Thursday, November 3, 2016 - for immediate release

Oakville Council to introduce new ward boundaries and increase Council size

By-laws will be considered at the November 14, 2016 Council meeting

At its upcoming meeting on November 14, Council will review proposed By-law 2016-109, a by-law to increase Oakville’s ward boundaries from six to seven, with adjustments to be made to all existing ward boundaries, except Ward 3. The new Ward 7 captures neighbourhoods north of Dundas Street with Burlington as the boundary to the west, and Eighth Line as the boundary to the east. Council will also review proposed By-law 2016-110, to increase the size of Town Council from its current composition of 13 (12 councillors, plus Mayor) to 15 (14 councillors, plus Mayor). If approved, these changes will be in place for the 2018 municipal election.

“The proposed changes to the town’s ward system are focused on Council’s commitment to ensure fair and effective representation for our residents both at the local and regional levels,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “As Oakville’s population continues to grow, expanding our wards is the right thing to do for our community.”

Residents are encouraged to review the proposed seven-ward boundary map by visiting the Ward Boundary page. Questions and comments can be sent to the Clerk’s department by emailing wardboundary@oakville.ca or by mail to:

Town of Oakville – Clerk’s department
1225 Trafalgar Road
Oakville ON L6H 0H3


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