Thornhill (electoral district)

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Thornhill
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
Thornhill 2015.svg
Thornhill in relation to other Greater Toronto ridings
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Peter Kent
Conservative
District created1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2019
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2016) [1] 112,719
Electors (2015)80,288
Area (km²) [1] 62.90
Pop. density (per km²)1,792
Census divisions York
Census subdivisions Markham, Vaughan
Thornhill 2003 to 2015 Thornhill, riding.png
Thornhill 2003 to 2015
Map of Thornhill riding (2003 boundaries) Thornhill (riding map).png
Map of Thornhill riding (2003 boundaries)

Thornhill is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1997.

Electoral district (Canada) federal or provincial electoral district in Canada

An electoral district in Canada, also known as a "constituency" or a "riding", is a geographical constituency upon which Canada's representative democracy is based. It is officially known in Canadian French as a circonscription, but frequently called a comté (county).

Ontario Province of Canada

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House of Commons of Canada Lower house of the Canadian Parliament

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It covers the Thornhill neighbourhood, which is split between Vaughan and Markham, and was created in 1996 from parts of Markham—Whitchurch—Stouffville and York North ridings.

Thornhill, Ontario Suburban district in York, Ontario, Canada

Thornhill is an affluent suburban community in the Regional Municipality of York in Ontario, Canada. It is split between the cities of Vaughan and Markham, lying along the north border of Toronto, centred on Yonge Street. Once a police village, Thornhill is now a community and postal designation. According to the 2001 Census, Thornhill-Vaughan's population was 56,361, and the population of Thornhill-Markham was 47,333. As of 2016, the total population was 112,719. It is immediately south and south-west of Richmond Hill.

Vaughan City in Ontario, Canada

Vaughan is a city in Ontario, Canada. It is located in the Regional Municipality of York, just north of Toronto. Vaughan was the fastest-growing municipality in Canada between 1996 and 2006, achieving a population growth rate of 80.2% according to Statistics Canada and having nearly doubled in population since 1991. It is the fifth-largest city in the Greater Toronto Area, and the 17th-largest city in Canada.

Markham, Ontario City in Ontario, Canada

Markham is a city in the Regional Municipality of York within the Greater Toronto Area of Southern Ontario, Canada. It is approximately 30 km (19 mi) northeast of Downtown Toronto. The city is the fourth-most populous community within the Greater Toronto Area after Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton and is York Region's most populous municipality.

It consists of the part of the city of Vaughan that is east of Highway 400 and south of Rutherford Road, and the part of the city of Markham west of Bayview Avenue.

Ontario Highway 400 highway in Ontario

King's Highway 400, commonly referred to as Highway 400, historically as the Toronto–Barrie Highway, and colloquially as the 400, is a 400-series highway in the Canadian province of Ontario linking the city of Toronto in the urban and agricultural south of the province with the scenic and sparsely populated central and northern regions. The portion of the highway between Toronto and Lake Simcoe roughly traces the route of the Toronto Carrying-Place Trail, a historic trail between the Lower and Upper Great Lakes. North of Highway 12, in combination with Highway 69, it forms a branch of the Trans-Canada Highway, the Georgian Bay Route, and is part of the highest-capacity route from southern Ontario to the Canadian West, via a connection with the mainline of the TCH in Sudbury. The highway also serves as the primary route from Toronto to southern Georgian Bay and Muskoka, areas collectively known as cottage country. The highway is patrolled by the Ontario Provincial Police and has a speed limit of 100 km/h (62 mph), except for the section south of the 401, where the speed limit is 80 km/h (50 mph).

Bayview Avenue major north-south route in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario

Bayview Avenue is a major north–south route in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario. North of Toronto, in York Region, Bayview is designated as York Regional Road 34.

It is one of only two ridings in Canada with a Jewish plurality (the other being Mount Royal in Montreal, Quebec), with 32.8% of the population identifying as Jewish, the highest in Canada. [2] Thornhill also has the highest percentage of Russians (12.9%) of all Canadian ridings (implying the presence of a strong community of Russian Jews [3] ).

Judaism The ethnic religion of the Jewish people

Judaism is the ethnic religion of the Jewish people, comprising the collective religious, cultural and legal tradition and civilization of the Jewish people. Judaism is considered by religious Jews to be the expression of the covenant that God established with the Children of Israel. It encompasses a wide body of texts, practices, theological positions, and forms of organization. The Torah is part of the larger text known as the Tanakh or the Hebrew Bible, and supplemental oral tradition represented by later texts such as the Midrash and the Talmud. With between 14.5 and 17.4 million adherents worldwide, Judaism is the tenth largest religion in the world.

Mount Royal (electoral district) federal electoral district of Canada

Mount Royal is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1925. Its population in 2006 was 98,888.

Montreal City in Quebec, Canada

Montreal is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada. Originally called Ville-Marie, or "City of Mary", it is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. The city is centred on the Island of Montreal, which took its name from the same source as the city, and a few much smaller peripheral islands, the largest of which is Île Bizard. It has a distinct four-season continental climate with warm to hot summers and cold, snowy winters.

The Thornhill riding has the highest percentage of population with an educational attainment of "University certificate or diploma above bachelor level" (i.e. above-bachelor-level certificate or diploma other than doctorate, master, or medicine etc. degrees) with 5.0%. [4]

The riding lost all of its territory east of Bayview Avenue to Markham—Thornhill, and gained a small fraction from York Centre in the 2012 redistribution.

Markham—Thornhill federal electoral district of Canada

Markham—Thornhill is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2015. It encompasses a portion of Ontario previously included in the electoral districts of Markham—Unionville and Thornhill.

York Centre federal electoral district of Canada

York Centre is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1904 to 1917 and since 1953.

Demographics

According to the Canada 2011 Census ; 2013 representation [5] [6]

Ethnic groups: 68.2% White, 7.6% Chinese, 6.5% South Asian, 4.6% Filipino, 3.7% Korean, 3.3% West Asian, 1.9% Black, 1.1% Southeast Asian
Languages: 49.9% English, 13.0% Russian, 6.2% Chinese, 3.1% Persian, 3.2% Korean, 3.7% Hebrew, 3.0% Italian, 2.2% Tagalog, 1.7% Spanish 1.4% French, 1.0% Gujarati
Religions: 37.5% Christian (18.8% Catholic, 6.2% Christian Orthodox, 2.0% Presbyterian, 1.6% Anglican, 1.5% United Church, 7.3% Other Christian), 37.1% Jewish, 4.3% Muslim, 3.4% Hindu, 2.0% Buddhist, 14.7% None.
Median income: $30,798 (2010)
Average income: $47,097 (2010)

Members of Parliament

This riding has elected the following members of the House of Commons of Canada:

ParliamentYearsMemberParty
Thornhill
Riding created from Markham—Whitchurch—Stouffville
and York North
36th  1997–2000   Elinor Caplan Liberal
37th  2000–2004
38th  2004–2006 Susan Kadis
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011   Peter Kent Conservative
41st  2011–2015
42nd  2015–2019
43rd  2019–present

Election results

2019 Canadian federal election
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
Conservative Peter Kent 29,18754.6-3.9
Liberal Gary Gladstone18,94635.4+1.6
New Democratic Sara Petrucci3,4696.5+1.3
Green Josh Rachlis1,6003.00+1.8
Rhinoceros Nathan Bregman2170.41-
Canada's Fourth FrontWaseem Malik770.1-
Total valid votes/Expense limit53,496100.0
Total rejected ballots583
Turnout54,07963.8
Eligible voters84,808
Source: Elections Canada [7] [8]
2015 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
Conservative Peter Kent 31,91158.60-4.59$123,230.74
Liberal Nancy Coldham18,39533.80+11.31$55,910.58
New Democratic Lorne Cherry2,8145.20-6.29$6,832.09
Green Josh Rachlis6271.20-1.28
Libertarian Gene Balfour5871.10$202.00
SeniorsMargaret Leigh Fairbairn1570.30$4,584.13
Total valid votes/Expense limit54,491100.0   $216,565.52
Total rejected ballots324
Turnout67.20
Eligible voters81,106
Source: Elections Canada [9] [10]
2011 federal election redistributed results [11]
PartyVote%
  Conservative 29,14063.19
  Liberal 10,37322.49
  New Democratic 5,29911.49
  Green 1,1422.48
 Others1600.35
2011 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
Conservative Peter Kent 36,62961.38+12.37$85,817.95
Liberal Karen Mock 14,12523.67-15.76$89,258.36
New Democratic Simon Strelchik7,14111.97+5.35$5,397.91
Green Norbert Koehl1,5622.62-2.32$11,470.40
Animal Alliance Liz White 2150.36$7,002.05
Total valid votes/Expense limit59,672 100.00$99,784.20
Total rejected ballots275 0.46
Turnout59,947 60.98
Eligible voters 98,312
2008 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%Expenditures
Conservative Peter Kent 26,66049.01+15.30$91,400
Liberal Susan Kadis 21,44839.43-13.67$62,484
New Democratic Simon Strelchik3,6016.62-1.19$4,835
Green Norbert Koehl2,6864.94+1.51$7,314
Total valid votes/Expense limit54,395100.00 $95,547
2006 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Susan Kadis 29,93453.10-1.48
Conservative Anthony Reale19,00533.71-0.75
New Democratic Simon Strelchik4,4057.81+0.83
Green Lloyd Helferty1,9343.43+0.35
Progressive Canadian Mark Abramowitz1,0941.94
Total valid votes 56,372100.00

Source: CBC Ridings Results

2004 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Susan Kadis 28,70954.58-10.01
Conservative Josh Cooper18,12534.46+3.58
New Democratic Rick Morelli3,6716.98+3.05
Green Lloyd Helferty1,6223.08
Independent Benjamin Fitzerman2410.46
Independent Simion Iron2330.44
Total valid votes 52,601100.00

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.

2000 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Elinor Caplan 27,15264.59+5.59
Alliance Robert Goldin6,64315.80+7.91
Progressive Conservative Lou Watson6,33815.08-11.31
New Democratic Nathan Rotman1,6533.93-0.67
Canadian Action Art Jaszczyk2540.60
Total valid votes42,040 100.00

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.

1997 Canadian federal election
PartyCandidateVotes%
Liberal Elinor Caplan 25,74759.00
Progressive Conservative Bill Fisch11,51726.39
Reform Aurel David3,4417.89
New Democratic Helen Breslauer2,0084.60
Independent Rick Levine3030.69
Natural Law Linda Martin2610.60
Independent Sid Soban2380.55
Independent Shel Bergson1240.28
Total valid votes43,639 100.00

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  8. "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
  9. Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Thornhill, 30 September 2015
  10. Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates
  11. Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections

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