Ward Boundary Review

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Clarington is reviewing its ward boundaries to ensure residents across the municipality are fairly represented by their chosen elected officials on Clarington Council. The existing ward boundaries have been in place since 1996 and the Municipality is looking for feedback from residents to help determine how these ward boundaries should change. The review will identify how to best create effective and equitable representation in Clarington, taking into account changes in the size and distribution of Clarington’s current and forecasted population. Changes to the ward boundaries will be in place for the 2022 municipal election and beyond.

The final Ward Boundary Review Report will be considered on January 4, 2021, at the General Government Committee meeting.

Community Feedback and Public Information Sessions

Throughout the Ward Boundary Review project, residents had the opportunity to attend eight Public Information Sessions and have their say on the Ward Boundary Review Interim Report by filling out our online survey. If you were unable to attend any of the virtual sessions, please consider watching the video of the Interim Report Presentation below or view the slide presentation (PDF).

Watch the Ward Boundary Review Interim Report Presentation


Proposed Ward Boundary Options

Click on the image below to view the four preliminary ward boundary review options.

Note: Preliminary Option A has been modified slightly to ensure that Wilmot Creek is not split between more than one ward.

Current Ward Representation

Clarington is currently divided into four wards, with one local councillor representing each of the four wards and two Regional councillors representing Wards 1 and 2 and Wards 3 and 4 respectively. Our Mayor and both regional Councillors also represent Clarington on Regional Council.

Learn more about the makeup of Clarington Council or view Clarington's Ward Map to find out which councillor represents your ward.

Background

The Municipality is working with Watson & Associates Economists Ltd. to conduct a comprehensive and independent Ward Boundary Review in Clarington. The consultant has extensive experience with ward boundary reviews. They will ensure that all relevant factors are taken into consideration to achieve effective representation for all residents.

When reviewing ward boundaries, there are several principles often considered, including:

  • Representation by Population
  • Population Trends
  • Community Access and Connections
  • Geographic and Topographical Features
  • Community or Diversity of Interests
  • Effective Representation

For more detailed information, view the Discussion Paper and Poster Boards.

Talking about ward boundaries can be complicated. Take a look at our video that gives you a behind-the-scenes look at ward boundary reviews, what they mean, and why they are important.


Reports to Council

Contact

If you have questions or would like to learn more about the Ward Boundary Review, email wardboundaryreview@clarington.net.

Clarington is reviewing its ward boundaries to ensure residents across the municipality are fairly represented by their chosen elected officials on Clarington Council. The existing ward boundaries have been in place since 1996 and the Municipality is looking for feedback from residents to help determine how these ward boundaries should change. The review will identify how to best create effective and equitable representation in Clarington, taking into account changes in the size and distribution of Clarington’s current and forecasted population. Changes to the ward boundaries will be in place for the 2022 municipal election and beyond.

The final Ward Boundary Review Report will be considered on January 4, 2021, at the General Government Committee meeting.

Community Feedback and Public Information Sessions

Throughout the Ward Boundary Review project, residents had the opportunity to attend eight Public Information Sessions and have their say on the Ward Boundary Review Interim Report by filling out our online survey. If you were unable to attend any of the virtual sessions, please consider watching the video of the Interim Report Presentation below or view the slide presentation (PDF).

Watch the Ward Boundary Review Interim Report Presentation


Proposed Ward Boundary Options

Click on the image below to view the four preliminary ward boundary review options.

Note: Preliminary Option A has been modified slightly to ensure that Wilmot Creek is not split between more than one ward.

Current Ward Representation

Clarington is currently divided into four wards, with one local councillor representing each of the four wards and two Regional councillors representing Wards 1 and 2 and Wards 3 and 4 respectively. Our Mayor and both regional Councillors also represent Clarington on Regional Council.

Learn more about the makeup of Clarington Council or view Clarington's Ward Map to find out which councillor represents your ward.

Background

The Municipality is working with Watson & Associates Economists Ltd. to conduct a comprehensive and independent Ward Boundary Review in Clarington. The consultant has extensive experience with ward boundary reviews. They will ensure that all relevant factors are taken into consideration to achieve effective representation for all residents.

When reviewing ward boundaries, there are several principles often considered, including:

  • Representation by Population
  • Population Trends
  • Community Access and Connections
  • Geographic and Topographical Features
  • Community or Diversity of Interests
  • Effective Representation

For more detailed information, view the Discussion Paper and Poster Boards.

Talking about ward boundaries can be complicated. Take a look at our video that gives you a behind-the-scenes look at ward boundary reviews, what they mean, and why they are important.


Reports to Council

Contact

If you have questions or would like to learn more about the Ward Boundary Review, email wardboundaryreview@clarington.net.

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