A New Electoral Map is Taking Shape for all of Toronto

Welcome to the riding of St. Clair – Mt. Pleasant … What?

The provincial government’s decision to change the ward boundaries in Toronto was made in 2018. This decision aligned the city’s wards with the federal/provincial riding boundaries to create 25 new wards.

The federal government modifies electoral boundaries after every 10-year census to reflect shifts and growth in the population.

Proposed Changes

Redistribution of federal electoral boundaries is governed by the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act, which sets out rules to be applied in redrawing boundaries.

The legislation mandates that each electoral district shall, as close as reasonably possible, correspond to the Provincial Electoral Quota. This quota is the total population divided by the number of districts. In addition, the Commission is obliged to also consider communities of interest or communities of identity in, and the historical pattern of, electoral districts, and a manageable geographic size for districts in sparsely populated, rural or northern regions of the province.

The plan for consultation and final drafting of the Order will be completed by September 2023.

Details of the proposed changes across the province can be found HERE.

Public Participation

The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario is holding public hearings, in person and virtually, to gather comments and feedback on the proposed boundaries and electoral district names. There will be two hearings in Toronto beginning with a virtual hearing on September 29, 2022 and followed by an in-person hearing on October 19, 2022.

Details on how to participate can be found HERE.

Have Your Say

We encourage our residents to participate in the hearing process either with a written submission or a deputation. You can also share your ideas and thoughts with the SEDRA Board with an email to communications@sedratoronto.ca