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Don Valley North (French: Don Valley-Nord) is a federal electoral district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1988 to 1997 and since 2015. Don Valley North covers the area of the City of Toronto bounded by Steeles Avenue East to the north, Highway 401 to the south, Bayview Avenue to the west, and Victoria Park Avenue to the east.

Don Valley North
Ontario electoral district
Don Valley North in relation to the other Toronto ridings (2015 boundaries).png
Don Valley North in relation to the other Toronto ridings (2015 boundaries)
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Han Dong
Liberal
District created1987
First contested1988
Last contested2019
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)103,073
Electors (2015)71,081
Census divisionsToronto
Census subdivisionsToronto
Map of Don Valley North riding

Former North York city council member Barbara Greene, a Progressive Conservative, was elected as its first Member of Parliament in the 1988 election. She was defeated by Liberal Sarkis Assadourian in the 1993 election.

This riding was originally created in 1987, and was first used in the federal election of 1988. It was created from parts of Don Valley East and York—Scarborough ridings. In 1996, the riding was abolished through redistribution, and divided between Don Valley East and Willowdale ridings. This riding was re-created from parts of Willowdale and Don Valley East during the 2012 electoral redistribution.

As per the 2016 Census, Don Valley North is one of the only three City of Toronto ridings where Chinese is both the most frequent ethnic origin (32.4% of the population) and most frequent ethnicity group (31.3%, while White/Europeans come second with 29.3% of the population).

GeographyEdit

This riding is located in the northeastern part of the North York district in Toronto. It contains the neighbourhoods of Henry Farm, Bayview Village, Bayview Woods-Steeles, Hillcrest Village, Don Valley Village, and Pleasant View.

Members of ParliamentEdit

The riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Don Valley North
Riding created from Don Valley East and York—Scarborough
34th  1988–1993     Barbara Greene Progressive Conservative
35th  1993–1997     Sarkis Assadourian Liberal
Riding dissolved into Don Valley East and Willowdale
Riding re-created from Willowdale and Don Valley East
42nd  2015–2019     Geng Tan Liberal
43rd  2019–present Han Dong

Election resultsEdit

2015–presentEdit

2019 Canadian federal election
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Han Dong 23,495 50.4 -1.02
Conservative Sarah Fischer 16,506 35.4 -2.42
New Democratic Bruce Griffin 4,285 9.2 +0.67
Green Daniel Giavedoni 1,803 3.9 +1.67
People's Jay Sobel 482 1.0 -
Total valid votes/Expense limit 46,571 100.0
Total rejected ballots 314
Turnout 46,885 62.0
Eligible voters 75,566
Source: Elections Canada[1][2]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Geng Tan 23,494 51.42 +14.13 $89,171.01
Conservative Joe Daniel 17,279 37.82 -2.47 $70,723.13
New Democratic Akil Sadikali 3,896 8.53 -12.20 $16,603.42
Green Caroline Brown 1,018 2.23 +0.91
Total valid votes/Expense limit 45,687 100.00   $205,015.85
Total rejected ballots 259 0.56
Turnout 45,946 63.12
Eligible voters 72,787
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +8.30
Source: Elections Canada[3][4]
2011 federal election redistributed results[5]
Party Vote %
  Conservative 15,801 40.30
  Liberal 14,625 37.30
  New Democratic 8,129 20.73
  Green 516 1.32
  Others 142 0.36

1988–1993Edit

1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sarkis Assadourian 22,504 59.86 +17.93
Progressive Conservative Barbara Greene 7,238 19.25 –24.18
Reform Peter Cobbold 6,068 16.14
New Democratic David Lu 1,395 3.71 –8.11
Natural Law William J. Sparling 319 0.85
Abolitionist Lindsay George King 69 0.18
Total valid votes 37,593 100.0  
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +21.06
1988 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Barbara Greene 17,551 43.43
Liberal Sarkis Assadourian 16,947 41.94
New Democratic Anton Kuerti 4,777 11.82
Independent Bernadette Michael 577 1.43
Libertarian Earl Epsteine 560 1.39
Total valid votes 40,412 100.0  

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  3. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Don Valley North, 30 September 2015
  4. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived August 15, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections

External linksEdit