The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario has proposed changing boundaries and names for electoral districts across the province because of changes in population. The review process is mandated every 10 years. The federal electoral district is the same as the provincial electoral district in southern Ontario, and municipal ward for Toronto.
The existing 25 electoral districts/wards in Toronto will be reduced to 24 electoral districts/wards to be in line with federal quotas for population size for each electoral district/ward. Scarborough Agincourt will be combined with Scarborough North to create Scarborough Northwest. The Bay Cloverhill neighbourhood will no longer be part of Toronto Centre and be located solely in the University Rosedale electoral district. Changes will not be effective until 2024 at the earliest.
To attend a meeting, you must complete a Public Hearing Participation Form at https://redecoupage-redistribution-2022.ca/com/on/phrg/index_e.aspx to observe or participate.
To make a written submission email:
Ms. Paula Puddy
Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario
PO Box 37018 Southdale
London, Ontario N6E 3T3 at
A virtual hearing for Toronto will be held on Thursday September 29, 2022 at 6:30 pm. An in person hearing for Toronto will be hosted at Beeton Hall, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street on Wednesday October 19, 2022 at 6:30 pm.
The Commission will complete a report between October and December 2022, after which MP’s will have the opportunity to object. A Representation Order finalizing the new electoral districts must be made in September 2023. Any federal electoral boundary changes will not take effect until the next federal election after April 1, 2024, at the earliest. The next federal election will be held no later than Monday October 20, 2025.
The provincial electoral boundary changes will take effect after the federal boundary changes are established. The next provincial election is scheduled for no later than Monday June 4, 2026.
Unclear when the municipal ward boundary changes will be effective, likely after the next provincial election after April 1, 2024. The next municipal election will be Monday October 26, 2026.