|Ontario electoral district|
|Federal electoral district|
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|District webpage||profile, map|
|Pop. density (per km²)||2,710.2|
As per the 2016 Census, 17.0% of York Centre residents are of Filipino ethnic origin and 16.0% belong to the Filipino visible minority, which are the highest such figures among all City of Toronto ridings. At the same time, the York Centre riding has the highest percentage of residents of Russian (9.5%) and Jewish (5.6%) ethnic origins (in the 2011 National Household Survey, 13.6% of York Centre residents had entered a Jewish ethnic origin).
The riding was previously considered one of the safest Liberal Party seats in Canada; however, this changed as the Conservative Party gained ground in the 2000s, and its candidate Mark Adler won the seat in 2011. However, the Liberal Party regained the seat in 2015 with its candidate Michael Levitt. Levitt was re-elected in 2019, and resigned as of September 1, 2020, to become the CEO of the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies. A by-election to fill the vacancy took place on October 26, 2020, which was won by Liberal Ya'ara Saks.
Ethnic groups: 53.1% White, 16.5% Filipino, 7.9% Black, 5.1% Latin American, 3.5% South Asian, 3.1% Chinese, 2.9% Southeast Asian, 2.0% West Asian, 1.6% Korean
Languages: 67.7% English, 6.5% Russian, 5.5% Tagalog, 3.4% Italian, 3.2% Spanish, 1.5% Vietnamese, 1.2% Korean
Religions (2011): 58.7% Christian (35.5% Catholic, 5.8% Christian Orthodox, 1.7% Anglican, 1.6% Pentecostal, 1.4% Baptist, 12.7% Other), 19.0% Jewish, 4.1% Muslim, 2.9% Buddhist, 2.2% Hindu, 12.7% None.
Median income: $26,937 (2015)
Average income: $41,225 (2015)
York Centre consists of the part of the City of Toronto bounded on the north by the northern city limit, and on the east, south and west by a line drawn from the city limit south along Bathurst Street, southeast along the Don River West Branch, southwest and west along Highway 401, north along Jane Street, east along Sheppard Avenue West, northwest along Black Creek, east along Grandravine Drive, and north along Keele Street to the city limit.
York Centre was originally created in 1903 from parts of York East and York West ridings. It was created when the county of York (excluding the city of Toronto) was divided into three ridings: York Centre, York North and York South. The centre riding consisted of the townships of Etobicoke, Markham, Scarborough and Vaughan, and the villages of Markham, Richmond Hill, Weston and Woodbridge. The electoral district was abolished in 1914 when it was redistributed between York East, York South and York West. In 1952, York Centre was re-established with parts of Eglinton—Lawrence, Willowdale, York North and York West ridings.
In 1966, it was redefined to consist of the part of Metropolitan Toronto bounded on the north by the northern limit, and on the west, south and east by a line drawn from that borough limit south along Highway 400, east along Sheppard Avenue West, south along Jane Street, southeast along Exbury Road, east along Calvington Drive, south along Keele Street, east along Highway 401, south along the Canadian National Railway line, east along Lawrence Avenue West, north along the Spadina Expressway, northeast along Highway 401, north along Bathurst Street, east along Sheppard Avenue West, south along Easton Street, east along Cameron Avenue, and north along Yonge Street to the Metro Toronto limit. It is unclear why the name York Centre was retained as the district was now predominantly in the Borough of North York rather than in the Region of York.
In 1976, it was redefined to consist of the part of the Borough of North York bounded on the north by the borough limit, and on the west, south and east by a line drawn from the borough limit south along Highway 400, east along Sheppard Avenue West, south along Keele Street, east along Highway 401, north along Bathurst Street, and northwest along the West Branch of the Don River to the borough limit.
In 1987, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of North York bounded on the north by the city limit, and on the east, south and west by a line drawn from the city limit southeast along the Don River West Branch, west along Highway 401, north along Jane Street, east along Grandravine Drive, and north along Black Creek to the northern city limit.
In 1996, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of North York bounded on the north by the city limit, and on the east, south and west by a line drawn from the city limit south along Dufferin Street, west along Sheppard Avenue West, north along Keele Street, west along Grandravine Drive, south along Jane Street, east along Highway 401, northwest along the Don River West Branch, north along Bathurst Street, east along Drewry Avenue, north along Chelmsford Avenue, west along Greenwin Village Road, and north along Village Gate to the city limit.
In 2003, it was given its current boundaries as described above.
Members of Parliament
This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:
Riding created from York East and York West
|1907–1908||Peter Douglas McLean|
|11th||1908–1911||Thomas George Wallace||Conservative|
|Riding dissolved into York East and York South|
|Riding re-created from Eglinton—Lawrence, Willowdale,
York North and York West
|23rd||1957–1958||Fred C. Stinson||Progressive Conservative|
|25th||1962–1963||James Edgar Walker||Liberal|
|2021 Canadian federal election|
|The 2021 general election will be held on September 20.|
|New Democratic||Kemal Ahmed|
|Conservative||Joel Yakov Etienne|
|Total valid votes|
|Total rejected ballots|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|Canadian federal by-election, October 26, 2020|
Resignation of Michael Levitt
|New Democratic||Andrea Vásquez Jiménez||1,046||5.79||−4.05||$2,462.86|
|Independent||John The Engineer Turmel||104||0.58||–||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||18,058||99.09||–||$105,734.74|
|Total rejected ballots||166||0.91||−0.61|
|2019 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Andrea Vásquez Jiménez||4,251||9.84||+2.51||none listed|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||43,186||98.48|
|Total rejected ballots||665||1.52||+0.78|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|2015 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Hal Berman||3,148||7.33||−8.56||$9,236.24|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||42,944||99.26||$198,977.91|
|Total rejected ballots||319||0.74||–|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||+9.09|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|2011 federal election redistributed results|
|2011 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Nick Brownlee||6,656||15.9||+3.8||$409.63|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||41,970||100.0||$83,892.08|
|Total rejected ballots||350||0.1||–|
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+10.35|
|2008 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Kurtis Baily||4,503||12.1||−1.7|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||37,189||100.0||$81,864|
|Total rejected ballots||–|
|2006 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Marco Iacampo||5,834||13.7||0||$13,721.44|
|Total valid votes||42,589|
|2004 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Peter Flaherty||5,376||13.7||+7.7||$10,017|
|Total valid votes||39,278|
|2000 Canadian federal election|
|Progressive Conservative||Mark Tweyman||2,518||7.2||−1.4||$1,280|
|New Democratic||Maurice Coulter||2,104||6.0||−3.4||$8,831|
|Total valid votes||34,882|
|1997 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Mark Berardo||3,618||9.4||+5.4|
|Progressive Conservative||Anthony Figliano||3,323||8.6||+1.7|
|Natural Law||Mike Dubinsky||242||0.6||0|
|Canadian Action||Jozef Izsak||186||0.5||–|
|Total valid votes||38,666|
|1993 Canadian federal election|
|Independent||Peter Li Preti||3,918||10.1||–|
|Progressive Conservative||George Tsiolis||2,688||6.9||−15.5|
|New Democratic||Israel Ellis||1,557||4.0||−11.4|
|Natural Law||Linda Dubé||253||0.6||–|
|Total valid votes||38,974|
|1988 Canadian federal election|
|Progressive Conservative||Rocco Sebastiano||9,248||22.4||−5.0|
|New Democratic||Cathy Mele||6,350||15.4||−4.4|
|Total valid votes||41,243|
|1984 Canadian federal election|
|Progressive Conservative||Mike Cohen||11,138||27.4||+9.6|
|New Democratic||Van Newell||8,037||19.8||−0.5|
|Independent||Bonnie J. Geddes||203||0.5||–|
|Total valid votes||40,658|
|1980 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Cris Liscio||7,696||20.3||−5.4|
|Progressive Conservative||Anne Silverman||6,736||17.8||−4.0|
|Total valid votes||37,918|
|1979 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Vince Del Buono||10,464||25.7||+2.2|
|Progressive Conservative||Bill Schiavono||8,856||21.8||−3.1|
|Communist||Gerrit van Houten||63||0.2||0|
|Total valid votes||40,649|
|1974 Canadian federal election|
|Progressive Conservative||Barry Swadron||15,877||24.9||−4.9|
|New Democratic||Michael Copeland||14,992||23.5||−4.3|
|Independent||John J. de Niet||191||0.3||–|
|Social Credit||Roger Drouin||169||0.3||–|
|Total valid votes||63,883|
|1972 Canadian federal election|
|Liberal||James E. Walker||26,912||41.9||−14.7|
|Progressive Conservative||Barry Swadron||19,097||29.8||+17.5|
|New Democratic||Michael Copeland||17,837||27.8||-3.3|
|Total valid votes||64,188|
|1968 Canadian federal election|
|Liberal||James E. Walker||26,758||56.6||+10.2|
|New Democratic||Douglas Fisher||14,714||31.1||−5.0|
|Progressive Conservative||Donald Stirling||5,804||12.3||−4.8|
|Total valid votes||47,276|
|1965 Canadian federal election|
|Liberal||James E. Walker||41,553||46.4||−3.7|
|New Democratic||Val Scott||32,352||36.1||+1.7|
|Progressive Conservative||Fred C. Stinson||15,301||17.1||+1.6|
|Total valid votes||89,508|
|1963 Canadian federal election|
|Liberal||James E. Walker||41,485||50.1||+12.0|
|New Democratic||Val Scott||28,505||34.4||+0.1|
|Progressive Conservative||Bill Durovic||12,807||15.5||−11.2|
|Total valid votes||82,797|
|1962 Canadian federal election|
|Liberal||James E. Walker||30,432||38.1||+5.1|
|New Democratic||Val Scott||27,369||34.3||+20.6|
|Progressive Conservative||Fred C. Stinson||21,343||26.7||−26.6|
|Social Credit||David H. Horwood||746||0.9||–|
|Total valid votes||79,890|
|1958 Canadian federal election|
|Progressive Conservative||Fred C. Stinson||30,764||53.3||+5.9|
|Co-operative Commonwealth||Larry Sheffe||7,888||13.7||−2.9|
|Total valid votes||57,717|
|1957 Canadian federal election|
|Progressive Conservative||Fred C. Stinson||23,295||47.4||+11.9|
|Co-operative Commonwealth||Roy Begley||8,164||16.6||−2.3|
|Social Credit||Rod Gorrill||777||1.6||–|
|Total valid votes||49,161|
|1953 Canadian federal election|
|Progressive Conservative||Roy Thomson||11,180||35.5||–|
|Co-operative Commonwealth||William Newcombe||5,960||18.9||–|
|Total valid votes||31,526|
|1911 Canadian federal election|
|Conservative||Thomas George Wallace||2,838||54.9||+4.5|
|Liberal||Herbert Hartly Dewart||2,328||45.1||-4.5|
|Total valid votes||5,166||100.0|
|1908 Canadian federal election|
|Conservative||Thomas George Wallace||2,614||50.4||+0.7|
|Liberal||Peter Douglas McLean||2,569||49.6||-0.7|
|Total valid votes||5,183||100.0|
|Canadian federal by-election, 23 December 1907|
|On Mr. Campbell being called to the Senate, 22 November 1907|
|Liberal||Peter Douglas McLean||2,282||50.3||-0.6|
|Total valid votes||4,538||100.0|
|1904 Canadian federal election|
|Total valid votes||4,368||100.0|
- Statistics Canada: 2011
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- Riding history 1903-1914 from the Library of Parliament
- Riding history 1952-2008 from the Library of Parliament
- Elections Canada profile
- Statistics Canada profile
- Campaign expense data from Elections Canada
|West: York West||York Centre||East: Willowdale|
|South: Eglinton—Lawrence, York South—Weston|