This silent video presents Toronto City Growth 1880 – 2020.
This is an update to the previous blog, You’re Invited: Toronto Ward Boundary Review’s Public Meetings Jan.7, 8, and 10 + Online Survey (Round One).
The Toronto Ward Boundary Review (TWBR) Options Report was recently released this August, outlining five options for new ward boundaries for Toronto.
The Toronto Ward Boundary Review is looking at the size and shape of Toronto’s wards. The Review is being done to ensure each person in Toronto is fairly represented at City Council. A key focus of the Toronto Ward Boundary Review is making sure the number of people in each ward is similar to other wards in the city. This is the most important component of effective representation. The Review will also look at communities of interest and neighbourhoods within the city. Ward boundaries should not split up well-established communities. Other factors such as a ward’s history and physical or natural features will also be considered as part of the review. Read our FAQ…
The study is being done by an independent team of consultants who are responsible for making sure the process is not influenced by political interests.
Reasons for the Review include:
- Currently, in the City of Toronto there is a wide range in the number of people in each ward.
- Due to factors like population growth and new construction, some of the city’s wards are 30 percent to 45 percent above the average population – 61,000.
- As a result, the vote of one person does not have the same value or weight as that of the next person.
- Ward boundary reviews are complex, costly and include extensive public involvement. Municipalities cannot conduct reviews for every election. The TWBR’s goal is to create a ward system that will last for the next four elections – 2018, 2022, 2026 and 2030. To achieve this, the ‘target year’ for effective representation is set at 2026.
The design of the following five options incorporates input received during round one of the TWBR’s civic engagement and public consultation process: Read more of Toronto Ward Boundary Review: Your Input Via a Survey & Public Consultation Meetings in Fall 2015