It has existed on three separate occasions. Its first incarnation was created in 1966 from parts of Dufferin—Simcoe and York North. It existed until 1976 when it was split between York North, Simcoe South, and York—Peel.
It was reformed in 1987 from parts of Simcoe South, York—Peel, Victoria—Haliburton, and Wellington—Dufferin—Simcoe. It was again broken up in 1996 with a split between Barrie—Simcoe, Simcoe—Grey, and York North.
Its current incarnation came into being in 2003 made up of parts of Simcoe—Grey, York North, and Barrie—Simcoe—Bradford.
|Ontario electoral district|
York—Simcoe in relation to Southern Ontario ridings
|Federal electoral district|
|Legislature||House of Commons|
|Last contested||25 February 2019 |
|District webpage||profile, map|
|Pop. density (per km²)||112.1|
|Census divisions||York Region, Simcoe County|
|Census subdivisions||Bradford West Gwillimbury, Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King|
The riding consists of:
(a) that part of the Regional Municipality of York comprising
(b) Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation Indian Reserve; and
Riding associations are the local branches of the national political parties:
|Party||Association Name||CEO||HQ Address||HQ City|
|Christian Heritage Party of Canada||York—Simcoe CHP||Vicki Gunn||6 Morton Avenue||Sharon|
|Conservative Party of Canada||York—Simcoe Conservative Association||Kenneth H. Simpson||RR1 1733 2nd Line||Churchill|
|Liberal Party of Canada||York—Simcoe Federal Liberal Association||Scott Crone||20822 Hwy 48, Mount Albert||East Gwillimbury|
|New Democratic Party||York—Simcoe Federal NDP Riding Association||Jessa McLean||PO Box 1255||Sutton|
|People's Party of Canada||People's Party of Canada York-Simcoe Riding Association|
|Progressive Canadian||York—Simcoe PC Party Association||Ronald Anderson||730 Davis Drive, Suite 200||Newmarket|
It was recreated a second time in 2003 from parts of Barrie—Simcoe—Bradford, Simcoe—Grey and York North ridings with the current boundaries as described above.
A by-election in the riding has been called for February 25th, 2019. 
This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:
Riding created from Dufferin—Simcoe and York North
|29th||1972–1974||Sinclair Stevens||Progressive Conservative|
|Riding dissolved into Simcoe South, York North,
York—Peel and Wellington—Dufferin—Simcoe
|Riding re-created from Simcoe South, Victoria—Haliburton,
Wellington—Dufferin—Simcoe and York—Peel
|34th||1988–1993||John Cole||Progressive Conservative|
|35th||1993–1997||Karen Kraft Sloan||Liberal|
|Riding dissolved into Barrie—Simcoe, Simcoe—Grey and York North|
|Riding re-created from Barrie—Simcoe—Bradford, Simcoe—Grey and York North|
|38th||2004–2006||Peter Van Loan||Conservative|
|2011 federal election redistributed results|
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Prior to the 2015 election Barrie was a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 2004. It consisted of the City of Barrie in the County of Simcoe. It was created in 2003 when its predecessor, Barrie—Simcoe—Bradford, was redistributed. Barrie—Simcoe—Bradford consisted of the City of Barrie and the towns of Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil. It had been formed in 1996 as Barrie—Simcoe from Simcoe Centre and York—Simcoe ridings, but its name was changed before an election was held.Barrie—Innisfil
Barrie—Innisfil is a federal electoral district in Ontario. It encompasses a portion of Ontario previously included in the electoral districts of Barrie and York—Simcoe.Barrie—Innisfil (provincial electoral district)
Barrie—Innisfil is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada. It elects one member to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. The riding was created in 2015 from portions of Barrie and York—Simcoe ridings, and it is congruent with the new federal riding of the same name.Canadian federal election results in Central Ontario
Canadian federal elections have provided the following results in Central Ontario.Caroline Mulroney
Caroline Anne Mulroney Lapham (born June 11, 1974) is a Canadian businesswoman, lawyer and politician who is currently serving as the Attorney General of Ontario and Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs. She is the elected MPP for the riding of York—Simcoe in the 2018 election as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario and was a candidate in the 2018 Ontario Progressive Conservative Party leadership election, placing third.
Mulroney grew up in Ottawa, before being educated at Harvard University and the New York University School of Law. She lived and worked in the United States for 12 years until 2005 when she returned to Canada, worked in financial services and became involved in charitable work. She also served on the board of directors of the Windsor–Detroit Bridge Authority.
Mulroney is the only daughter and eldest child of the 18th Prime Minister of Canada, Brian Mulroney, and his wife Mila Mulroney. She is also a naturalized citizen of the United States.Dufferin—Simcoe
Dufferin—Simcoe was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1925 to 1968. It was located in the province of Ontario. This riding was created in 1924 from parts of Dufferin and Simcoe South ridings.
It initially consisted of the county of Dufferin and that part of the county of Simcoe lying south of and including the townships of Tossorontio, Essa and Innisfil. In 1933, it was redefined to exclude the townships of East Luther and East Garafraxa in the county of Dufferin, and no part of the town of Barrie.
In 1947, it was defined as consisting of the county of Dufferin, including the town of Orangeville, but excluding the townships of East Luther and East Garafraxa, and the part of the county of Simcoe lying south of and including the townships of Tosorontio, Essa and Innisfil, and excluding the town of Barrie.
In 1952, it was defined as consisting of the county of Dufferin and the town of Orangeville, and the part of the county of Simcoe lying south of and including the townships of Tosorontio, Essa and Innisfil (excluding the town of Barrie).
The electoral district was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed between Peel—Dufferin, Simcoe North, Wellington—Grey and York—Simcoe ridings.George Elliott (bishop)
George Elliott, MDiv (b 1949) is a retired Canadian Suffragan Bishop: he was in charge of the York-Simcoe area of the Diocese of Toronto from 2001 until 2013.Julia Munro
Julia Munro (born c. 1942) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. She was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1995 until 2018. She represented the riding of York—Simcoe.Ontario Minor Hockey Association
The Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) is a major ice hockey governing body at the minor level. The OMHA is empowered by the Ontario Hockey Federation and Hockey Canada. The OMHA oversees minor hockey from Initiation to Juvenile throughout the majority of southern Ontario. There are two "AAA" leagues, the Eastern AAA Hockey League and the South-Central Triple A Hockey League as well as four "AA" leagues in the York-Simcoe AA League, Tri-County AA League, Lakeshore League and the Bluewater League. The OMHA also has six "A" leagues in the Bluewater League, Niagara District League, Tri-County A League, York-Simcoe A League and the Lakeshore League.
The OMHA also has several representative leagues from the BB-E representative classifications such as the Shamrock League, Georgian Bay-Muskoka League, Southern Counties League, Western Ontario Athletic Association, Victoria Durham League and the Eastern Ontario League.
In addition, there are also 14 "Local Leagues" under the OMHA auspices as well as approximately 175 House Leagues among its 230 member Associations.
The Ontario Minor Hockey Association, founded in 1935, is the largest minor hockey association in the world and oversees a participant base of 300,000 consisting of players, coaches, trainers, officials, hockey volunteers and parents across the province. The OMHA has 230 active member minor hockey associations and annually coordinates 31 leagues and approximately 600 development clinics throughout Ontario.Peter Van Loan
Peter Van Loan (born April 18, 1963) is a former Canadian politician who served as the Member of Parliament for the electoral district of York—Simcoe from 2004 to 2018. He was the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons from 2007 to 2008 and again from 2011 to 2015.Scot Davidson
Scot Davidson is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in a by-election on February 25, 2019. He represents the electoral district of York—Simcoe as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada.Simcoe South
Simcoe South was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1925, and from 1979 to 1988. It was located north of Toronto in the province of Ontario. It was initially created by the British North America Act of 1867 when the County of Simcoe was divided into two ridings, to be called the South and North Ridings in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada.
The South Riding consisted of the Townships of West Gwillimbury, Tecumseh, Innisfil, Essa, Tossorontio, Mulmur, and the Village of Bradford.
In 1882, the electoral district of the County of Simcoe was divided into three ridings. The South Riding consisted of the townships of Mulmur, Tossorontio, Essa, Innisfil, and Tecumseth, and the village of Alliston.
In 1903, the south riding was redefined to consist of the townships of Adjala, Essa, Gwillimbury West, Innisfil, Tecumseth and Tossorontio, the towns of Alliston and Barrie, and the villages of Beeton, Bradford and Tottenham.
The electoral district was abolished in 1924 when it was incorporated into Dufferin—Simcoe riding.
It was recreated in 1976 from parts of Grey—Simcoe, Peel—Dufferin—Simcoe and York—Simcoe ridings. It consisted of the City of Barrie and the Townships of Essa, Flos, Innisfil, Tecumseth, Vespra and West Gwillimbury, but excluding the Towns of Alliston and Wasaga Beach.
The electoral district was abolished in 1987 when it was redistributed between Simcoe Centre, Simcoe North and York—Simcoe ridings.Simcoe—Grey
Simcoe—Grey is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1997.
It was created in 1996 from parts of Barrie—Simcoe—Bradford, Bruce—Grey, Simcoe Centre, Simcoe North, Wellington—Grey—Dufferin—Simcoe and York—Simcoe.
It consists of the municipalities of Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Clearview, Wasaga Beach, Springwater, Essa, New Tecumseth and Adjala-Tosorontio. It had a population of 117,505 in 2001, and an area of 2,515 km².Simcoe—Grey (provincial electoral district)
Simcoe—Grey is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999.
It was created in 1996 from parts of Barrie—Simcoe—Bradford, Bruce—Grey, Simcoe Centre, Simcoe North, Wellington—Grey—Dufferin—Simcoe and York—Simcoe.
It consists of the municipalities of Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Clearview, Wasaga Beach, Springwater, Essa, New Tecumseth and Adjala-Tosorontio. It had a population of 117,505 in 2001, and an area of 2,515 km².Wellington—Dufferin—Simcoe
Wellington—Dufferin—Simcoe was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1979 to 1988. It was located in the province of Ontario. This riding was created in 1976 as Dufferin—Wellington and renamed in 1977. It was created from parts of Halton, Peel—Dufferin—Simcoe and Wellington—Grey—Dufferin—Waterloo ridings.
It consisted of the County of Dufferin, the Townships of Adjala and Tosorontio and the Town of Alliston in the County of Simcoe, and Townships of Arthur, Erin, Maryborough, Minto, Nichol, Peel, West Garafraxa and West Luther, including the Towns of Mount Forest and Palmerston in the County of Wellington.
The electoral district was abolished in 1987 when it was redistributed between Guelph—Wellington, Perth—Wellington—Waterloo, Simcoe Centre, Wellington—Grey—Dufferin—Simcoe and York—Simcoe ridings.York North
York North was a federal riding in Ontario, Canada, that was in the House of Commons of Canada from Confederation in 1867 until 2004.
The federal riding was eliminated in 2003 when it was redistributed between two new ridings of Newmarket—Aurora and York—Simcoe. Another small section was incorporated into Oak Ridges—Markham. The riding covered the northern suburbs of the city of Toronto often including such towns as Aurora, Vaughan, Newmarket, Richmond Hill and Markham. The borders changed often, however, most notably in 1996 when the riding was so altered that it contained very little of the same territory as before.York—Peel
York—Peel was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1979 to 1988. It was located in the province of Ontario. This riding was created in 1976 from parts of Peel—Dufferin—Simcoe, York North and York—Simcoe ridings. It was represented in the House of Commons by Sinclair Stevens of the Progressive Conservative Party during its whole existence.
York—Peel consisted of the Town of Caledon in Peel Region, and the Townships of East Gwillimbury and King and the Towns of Aurora, Newmarket and Whitchurch–Stouffville in York Region.
The electoral district was abolished in 1987 when it was re-distributed between Halton—Peel, Markham, York North and York—Simcoe ridings.York—Simcoe (provincial electoral district)
York—Simcoe is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since the 2007 provincial election.
It covers part of the region north of Toronto by Lake Simcoe. The riding includes the municipalities of Bradford West Gwillimbury, East Gwillimbury, Georgina and King north of Regional Road 31. It also includes the community of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation Indian Reserve.
The provincial electoral district was created in 1999 when provincial ridings were defined to have the same borders as federal ridings.
|Canadian federal by-election, February 25, 2019|
Resignation of Peter Van Loan
|New Democratic||Jessa McLean||1,244||7.51||1.38|
|Progressive Canadian||Dorian Baxter||634||3.83||--|
|Libertarian||Keith Dean Komar||95||0.57||--|
|Independent||John The Engineer Turmel||64||0.39||--|
|National Citizens Alliance||Adam Suhr||22||0.13||--|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||16,564||99.43|
|Total rejected ballots||95||0.57||+0.09|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|Canadian federal election, 2015|
|Conservative||Peter Van Loan||24,058||50.25||13.42||$138,801.13|
|New Democratic||Sylvia Gerl||4,255||8.89||9.69||$12,736.48|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||47,879||100.0||$208,120.39|
|Total rejected ballots||232||0.48||0.08|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|Canadian federal election, 2011|
|Conservative||Peter Van Loan||33,614||63.6||+6.9|
|New Democratic||Sylvia Gerl||10,190||19.3||+7.1|
|Christian Heritage||Vicki Gunn||352||0.7||-0.2|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||52,866||100.0|
|Total rejected ballots||201||0.4||–|
|Canadian federal election, 2008|
|Conservative||Peter Van Loan||27,412||56.7||+8.8||$89,302|
|New Democratic||Sylvia Gerl||5,882||12.2||-1.1||$7,414|
|Progressive Canadian||Paul Pisani||676||1.4||–||$5,640|
|Christian Heritage||Vicki Gunn||444||0.9||-0.2||$7,287|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||48,345||100.0||$89,500|
|Canadian federal election, 2006|
|Conservative||Peter Van Loan||25,685||47.9||+2.7|
|New Democratic||Sylvia Gerl||7,139||13.3||+2.1|
|Christian Heritage||Vicki Gunn||595||1.1||-0.1|
|Total valid votes||53,594||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 2004|
|Conservative||Peter Van Loan||21,343||45.2|
|New Democratic||Sylvia Gerl||5,314||11.2|
|Progressive Canadian||Stephen Sircelj||670||1.4|
|Christian Heritage||Vicki Gunn||588||1.2|
|Total valid votes||47,254||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 1993|
|Liberal||Karen Kraft Sloan||26,972||38.9||+3.8|
|Progressive Conservative||John E. Cole||16,139||23.3||-23.9|
|New Democratic||Steve Pliakes||1,768||2.5||-10.7|
|Christian Heritage||Ian Knight||958||1.4||-2.5|
|Natural Law||Ian Roberts||416||0.6|
|Abolitionist||Gary George Brewer||95||0.1|
|Total valid votes||69,346||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 1988|
|Progressive Conservative||John E. Cole||26,732||47.2|
|New Democratic||Judy Darcy||7,489||13.2|
|Christian Heritage||Klass Stel||2,203||3.9|
|Libertarian||Maureen E. McAleese||335||0.6|
|Total valid votes||56,665||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 1974|
|Progressive Conservative||Sinclair Stevens||23,591||47.0||+1.3|
|New Democratic||Wally Gustar||7,630||15.2||-0.8|
|Total valid votes||50,148||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 1972|
|Progressive Conservative||Sinclair Stevens||22,957||45.7||+8.4|
|New Democratic||Wally Gustar||8,046||16.0||-1.3|
|Total valid votes||50,181||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 1968|
|Progressive Conservative||Wallace McCutcheon||13,100||37.3|
|New Democratic||Don McFadyen||6,095||17.4|
|Total valid votes||35,101||100.0|
|City of Toronto|
(Suburbs & Downtown)
Hamilton and Niagara
|Cities of Brampton & Mississauga|
|Southern Durham & York|
See also: Provincial ridings in Ontario