Oakville Ward Boundaries
Proposed boundaries to come into effect for the 2018 Municipal Election
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.
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. This 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. For more information, access the staff report included in the September 19, 2016 Council meeting agenda.
A report and by-laws to establish ward boundaries and increase the size of Town Council by two members will go forward to Council for final approval on November 14, 2016.
We want to hear from you!
Residents are invited to review the new seven ward boundary model and share their feedback. Members of the public may also attend the meeting on November 14, 2016 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 email@example.com 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.