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York Centre (provincial electoral district)

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First contested  1999
Electors (2011)  71,709
Census divisions  Toronto
Area (km²)  38.91
Census division  Toronto
Last contested  2014
Pop. density (per km²)  3,041.8
MPP  Monte Kwinter; Liberal
Population (2011)  118,358
Elector  71,709
York Centre (provincial electoral district)
Legislature  Legislative Assembly of Ontario

York Centre is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been the name of ridings in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario three different times. It was created initially in 1955 from the southern part of York North. It was dissolved in 1963 when it was split into three ridings called Yorkview, Downsview and Armourdale. In 1967 it was reconstituted north of Steeles in the township of Markham. This lasted until 1999 when it was dissolved into Markham-Unionville. The name was given to a new riding formed in its original location south of Steeles. It remains as an existing riding today.


1955 to 1963

The original boundaries consisted of Steeles Avenue West to the north, Yonge Street to the East, Lawrence Avenue West to the south and the Humber River to the west.

1999 to present

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 Yonge Street, west along the hydroelectric transmission line north of Finch Avenue West, 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.


The provincial electoral district was created in 1999 when provincial ridings were defined to have the same borders as federal ridings.

Before 1999, the name York Centre was assigned to a completely different riding located in York Region north of Toronto with none of the same territory as the current York Centre. In 1999, much of the old York Centre was absorbed by the new riding of Vaughan—King—Aurora. The former riding was Wilson Heights.


York Centre (provincial electoral district) Wikipedia

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