Thornhill (provincial electoral district)

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Thornhill
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
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Thornhill in relation to the other Toronto ridings
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Gila Martow
Progressive Conservative
District created1996
First contested 1999
Last contested 2018
Demographics
Population (2011)140,265
Electors (2011)96,209
Area (km²)75.73
Pop. density (per km²)1,852.2
Census divisions York
Census subdivisions Markham, Vaughan
Thornhill 2003 to 2018 Thornhill, riding.png
Thornhill 2003 to 2018
Map of Thornhill riding Thornhill (riding map).png
Map of Thornhill riding

Thornhill is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999.

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It covers the community of Thornhill, Ontario, which is made up of portions of Vaughan and Markham, and was created in 1999 from parts of Markham and York Centre ridings.

Thornhill, Ontario Suburban district in York, Ontario, Canada

Thornhill is a 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. It is immediately south and south-west of Richmond Hill.

Markham was a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada created in 1986.

York Centre (provincial electoral district)

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.

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 [1] .

It is the only riding in Ontario with a Jewish plurality. 32.8% of the population is Jewish, the highest in the province. [2]

Judaism ancient, monotheistic, Abrahamic religion with the Torah as its foundational text

Judaism is the religion of the Jewish people. It is an ancient, monotheistic, Abrahamic religion with the Torah as its foundational text. It encompasses the religion, philosophy, and culture 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. Judaism 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.

Members of Provincial Parliament

Thornhill
AssemblyYearsMemberParty
Riding created from Markham and York Centre
37th  1999–2003   Tina Molinari Progressive Conservative
38th  2003–2007   Mario Racco Liberal
39th  2007–2011   Peter Shurman Progressive Conservative
40th  2011–2013
 2014–2014 Gila Martow
41st  2014–2018
42nd  2018–Present

Election results

Ontario general election, 2018
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Progressive Conservative Gila Martow 28,88961.13+17.18
New Democratic Ezra Tanen9,13419.33+11.17
Liberal Sabi Ahsan6,98514.78-29.00
Green Rachel Dokhoian1,0432.21-0.27
Libertarian Mike Holmes6211.31+0.15
None of the Above Above Znoneofthe4100.87
Ontario Moderate Party Aleksei Polyakov1770.37
Total valid votes47,259100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +13.24
Source: Elections Ontario [3]
Ontario general election, 2014
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Progressive Conservative Gila Martow 21,88643.95-3.94
Liberal Sandra Yeung Racco21,78043.78+2.18
New Democratic Cindy Hackelberg4,0528.16+1.37
Green David Bergart1,2292.48+1.04
Libertarian Gene Balfour5711.16+0.11
Freedom Erin Goodwin2330.47-0.08
Total valid votes49,751 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -3.06
Source: Elections Ontario [4]
Ontario provincial by-election, February 13, 2014
Resignation of Peter Shurman
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Progressive Conservative Gila Martow 13,43847.89+1.18
Liberal Sandra Yeung Racco11,67141.60+0.68
New Democratic Cindy Hackelberg1,9056.79-2.17
Green Teresa Pun4041.44-0.24
Libertarian Gene Balfour2961.05-0.34
Freedom Erin Goodwin1530.55+0.22
People's Political Party Kevin Clarke 1440.51
Pauper John Turmel 470.17
Total valid votes 28,058 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots1260.45
Turnout28,18427.36
Eligible voters103,021
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +0.25
Source: Elections Ontario [5]
Ontario general election, 2011
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Progressive Conservative Peter Shurman 20,97146.71+0.81
Liberal Bernie Farber 18,37340.92-1.38
New Democratic Cindy Hackelberg4,0248.96+3.46
Green Steff Duncan7561.68-3.54
Libertarian Gene Balfour6231.39
Freedom Erin Gorman1490.33+0.03
Total valid votes 44,896100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots2390.53
Turnout45,13545.35
Eligible voters99,517
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +1.10
Source: Elections Ontario [6]
Ontario general election, 2007
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Progressive Conservative Peter Shurman 22,15345.90+0.74
Liberal Mario Racco 20,42042.31-4.59
New Democratic Sandra Parrott2,6565.50-0.23
Green Lloyd Helferty2,5205.22+3.68
Family Coalition Nathan Kidd2180.45
Independent Malcolm Kojokaro1560.32
Freedom Lindsay King1450.30-0.37
Total valid votes48,268 100.00
Ontario general election, 2003
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Mario Racco 21,41946.90-0.46
Progressive Conservative Tina Molinari 20,62345.16-3.05
New Democratic Laurie Orrett2,6165.73+2.19
Green Bridget Haworth7051.54+0.65
Freedom Lindsay G. King3040.67
Total valid votes45,667 100.00
Ontario general election, 1999
PartyCandidateVotes%
Progressive Conservative Tina Molinari 19,58048.21
Liberal Dan Ronen19,23747.36
New Democratic Nathan David Rotman1,4383.54
Green Ruth von Bezold3600.89
Total valid votes40,615 100.00

2007 electoral reform referendum

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
SideVotes%
First Past the Post29,00762.2
Mixed member proportional17,65937.8
Total valid votes46,666100.0

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References

  1. https://www.elections.on.ca/content/dam/NGW/sitecontent/2017/preo/2017atlasmaps/104ThornhillAtlasMap.pdf
  2. http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=FED&Code1=35089&Data=Count&SearchText=Thornhill&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&A1=All&B1=All&Custom=&TABID=1
  3. "Summary of Valid Votes Cast for each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. p. 8. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  4. "General Election Results by District, 089 Thornhill". Elections Ontario. 2014. Archived from the original on 17 June 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  5. "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Thornhill by-election" (PDF). Elections Ontario. 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-06-06. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  6. "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Thornhill" (PDF). Elections Ontario. 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2014.[ permanent dead link ]

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Coordinates: 43°48′40″N79°25′25″W / 43.8112°N 79.4236°W / 43.8112; -79.4236

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