210 York Centre
This north Toronto riding takes in part of the former city of North York,
including York University and the former Downsview airport.
The riding lies between Highway 401 in the south and Steeles Avenue West
in the north, between Yonge Street, the hydro transmission line, Bathurst
Street and the west branch of the Don River in the east, and Keele Street,
Grandravine Drive, Sheppard Avenue West and Jane Street in the west.
Tenants and renters outnumber homeowners 53 per cent to 47 per cent in
this suburban riding. The manufacturing sector is the major employer.
Average family income is $64,010 and unemployment is seven per cent.
According to the 2001 census, the immigrant population is 57 per cent,
with 13 per cent of Italian origin, 17 per cent Jewish and 12 per cent
Russian. Only 41 per cent gave English as their mother tongue
York Centre was re-established in 1952. The 1996 redistribution kept 82
per cent of the riding and added part of Willowdale. In 2000, another
portion of Willowdale was added in the east, moving the riding boundary
to Yonge Street and the northwestern boundary has moved west to Keele
Former NHL goalie Ken Dryden earned his first term as an MP here in 2004.
Paul Martin named him minister of social development that year.
York Centre has usually voted Liberal. The exceptions were 1957 and 1958,
when Conservative Frederick Stinson was elected.
Liberal Jim Walker was MP from 1962 to 1974. Bob Kaplan replaced him
from 1974 to 1993. Kaplan was named solicitor general in 1980.
Liberal Art Eggleton served three terms from 1993 to 2004. A former Toronto
mayor, Eggleton was appointed minister responsible for infrastructure
in 1993, minister for international trade in 1996 and minister of national
defence from 1997 to 2002.
1953 - LIB
1957, 1958 - PC
Since 1962 - LIB
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birthplace: Toronto, Ont.
Education: BA in Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario. Graduated from the University of Western Law School in 1999,
received the Douglas May Memorial Award
Career Background: Called to the Bar in Ontario in 2001. Practises law at Mostyn and Mostyn, Barristers and Solicitors in the
areas of civil litigation, entertainment law, criminal law, family law and wills and estates. As Legal Adviser to 'Sponsor Your Parents,'
he advocates for fair and transparent government dealings on parental class fair class terrorism in Canada to human rights concerns in
North Korea. Director of the Canadian Coalition for Democracies, and a member of Bnai
Brith Canada. Member, organizing committee for United Israel Appeal Young Leadership Conference '05
Federal: Defeated in York Centre in 2004
665 Sheppard Avenue West
Toronto, ON M3H 2S4
Party: The Green Party of Canada
Children: One daughter
Career Background: Started his own delivery company at age 28, which is where he has been employed for the past 19 years
Provincial: Defeated in Oakwood in 1995; Defeated in York Centre in 2003
Federal: Defeated in York Centre in 1997, 2000 and 2004
1464 Danforth Ave.
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Aug. 8, 1947
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ont.
Education: BA from Cornell University and an LL.B. from McGill University
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Lynda
Children: Two - Sarah and Michael
Career Background: Goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens, winning six Stanley Cups. Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, he is
considered one of the best goalies ever to play hockey. Since 1997, he has been president of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He has written
four best-selling books, has published numerous articles, and created and hosted the CBC-TV six-part documentary, Home Game. His most
recent book, In School (1995), documents life in today's high school classroom
Community Activities: Worked with numerous community and youth groups across the country and was Ontario Youth Commissioner
from 1984 to 1986. Eight years ago, he created a scholarship fund for students from foster homes and group homes to study at
university or college. He is on the board of the Hockey Hall of Fame, Vanier Institute of the Family and until recently, Maple Leaf
Sports & Entertainment.
Federal: Elected in York Centre in 2004
Cabinet: Minister of Social Development (as of July 20, 2004)
Committee: Member, Cabinet Committees on: Domestic Affairs; Aboriginal Affairs
4400 Dufferin Street, Unit 8A
Room 337 West Block
House of Commons
Party: New Democratic Party
Education: BBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University. His studies focused on international marketing as well
as organizational and behavioural issues. Spent a term abroad at the Universiteit van Tilburg (Netherlands)
Career Background: Currently on the staff of Toronto City Councillor Maria Augimeri (Ward 9 - York Centre)
Party: Chief Financial Officer for the York Centre NDP Riding Association
3500 Dufferin St.