New ward boundary system in Oakville
Seven ward boundary model will be in place for the 2018 municipal election.
At the November 14, 2016, Council meeting, Council passed By-law 2016-109, which will increase the town’s wards from six to seven. By-law 2016-110 was also passed in order to increase the size of Town Council from its current composition of 13 members (12 councillors, plus Mayor) to 15 (14 councillors, plus Mayor). To accommodate the new Ward 7, which captures neighbourhoods north of Dundas Street, adjustments will also be made to all existing ward boundaries except Ward 3.
Council’s unanimous support for the by-laws passed is part of the town’s extensive ward boundary review that began in 2011 and marks the final step in the process to officially change Oakville’s ward boundary model.
At the May 30, 2016, meeting, Council unanimously voted to adopt the proposed ward boundaries outlined as option 2 in the staff report. Visit the town's agendas and minutes page to access the Council resolution from the May 30, 2016 meeting for complete details. At the September 19, 2016 meeting, Council passed a resolution in support of the recently approved Region of Halton By-law 69-16, a by-law to change the size and composition of Halton Regional Council by increasing regional representation for the Town of Oakville and Town of Milton. For more information, access the staff report included in the September 19, 2016 Council meeting agenda.
Access a past news release for more details:
Contact the Clerk's department at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the history of ward boundaries in Oakville.
Current ward system
Oakville's current six ward system has been in place since 1990. Two councillors are elected in each ward, one Town Councillor, and one Town and Regional Councillor. With the new seven-ward boundary system, two members of Council will continue to be elected for each of the seven wards increasing council size from the current 13 to 15 members (14 councillors, plus Mayor).