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History of Federal Ridings since 1867



WILLOWDALE, Ontario (1979 - )


See:DON VALLEY EAST (Ontario)(1979 - )
EGLINTON (Ontario)(1935 - 1979)
THORNHILL (Ontario)(1997 - )
YORK CENTRE (Ontario)(1953 - )

Representation Order, 1976

WILLOWDALE consisting of the part of the Borough of North York bounded as follows: commencing at the intersection of Steeles Avenue West with the West Branch of the Don River; thence southerly along the West Branch of the Don River; thence southerly along the West Branch of the Don River to Bathurst Street; thence southerly along Bathurst Street to the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway (Highway No. 401); thence easterly along said freeway to Bayview Avenue; thence northerly along Bayview Avenue to Steeles Avenue East; thence westerly along Steeles Avenue East and Steeles Avenue West to the point of commencement.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
31 1979/05/22 JARVIS, Bob lawyer  22,238 44.77% P.C. 
PETERSON, Jim lawyer  19,848 39.95% Lib 
THURROTT, Chris steamfitter  7,128 14.35% N.D.P. 
LEBER, Robert Austin computer specialist  391 0.79% Libert. 
GREIG, Rae factory worker  71 0.14% M.-L. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
32 1980/02/18 PETERSON, Jim lawyer  22,235 47.44% Lib 
JARVIS, Bob lawyer  17,527 37.40% P.C. 
HEBDON, Bob senior research officer  6,889 14.70% N.D.P. 
VALE, Shannon manager  170 0.36% Libert. 
GREIG, Rae municipal worker  46 0.10% M.-L. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
33 1984/09/04 OOSTROM, John senior executive finance & admin.  22,425 43.52% P.C. 
PETERSON, Jim Member of Parliament  22,063 42.82% Lib 
FAGAN, John lawyer  6,711 13.02% N.D.P. 
GRAHAM, George student  329 0.64% Libert. 

Representation Order, 1987

WILLOWDALE consisting of that part of the City of North York lying within the following limits: commencing at the intersection of the Don River West Branch with the northerly limit of said city; thence easterly along said limit to Bayview Avenue; thence southerly along Bayview Avenue to Finch Avenue East; thence easterly along Finch Avenue East to the Don River East Branch; thence southerly along the Don River East Branch to the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway; thence westerly along the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway to the Don River West Branch; thence northwesterly along the Don River West Branch to the point of commencement.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
34 1988/11/21 PETERSON, Jim lawyer  24,230 47.04% Lib 
OOSTROM, John Member of Parliament  22,347 43.38% P.C. 
ADELSON, Anne occupational therapist  4,517 8.77% N.D.P. 
TAMMISTO, Peeter engineer  268 0.52% Rhino 
WIENHOLD, Hans general services analyst  147 0.29% Libert. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
35 1993/10/25 PETERSON, Jim lawyer  28,622 61.26% Lib 
OOSTROM, John consultant  7,843 16.79% P.C. 
WELBOURN, Gerry sales manager  7,108 15.21% Ref. 
MARON, Mary homemaker  1,687 3.61% N.D.P. 
GOLDSTEIN, Shelley performer  681 1.46% Natl 
SALSBERG, Tom workshop facilitator  285 0.61% G.P. 
DUBINSKY, Mike finance administrator  249 0.53% N.L.P. 
SMITH, Owen businessman  203 0.43% Ind. 
MCKENZIE, JeweEL homemaker  42 0.09% Abol. 

Representation Order, 1996

WILLOWDALE consisting of that part of the City of North York described as follows: commencing at the northeast corner of the City of North York; thence southerly along the easterly limit of said city to a hydro-electric transmission line situated southerly of McNicoll Avenue; thence westerly along said transmission line to Highway No. 404; thence southerly along Highway No. 404 to Finch Avenue East; thence westerly along Finch Avenue East to the Don River East Branch; thence generally southerly along the Don River East Branch to the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway (Highway No. 401); thence westerly along the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway to the Don River West Branch; thence generally northwesterly along the Don River West Branch to Bathurst Street; thence northerly along Bathurst Street to Drewry Avenue; thence easterly along Drewry Avenue to Chelmsford Avenue; thence northerly along Chelmsford Avenue to Greenwin Village Road; thence westerly along Greenwin Village Road to Village Gate; thence northerly along Village Gate to the northerly limit of the City of North York; thence easterly along the northerly limit of said city to the point of commencement.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
36 1997/06/02 PETERSON, Jim lawyer  27,311 58.45% Lib 
GARDNER, Norm businessman  10,043 21.49% P.C. 
COBBOLD, Peter retired  6,007 12.86% Ref. 
SWAYZE, Mikael instructor  2,833 6.06% N.D.P. 
MURRAY, Don consultant  268 0.57% N.L.P. 
COULBECK, Paul publisher  266 0.57% Action 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
37 2000/11/27 PETERSON, Jim lawyer  27,038 61.27% Lib 
NIGHTINGALE, Kevyn chartered accountant  7,411 16.79% CA 
LEUNG, Chungsen businessman  7,134 16.17% P.C. 
BOBB, Yvonne program assistant  2,404 5.45% N.D.P. 
CARTER, Roger postal worker  145 0.33% M.-L. 

Representation Order, 2003

WILLOWDALE consisting of that part of the City of Toronto described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the northerly limit of said city with Victoria Park Avenue; thence southerly along said avenue to the hydroelectric transmission line situated northerly of Apache Trail; thence southwesterly along said transmission line to Highway No. 404; thence southerly along said highway to Finch Avenue East; thence generally westerly along said avenue to Leslie Street; thence southerly along said street to Highway No. 401; thence generally southwesterly along said highway to the Don River West Branch; thence generally northwesterly along said branch to Bathurst Street; thence northerly along said street to the hydroelectric transmission line situated northerly of Finch Avenue West; thence generally easterly along said transmission line to Yonge Street; thence northerly along said street to the northerly limit of said city; thence easterly along said limit to the point of commencement.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
38 2004/06/28 PETERSON, Jim parliamentarian  30,855 61.39% Lib 
BOSEOVSKI, Jovan economic development officer  11,615 23.11%
BOBB, Yvonne civil servant  4,812 9.57% N.D.P. 
VETTESE, Sharolyn household manager  1,844 3.67% G.P. 
BEHROUZI, Ardavan manager  883 1.76% PC Party 
MICHAEL, Bernadette poet  253 0.50% Ind. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
39 2006/01/23 PETERSON, Jim lawyer  30,623 55.23% Lib 
BOSEOVSKI, Jovan corporate sales  16,254 29.32%
CARNEGIE, Rochelle office manager  6,297 11.36% N.D.P. 
VETTESE, Sharolyn household manager  2,268 4.09% G.P. 

By-Election:   On Mr. Peterson's resignation, 12-7-2007

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
2008/03/17 HALL FINDLAY, Martha lawyer  13,507 59.39% Lib 
HARQUAIL, Maureen lawyer  6,841 30.08%
CARCASOLE, Lou teacher/contractor  1,314 5.78% G.P. 
GHOSH, Rini administrative assistant and project coordinator  1,082 4.76% N.D.P. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
40 2008/10/14 HALL FINDLAY, Martha parliamentarian  23,889 48.67% Lib 
KARNS, Jake accountant  15,931 32.46%
WALLACE, Susan trade union consultant  5,011 10.21% N.D.P. 
CARCASOLE, Lou consultant  3,130 6.38% G.P. 
ROUDGARNIA, Bahman school principal  864 1.76% PC Party 
MICHAEL, Bernadette retired  260 0.53% Ind. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
41 2011/05/02 LEUNG, Chungsen businessman  22,207 41.70%
HALL FINDLAY, Martha parliamentarian  21,275 39.95% Lib 
MOLLAHASANI, Mehdi student of advertising  9,777 18.36% N.D.P. 

Representation Order, 2013 (SI/2013-102)

Consisting of that part of the City of Toronto described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the northerly limit of said city with Bayview Avenue; thence southerly along said avenue to Highway No. 401; thence generally southwesterly along said highway to the Don River West Branch; thence generally northwesterly along said branch to Bathurst Street; thence northerly along said street to the northerly limit of said city; thence easterly along said limit to the point of commencement.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
42 2015/10/19 EHSASSI, Ali lawyer  24,519 53.36% Lib 
LEUNG, Chungsen parliamentarian  16,990 36.97%
TABASINEJAD, Pouyan graduate student  3,203 6.97% N.D.P. 
ARRUDA, James student  1,025 2.23% G.P. 
AHLUWALIA, Birinder Singh ceo  216 0.47% Ind. 

See:DON VALLEY EAST (Ontario)(1979 - )
YORK CENTRE (Ontario)(1953 - )


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