Oakville Ward Boundaries

New boundaries to come into effect for the 2018 Municipal Election

image of magnifying glass.Oakville Council has unanimously voted to move forward on changing the town's ward boundary system. At the May 30, 2016 meeting, Council 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.

Pending an increase to Regional Council’s representation, the decision means that Oakville’s ward boundaries will increase from six to seven, with adjustments made to all existing wards, except Ward 3, to accommodate a seventh ward. 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.

Access the June 21, 2016 news release for more details.

We want to hear from you!

Residents are invited to review the new seven ward boundary model (option 2) and share their feedback. A report and by-law to re-draw ward boundaries to create the new Ward 7 will be presented to Council for final approval this fall, following the approval of a Halton Region by-law to increase Oakville’s regional representation. Members of the public can also attend the meeting (at a date to be determined) to provide feedback in person.

Requests for notification of future meetings, comments or questions on the town's ward boundary changes can be sent to the Clerk’s department via email at wardboundary@oakville.ca or by mail to:

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

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).

Ward Boundary Review Background

Access the information on the history of the ward boundary review which began in 2011.