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Ward Boundary Review

Update: The Oshawa Ward Boundaries for the 2018 elections have been chosen

At a Special Council Meeting on Thursday, June 15, Council received the final recommendations report concerning the Oshawa Ward Boundary Review from the Consultant Team of Watson and Associates Economists Ltd. and Dr. Robert Williams.

The final report recommended two ward boundary options for consideration, both of which aligned with the guiding principles underlying the review, and received the majority of support from residents who participated in the community consultation process.

Following several delegations from the public and debate amongst members, Council selected the following ward boundary layout as follows:Image of the new City of Oshawa wards that will be used in the 2018 municipal elections.

  • Rural Oshawa, the community of Taunton and emerging urban growth areas in Kedron and Columbus are represented under Proposed Ward 1, which is bound, by Highway 407, Ritson Road and Taunton Road to the south.
  • Ward 2 extends from Highway 407 to Rossland Road west of Ritson Road and includes the communities of Windfields, Northwood, Samac, Northglen and the majority of Centennial.
  • Ward 3 extends from Taunton Road to Olive Avenue east of Ritson Road and Wilson Road and includes the communities of Pinecrest, Eastdale and the northern portion of Donevan.
  • The communities of McLaughlin and O'Neill, northern areas of Vanier and Central as well as Downtown Oshawa are included in Proposed Ward 4, which extends north-south from Rossland Road to Gibb Street/Olive Avenue west of Wilson Road.
  • Ward 5 extends south from Gibb Street and Olive Avenue.

The goal strives to achieve reasonable population equality in 2017, which will encourage a more favourable ward balance by 2026.

Moving forward, Oshawa City Council will consider a by-law to formally approve the boundaries at their regular meeting scheduled for Monday, June 26. Community members are welcome to:

  • Attend in person;
  • Submit email or written correspondence to City Hall; address correspondence to City Clerks, clerks@oshawa.ca or 50 Centre St. S., 5th Floor, Rundle Tower, L1H 3Z7.
  • Watch online via webstreaming

Pending the outcome of any appeals filed with the Ontario Municipal Board (O.M.B.), the new boundaries will be introduced in the 2018 Municipal Elections.

When Council passes the enacting by-law at their June 26, 2017 regular meeting, the Minister of Municipal Affairs, or any person or agency may appeal the by-law to the O.M.B. within 45 days of passage (being Thursday, August 10, 2017). The O.M.B. has the authority to make an Order affirming, amending or repealing the by-law passed by Council.

Information Icon View the City of Oshawa Oshawa ward boundary review - final recommendations report now.

Further information on the review, including reports, presentations and other important items are available on the City's website at www.oshawa.ca/owbr.

If you have a question about the Oshawa Ward Boundary Review, please submit it below.

Update: The Oshawa Ward Boundaries for the 2018 elections have been chosen

At a Special Council Meeting on Thursday, June 15, Council received the final recommendations report concerning the Oshawa Ward Boundary Review from the Consultant Team of Watson and Associates Economists Ltd. and Dr. Robert Williams.

The final report recommended two ward boundary options for consideration, both of which aligned with the guiding principles underlying the review, and received the majority of support from residents who participated in the community consultation process.

Following several delegations from the public and debate amongst members, Council selected the following ward boundary layout as follows:Image of the new City of Oshawa wards that will be used in the 2018 municipal elections.

  • Rural Oshawa, the community of Taunton and emerging urban growth areas in Kedron and Columbus are represented under Proposed Ward 1, which is bound, by Highway 407, Ritson Road and Taunton Road to the south.
  • Ward 2 extends from Highway 407 to Rossland Road west of Ritson Road and includes the communities of Windfields, Northwood, Samac, Northglen and the majority of Centennial.
  • Ward 3 extends from Taunton Road to Olive Avenue east of Ritson Road and Wilson Road and includes the communities of Pinecrest, Eastdale and the northern portion of Donevan.
  • The communities of McLaughlin and O'Neill, northern areas of Vanier and Central as well as Downtown Oshawa are included in Proposed Ward 4, which extends north-south from Rossland Road to Gibb Street/Olive Avenue west of Wilson Road.
  • Ward 5 extends south from Gibb Street and Olive Avenue.

The goal strives to achieve reasonable population equality in 2017, which will encourage a more favourable ward balance by 2026.

Moving forward, Oshawa City Council will consider a by-law to formally approve the boundaries at their regular meeting scheduled for Monday, June 26. Community members are welcome to:

  • Attend in person;
  • Submit email or written correspondence to City Hall; address correspondence to City Clerks, clerks@oshawa.ca or 50 Centre St. S., 5th Floor, Rundle Tower, L1H 3Z7.
  • Watch online via webstreaming

Pending the outcome of any appeals filed with the Ontario Municipal Board (O.M.B.), the new boundaries will be introduced in the 2018 Municipal Elections.

When Council passes the enacting by-law at their June 26, 2017 regular meeting, the Minister of Municipal Affairs, or any person or agency may appeal the by-law to the O.M.B. within 45 days of passage (being Thursday, August 10, 2017). The O.M.B. has the authority to make an Order affirming, amending or repealing the by-law passed by Council.

Information Icon View the City of Oshawa Oshawa ward boundary review - final recommendations report now.

Further information on the review, including reports, presentations and other important items are available on the City's website at www.oshawa.ca/owbr.

If you have a question about the Oshawa Ward Boundary Review, please submit it below.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Oshawa Ward Boundary Review Phase 2 Survey

    The City of Oshawa is undertaking a Ward Boundary Review to determine the composition of City Council and the manner in which Councillors are elected.  As part of the second round of public consultation, we are asking for public input on preferred options for the composition of Council and ward boundary arrangements and configurations.

    Personal information on this form is collected pursuant to Section 11 of the Municipal Act, 2001 and will be used to gather public input on preferred options for the City’s Ward Boundary Review.  Questions about this collection should be directed to the City’s Freedom of Information

    The City of Oshawa is undertaking a Ward Boundary Review to determine the composition of City Council and the manner in which Councillors are elected.  As part of the second round of public consultation, we are asking for public input on preferred options for the composition of Council and ward boundary arrangements and configurations.

    Personal information on this form is collected pursuant to Section 11 of the Municipal Act, 2001 and will be used to gather public input on preferred options for the City’s Ward Boundary Review.  Questions about this collection should be directed to the City’s Freedom of Information Coordinator at 50 Centre Street South, Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 3Z7 or by phone at 905-436-3311.

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    City of Oshawa Ward Boundary Review, Round 1 Public Consultation

    The City of Oshawa is undertaking a Ward Boundary Review to determine the composition of City Council and the manner in which Councillors are elected. As part of the first round of public consultation, we are asking for public input on potential options for the composition of Council, the guiding principles and their relative importance for consideration in the development of ward boundary options, and potential ward boundaries, including the identification of communities of interest. 

    Personal information on this form is collected pursuant to Section 11 of the Municipal Act and will be used to assist

    The City of Oshawa is undertaking a Ward Boundary Review to determine the composition of City Council and the manner in which Councillors are elected. As part of the first round of public consultation, we are asking for public input on potential options for the composition of Council, the guiding principles and their relative importance for consideration in the development of ward boundary options, and potential ward boundaries, including the identification of communities of interest. 

    Personal information on this form is collected pursuant to Section 11 of the Municipal Act and will be used to assist in the creation of future ward boundaries in the City of Oshawa.  Questions about this collection should be directed to the City of Oshawa’s Freedom of Information and Privacy Co-ordinator at 50 Centre Street South, Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 3Z7 or 905-436-3311.

    If you require this survey in an alternative format, please contact Jason McWilliam, Manager, Records Information Systems at 905-436-3311 ext. 2226, or by email at jmcwilliam@oshawa.ca



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