York South–Weston is about 453 kilometres from Ottawa and it would take just over four hours to drive there from Parliament Hill.
The riding contains Amesbury Park and the Westview Greenbelt, while the Humber River runs along the western boundary.
About 52% of the riding’s population are immigrants, with some of the largest populations born in Portugal, Jamaica, and Italy.
Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian are the most common non-official mother tongues in the riding.
Less than 1% of the riding’s population identify as Aboriginal.
Average individual income is $33,742.
The riding offers a significant amount of greenspace to residents with parks scattered all over the riding, including Keelesdale South Park, Smythe Park, and others.
Residents can also make use of the Amesbury Arena or community centre, or any of the city’s other recreation facilities in the riding.
York South—Weston is home to the York Museum, which collects artifacts related to the history of the City of York.
Canadian rapper Drake grew up in the Weston and Lawrence area before moving to Forest Hill, and has written several songs about his childhood there.
NHL hall of famer Adam Oates was born in the Weston neighbourhood in the east end of the riding.
Sectors that hire the most people in this riding include manufacturing, retail trade, construction, and health care and social assistance.
Around 41% of the workforce have a post-secondary education of some kind, and in 2011 the unemployment rate was 10.8%.
The average individual income in this riding is $31,237, while the median income is $23,644.
The Ingram Transfer Station, a hazardous waste drop-off, is located here.
The City of Toronto adopted a city-wide climate change action plan in 2007 aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions across the city. The 2020 goal is to reduce the city’s contribution by 6,600,000 tonnes a year with the help of residents, businesses, and community groups. The plan even includes an increase in community gardens and community energy planning.
The former town of Weston was home to a Canada Cycle & Motor Company (CCM) bicycle factory from 1917 to 1980. The factory produced bicycles for the Canadian army during the Second World War, and as years passed expanded into producing skates and other hockey gear.