Toronto Ward Boundary Review report released with invitation for public input

The Toronto Ward Boundary Review is looking at the size and shape of Toronto's wards in order to ensure that each person in Toronto is fairly represented at City Council. Toronto’s significant growth has resulted in wards with populations above or below the current average of 61,000, with some wards 30 to 50 per cent above the average. The goal of this review is to ensure that the population in every ward is similar in size throughout the city.

There are two ways for the public to provide input on the options:

1. Complete a survey: The survey can be done online or in hard-copy format.

2. Attend a public meeting: Twelve public meetings will take place across the city this fall, starting September 16.

The Options Report, along with the survey and more information on the public meetings, can be viewed at www.drawthelines.ca.

The purpose of the report is to present options for new ward boundaries for the City of Toronto, and to receive input from residents, stakeholders and members of Council. Input on the options will inform the Final Ward Boundary Review Report, which will include a recommended option to be presented to the Executive Committee and City Council in May 2016.

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