Toronto’s downtown will get two new councillors in 2018 election

Ward Boundaries adopted by Toronto City Council November 2016. Look up exact boundaries on the city’s interactive map.
Ward Boundaries adopted by Toronto City Council November 2016. Look up exact boundaries on the city’s interactive map.

Dec. 15, 2017

By Arianne Robinson

On Friday, the Ontario Municipal Board upheld Toronto City Council’s 2016 decision to change its ward boundaries.

Toronto will go from having 44 wards to 47.

One of the biggest shifts is in the downtown.

Current downtown ward map

A map showing the current ward boundaries for eight downtown wards.
A map showing the current ward boundaries for eight downtown wards.

 

Future downtown ward map

A map showing the new ward boundaries for the 2018 election for ten downtown wards.
A map showing the new ward boundaries for the October 2018 election for ten downtown wards.

KEY POINTS

2 becomes 1

1 becomes 2

  • Ward 20 (Joe Cressy) essentially splits into two. The southern revised ward will be 20 (and is bordered by John instead of University) and the northern will be Ward 24.

3 becomes 5

  • Wards 28 (formerly the late Pam McConnell, now Lucy Troisi), 27 (Kristyn Wong-Tam), and 29 (Mary Fragedakis) turn into five revised wards. The island and downtown (east of Yonge) stay together. A new ward is created (where Google’s Sidewalk Toronto neighbourhood is planned). Wong-Tam’s ward becomes revised Wards 25, 22 and 34 (approximately). Fragedakis’s ward extends to Rosedale Valley Road.

The next Toronto municipal election is scheduled for October, 2018.

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