For information about the 2018 municipal election and the City’s 25 wards, including maps, please visit Elections Services.

Before Bill 5, Better Local Government Act came into force and established the City’s 25 wards, Toronto City Council had approved a new 47 ward model. This page describes that model and the Toronto Ward Boundary Review that took place between 2014 and 2017.

Update on Ward Boundaries and the 2018 Municipal Elections

On July 30, 2018, the Province of Ontario introduced Bill 5, the Better Local Government Act, 2018. The Bill received Royal Assent on August 14, 2018 reducing the number of Toronto City wards from 47 to 25 with the boundaries aligning with current federal and provincial electoral ridings. It is anticipated that the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing will be enacting regulations to provide further details to implement the new legislation. These changes will be in place for the October 22, 2018 municipal election.

The City Clerk will provide notice to candidates, electors and the public as it becomes available. Please check the Election Services website regularly for updated information, and visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to obtain additional information for the 2018 municipal election.


Map comparing the ward boundaries of the 44 electoral ward model used by Toronto City Council between 2000 - 2018 and the boundaries of the 47 electoral wards that were established as a result of the Ward Boundary Review for the City of Toronto. Only 7 of the current City Council wards do not experience changes to their current ward boundaries -- wards 1, 2, 6, 10, 11, 33, and 35.
Map comparing the ward boundaries of the 44 electoral ward model used by Toronto City Council between 2000 – 2018 and the boundaries of the 47 electoral wards that were established as a result of the Ward Boundary Review for the City of Toronto.

Approximate percentage overlay of Toronto municipal wards from 44 to 47 model

 

The table below describes the relationship between the existing 44 wards and the new 47 wards and estimates the overlap between those that share the most area. These percentages are rounded and do not account for any change or geographic feature smaller than 0.01 sq. km.

The geographic form of seven wards (1, 2, 6, 10, 11, 35 and 33) did not change, but the identifying numbers for two of them (33 and 35) did change.

 

Existing Ward Number (A) New ward (B) that most overlays with existing ward (A) % of existing ward area (A) covered by new ward (B) % of new ward area (B) comprised of existing ward area (A)
1 1 100% 100%
2 2 100% 100%
3 3 98% 79%
4 4 100% 83%
5 5 70% 100%
6 6 100% 100%
7 7 95% 100%
8 8 98% 94%
9 9 100% 98%
10 10 100% 100%
11 11 100% 100%
12 12 99% 100%
13 17 100% 92%
14 18 79% 62%
15 13 91% 93%
16 14 100% 99%
17 16 75% 62%
18 18 55% 38%
19 19 100% 89%
20 24 55% 100%
20 20 26% 100%
21 15 84% 65%
22 26 84% 97%
23 28 51% 100%
23 29 49% 64%
24 30 77% 100%
25 27 85% 98%
26 33 89% 89%
27 25 26% 100%
28 22 66% 82%
28 21 20% 98%
28 23 14% 78%
29 34 84% 61%
30 36 100% 96%
31 35 97% 77%
32 37 94% 100%
33 31 100% 100%
34 32 88% 78%
35 39 100% 100%
36 38 100% 78%
37 40 76% 80%
38 41 79% 72%
39 43 80% 63%
40 42 53% 48%
41 44 63% 71%
42 45 86% 87%
43 46 74% 80%
44 47 80% 100%

 

Guide to reading the chart

This chart shows the degree of overlap between the existing wards and the new wards.

For example, the existing Ward 4 (A) is 100 percent within the boundaries of the new Ward 4 (B). However, because the new ward is larger than the existing Ward 4, the percentage of the new ward that is comprised of the existing ward is 83 percent.

Existing Ward Number (A) New ward (B) that most overlays with existing ward (A) % of existing ward area (A) covered by new ward (B) % of new ward area (B) comprised of existing ward area (A)
4 4 100% 83%

 

Figure 1 - A diagram showing both the boundary outlines for Existing Ward 4 (A) and New Ward 4 (B) overlaid on top of each other. The diagram demonstrates that while 100% of Existing Ward 4 (A) fits inside New Ward 4 (B), the expanded New Ward 4 (B) contains additional geographic areas not previously covered by Existing Ward 4 (A). As such, it is calculated that New Ward 4 (B) is comprised of 83% of Existing Ward 4 (A).
Figure 1 – Existing Ward 4 (A) is 100% within the boundaries of new Ward 4 (B). However, as new Ward 4 (B) is now larger than the previous existing Ward 4 (A), the percentage of the new ward that is comprised of the existing ward is 83%.