New Community Council Boundaries for the City of Toronto
Community Councils are made up of groupings of City wards and their membership comprises the City Councillors of those wards. Each Community Council represents a geographic area of the city.
Toronto City Council adopted new Community Council boundaries because the City’s ward boundaries will change on December 1, 2018. Currently, each of the four Community Councils have 10 to 12 wards, but the total number of wards is increasing from 44 to 47. The old Community Council boundaries would not have lined up with the new ward boundaries and adjustments were needed to accommodate the three new wards.
Confirming new boundaries before the end of the current term supports a smooth transition to the new Council term and the municipal election in October 2018.
What Community Councils Do
Community Council responsibilities include making recommendations and decisions on local planning and development, as well as neighbourhood matters including traffic plans and parking regulations.
Community Councils report to City Council but they also have final decision-making power on certain items, such as traffic and parking, fence by-law exemptions and appointments to local boards and Business Improvement Areas.
Additional information about the City’s Community Councils, including information and agendas for past and upcoming Community Council meetings is regularly posted to the Toronto City Council and Committees portal.