Council composition and ward boundary review

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We’re reviewing Guelph’s Council composition and ward boundaries to understand if our Council and wards are effective, equitable and an accurate reflection of who lives here. This review will have a lasting impact on how you’re represented at the municipal level, now and into the future.

In this next phase of engagement, we need your help to review the 13 preliminary ward boundary options and the suggested council composition for each. Engagement is open from February 23-March 14.



You’re encouraged to participate virtually on this project page in several ways:

Learn:

Share your thoughts

  • Complete a short survey to let us know about your preferences and ideas for improvement.
  • Map your thoughts by visiting any of the 13 ward boundary maps to place a 'pin' and tell us what you like about a map or feature, or what improvements you would suggest.

Ask your questions

  • Ask any questions in the 'Q&A tab'. We are listening and will answer your questions.


Other ways to participate:

Attend a virtual town hall

We’re hosting two virtual town halls:

Give us a call during open office hours

  • Tuesday, February 23, 6-7 p.m. (Dylan McMahon 519-822-1260 x2811)
  • Thursday, February 25, 11 a.m.-noon (Lindsay Cline 519-822-1260 x2440)
  • Monday, March 1, 10-11 a.m. (Dylan McMahon 519-822-1260 x2811)
  • Wednesday, March 3, 6-7 p.m. (Lindsay Cline 519-822-1260 x2440)
  • Tuesday, March 9, 3-4 p.m. (Dylan McMahon 519-822-1260 x2811)
  • Thursday, March 11, 6-7 p.m. (Lindsay Cline 519-822-1260 x2440)


Online engagement for this phase of the project is taking place in three rounds. The first round back in January was about prioritizing the principles which underpin our ward boundaries. This is the second round which will narrow our focus into just a few options to present later this spring in more detail.

Your feedback will be used alongside research of comparator municipalities and expert advice from the consulting team.


We’re reviewing Guelph’s Council composition and ward boundaries to understand if our Council and wards are effective, equitable and an accurate reflection of who lives here. This review will have a lasting impact on how you’re represented at the municipal level, now and into the future.

In this next phase of engagement, we need your help to review the 13 preliminary ward boundary options and the suggested council composition for each. Engagement is open from February 23-March 14.



You’re encouraged to participate virtually on this project page in several ways:

Learn:

Share your thoughts

  • Complete a short survey to let us know about your preferences and ideas for improvement.
  • Map your thoughts by visiting any of the 13 ward boundary maps to place a 'pin' and tell us what you like about a map or feature, or what improvements you would suggest.

Ask your questions

  • Ask any questions in the 'Q&A tab'. We are listening and will answer your questions.


Other ways to participate:

Attend a virtual town hall

We’re hosting two virtual town halls:

Give us a call during open office hours

  • Tuesday, February 23, 6-7 p.m. (Dylan McMahon 519-822-1260 x2811)
  • Thursday, February 25, 11 a.m.-noon (Lindsay Cline 519-822-1260 x2440)
  • Monday, March 1, 10-11 a.m. (Dylan McMahon 519-822-1260 x2811)
  • Wednesday, March 3, 6-7 p.m. (Lindsay Cline 519-822-1260 x2440)
  • Tuesday, March 9, 3-4 p.m. (Dylan McMahon 519-822-1260 x2811)
  • Thursday, March 11, 6-7 p.m. (Lindsay Cline 519-822-1260 x2440)


Online engagement for this phase of the project is taking place in three rounds. The first round back in January was about prioritizing the principles which underpin our ward boundaries. This is the second round which will narrow our focus into just a few options to present later this spring in more detail.

Your feedback will be used alongside research of comparator municipalities and expert advice from the consulting team.

  • Explore the 13 preliminary ward maps

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    19 Feb 2021
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    Welcome to the City of Guelph Council Composition and Ward Boundary Review preliminary option maps. Here you can find 13 different preliminary ward configurations. These configurations include 4-ward (2), 5-ward (2), 6-ward (3), 8-ward (2), 10-ward (2) and 12-ward (2) options. Please explore the maps here and complete the survey and/or provide your site-specific feedback on any of the options using the map your thoughts tab.


    To explore these maps and compare options using layers:

    • Use the 'Layer List' panel to toggle each option on or off or to overlap and compare options.
    • Use the find "address or place" search bar in the top right to see which ward you would reside in for any given option.
      • Click on the map to review which wards cover that territory, even with several layers selected.

    User note: you can hide or reveal the layer list by using the layers button layers button example