On July 27, 2018, the Province of Ontario announced its intention to pass legislation that would reduce the number of Toronto City Council seats from 47 to 25. The proposed 25 ward structure is intended to align with federal and provincial riding boundaries. The current Ward 10 would merge with Ward 9 and part of Ward 8 to match the federal and provincial riding. A map of this riding is available at http://www.elections.ca/res/cir/maps2/mapprov.asp?map=35118&lang=e.
At the City Council meeting on July 30, 2018, City Council requested the City Solicitor to consider the validity and constitutionality of any Provincial legislation and to report back to City Council at a special meeting to be held on Monday, August 20, 2018 with options for City Council’s consideration.
The City Clerk will continue to administer the election in accordance with the current provincial legislation. The City’s election day is on October 22, 2018.
If new legislation is passed, the Clerk will provide notice to candidates, electors and the public as it becomes available. Please continue to check the City of Toronto election website for updated information, and visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to obtain additional information for the 2018 municipal election.