York South (provincial electoral district)

York South was a provincial riding in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1926 to 1999.

This article is about the Ontario provincial riding. For the federal riding, see York South. For the New Brunswick provincial riding, see York South (New Brunswick provincial electoral district).
York South
Ontario electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
District created 1926
District abolished 1996
First contested 1926
Last contested 1995
Census division(s) Toronto
Census subdivision(s) Toronto

. . . York South (provincial electoral district) . . .

The provincial riding of York South first came into existence for the 1926 Ontario election. It was slightly smaller than the federal riding but covered much of the same area. For most of the period after World War II, it was a bastion of the Ontario CCF and its successor, the NDP, being the riding of three CCF/NDP leaders in the Ontario legislature, Ted Jolliffe, Donald C. MacDonald and Bob Rae.

When the government of Mike Harris changed Ontario’s electoral law so that federal and provincial ridings matched, most of York South was merged into York South—Weston. Smaller portions of the old riding became parts of Parkdale—High Park and Davenport.

York South
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created fromYork North
17th  1926–1929    Leopold Macaulay Conservative
18th  1929–1934
19th  1934–1937
20th  1937–1943
21st  1943–1945    Ted Jolliffe Co-operative Commonwealth
22nd  1945–1948    Howard Julian Sale Progressive Conservative
23rd  1948–1951    Ted Jolliffe Co-operative Commonwealth
24th  1951–1955    William George Beech Progressive Conservative
25th  1955–1959    Donald C. MacDonald[nb 1] Co-operative Commonwealth
26th  1959–1961
 1961–1963    New Democratic
27th  1963–1967
28th  1967–1971
29th  1971–1975
30th  1975–1977
31st  1977–1981
32nd  1981–1982
 1982–1985 Bob Rae[nb 2]
33rd  1985–1987
34th  1987–1990
35th  1990–1995
36th  1995–1996
 1996–1999    Gerard Kennedy Liberal
Sourced from the Ontario Legislative Assembly[1]
Dissolved intoYork South—Weston, Parkdale—High ParkandDavenport

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