On July 7, 2020, the City’s Finance and Economic Development Committee received an update on the review of Ottawa’s ward boundaries. To ensure effective representation of Ottawa’s growing population, the City hired an independent consultant to conduct the review.
Based on consultations with Councillors, residents and stakeholders, the consultant developed five options:
- Add two wards, for a total of 25 wards
- Add one ward, for a total of 24 wards – this option requires the fewest changes to existing boundaries
- Maintain 23 wards – this includes two options, with two alternate ways to change existing boundaries
- Remove six wards, for a total of 17 wards
Councillors, residents and stakeholders will be able to provide their feedback on the options beginning in late August. The consultant will recommend an option to the Committee in December.