Parkdale—High Park

Infobox Canada electoral district
province = Ontario


caption = Parkdale—High Park in relation to the other Toronto ridings
fed-status = active
fed-district-number = 35068
fed-created = 1976
fed-abolished =
fed-election-first = 1979
fed-election-last = 2006
fed-rep = Peggy Nash
fed-rep-link =
fed-rep-party = NDP
fed-rep-party-link = New Democratic Party
prov-status = active
prov-created = 1999
prov-abolished =
prov-election-first = 1999
prov-election-last = 2007
prov-rep = Cheri DiNovo
prov-rep-link =
prov-rep-party = NDP
prov-rep-party-link = Ontario New Democratic Party
demo-census-date = 2006
demo-pop = 102142
demo-electors = 70956
demo-electors-date = 2007
demo-area = 16
demo-cd = Toronto
demo-csd = Toronto

Parkdale—High Park is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1979, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999.

It is located in the central-west part of Toronto on the lakefront. It has 106,559 residents. It is composed of the five neighbourhoods surrounding High Park. West of High Park is the former village of Swansea; north of the Park are the neighbourhoods of High Park North and Runnymede-Bloor West Village; to the east of the Park is Roncesvalles Village and Parkdale to the south-east.

It consists of the part of the City of Toronto bounded on the south by Lake Ontario, on the west by the Humber River, and on the north and east by a line drawn from the Humber River east along the Canadian Pacific Railway, southeast along the Canadian National/Canadian Pacific Railway, west along Queen Street West, south along Dufferin Street, west along Dufferin Street, and south along the southerly production of Spencer Avenue.

The current federal Member of Parliament (MP) as of January 23rd, 2006 is Peggy Nash of the New Democratic Party (NDP). Cheri DiNovo, also of the NDP, is the Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) as of September 14th, 2006. DiNovo was re-elected in the 2007 Ontario General Election.

Federal electoral district

The riding was created in 1976 from parts of Parkdale, High Park—Humber Valley, Davenport and Spadina ridings.

In 1976, it was defined to consist of the part of the City of Toronto bounded on the south by the shore of Lake Ontario, on the north and west by the city limits, on the east by a line drawn from north to south along Runnymede Road, east along Annette Street, south along Keele Street, east along Humberside Avenue, southeast along the Canadian National Railway, south along Bathurst Street; thence southerly along Bathurst Street to the Western Channel of Toronto Harbour.

In 1987, it was defined to consist of the parts of the cities of Toronto and York bounded on the west by the city limits of Toronto and York, and on the north, east and south by a line drawn east along the Canadian Pacific Railway line, south along Runnymede Road, east along Annette Street, southeast along Dundas Street West, east along Dupont Street, southwest along the Canadian National Railway line immediately east of Dundas Street West, south along Atlantic Avenue, west along the Gardiner Expressway, south along the southerly production of Spencer Avenue.

In 1996, it was defined to consist of the parts of the cities of Toronto and York bounded on the west by the city limits of Toronto and York, and on the north, east and south by a line drawn east along the Canadian Pacific Railway, southeast along the Canadian National Railway, south along Atlantic Avenue, west along the Gardiner Expressway, and south along the southerly production of Spencer Avenue.

In 2003, it was given its current boundaries as described above.

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

#Jesse Flis, Liberal Party of Canada (1979-1984)
#Andrew Witer, Progressive Conservative (1984-1988)
#Jesse Flis, Liberal Party of Canada (1988-1997)
#Sarmite Bulte, Liberal Party of Canada (1997-2006)
#Peggy Nash, New Democratic Party (2006-present)

Former boundaries

Federal election results

align="left" colspan=2|New Democratic Party gain from Liberal
align="right"|Swing
align="right"| -6.0
align="right"

Provincial electoral district

The provincial electoral district was created in 1999 when provincial ridings were defined to have the same borders as federal ridings.

Members of Provincial Parliament

#Gerard Kennedy, Liberal (1999-2006)
#Cheri DiNovo, New Democratic Party (2006-present)

Provincial election results

Election box begin | title=Ontario general election, 2007
-
Cheri DiNovo
align="right"|18,136
align="right"|44.6
align="right"|+3.6
-
Sylvia Watson
align="right"|11,900
align="right"|29.3
align="right"|-3.7
-
David Hutcheon
align="right"|6,013
align="right"|14.8
align="right"|-2.5
-
|Bruce Hearns
align="right"|3,937
align="right"|9.7
align="right"|+3.5
-
Zork Hun
align="right"|327
align="right"|0.8
align="right"|+0.2
-
Marilee Kidd
align="right"|322
align="right"|0.8
align="right"|-0.5

* This riding was one of only five where a majority backed MMP

September 14, 2006 by-election

{| class="wikitable"
- style="background-color:#E9E9E9"! colspan="6"|September 14, 2006 by-election
- style="background-color:#E9E9E9"! colspan="2" style="width: 200px"|Party! style="width: 170px"|Candidate! style="width: 40px"|Votes! style="width: 40px"|%! style="width: 40px"|+/-
-
style="width: 185px"|New Democrat
Cheri DiNovo
align=right| 11,675
align=right| 41.0
align=right| +25.2
-
style="width: 185px"| Liberal
Sylvia Watson
align=right| 9,387
align=right| 33.0
align=right| -24.8
-
style="width: 185px"| Progressive Conservative
David Hutcheon
align=right| 4,921
align=right| 17.3
align=right| +1.1
-
style="width: 185px"|Green
Frank De Jong
align=right| 1,758
align=right| 6.2
align=right| -0.7
-
style="width: 185px"|Family Coalition
Stan Grzywna
align=right| 366
align=right| 1.3
align=right| -0.2
-
style="width: 185px"|Libertarian
Jim McIntosh
align=right| 162
align=right| 0.6
align=right| -
-
style="width: 185px"|Freedom
Silvio Ursomarzo
align=right| 111
align=right| 0.4
align=right| 0.0
-
style="width: 185px"|Independent
John C. Turmel
align=right| 77
align=right| 0.3
align=right| -
-

{| class="wikitable"
- style="background-color:#E9E9E9"! colspan="6"|Ontario general election, 2003
- style="background-color:#E9E9E9"! colspan="2" style="width: 200px"|Party! style="width: 170px"|Candidate! style="width: 40px"|Votes! style="width: 40px"|%! style="width: 40px"|+/-
-
style="width: 185px"| Liberal
Gerard Kennedy
align=right|23,008
align=right|57.8
align=right| +2.9
-
style="width: 185px"| Progressive Conservative
Stephen Snell
align=right|6,436
align=right|16.2
align=right| -14.0
-
style="width: 185px"|New Democrat
Margo Duncan
align=right|6,275
align=right|15.8
align=right| +4.0
-
style="width: 185px"|Green
Neil Spiegel
align=right|2,758
align=right|6.9
align=right| +5.7
-
style="width: 185px"|Family Coalition
Stan Grzywna
align=right|591
align=right|1.5
align=right| +0.8
-
style="width: 185px"|Communist
Karin Larsen
align=right|349
align=right|0.9
align=right| -
-
style="width: 185px"|Independent
John Steele
align=right|204
align=right|0.5
align=right| -
-
style="width: 185px"|Freedom
Dick Field
align=right|165
align=right|0.4
align=right| -

{| class="wikitable"
- style="background-color:#E9E9E9"! colspan="6"|Ontario general election, 1999

- style="background-color:#E9E9E9"! colspan="2" style="width: 200px"|Party! style="width: 170px"|Candidate! style="width: 40px"|Votes! style="width: 40px"|%
-
style="width: 185px"| Liberal
Gerard Kennedy
align=right|23,022
align=right|54.9
-
style="width: 185px"| Progressive Conservative
Annamarie Castrilli
align=right|12,647
align=right|30.2
-
style="width: 185px"|New Democrat
Irene Atkinson
align=right|4,937
align=right|11.8
-
style="width: 185px"|Green
Frank de Jong
align=right|500
align=right|1.2
-
style="width: 185px"|Libertarian
Doug Burn
align=right|325
align=right|0.8
-
style="width: 185px"|Family Coalition
Stan Grzywna
align=right|289
align=right|0.7
-
style="width: 185px"| Independent
Jorge Van Schouwen
align=right|99
align=right|0.2
-
style="width: 185px"|Natural Law
Lynne Hea
align=right|99
align=right|0.2

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=534 Riding history 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&
]
* [http://www.digital-copyright.ca/edid/35068 Parkdale--High Park section of the Digital Copyright Canada forum]
* [http://www.parkdalehighparkgreens.ca Parkdale-High Park Green Party]
* [http://www.parkdalehighpark.ontariopc.com Parkdale-High Park Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Riding Association]
* [http://www.phpndp.ca Parkdale-High Park NDP Riding Association]
* [http://democraticspace.com/blog/by-elections/2006-parkdale-high-park DemocraticSPACE Parkdale-High Park 2006 By-Election Page]
* [http://democraticspace.com/blog/ontario2007/parkdale-high-park/ DemocraticSPACE Parkdale-High Park 2007 Ontario General Election Page]


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