north along Islington Avenue, south along the western limit of the City of North York, east along Highway 401, north along Jane Street, east along Grandravine Drive, and north along Black Creek to Steeles Avenue.

In 1996, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of North York bounded on the north and west by the city limits, and on the east and south by a line drawn from Steeles Avenue south along Dufferin Street, west along Sheppard Avenue West, north along Keele Street, west along Grandravine Drive, south along Jane Street, and west along Highway 401 to the western 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:

OntElec5|1999
-
Mario Sergio
align="right"|16457
align="right"|63.32
-
Chris Collier
align="right"|5086
align="right"|19.57
-
Stephnie Payne
align="right"|3377
align="right"|12.99
-
Anthony Davison
align="right"|427
align="right"|1.64
-
Mark Scrafford
align="right"|299
align="right"|1.15
-
S. Nicholas C. Lin
align="right"|194
align="right"|0.75
-
Rosemary Ann Ray
align="right"|149
align="right"|0.57

See also

* List of Canadian federal electoral districts
* Past Canadian electoral districts

External links

* [http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/hfer/hfer.asp?Language=E&Search=Det&Include=Y&rid=847 Riding history 1867-1903 from the] Library of Parliament
* [http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/hfer/hfer.asp?Language=E&Search=Det&Include=Y&rid=848 Riding history 1914-present from the] Library of Parliament
*Elections Ontario [http://www.electionsontario.on.ca/results/1999_results/stat_summary.jsp?e_code=37&rec=0&
] and [http://www.electionsontario.on.ca/results/2003_results/stat_summary.jsp?e_code=38&rec=0&
]


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