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Encyclopedia > East York, Ontario
Borough of East York (Dissolved)
Official flag of Borough of East York (Dissolved)
Flag
Coordinates: 43°41′28.68″N, 79°19′40.08″W
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Established 1967
Amalgamation 1998 with Toronto
Government
 - Mayor David Miller (Toronto Mayor)
 - Governing Body Toronto City Council
 - MPs Jack Layton, Maria Minna
 - MPPs Michael Prue, Peter Tabuns
Area
 - Borough 21.26 km²  (8.2 sq mi)
Population
 - Borough 112,054
 - Density 5,418/km² (14,032.6/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code span M4C, M4E, M4G, M4H

East York is a former suburb of Toronto. East York was a borough within Metropolitan Toronto before East York, North York, York, Scarborough, Etobicoke and Toronto were amalgamated into the new megacity of Toronto in 1998. One of East York's claims to fame was that, before the amalgamation, it was Canada's only borough. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. 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A Legislative Assembly in some parts of the Commonwealth refers to a legislature, or a chamber of the legislature. ... Michael Prue standing on the lawn of the Ontario Legislature Michael Prue (born July 14, 1948 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian politician, who represents the riding of Beaches—East York in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. ... Peter Tabuns Peter Tabuns is a Canadian politician and environmentalist, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the Toronto—Danforth provincial by-election on March 30, 2006. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... 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Demographics

East York Civic Centre, the former City Hall (1990-1997). The "MFP Inquiry" was also held there (2002-2005.

East York's population was 115,185 in 2001[1]. By the 2006 census, the population had dropped slightly (-2.7%), to 112,054.[2] public domain File links The following pages link to this file: East York, Ontario Categories: Public domain images ... The Toronto Computer Leasing Inquiry was a judicial inquiry into allegations of conflict of interest, bribery and misappropriation of funds around computer leasing contracts entered into by Toronto, Ontarios municipal government in 1998 and 1999. ...


East York was originally part of York Township. Following the incorporation of the Township of North York in 1922, York Township was divided by Toronto, Leaside and North Toronto. With rapid the rapid growth that followed the opening of the Bloor-Danforth (Prince Edward) Viaduct in 1919, the residents of the eastern half of York Township felt they had been neglected by the Township when it came to roads, sewers and other municipal services. Left with the option to either join the City of Toronto or branch out on its own, East Yorkers voted 448 affirmative and 102 negative. The Township of East York incorporated on January 1, 1924 with a population of 19,849.


East York was populated with working class citizens who valued the opportunity to own small homes of their own, with front lawns and back gardens. It has changed since the 1970s to become a major arrival point for immigrants, many of whom have established their first Canadian residence in the apartments that have become plentiful in Thorncliffe Park, Crescent Town and elsewhere at or near main streets. Most of these groups include Bengalis, Indians, Pakistanis, Jamaicans, Filipinos and Sri Lankans. East York also has a well established Greek population and a developing Chinese community. The area is full of middle-class and working-class homes. Map of the world with countries colored according to their immigrant population as a percentage of total population: Although human migration has existed throughout human history, immigration in the modern sense refers to movement of people from one nation-state to another. ... Thorncliffe Park is a multi cultural neighbourhood in central east Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in the former Borough of East York. ... Crescent Town is a neighbourhood in East York, Ontario, Canada. ...


History

East York's last mayor was Michael Prue who went on to become city councillor for East York, and then a Member of Provincial Parliament for Beaches—East York in 2001. Between 2002 and 2005, the East York Civic Centre's "True Davidson Council Chamber" was used to hold the Toronto Computer Leasing Inquiry/Toronto External Contracts Inquiry. Michael Prue standing on the lawn of the Ontario Legislature Michael Prue (born July 14, 1948 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian politician, who represents the riding of Beaches—East York in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. ... The Toronto City Council is the governing body of the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... A Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) is an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... Beaches—East York is a political riding in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Toronto Computer Leasing Inquiry is a judicial inquiry into allegations of conflict of interest, bribery and misappropriation of funds around computer leasing contracts entered into by Toronto, Ontarios municipal government in 1998 and 1999. ...


In the late 1940s, after World War II, East York became home to many returning veterans and their families. Many inexpensive homes were built, including the houses around Topham Park, by the government, to house the returning veterans and the baby boomers. The local government was both socially conscious and frugal, fitting the residents' self-image of East York as filled with supportive neighbours and NGOs. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... A non-governmental organization (NGO) is an organization that is not part of a government and was not founded by states. ...


East York is separated by the Don River. Traditional East York is southeast of the river, and the neighbourhood of Leaside is in the northwest. The densely populated Thorncliffe Park development, including the skyline and the town centre of East York, is north of the Don River. The river as it runs beneath the Bloor/Danforth trestle bridge The Don River is one of two rivers bounding the original settled area of Toronto, Canada along the shore of Lake Ontario, the other being the Humber River to the west. ... Leaside is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Thorncliffe Park is a multi cultural neighbourhood in central east Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in the former Borough of East York. ...


The borough of East York was established in 1967 through the amalgamation of the former township of East York and the former town of Leaside. Leaside was a planned industrial and residential community. East York has over the years been a residential enclave for senior citizens, as the original owners from the 1940's age and as younger families move out to suburbs to live in larger houses. 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Leaside is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


Recently, rapid and accelerated gentrification has changed many neighborhoods. Many one-story bungalows have added second floors, and many shops have been converted to more upscale shops.

The Bulldog was chosen as the official symbol of East York due to the Bulldog's tenacity and spirit which was abundant in the community.
The Bulldog was chosen as the official symbol of East York due to the Bulldog's tenacity and spirit which was abundant in the community.

List of the reeves and mayors of East York: site of public display and use File links The following pages link to this file: East York, Ontario Categories: Public domain images ... site of public display and use File links The following pages link to this file: East York, Ontario Categories: Public domain images ... In some Canadian provinces, a reeve is the elected head of a village or township, performing a similar role to the mayor of a town or city. ...


Reeves

  • 1954-1956 Harry G. Simpson
  • 1957-1960 Jack R. Allen
  • 1961-1966 True Davidson

Mayors This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ...

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Sports

East York is home to various sports teams. The hockey teams are the Bulldogs, playing out of East York Arena, and Victoria Village, playing out of Victoria Village arena. Both leagues offer entry level and competitive select hockey for various ages, being played in the North York Hockey League. East York is home to East York Soccer, playing out of East York Collegiate, and Clairalea Soccer, playing out of various locations, who both offer entry level and competitive soccer for all ages. Baseball wise, East York is home to organizations such as East York and Topham Park. East York offers entry level and AAA baseball for all ages, while Topham park only offers entry level. East York is also home to a provincially-known figure skating club, a gymnastics club, and a curling club.


Famous residents

East York has been the home of:

In addition, Barry Wellman's well-known series of three studies of community, networks and (recently) the Internet are set in East York.[3] John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994) was a Canadian comedian and actor. ... Shirley Douglas OC (born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian television, film and stage actress. ... Stephen Joseph Harper (born April 30, 1959) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. ... Jesse F. Keeler Jesse Frederick Keeler (born November 11, 1976 in Toronto) is a Canadian musician. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Raymond Massey photographed by Carl Van Vechten Raymond Hart Massey (August 30, 1896 – July 29, 1983) was a Canadian actor. ... Charles Vincent Massey, PC, CH, CC, CD [1] (February 20, 1887 – December 30, 1967) was the eighteenth Governor General of Canada and the first who was born in Canada. ... Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born December 21, 1966 in London, England) is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian television and film actor, currently well known for his role of Jack Bauer on the series 24. ... Domenic Troiano (January 17, 1946-May 25, 2005) was a Canadian rock guitarist. ... Ronnie Hawkins, born January 10, 1935 in Huntsville, Arkansas, United States, is a pioneering rock and roll musician and cousin to fellow rockabilly pioneer Dale Hawkins. ... The Guess Who are a Canadian rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba, that was one of the first to establish a major successful following in their own country while still residing there as well as abroad in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... Bush was a Canadian rock band in the early 1970s. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Robert Frank John Butler (born April 10, 1970 in East York, Ontario) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder with the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies. ... Richard Dwight Butler (born May 1, 1973 in Toronto, Ontario) was an outfielder for the Major League Baseball Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Devil Rays. ... Ronald James Taylor (October 16, 1952 Galveston, Texas–January 16, 2002) was an American actor. ... Russell Nathan Martin Jr. ... - Colin Andrew Mochrie (born November 30, 1957) is a Scottish-born Canadian actor and improvisational comedian. ... Barry Wellman directs NetLab as a professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto. ...


References

Davidson, True. 1976. The Golden Years of East York. Toronto: Centennial College Press.


Gillies, Marion and Barry Wellman. 1968. "East York: A Profile." Report to Community Studies Section, Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, Toronto.

  1. ^ 2001 Census Data for East York.
  2. ^ As East York is no longer a separate municipality, Statistics Canada no longer reports its population (or other statistics). The total population was obtained for this article by summing the census tracts that comprised East York before 2006.
  3. ^ www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman

 
 

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