New Term of City Council - Ward boundaries and municipal governance
New Ward Boundaries - now in effect
The election held on October 22 was to elect a new City Council under the new 25-ward boundary system, which is now in effect.
For the new term of City Council, communities in the former Ward 20 became part of 2 new wards:
I am privileged to have been elected to represent the new Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York, which mirrors the boundaries of the Federal and Provincial Riding. Neighbourhoods in the former Ward 20 that are south of Dundas are now part Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York, as well as many neighbourhoods from the former Wards 19, 27 and 28.
Changes to the Municipal Decision-making Structure
As you may know, the new term of City Council is bringing significant changes to representation in our city. This past summer, Doug Ford’s conservative government slashed the size of City Council from 47 to 25 Wards, without consultation. This presents a significant challenge to ensuring that we can continue to work together to build our neighbourhoods, and to provide the representation that our communities deserve.
However, I am committed to working together to ensure that, as we consider what changes are required to our municipal governance process, that local democracy and representation are at the heart of our decision-making.
At our inaugural meeting this week, City Council voted to strike a Special Committee on Governance, to review and consider how to restructure our municipal governance structure and process. Over the next number of months, there will be a number of opportunities for communities to engage in this critical process for our city. Please stay tuned for further information on these opportunities.
Council also approved an interim committee structure, new community council boundaries, as well as a number of changes to the composition of agencies, boards and commissions, that reflects the new smaller size of City Council. A full list of those changes can be found here.