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York South—Weston (provincial electoral district)

York South—Weston is a provincial electoral district in Toronto, Canada, represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999. Its Member of Provincial Parliament is New Democrat Faisal Hassan, it is in the west-end of Toronto. The riding has a working class and immigrant population; the riding is made up of the old City of York, a southwestern portion of the old city of North York, parts of the old city of Toronto north of High Park. It consists of the part of the City of Toronto bounded by a line drawn from Humber River east along Highway 401, south along the Canadian National Railway situated west of Caledonia Road, west along Rogers Road, southeast along Old Weston Road, west along Lavender Road, south along Keele Street, southeast along the Canadian National/Canadian Pacific Railway, west along the Canadian Pacific Railway, north along the Humber River to Highway 401; the provincial electoral district was created in 1999 when provincial ridings were defined to have the same borders as federal ridings.

Prior to that redistribution, the area included York South and parts of what are now Parkdale-High Park and Eglinton-Lawrence. They became law after Bill 214, otherwise known as the "Representations Act, 2005",was passed in the Ontario Legislature; the October 10, 2007 provincial election was conducted using the new boundaries, with only minor changes to the boundaries in the south-east corner of the riding, along the border with the Davenport riding. York South—Weston consisting of those parts of the cities of North York and York described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the westerly limit of the City of North York with the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway. Elections Ontario Past Election Results Map of riding for 2018 election

Patrick White Award

The Patrick White Award is an annual literary prize established by Patrick White. White used his 1973 Nobel Prize in Literature award to establish a trust for this prize; the $25,000 cash award is given to a writer, creative over a long period but has not received adequate recognition. White stipulated that the award be announced the Friday after the Melbourne Cup to turn attention from sport to literature; the 2010 award was reduced to $18,000 because of the economic slump, in 2012 it was $23,000. Writers are automatically eligible without the necessity for submissions. 2019 Jordie Albiston 2018 Samuel Wagan Watson 2017 Tony Birch 2016 Carmel Bird 2015 Joan London 2014 Brian Castro 2013 Louis Nowra 2012 Amanda Lohrey 2011 Robert Adamson 2010 David Foster 2009 Beverley Farmer 2008 John Romeril 2007 David Rowbotham 2006 Morris Lurie 2005 Fay Zwicky 2004 Nancy Phelan 2003 Janette Turner Hospital 2002 Tom Hungerford 2001 Geoff Page 2000 Thomas Shapcott 1999 Gerald Murnane 1998 Alma De Groen 1997 Vivian Smith 1996 Elizabeth Harrower 1995 Elizabeth Riddell 1994 Dimitris Tsaloumas 1993 Amy Witting 1992 Peter Cowan 1991 David Martin 1990 Robert Gray 1989 Thea Astley 1988 Roland Robinson 1987 William Hart-Smith 1986 John Morrison 1985 Judah Waten 1984 Rosemary Dobson 1983 Marjorie Barnard 1982 Bruce Beaver 1981 Dal Stivens 1980 Bruce Dawe 1979 Randolph Stow 1978 Gwen Harwood 1977 Sumner Locke Elliott 1976 John Blight 1975 David Campbell 1974 Christina Stead