The City of Pickering is conducting a ward boundary review to ensure that residents receive fair representation at their local council table.
Pickering is currently divided into three wards, each represented by the mayor, along with one regional councillor and one city councillor. Geographic boundaries and council representation can be viewed on the city’s Interactive Ward Map, said a city statement.
The current structure has been in place for about 40 years, with the exception of a minor change to the city’s ward boundaries in 2005.
The review will identify effective and equitable electoral arrangements for the 2022 municipal election and beyond, taking into account changes in the size and distribution of Pickering’s population since the present wards were established, as well as the city’s forecast population growth.
“Pickering is experiencing tremendous growth, and a key focus of this review will be making sure that the number of people in each ward is balanced and that we have effective representation for our residents. We have retained an independent consultant to lead this municipal review and encourage residents to get involved as opportunities arise,” said Mayor Dave Ryan.
Have your say
Residents are invited to take part in one of four virtual open houses to learn more and provide feedback: Wednesday, October 7th at 2 pm and 7 pm, or Thursday, October 15th at 2 pm and 7 pm.
Visit pickering.ca/WBR for more information and details on the upcoming virtual open houses.