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Trinity was an electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada, 1935 to 1988. It covered a portion of western Toronto, Ontario. Its name comes from the Trinity–Bellwoods area where Trinity College, Toronto was located.

Trinity
Ontario electoral district
Trinity, 1976.png
Trinity's boundaries from 1976 to 1987
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1933
District abolished1987
First contested1935
Last contested1984
Trinity's boundaries from 1966 to 1976

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HistoryEdit

This district was formed in 1933 from portions of Toronto Northwest, Toronto West Centre, and Toronto South ridings. Its boundaries changed repeatedly over the years; when created, it stretched far north to the edge of the city boundaries. As this northern portion became more populated, it was split off into other ridings. Its eastern and western boundaries were fairly consistent, stretching from Bathurst Street in the east to Atlantic Avenue in the West. In 1987, due to the relative decrease in the population of downtown Toronto compared to other areas, this district was merged with Spadina to form Trinity—Spadina. Some portions also went to the western riding of Davenport.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Trinity elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Toronto Northwest, Toronto West Centre
and Toronto South
18th  1935–1940     Hugh Plaxton Liberal
19th  1940–1945 Arthur Roebuck
20th  1945–1949     Larry Skey Progressive Conservative
21st  1949–1953     Lionel Conacher Liberal
22nd  1953–1954†
 1954–1957 Donald Carrick
23rd  1957–1958 Stanley Haidasz
24th  1958–1958†     Edward Lockyer Progressive Conservative
 1958–1962     Paul Hellyer Liberal
25th  1962–1963
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968
28th  1968–1971
 1971–1972     Independent
 1972–1974     Progressive Conservative
29th  1974–1979     Aideen Nicholson Liberal
30th  1979–1980
31st  1980–1984
32nd  1984–1988
Riding dissolved into Trinity—Spadina and Davenport

Federal election resultsEdit

1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Hugh John Plaxton 10,472
  Conservative G. Reginald Geary 9,607
Reconstruction William Alexander Gunn 3,266
  Co-operative Commonwealth Carlo Lamberti 1,801
Communist Norman Freed 1,470
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Arthur Roebuck 14,901
     National Government George Reginald Geary 11,617
  Independent Douglas Stewart 1,071
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Progressive Conservative Larry Skey 8,908
  Liberal Ernest Charlton Bogart 8,817
Labor–Progressive Tim Buck 7,488
  Co-operative Commonwealth Herman A. Voaden 3,425
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Lionel Conacher 10,389
  Progressive Conservative Larry Skey 8,423
Labor–Progressive Tim Buck 6,438
  Co-operative Commonwealth Herman Voaden 4,522
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Lionel Conacher 8,056
  Progressive Conservative Stanley Frolick 6,019
  Co-operative Commonwealth Herman A. Voaden 3,877
Labor–Progressive Tim Buck 1,725
November 8, 1954 by-election following Conacher's death
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Donald Carrick 5,589
  Progressive Conservative Willson Woodside 4,237
  Co-operative Commonwealth Herman A. Voaden 3,700
Labor–Progressive William Kashtan 953
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Stanley Haidasz 7,068
  Progressive Conservative Wilfrid Gordon Pilsworth 6,564
  Co-operative Commonwealth Frank Ancevich 4,343
Labor–Progressive John Weir 764
Social Credit David Roland Milne 539
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Progressive Conservative Edward R. Lockyer 10,203
  Liberal Stanley Haidasz 8,177
  Co-operative Commonwealth Frank Ancevich 3,170
Labor–Progressive Tim Buck 851
December 15, 1958 by-election following Lockyer's death
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Paul Hellyer 5,175
  Progressive Conservative Joe Lesniak 4,404
  Co-operative Commonwealth John Elchuk 1,724
Labor–Progressive Sam Walsh 488
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Paul Hellyer 9,615
  Progressive Conservative Stanley Frolick 6,124
  New Democratic Party Thomas Paton 3,740
Communist Leslie Morris 449
  Independent Peter D'Agostino 295
Social Credit David E. Hartman 227
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Paul Hellyer 10,595
  Progressive Conservative John Wasylenko 5,171
  New Democratic Party Thomas Paton 3,512
Communist Leslie Morris 391
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Paul Hellyer 9,897
  Progressive Conservative John Brazill 4,375
  New Democratic Party Enzo Ragno 2,773
1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Paul Hellyer 13,126
  Progressive Conservative Ed Robertson 5,360
  New Democratic Party Jim De Candole 4,177
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Progressive Conservative Paul Hellyer 8,518
  Liberal Aideen Nicholson 8,334
  New Democratic Party Edward Boucher 3,725
  Unknown Norman Freed 330
  Unknown Rae Greig 134
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Aideen Nicholson 10,683
  Progressive Conservative Paul Hellyer 6,537
  New Democratic Party Jonathan Cohen 2,637
Communist William Kashtan 234
Marxist–Leninist Jim Turnbull 90
  Independent Martin K. Weiche 64
1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Aideen Nicholson 10,206
  New Democratic Party Manuel Azevedo 5,504
  Progressive Conservative Frank Lacka 4,843
Libertarian Maureen Cain 482
Communist William Kashtan 192
Marxist–Leninist Aili Waldman 65
1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Aideen Nicholson 12,628
  New Democratic Party Manuel Azevedo 5,005
  Progressive Conservative Richard Boraks 3,695
Libertarian Vijay Basdeo 412
Communist William Kashtan 159
Marxist–Leninist Aili Waldman 57
1984 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Aideen Nicholson 9,811
  New Democratic Party David English 6,712
  Progressive Conservative Peter Rekai 5,120
Green Susan Berlin 341
Libertarian Peter W. Ring 255
Communist William Kashtan 195
Commonwealth of Canada Ted Ma 73

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