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Broadview was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1935 to 1979. This riding was created in 1933 from parts of Toronto East and Toronto—Scarborough ridings.

Broadview
Ontario electoral district
Broadview - 1933.PNG
The boundaries of Broadview as they were from 1933 to 1947
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1933
District abolished1976
First contested1935
Last contested1978
Demographics
Population (1941)1941 census59,454
Electors (1945)41,299
Census divisionsToronto
Census subdivisionsToronto

It initially consisted of the part of the city of Toronto bounded by a line drawn north from Lake Ontario along Leslie Avenue, west along Eastern Avenue, north along Rushbrook Avenue, west along Queen Street, north along Jones Avenue, west along Danforth Avenue, north along Langford Avenue, thence west along the city limits, and south and west along the Don River to Toronto Bay.

In 1966, it was redefined to consist of the part of Metropolitan Toronto bounded by a line drawn north from Lake Ontario along Leslie Street, east along Queen Street East, north along Greenwood Avenue, west along Sammon Avenue, south along Pape Avenue, west along Fulton Avenue to Broadview Avenue, south along the Don River, west along Lake Shore Boulevard East, and south along Cherry Street to Lake Ontario.

Its provincial counterpart in elections to the Ontario Legislative Assembly was the riding of Riverdale which covered much of the same area.

Broadview was abolished in 1976 when it was redistributed between Beaches, Broadview—Greenwood and Rosedale ridings.

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Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Toronto East and Toronto—Scarborough
18th  1935–1940     Thomas Langton Church Conservative
19th  1940–1945     National Government
20th  1945–1949     Progressive Conservative
21st  1949–1950†
 1950–1953 George Hees
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1962
25th  1962–1963
26th  1963–1965     David Hahn Liberal
27th  1965–1968     John Gilbert New Democratic
28th  1968–1972
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1978
 1978–1979 Bob Rae
Riding dissolved into Beaches, Broadview—Greenwood and Rosedale

Election resultsEdit

1935 BoundariesEdit

Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Thomas Langton Church 11,380
Liberal Harold P. Snelgrove 7,527
Co-operative Commonwealth Graham Spry 5,167
Reconstruction John C. MacCorkindale 3,793
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes
National Government Thomas Langton Church 14,474
Liberal George Gressewell 7,866
Co-operative Commonwealth George Grube 2,613
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Thomas Langton Church 13,011
Liberal Joseph McNamara 6,362
Co-operative Commonwealth George Grube 5,414
Labor–Progressive Fred Collins 694
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Thomas Langton Church 10,507
Liberal Ruth Radford 9,316
Co-operative Commonwealth George Grube 7,636
Socialist Labour William Blackwood Hendry 271

On Mr. Church's death, 7 February 1950:

By-election on 15 May 1950
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative George Hees 10,399
Liberal Ruth Elizabeth Radford 6,055
Co-operative Commonwealth George Grube 4,975
Socialist Labour Charles Weir 184
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative George Hees 10,403
Liberal Joseph J. Carroll 6,316
Co-operative Commonwealth Herbert Gargrave 3,910
Labor–Progressive William Kashtan 224
Socialist Labour Alan Sanderson 130
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative George Hees 12,815
Liberal Terrence R. Doidge 4,664
Co-operative Commonwealth Ron Burns 4,078
Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative George Hees 15,364
Liberal George A. Taylor 4,738
Co-operative Commonwealth John Alan Lee 3,356
Socialist Ross Dowson 447
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative George Hees 8,929
Liberal David Hahn 7,658
New Democratic Gerry Gallagher 5,330
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal David Hahn 8,743
Progressive Conservative Glen Day 6,684
New Democratic John Gilbert 5,574
Social Credit Tom Comerford 166
Independent Fred Graham 149
Socialist Labour Alan Sanderson 43
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic John Gilbert 8,232
Liberal David Hahn 6,876
Progressive Conservative Richard H. Lyall 5,481
Socialist Labour William B. Hendry 147

1966 BoundariesEdit

 
The boundaries of Broadview as they were from 1966 to 1976
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic John Gilbert 10,406
Liberal Bob Sutherland 9,929
Progressive Conservative Betty M. Knight 4,752
Socialist Labour William B. Hendry 202
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic John Gilbert 11,063
Progressive Conservative Tom Clifford 7,903
Liberal Peter Murphy 7,465
No affiliation Alfred Dewhurst 123
No affiliation Ron Hall 54
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic John Gilbert 9,392
Liberal Lou Yankou 8,158
Progressive Conservative Bob Jamieson 5,617
Independent Walter Belej 137
Communist Angelo E. Giannakopoulos 128
Marxist–Leninist Susan Dennis 101

On Mr. Gilbert's resignation, 28 April 1978:

By-election on 16 October 1978
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic Bob Rae 8,388
Progressive Conservative Tom Clifford 7,968
Liberal Philipp Valeris 3,466
Communist Tom Lianos 204

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