Scarborough West (provincial electoral district)

Scarborough West was a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada. It was created prior to the 1963 provincial election and eliminated in 1996, when its territory was incorporated into the riding of Scarborough Southwest. Scarborough West riding was created from part of the former riding of York—Scarborough. It was in the former borough of Scarborough.

Scarborough West
Ontario electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Ontario
District created1963
District abolished1996
First contested1963
Last contested1995
Demographics
Census division(s)Toronto
Census subdivision(s)Toronto

Four Members of Provincial Parliament represented the riding during its history. The most notable was Stephen Lewis who was leader of the New Democratic Party of Ontario from 1970-1978.

BoundariesEdit

The riding was created in 1963 through an amendment to the Representation Act. It formed the southwest part of the former riding of York—Scarborough. The riding was bordered by Lawrence Avenue to the north, Victoria Park Road to the west, Lake Ontario to the south and Kennedy Road to the east.[1]

In 1975, the boundary was significantly altered. The western boundary remained Victoria Park Road and the southern boundary of Lake Ontario were retained. The northern boundary was moved south to Eglinton Avenue. The eastern boundary was redrawn as follows: from Eglinton Avenue, the boundary followed the CNR right-of-way located east of Kennedy Road south and then curving south east to Midland Avenue at Danforth Road. It followed Midland Avenue south to Kingston Road where it turned southwest following Kingston to the Rosetta McLain Gardens park. It then turned south until it met the lake.[2]

In 1987 the boundary was altered again. The northern border was moved north to Lawrence Avenue. The eastern boundary followed the CNR right-of-way east of Kennedy Avenue south to Eglinton Avenue. It then moved west following Eglinton to Kennedy Road. It then followed Kennedy south to Lake Ontario.[3]

Members of Provincial ParliamentEdit

Scarborough West
Assembly Years Member Party
Created from York—Scarborough in 1963
27th  1963–1967     Stephen Lewis New Democratic
28th  1967–1971
29th  1971–1975
30th  1975–1977
31st  1977–1979
 1979–1981     Richard Johnston New Democratic
32nd  1981–1985
33rd  1985–1987
34th  1987–1990
35th  1990–1995     Anne Swarbrick New Democratic
36th  1995–1999     Jim Brown Progressive Conservative
Sourced from the Ontario Legislative Assembly[4]
Merged into Scarborough Southwest after 1996

Electoral resultsEdit

1963 boundariesEdit

1963 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes[5] Vote %
    New Democrat Stephen Lewis 10,534 42.4
    Conservative Joe Krol 8,105 32.6
    Liberal Thomas Somerville 5,495 22.1
Communist Osmo Lahti 727 2.9
Total 20,453
1967 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes[6] Vote %
    New Democrat Stephen Lewis 13,141 47.9
    Conservative R. Stackhouce 8,406 30.7
    Liberal William Belfontaine 5,874 21.4
Total 27,421
1971 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes[7] Vote %
    New Democrat Stephen Lewis 13,104 39.3
    Conservative Richard Kirkup 12,629 37.9
    Liberal Frank Faubert 7,575 22.7
Total 33,308

1975 boundariesEdit

1975 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes[8][nb 1] Vote %
    New Democrat Stephen Lewis 15,717 56.1
    Conservative Syd Brown 7,738 27.6
    Liberal Norm Kert 4,422 15.8
    Independent Richard Sanders 133 0.5
Total 28,010
1977 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes[9][nb 2] Vote %
    New Democrat Stephen Lewis 13,340 54.0
    Conservative Kenneth J. Timney 6,870 27.8
    Liberal Bobby Orr 3,869 15.7
Libertarian Paul Mollon 476 1.9
    Independent Richard Sanders 167 0.7
Total 24,722
By-election April 5, 1979
Party Candidate Votes[10][nb 3] Vote %
    New Democrat Richard Johnston 6,981 42.3
    Conservative John Larke 5,165 31.3
    Liberal William Belfontaine 4,361 26.4
Total 16,507
1981 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes[11] Vote %
    New Democrat Richard Johnston 10,018 41.9
    Conservative John Adams 9,638 40.3
    Liberal William Belfontaine 4,361 16.3
Total 28,252
1985 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes[12] Vote %
    New Democrat Richard Johnston 13,087 53.4
    Conservative Kurt Christensen 6,061 24.7
    Liberal Anthiny Judd 4,806 19.6
    Independent John MacMillan 547 2.2
Total 24,501

1987 boundariesEdit

1987 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes[13] Vote %
    New Democrat Richard Johnston 13,246 56.0
    Liberal Joe Pacione 4,806 20.3
    Conservative Brian Clark 3,985 16.8
Family Coalition Stephen Jalsevac 1,139 4.8
Libertarian George Dance 477 2.0
Total 23,653
1990 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes[14][nb 4] Vote %
    New Democrat Anne Swarbrick 13,948 51.3
    Liberal Joe Pacione 6,322 23.3
    Conservative Jim Brown 5,560 20.5
Family Coalition Shoten Slovak 971 3.6
Libertarian George Dance 383 1.4
Total 27,184
1995 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes[15] Vote %
    Conservative Jim Brown 11,773 43.1
    New Democrat Anne Swarbrick 9,216 33.8
    Liberal John Marchildon 5,326 19.5
    Natural Law Cynthia Marchand 387 1.4
    Independent Frank Meyers 254 0.9
Libertarian George Dance 214 0.8
Green Eric Stark 129 0.5
Total 27,950

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 170 out of 172 polls reporting.
  2. ^ 184 out of 185 polls reporting.
  3. ^ 160 out of 184 polls reporting.
  4. ^ 183 out of 187 polls reporting.

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ "Representation Act , RSO 1970, c 413". Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 1970.
  2. ^ Fulton, E. Kaye (September 6, 1975). "Near defeat in 1971 haunting Lewis in Scarborough West". Toronto Star. p. A6.
  3. ^ Zwolinski, Mark (September 1, 1987). "6 candidate in NDP stronghold". Toronto Star. p. A7.
  4. ^ For a listing of each MPP's Queen's Park curriculum vitae see below:
    • For Stephen Lewis' Legislative Assembly information see "Stephen Henry Lewis, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-24.
    • For Richard Johnston's Legislative Assembly information see "Richard Frank Johnston, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-24.
    • For Anne Swarbrick's Legislative Assembly information see "Anne Swarbrick, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-24.
    • For Jim Brown's Legislative Assembly information see "Jim Brown, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-24.
  5. ^ Canadian Press (1963-09-26). "Who Won Which Seats In P.C.s Ontario Sweep". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. 20.
  6. ^ Canadian Press (1967-10-18). "Provincial election results in Metro ridings". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. 66.
  7. ^ Canadian Press (1971-10-22). "Here's who won on the Metro ridings". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. 12.
  8. ^ Canadian Press (1975-09-19). "Results from the 29 ridings in Metro". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. A18.
  9. ^ Canadian Press (1977-06-10). "How they voted in Metro area". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. p. A10.
  10. ^ "Scarborough West, Wentworth held by NDP's Johnston, Isaacs". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. April 6, 1979. p. 1.
  11. ^ Canadian Press (1981-03-20). "Election results for Metro Toronto ridings". The Windsor Star. Windsor, Ontario. p. 22. Retrieved 2012-09-04.
  12. ^ Canadian Press (1985-05-03). "The night the Tories tumbled; riding by riding results". Ottawa Citizen. Toronto. p. 43. Retrieved 2012-05-10.
  13. ^ "How Metro-Area Voted". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. 1987-09-11. p. A12.
  14. ^ "How Metro-Area Voted". The Toronto Daily Star. Toronto. 1990-09-07. p. A10.
  15. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. 1995-06-08. Archived from the original on 2014-03-16. Retrieved 2012-08-27.