Ward boundary review: Consultants recommend eight full-time councillors, one per ward
Saint Patrick’s Ward to be split between two wards
Press release with links to consultant’s report and documents here. Map below titled Option 8-1
Council will hear delegations on this proposal Monday the 21st at 6pm. The deadline to register to speak or submit written comments is this Friday the 18th at 10am. How to Delegate and Comment to City Council
Previous posts about the boundary review: Some thoughts on the Council Composition and Ward Boundary Review (March 8), and A new round of consultation on the Council Composition and Ward Boundary Review (April 8)
The consultants have selected an 8 ward model with one councillor per ward. Most of Saint Patrick’s Ward is to share a word with downtown and the Saint Georges Park neighborhood. This plan places the part of the Ward east of Stevenson and north of the Guelph Junction Railway in a different ward. These streets – Empire, Garibaldi, Walter and Simcoe have always been part of the Ward and culturally belong with it.
An alternative proposal has 6 wards with two councillors per ward
This is similar to the system we have now. It keeps Saint Patrick’s Ward in one piece and includes us with downtown. Map below titled Option 6-2