Review of Ward Boundaries Policy

By-Law Number
As Amended by

Legislative History: Adopted August 22, 2017 (By-law No. CPOL.-72-304); Amended July 24, 2018 (By-law No. CPOL.-72(a)-410); Amended June 11, 2019 (By-law No. CPOL.-72(b)-160)

Last Review Date: July 25, 2023

Service Area Lead: City Clerk

1. Policy Statement

1.1 This policy sets out the requirements for the regular review of ward boundaries to ensure that they remain relevant.

2. Definitions

2.1  Not applicable.

3. Applicability

3.1  This policy shall apply to the City Clerk.

4. The Policy

4.1 The City Clerk shall, as required, undertake a review of the municipal ward boundaries, in sufficient time to allow the implementation of any appropriate ward boundary changes for the next municipal election, in accordance with applicable legislative requirements. The review shall take into consideration balancing population distribution among the wards, both now and in the future based on projections; respecting established neighbourhoods and communities within the municipality; geographical features defining natural boundaries within the municipality; and, infrastructure boundaries such as roads, bridges, rail lines and transit routes. Upon conclusion of the City Clerk’s review, the City Clerk shall recommend if and how the wards should be re-divided for the upcoming election, based upon their findings and in keeping with the public interest.


Last modified:Tuesday, April 09, 2024