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York--Simcoe, ON - 2021 Federal Election Results Map

📌 The Canadian federal electoral district of York--Simcoe was contested during the 2021 Federal election which was held on September 19, 2021. 🏆 Scot Davidson, the Conservative candidate, won the riding with 24900 votes making up a 50% share of the vote. 🥈 The runner-up Liberal candidate, Daniella Johnson, received 14469 votes (29%) and was therefore defeated by a vote margin of 10431. 📊 Other candidates who received a sizable share of the vote include Benjamin Jenkins - NDP (13.6%), and Michael Lotter - PPC (7.3%).
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Briefing on York—Simcoe

York—Simcoe is a federal electoral district located in the province of Ontario, Canada. It is composed of a mix of urban and rural communities, covering a portion of York Region and Simcoe County. The district is anchored by the town of Aurora, a bustling suburban centre located in the south end of the district.

Population centres

Aside from Aurora, York—Simcoe is notable for a number of towns and communities, each with their own unique character and economic profiles. These include:

  • Bradford West Gwillimbury - A historic town known for its agricultural heritage and scenic countryside.
  • Innisfil - A growing community that boasts a strong tourism sector and easy access to Lake Simcoe.
  • East Gwillimbury - A suburban town with a growing population and strong community spirit.
  • Georgina - A large and diverse township situated along the shores of Lake Simcoe, well known for its beaches and natural beauty.

Issues and events

From 2019 to 2022, the district has been grappling with a variety of local issues and events. These include:

  • Flooding - Several towns and communities in York—Simcoe experienced significant flooding in the spring of 2019, damaging homes and infrastructure.
  • COVID-19 - Like most regions in Canada, the district has been affected by the pandemic in various ways, impacting local businesses and community life.
  • Development pressures - With its mix of urban and rural areas, York—Simcoe has faced a growing demand for development, especially in rapidly growing communities like Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil.


The economy of York—Simcoe is diverse and growing, with a mix of traditional industries like agriculture and manufacturing alongside newer sectors like technology and tourism. Major employers in the district include:

  • Magna International - An automotive parts manufacturer with several facilities in Aurora and surrounding communities.
  • Honda Canada - A major automobile manufacturer with a factory in Alliston, Simcoe County.
  • Napoleon Group of Companies - A manufacturer of outdoor living products and appliances, based in Barrie, Simcoe County.

One recent event that has had an impact on the district's economy is the opening of a new GO Transit station in Innisfil. This has made the community more accessible to commuters from the Greater Toronto Area, boosting local businesses and property values.

Important landmarks

York—Simcoe is home to a number of important landmarks and attractions, both natural and man-made. These include:

  • Lake Simcoe - A large freshwater lake that is a popular destination for fishing, boating, and other recreational activities.
  • Holland Marsh - A fertile agricultural area known for growing vegetables, especially onions and carrots.
  • Sharon Temple - A historic site that was once home to a religious community called the Children of Peace, who built an impressive temple and other buildings in the early 19th century.

Arts and culture

The district has a rich arts and culture scene, with many community events and institutions. These include:

  • The Aurora Cultural Centre - A former church converted into a multi-use arts and culture venue.
  • The Stephen Leacock Theatre - A performing arts venue in Keswick, Georgina.
  • The South Simcoe Arts Council - A regional arts council that supports and promotes artists and arts organizations in Simcoe County and beyond.

Electoral issues

During the 2021 federal election, the main issues facing voters in York—Simcoe were economic growth and recovery, transportation infrastructure, and support for small businesses.

Community organizations

York—Simcoe is home to many important community organizations that serve a variety of economic and social needs. Some of the most notable include:

  • The Innisfil Chamber of Commerce - A business advocacy group that provides support and resources to local businesses.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Simcoe - A youth mentoring organization that matches adult volunteers with children in need of positive role models.
  • York Region Food Network - A non-profit organization that supports food security and sustainable agriculture initiatives in York Region and beyond.
  • Hospice Simcoe - A community-based organization that provides end-of-life care and support to individuals and families facing serious illness.
  • Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation - A charitable organization that supports environmental conservation and education initiatives in the Lake Simcoe watershed.

Multicultural groups

The district is made up of a diverse mix of cultural communities, with notable populations of South Asian, East Asian, and Indigenous peoples. The Innisfil Caribbean Association is a prominent group that celebrates Caribbean culture and supports members of that community in the region. The York Region Chinese Association is another key group that advocates for the Chinese Canadian community in York Region. Finally, the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation is a prominent Indigenous community that has a significant presence in the district, with a reservation situated on Georgina Island in Lake Simcoe.

In summary, York—Simcoe is a diverse and growing federal electoral district, with a mix of urban and rural communities and a range of economic sectors. The district is notable for its natural beauty, important landmarks, and active arts and culture scene. Local issues include development pressures, flooding, and the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Community organizations and cultural groups play an important role in the district's social and economic fabric, and the region is home to a diverse mix of cultural communities.

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