A by-election, held on March 17, 2008 to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Bill Graham was won by Liberal Bob Rae, a former Ontario NDP Premier .
The nominated Conservative candidate in the by-election, Mark Warner, was dropped by the party's national council on October 31, 2007. Don Meredith was nominated as the Conservative candidate in December 2007.
Activist El-Farouk Khaki ran for the NDP and Chris Tindal was the Green Party of Canada candidate. Liz White was the Animal Alliance Environmental Voters Party of Canada candidate, and Doug Plumb represented the Canadian Action Party.
|By-election on March 17, 2008
On Bill Graham's resignation, July 2, 2007
|New Democratic||El-Farouk Khaki||3,312||13.88||-9.86|
|Animal Alliance||Liz White||123||0.52||+0.40|
|Canadian Action||Doug Plumb||97||0.41|
|Total valid votes||23,857||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||96||0.40|
|Canadian federal election, 2006|
|New Democratic||Michael Shapcott||14,036||23.74||-0.01|
|Animal Alliance||Liz White||72||0.12|
|Total valid votes||59,112||100.00|
|Canadian federal election, 2004: Toronto Centre|
|New Democratic||Michael Shapcott||12,747||23.75||+12.39|
|Canadian Action||Kevin Peck||63||0.12||-2.97|
|Total valid votes||53,663||100.00|
|Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.|
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