Toronto Centre is a federal electoral district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1872 to 1925, and since 1935, under the names Centre Toronto (1872–1903), Toronto Centre (1903–1925, and since 2004), Rosedale (1935–1997) and Toronto Centre—Rosedale (1997–2004).
Toronto Centre covers the heart of Downtown Toronto. The riding contains notable areas such as Rosedale (one of Canada's wealthiest enclaves), Regent Park (Canada's first and largest social housing development), St. Jamestown (a largely immigrant area and the most densely populated neighbourhood in Canada), Cabbagetown, Church and Wellesley (Canada's largest gay community), the eastern portion of the University of Toronto and part of the city's financial district (the northern portion of Bay Street).
Historically, the riding was one of the few in central Toronto where the Progressive Conservatives usually did well. The PCs held the riding for all but 24 years from 1935 to 1993. Since 1993, as has been the case with other Toronto ridings, the Liberal Party has dominated the riding, and it is now considered one of the safest Liberal ridings in Canada.
In the Canadian House of Commons, the riding is represented by Liberal Bob Rae as of the federal by-elections of March 17, 2008.
Its members of Toronto City Council are Pam McConnell and Kristyn Wong-Tam.
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