York South—Weston (provincial electoral district)
|Ontario electoral district|
York South–Weston in relation to the other Toronto ridings
|Provincial electoral district|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Ontario|
|Pop. density (per km²)||4,700|
It is in the west-end of Toronto. The riding has a largely working class and immigrant population. The riding is made up largely of the old City of York, a southwestern portion of the old city of North York, and parts of the old city of Toronto north of High Park.
It consists of the part of the City of Toronto bounded by a line drawn from Humber River east along Highway 401, south along the Canadian National Railway situated west of Caledonia Road, west along Rogers Road, southeast along Old Weston Road, west along Lavender Road, south along Keele Street, southeast along the Canadian National/Canadian Pacific Railway, west along the Canadian Pacific Railway, and north along the Humber River to Highway 401.
The provincial electoral district was created in 1999 when provincial ridings were defined to have the same borders as federal ridings. Prior to that redistribution, the area included York South and parts of what are now Parkdale-High Park, Davenport, and Eglinton-Lawrence. They became law after Bill 214 (2005), otherwise known as the "Representations Act, 2005",was passed in the Ontario Legislature. The October 10, 2007 provincial election was conducted using the new boundaries, with only minor changes to the boundaries in the south-east corner of the riding, along the border with the Davenport riding.
1999 electoral district description
York South—Weston consisting of those parts of the cities of North York, Toronto and York described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the westerly limit of the City of North York with the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway (Highway No. 401); thence easterly along the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway to the Canadian National Railway situated immediately west of Caledonia Road; thence southerly along said railway to Rogers Road; thence westerly along Rogers Road to Old Weston Road; thence southerly along Old Weston Road to the northerly limit of the City of Toronto; thence westerly along the northerly limit of the City of Toronto to the Canadian National Railway; thence southeasterly along said railway to the Canadian Pacific Railway; thence westerly along the Canadian Pacific Railway to the westerly limit of the City of York; thence generally northerly along the westerly limit of the cities of York and North York to the point of commencement.
Members of Provincial Parliament
|2007–2007||Paul Ferreira||New Democratic|
|42nd||2018–Present||Faisal Hassan||New Democratic|
|Sourced from the Ontario Legislative Assembly|
|2018 Ontario general election|
|New Democratic||Faisal Hassan||13,455||36.07||-1.18|
|Progressive Conservative||Mark DeMontis||12,290||32.95||+21.69|
|Total valid votes||37,298||100.0|
|Source: Elections Ontario|
|2014 Ontario general election|
|New Democratic||Paul Ferreira||12,200||37.25||-4.93|
|Progressive Conservative||Andrew Ffrench||3,687||11.26||+0.16|
|Total valid votes||32,748||100.0|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||404||1.22|
|2011 Ontario general election|
|New Democratic||Paul Ferreira||13,071||42.18||+0.64|
|Progressive Conservative||Lan Daniel||3,441||11.10||+1.26|
|Total valid votes||30,987||100.00|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||227||0.73|
|2007 Ontario general election|
|New Democratic||Paul Ferreira||13,394||41.54||-1.79|
|Progressive Conservative||Karen McMillan-Aver||3,173||9.84||-0.43|
|Family Coalition||Mariangela Sanabria||218||0.68||-0.06|
|Total valid votes||32,242||100.0|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||433||1.33|
|Liberal gain from New Democratic||Swing||+1.64|
|Ontario provincial by-election, February 8, 2007|
Resignation of Joseph Cordiano
|New Democratic||Paul Ferreira||8,146||43.33||+24.04|
|Progressive Conservative||Pina Martino||1,917||10.27||−4.96|
|Family Coalition||Mariangela Sanabria||134||0.74||−0.73|
|Total valid votes||18,831||100.0|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||146||0.77|
|New Democratic gain from Liberal||Swing||+22.08|
|2003 Ontario general election|
|New Democratic||Brian Donlevy||6,247||19.29||-0.80|
|Progressive Conservative||Stephen Halicki||4,930||15.23||-6.68|
|Family Coalition||Mariangela Sanabria||475||1.47||-0.12|
|Total valid votes||32,378||100.0|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||540||1.56|
|1999 Ontario general election|
|Progressive Conservative||Alan Hofmeister||7,471||21.91|
|New Democratic||Rosana Pellizzari||6,850||20.09|
|Family Coalition||Enzo Granzotto||542||1.59|
|Natural Law||Erica Kindl||139||0.41|
|Total valid votes||34,101||100.0|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||540||1.56|
2007 electoral reform referendum
|2007 Ontario electoral reform referendum|
|First Past the Post||16,842||56.4|
|Mixed member proportional||12,998||43.6|
|Total valid votes||29,840||100.0|
- "York South Weston electoral boundaries". Elections Canada, Government of Canada. 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-29.
- "Bill 214 2005 An Act to amend the Election Act,the Election Finances Act and the Legislative Assembly Act, to repeal the Representation Act, 1996 and to enact the Representation Act, 2005". Journals and Procedural Research Branch Office of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2006. Archived from the original on 2006-12-14. Retrieved 2007-01-29.
- "New electoral boundaries". Elections Ontario, Government of Ontario. 2005. Archived from the original on 2006-12-08. Retrieved 2007-01-19.
- "York South Weston electoral boundaries". Elections Canada, Government of Canada. 1996. Retrieved 2007-01-29.
- For a listing of each MPP's Queen's Park curriculum vitae see below:
- For Joe Cordiano's Legislative Assembly information see "Joseph Cordiano, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08.
- For Paul Ferreira's Legislative Assembly information see "Paul Ferreira, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08.
- For Laura Albanese's Legislative Assembly information see "Laura Albanese, MPP". Parliamentary History. Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-08.
- "Summary of Valid Votes Cast for each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. p. 12. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
- "Official Return from the Records: 106 York South—Weston" (PDF). Elections Ontario. 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2015.