Beaches (electoral district)

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Ontario electoral district
Beaches riding.png
Beaches in relation to other electoral districts in Toronto
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1976
District abolished1987
First contested1979
Last contested1988
Census divisionsToronto
Census subdivisionsToronto

Beaches was a federal electoral district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1979 to 1988.

The riding was created in 1976, from parts of Broadview, Greenwood and York East ridings.


It was created in 1976 with the following boundaries - from Leslie Street where it meets Lake Ontario, the boundary proceeded north along Leslie to Queen Street East. It went west along Queen to Jones Avenue then north along Jones to Gerrard Street East, east along Gerrard and then north on Greenwood Avenue to the city limits. It followed the city limits east to Victoria Park Avenue and then south following Victoria Park back to the lake.

The electoral district was abolished in 1987 when it was redistributed between Beaches—Woodbine and Broadview—Greenwood ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Broadview, Greenwood and York East
31st  1979–1980     Robin Richardson Progressive Conservative
32nd  1980–1984     Neil Young New Democratic
33rd  1984–1988
Riding dissolved into Beaches—Woodbine and Broadview—Greenwood

Election results[edit]

1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Robin Richardson 12,840 34.5
New Democratic Neil Young 12,322 33.1
Liberal Brian Fullerton 11,232 30.2
Libertarian David Anderson 388 1.0
Independent Donald A. Daley 129 0.3
Rhinoceros Judi Skuce 111 0.3
Marxist–Leninist Jim McKibbin 91 0.2
Independent Jim McMillan 69 0.2
Turnout 37,182 100.0
Parliament of Canada:[3]
1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Neil Young 12,675 35.6
Liberal Terry O'Reilly 11,179 31.4
Progressive Conservative Robin Richardson 11,179 31.4
Libertarian Dennis Corrigan 272 0.8
Rhinoceros David Reid 214 0.6
Marxist–Leninist Jim McKibbin 60 0.2
Independent Vince Corriero 45 0.1
Turnout 35,624 100.0
Parliament of Canada:[3]
1984 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Neil Young 14,914 40.6
Progressive Conservative Jack Jones 12,443 33.9
Liberal Terry Kelly 8,155 22.2
Green Trevor Hancock 581 1.6
Libertarian Dennis Corrigan 353 1.0
Independent Terrence Kennedy 132 0.4
Independent John Turmel 112 0.3
Commonwealth of Canada Ron Thorsen 27 0.1
Turnout 36,177 100.0
Parliament of Canada:[3]


  1. ^ "Robin Richardson". Parliamentary History. Ottawa: Parliament of Canada. 2019. Retrieved 2019-09-24.
  2. ^ "Neil Young". Parliamentary History. Ottawa: Parliament of Canada. 2012. Retrieved 2019-09-24.
  3. ^ a b c "History of Federal Ridings since 1867:Beaches, Ontario (1976-1987)". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 2019-09-24.