Willowdale (provincial electoral district)

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Willowdale
Ontario electoral district
Willowdale in relation to the other Toronto ridings (2015 boundaries).png
Willowdale in relation to the other Toronto ridings (2015 boundaries)
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Stan Cho
Progressive Conservative
District created1987
First contested1987
Last contested2018
Demographics
Population (2011)140,496
Electors (2007)90,358
Area (km²)30.48
Pop. density (per km²)4,609.4
Census division(s)Toronto
Census subdivision(s)Toronto
Willowdale from 2003 to 2018

Willowdale is a provincial electoral district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It elects one member to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. It was created in 1987.

History[edit]

From 1987 to 1999, its boundaries were Bathurst Street to Finch Avenue to Yonge Street to Steeles Avenue to Leslie Street to the 401.

In 1996, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of North York bounded on the north by the city limits (Steeles Avenue), and on the east, south and west by a line drawn from the city limits south along the eastern limit of the city, west along the hydro-electric transmission line situated south of McNicoll Avenue, south along Highway 404, west along Finch Avenue East, south along the Don River East Branch, west 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 northern city limit.

From 2003 to 2018, it consisted of the part of the City of Toronto bounded on the north by the northern city limit (Steeles Avenue), and on the east, south and west by a line drawn from the city limit south along Victoria Park Avenue, southwest along the hydroelectric transmission line situated north of Apache Trail, south along Highway 404, west along Finch Avenue East, south along Leslie Street, southwest along Highway 401, northwest along the Don River West Branch, northeast along Bathurst Street, east along the hydroelectric transmission line situated north of Finch Avenue West and north along Yonge Street to the city limit.

This riding lost territory (36%) to Don Valley North, and gained territory from York Centre (16%) during the 2012 electoral redistribution.

Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

Willowdale
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created
34th  1987–1990     Gino Matrundola Liberal
35th  1990–1995     Charles Harnick Progressive Conservative
36th  1995–1999
37th  1999–2003 David Young
38th  2003–2007     David Zimmer Liberal
39th  2007–2011
40th  2011–2014
41st  2014–2018
42nd  2018–Present     Stan Cho Progressive Conservative

Election results[edit]

2018 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Stan Cho 17,732 43.63 +10.16
Liberal David Zimmer 10,815 26.61 -25.97
New Democratic Saman Tabasinejad 10,481 25.79 +15.64
Green Randi Ramdeen 932 2.29 -1.51
Libertarian Catherine MacDonald-Robertson 453 1.11
Independent Birinder S. Ahluwalia 233 0.57
Total valid votes 40,646 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +18.10
Source: Elections Ontario[1]
2014 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Zimmer 24,300 52.58 +1.74
Progressive Conservative Michael Ceci 15,468 33.47 -0.13
New Democratic Alexander Brown 4,693 10.15 -2.70
Green Teresa Pun 1,758 3.80 +1.78
Total valid votes 46,219 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing +0.94
Source: Elections Ontario[2]
2011 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Zimmer 21,984 50.84 +3.13
Progressive Conservative Vince Agovino 14,528 33.60 -1.32
New Democratic Alexander Brown 5,556 12.85 +4.35
Green Michael Vettese 874 2.02 -4.59
Freedom Amy Brown 297 0.69  
Total valid votes 43,239 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 203 0.47
Turnout 43,442 45.40
Eligible voters 95,694
Liberal hold Swing +2.23
Source: Elections Ontario[3]
2007 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Zimmer 21,166 47.73 +0.76
Progressive Conservative David Shiner 15,558 35.08 -7.93
New Democratic Rini Ghosh 3,699 8.34 +1.70
Green Torbjorn Zetterlund 2,960 6.67 +4.66
Libertarian Heath Thomas 477 1.08
Family Coalition Kristin Monster 370 0.83 -0.12
Independent Charles Roddy Sutherland 119 0.27
Total valid votes 44,349 100.00
2003 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Zimmer 21,823 46.97 +4.69
Progressive Conservative David Young 19,957 42.95 -7.57
New Democratic Yvonne Bobb 3,084 6.64 +2.38
Green Sharolyn Vettese 933 2.01 +1.26
Family Coalition Rina Morra 442 0.95 + 0.02
Freedom Vaughan Byrnes 227 0.49 +0.14
Total valid votes 46,466 100.00
1999 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative David Young 22,200 50.52 -3.47
Liberal Fahimeh Mortazavi 18,579 42.28 +13.99
New Democratic Mikael A. Swayze 1,871 4.26 -9.57
Family Coalition Jim Conrad 409 0.93
Green Elizabeth Rhodes 330 0.75 -0.36
Independent Bernadette Michael 323 0.74
Freedom Vaughan Byrnes 152 0.35
Natural Law Claude Viau 75 0.17
Total valid votes 43,939 100.00
1995 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Charles Harnick 18,834 53.99 +18.77
Liberal Les Scheininger 9,870 28.29 -4.48
New Democratic Julie McCrea 4,825 13.83 -13.05
Independent Frank Zeppieri 715 2.05
Green Laura Weinberg 386 1.11
Natural Law Michael Beifuss 253 0.73
Total valid votes 34,883 100.00
1990 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Charles Harnick 11,957 35.22 +1.18
Liberal Gino Matrundola 11,123 32.77 -13.20
New Democratic Batya Hebdon 9,125 26.88 +9.8
Family Coalition Mark Vosylius 1,074 3.16
Libertarian Earl Epstein 668 1.97 -0.94
Total valid votes 33,947 100.00
1987 Ontario general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Gino Matrundola 15,543 45.97
Progressive Conservative Charles Harnick 11,509 34.04
New Democratic Batya Hebdon 5,774 17.08
Libertarian Earl Epstein 985 2.91
Total valid votes 33,811 100.00

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

2007 Ontario electoral reform referendum
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 25,491 59.6
Mixed member proportional 17,281 40.4
Total valid votes 42,772 100.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Summary of Valid Votes Cast for each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. p. 12. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  2. ^ "General Election Results by District, 101 Willowdale" (PDF). Elections Ontario. 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Willowdale" (PDF). Elections Ontario. 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2014.

Coordinates: 43°46′41″N 79°24′58″W / 43.778°N 79.416°W / 43.778; -79.416