History & Background Information:

Toronto-St. Paul’s Electoral District Association (EDA)


Toronto-St. Paul’s is a federal electoral district in Toronto that has been represented in the House of Commons since 1935. The small but densely populated riding covers the area to the north downtown Toronto.

It was created in 1933 from parts of Toronto East CentreToronto NortheastToronto South and Toronto West Centre ridings.

It consisted initially of the central part of the City of Toronto. It was bounded on the south by Toronto Bay, on the east by Sherbourne Street and on the north and west by a line drawn from Sherbourne Street west along Bloor Street, north along Yonge Street, northwest along the belt line railway, south and west along the western limit of the city, south along Dunvegan Road, east along St. Clair Avenue, south along Poplar Plains Road, west along Dupont Street, south along St. George and Beverley Streets, east along Queen Street, south along John Street.

In 1947, it was redefined to consist of the part of the city of Toronto bounded on the south by Toronto Bay, on the east by a line drawn from the Bay north along Sherbourne Street, west along Bloor Street East and north along Yonge Street, on the north by the south boundary of Ward Nine of the city of Toronto, and on the west by a line drawn from the Bay north on John Street, west along Queen Street West, north on Beverley Street and along St. George Street, east along Dupont Street, north along Davenport Road and Poplar Plains Road, west along St. Clair Avenue West, north along Dunvegan Road, east and north along the city limit to the southern boundary of Ward Nine.

In 1966, it was redefined to consist of the part of Metropolitan Toronto bounded by a line drawn from Bloor Street, north along Yonge Street, northwest along the Canadian National Railway line, north along Elmsthorpe Avenue, west along Eglinton Avenue, north along Castlewood Road, west along Briar Hill Avenue, south along Old Park Road and Glen Cedar Road, southeast along Claxton Boulevard, south along Bathurst Street and east along Bloor Street to Yonge Street.

In 1987, it was redefined to consist of the part of the cities of Toronto and York bounded by a line drawn from the Canadian Pacific Railway line north along Ossington Avenue, east along Davenport Road, north along Winona Drive, west along Eglinton Avenue West, north and east along the eastern limit of the City of York, east and north along the northern limit of the City of Toronto, south along Yonge Street and westerly along the CPR line to Ossington Avenue.

In 1996, it was redefined to consist of the part of the cities of Toronto and York bounded by a line drawn from the Canadian Pacific Railway north along Ossington Avenue, east along Davenport Road, north along Winona Drive, west along Eglinton Avenue West, north along the eastern limit of the City of York, east along the northern limit of the City of Toronto, south along Bathurst Street, southeast along the Belt Line (formerly the Canadian National Railway), east along Eglinton Avenue West, north along Yonge Street, east along Broadway Avenue, south and east along the eastern limit of the City of Toronto, west along the south side of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, south along the ravine situated east of Avoca Avenue, west along Rosehill Avenue, south and east along the west side of the Rosehill Reservoir, west along Woodlawn Avenue East, south along Yonge Street, and west along the Canadian Pacific Railway to Ossington Avenue.

In 2003, it was redefined to consist of the part of the City of Toronto bounded by a line drawn from the Canadian Pacific Railway north along Ossington Avenue, east along Davenport Road, north along Winona Drive, west along Holland Park Avenue, north along Oakwood Avenue, west along Rogers Road, north along Dufferin Street, east along Eglinton Avenue West, north along Yonge Street, east along Broadway Avenue, south along the former eastern limit of the City of Toronto, west along the south side of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, southeast along the Don River Tributary situated east of Avoca Avenue, west along Rosehill Avenue, south along the west side of the Rosehill Reservoir, west along Jackes Avenue, south along Yonge Street and west along the Canadian Pacific Railway to Ossington Avenue.

In the 2012 electoral redistribution, St. Paul’s lost territory to Don Valley West, gained a small fraction from Davenport and was renamed Toronto—St. Paul’s.


Appendix A:

Boundaries description: (Courtesy Elections Canada) Consisting of that part of the City of Toronto described as follows: commencing at the intersection of Eglinton Avenue West and Dufferin Street; thence southerly along Dufferin Street to Rogers Road; thence easterly along said road to Oakwood Avenue; thence southerly along said avenue to Holland Park Avenue; thence easterly along said avenue to Winona Drive; thence generally southerly along said drive to Davenport Road; thence westerly along said road to Ossington Avenue; thence southerly along said avenue to the Canadian Pacific Railway; thence generally easterly along said railway to Yonge Street; thence northerly along said street to Jackes Avenue; thence easterly along said avenue to the westerly boundary of the Rosehill Reservoir; thence northerly along said boundary to Rosehill Avenue; thence easterly along said avenue and its easterly production to the Don River Tributary situated easterly of Avoca Avenue; thence generally northwesterly along said tributary and its northwesterly production to the southerly boundary of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery; thence generally easterly along said boundary to Mount Pleasant Road; thence northerly along said road to Broadway Avenue; thence westerly along said avenue to Yonge Street; thence southerly along said street to Eglinton Avenue West; thence westerly along said avenue to the point of commencement.


Appendix B:

2019-2020 Board of Directors:

  • Barry O’Brien
  • Indira Bains
  • Bernard Trottier
  • Denis Tsarev
  • Khrystyna Kulyasa
  • Larry Kent
  • Charles Donley
  • Elizabeth Hoyle
  • Daniel Semmler
  • Victor Soler
  • JP Roman
  • Tim Dobson
  • John Capobianco
  • Jason Hickman
  • Becky Hilton
  • Kelly O’brien
  • Shelly Semmler
  • Oleg Zakala

Appendix C:

Founding Principles the Conservative Party are guided in its constitutional framework and its policy basis by the following principles:

  • A balance between fiscal accountability, progressive social policy and individual rights and responsibilities;
  • Build a national coalition of people who share these beliefs and who reflect the regional, cultural and socio-economic diversity of Canada;
  • Develop this coalition, embracing our differences and respecting our traditions, yet honoring a concept of Canada as the greater sum of strong parts;
  • The Conservative Party will operate in a manner accountable and responsive to its members;
  • A belief in loyalty to a sovereign and united Canada governed in accordance with the Constitution of Canada, the supremacy of democratic parliamentary institutions and the rule of law;
  • A belief in the equality of all Canadians;
  • A belief in the freedom of the individual, including freedom of speech, worship and assembly;
  • A belief in our constitutional monarchy, the institutions of Parliament and the democratic process;
  • A belief in the federal system of government as the best expression of the diversity of our country, and in the desirability of strong provincial and territorial governments;
  • A belief that English and French have equality of status, and equal rights and privileges as to their use in all institutions of the Parliament and Government of Canada;
  • A belief that the best guarantors of the prosperity and well-being of the people of Canada are: The freedom of individual Canadians to pursue their enlightened and legitimate self-interest within a competitive economy;=
  • The freedom of individual Canadians to enjoy the fruits of their labour to the greatest possible extent;
  • and The right to own property;
  • A belief that a responsible government must be fiscally prudent and should be limited to those responsibilities which cannot be discharged reasonably by the individual or others;
  • A belief that it is the responsibility of individuals to provide for themselves, their families and their dependents, while recognizing that government must respond to those who require assistance and compassion;
  • A belief that the purpose of Canada as a nation state and its government, guided by reflective and prudent leadership, is to create a climate wherein individual initiative is rewarded, excellence is pursued, security and privacy of the individual is provided and prosperity is guaranteed by a free competitive market economy;
  • A belief that Canada should continue its strong heritage of national defence, supporting a well- armed military, honouring those who serve, and promoting our history and traditions;
  • A belief that the quality of the environment is a vital part of our heritage to be protected by each generation for the next;
  • A belief that Canada should accept its obligations among the nations of the world;
  • A belief that Canadian Jurisdiction extends beyond the coastline to include the internationally recognized regions of the Territorial Sea, Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and Continental Shelf;
  • A belief that good and responsible government is attentive to the people it represents and has representatives who at all times conduct themselves in an ethical manner and display integrity, honesty and concern for the best interest of all;
  • A belief that all Canadians should have reasonable access to quality health care regardless of their ability to pay;
  • and A belief that the greatest potential for achieving social and economic objectives is under a global trading regime that is free and fair.

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