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
Future downtown ward map
2 becomes 1
- Ward 14 (Gord Perks) and 18 (Ana Bailão) are mostly merged with the northern boundary pushed south to Bloor. Toronto Star’s Jennifer Pagliaro reports Bailao is expected to run against Cesar Palacio in the revised Ward 16.
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.