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St Paul's

St. Paul's

This article refers to the Canadian electoral district, for other uses see Saint Paul (disambiguation), Cathedral of Saint Paul, St. Paul's Church, or St. Paul's School

St. Paul's is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1935, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999.

The small but densely-populated riding covers the area to the north of downtown Toronto. (Map) It had long been considered a bellwether riding, having been represented by only three opposition MPs. However, like most Toronto-based ridings, the Liberals have dominated recent elections. Since the Liberals won all but one seat in Ontario in their 1993 landslide, they have won St. Paul's by 15,000 votes or more. The current MP is Carolyn Bennett and the current MPP is Michael Bryant.

Federal electoral district

It was created in 1933 from parts of Toronto East Centre, Toronto Northeast, Toronto South and Toronto West Centre ridings.

It consisted initially of the central part of the City of Toronto. It was bounded on the south by Toronto Bay, on the east by Sherbourne Street and on the north and west by a line drawn from Sherbourne Street west along Bloor Street, north along Yonge Street, northwest along the belt line railway, south and west along the western limit of the city, south along Dunvegan Road, east along St. Clair Avenue, south along Poplar Plains Road, west along Dupont Street, south along St. George and Beverley Streets, east along Queen Street, south along John Street.

In 1947, it was redefined to consist of the part of the city of Toronto bounded on the south by Toronto Bay, on the east by a line drwan from the Bay north along Sherbourne Street, west along Bloor Street East and north along Yonge Street, on the north by the south boundary of Ward Nine of the city of Toronto, and on the west by a line drawn from the Bay north on John Street, west along Queen Street West, north on Beverley Street and along St. George Street, east along Dupont Street, north along Davenport Road and Poplar Plains Road, west along St. Clair Avenue West, north along Dunvegan Road, east and north along the city limit to the southern boundary of Ward Nine.

In 1966, it was redefined to consist of the part of Metropolitan Toronto bounded by a line drawn from Bloor Street, north along Yonge Street, northwest along the Canadian National Railway line, north along Elmsthorpe Avenue, west along Eglinton Avenue, north along Castlewood Road, west along Briar Hill Avenue, south along Old Park Road and Glen Cedar Road, southeast along Claxton Boulevard, south along Bathurst Street and east along Bloor Street to Yonge Street.

In 1987, it was redefined to consist of the part of the cities of Toronto and York bounded by a line drawn from the Canadian Pacific Railway line north along Ossington Avenue, east along Davenport Road, north along Winona Drive, west along Eglinton Avenue West, north and east along the eastern limit of the City of York, east and north along the northern limit of the City of Toronto, south along Yonge Street and westerly along the CPR line to Ossington Avenue.

In 1996, it was redefined to consist of the part of the cities of Toronto and York bounded by a line drawn from the Canadian Pacific Railway north along Ossington Avenue, east along Davenport Road,north along Winona Drive, west along Eglinton Avenue West, north along the eastern limit of the City of York, east along the northern limit of the City of Toronto, south along Bathurst Street, southeast along the Belt Line (formerly the Canadian National Railway), east along Eglinton Avenue West, north along Yonge Street, east along Broadway Avenue, south and east along the eastern limit of the City of Toronto, west along the south side of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, south along the ravine situated east of Avoca Avenue, west along Rosehill Avenue, south and east along the west side of the Rosehill Reservoir, west along Woodlawn Avenue East, south along Yonge Street, and west along the Canadian Pacific Railway to Ossington Avenue.

In 2003, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Toronto bounded by a line drawn from the Canadian Pacific Railway north along Ossington Avenue, east along Davenport Road, north along Winona Drive, west along Holland Park Avenue, north along Oakwood Avenue, west along Rogers Road, north along Dufferin Street, east along Eglinton Avenue West, north along Yonge Street, east along Broadway Avenue, south along the former eastern limit of the City of Toronto, west along the south side of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, southeast along the Don River Tributary situated east of Avoca Avenue, west along Rosehill Avenue, south along the west side of the Rosehill Reservoir, west along Jackes Avenue, south along Yonge Street and west along the Canadian Pacific Railway to Ossington Avenue.

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Toronto East Centre, Toronto Northeast, Toronto South and Toronto West Centre prior to 1933
18th 1935-1940     Douglas Ross Progressive Conservative
19th 1940-1945
20th 1945-1949
21st 1949-1953     James Rooney Liberal
22nd 1953-1957     Roland Michener Progressive Conservative
23rd 1957-1958
24th 1958-1962
25th 1962-1963     Ian Wahn Liberal
26th 1963-1965
27th 1965-1968
28th 1968-1972
29th 1972-1974     Ron Atkey Progressive Conservative
30th 1974-1979     John Roberts Liberal
31st 1979-1980     Ron Atkey Progressive Conservative
32nd 1980-1984     John Roberts Liberal
33rd 1984-1988     Barbara McDougall Progressive Conservative
34th 1988-1993
35th 1993-1997     Barry Campbell Liberal
36th 1997-2000     Carolyn Bennett Liberal
37th 2000-2004
38th 2004-2006
39th 2006-

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

This riding has elected the following members of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

Federal election results

*Comparison to total of Progressive Conservative and Canadian Alliance vote in 2000.

Provincial election results

Michael Bryant 21,322 47.5 Lillyann Goldstein 11,924 26.6 Julian Heller 7,037 15.7 Steven D'Sa 3,708 8.3 Charles de Kerckhove 126 0.6 John Kittredge 126 0.6 Blaise Thompson 192 0.4 Carol Leborg 126 0.6

  • A majority of voters backed FPTP

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Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 24009 55%
Mixed member proportional 19630 45%
Michael Bryant 24,887 54.76 align="right"
4.19
Charis Kelso 11,203 24.65 -15.74
Julian Heller 6,740 14.83 align="right"
7.70
Peter Elgie 2,266 4.99 align="right"
4.30
Carol Leborg 354 0.78
Michael Bryant 23,755 50.57
Isabel Bassett 18,973 40.39
Larry Solway 3,350 7.13
Don Roebuck 326 0.69
Philip Fernandez 194 0.41
Linda Martin 188 0.4
Antonio Maristanes 184 0.39