Council voted to adopt recommendations for a new ward boundary plan. This option would see the total number of wards raised to 47, with boundaries to be redrawn to reflect areas of intense population growth. The ward boundary review is a legislated requirement to ensure fair representation.
The 47-ward option will see wards average 61,000 residents. Given the unprecedented population growth in Ward 27, we are currently 90,000 residents strong, the adopted plan will see the existing ward divided into three districts. A map can be seen here. Unless appealed and amended by the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), this 47 ward option could be in place for the 2018 municipal election in Toronto.