Council composition and ward boundary review

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We are 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 last phase of engagement, we need your help to review four ward boundary options and the suggested council composition for each. Engagement is open from April 6 to April 20.

You are in the right place because everything you need to participate in this project can be found on this project web page.


You are encouraged to participate virtually on this project page

Learn

Share your thoughts

Ask your questions

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


Other ways to participate

Attend a virtual town hall

We are hosting two virtual town halls with presentations about all the options and a live question and answer time:

Wednesday, April 7, 7-8:30 p.m.
Watch online using WebEx (password is CityCouncil2021), the City website or our Facebook page.
Dial in at 1-416-216-5643 (access code: 129 505 9847)

Tuesday, April 13 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Watch online using WebEx (password is CityCouncil2021), the City website or our Facebook page.
Dial in at 1-416-216-5643 (access code: 129 386 4848)

The panel discussion will also be streamed live at guelph.ca/live. We will record the townhalls for future viewing.

Phone during open office hours

  • Wednesday, April 7 – 1-2 p.m. (Dylan McMahon, 519-822-1260 extension 2811)
  • Thursday, April 8 – 6-7 p.m. (Lindsay Cline, 519-822-1260 extension 2440)
  • Monday, April 12 – 10-11 a.m. (Lindsay Cline, 519-822-1260 extension 2440)
  • Thursday, April 15 – 6-7 p.m. (Dylan McMahon, 519-822-1260 extension 2811)
  • Monday, April 19 – 2-3 p.m. (Lindsay Cline, 519-822-1260 extension 2440)


Recommendations to Council

This information will be used to select final options and write a report that will be available online on June 10. Council will meet to discuss the report and its findings, and hear delegations, on June 21, with a final decision made on June 23.


We are 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 last phase of engagement, we need your help to review four ward boundary options and the suggested council composition for each. Engagement is open from April 6 to April 20.

You are in the right place because everything you need to participate in this project can be found on this project web page.


You are encouraged to participate virtually on this project page

Learn

Share your thoughts

Ask your questions

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


Other ways to participate

Attend a virtual town hall

We are hosting two virtual town halls with presentations about all the options and a live question and answer time:

Wednesday, April 7, 7-8:30 p.m.
Watch online using WebEx (password is CityCouncil2021), the City website or our Facebook page.
Dial in at 1-416-216-5643 (access code: 129 505 9847)

Tuesday, April 13 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Watch online using WebEx (password is CityCouncil2021), the City website or our Facebook page.
Dial in at 1-416-216-5643 (access code: 129 386 4848)

The panel discussion will also be streamed live at guelph.ca/live. We will record the townhalls for future viewing.

Phone during open office hours

  • Wednesday, April 7 – 1-2 p.m. (Dylan McMahon, 519-822-1260 extension 2811)
  • Thursday, April 8 – 6-7 p.m. (Lindsay Cline, 519-822-1260 extension 2440)
  • Monday, April 12 – 10-11 a.m. (Lindsay Cline, 519-822-1260 extension 2440)
  • Thursday, April 15 – 6-7 p.m. (Dylan McMahon, 519-822-1260 extension 2811)
  • Monday, April 19 – 2-3 p.m. (Lindsay Cline, 519-822-1260 extension 2440)


Recommendations to Council

This information will be used to select final options and write a report that will be available online on June 10. Council will meet to discuss the report and its findings, and hear delegations, on June 21, with a final decision made on June 23.

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Five Wards - Final Preliminary Map

15 days

Review this  quick reference guide to features about this five-ward model.

Click and drag a pin from the (+) icon in the top left to tell us if this is your preferred map, and/or what we can do to improve this map.  You can leave comments on each pin you place, but be sure to click, the "submit" button when you are finished.

Having challenges? Watch this short mapping tool demo.

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Six Wards-Option 1 - Final Preliminary Map

15 days

Review this quick reference guide to features about this six-ward model.

Click and drag a pin from the (+) icon in the top left to tell us if this is your preferred map, and/or what we can do to improve this map.  You can leave comments on each pin you place, but be sure to click, the "submit" button when you are finished.

Having challenges? Watch this short mapping tool demo.

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Six Wards-Option 2 - Final Preliminary Map

15 days

Review this quick reference guide to features about this six-ward model.

Click and drag a pin from the (+) icon in the top left to tell us if this is your preferred map, and/or what we can do to improve this map.  You can leave comments on each pin you place, but be sure to click, the "submit" button when you are finished.

Having challenges? Watch this short mapping tool demo.

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Eight Wards - Final Preliminary Map

15 days

Review this quick reference guide to features about this eight-ward model.

Click and drag a pin from the (+) icon in the top left to tell us if this is your preferred map, and/or what we can do to improve this map.  You can leave comments on each pin you place, but be sure to click, the "submit" button when you are finished.

Having challenges? Watch this short mapping tool demo.

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4 Wards Model A - Preliminary option

23 days

Please refer to the Preliminary Options Report for details and comparisons of each option, and/or review this quick reference guide to features about the four-ward models in particular.

Use a pin from the (+) icon in the top left to tell us if this is your preferred map, and/or what we can do to improve this map.  You can leave comments on each pin you place, but be sure to click, the "submit" button when you are finished.

Having challenges? Watch this short mapping tool demo.

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.
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4 Wards Model B - Preliminary option

23 days

Please refer to the Preliminary Options Report for details and comparisons of each option, and/or review this quick reference guide to features about the four-ward models in particular.

Use a pin from the (+) icon in the top left to tell us if this is your preferred map, and/or what we can do to improve this map.  You can leave comments on each pin you place, but be sure to click, the "submit" button when you are finished.

Having challenges? Watch this short mapping tool demo.

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.
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5 Wards Model A - Preliminary option

23 days

Please refer to the Preliminary Options Report for details and comparisons of each option, and/or review this quick reference guide to features about the five-ward models in particular.

Use a pin from the (+) icon in the top left to tell us if this is your preferred map, and/or what we can do to improve this map.  You can leave comments on each pin you place, but be sure to click, the "submit" button when you are finished.

Having challenges? Watch this short mapping tool demo.

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.
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5 Wards Model B - Preliminary option

23 days

Please refer to the Preliminary Options Report for details and comparisons of each option, and/or review this quick reference guide to features about the five-ward models in particular.

Use a pin from the (+) icon in the top left to tell us if this is your preferred map, and/or what we can do to improve this map.  You can leave comments on each pin you place, but be sure to click, the "submit" button when you are finished.

Having challenges? Watch this short mapping tool demo.

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.
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6 Wards Model A - Preliminary option

23 days

Please refer to the Preliminary Options Report for details and comparisons of each option, and/or review this quick reference guide to features about the six-ward models in particular.

Use a pin from the (+) icon in the top left to tell us if this is your preferred map, and/or what we can do to improve this map.  You can leave comments on each pin you place, but be sure to click, the "submit" button when you are finished.

Having challenges? Watch this short mapping tool demo.

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.
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6 Wards Model B - Preliminary option

23 days

Please refer to the Preliminary Options Report for details and comparisons of each option, and/or review this quick reference guide to features about the six-ward models in particular.

Use a pin from the (+) icon in the top left to tell us if this is your preferred map, and/or what we can do to improve this map.  You can leave comments on each pin you place, but be sure to click, the "submit" button when you are finished.

Having challenges? Watch this short mapping tool demo.

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.
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6 Wards Model C - Preliminary option

23 days

Please refer to the Preliminary Options Report for details and comparisons of each option, and/or review this quick reference guide to features about the six-ward models in particular.

Use a pin from the (+) icon in the top left to tell us if this is your preferred map, and/or what we can do to improve this map.  You can leave comments on each pin you place, but be sure to click, the "submit" button when you are finished.

Having challenges? Watch this short mapping tool demo.

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.
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8 Wards Model A - Preliminary option

23 days

Please refer to the Preliminary Options Report for details and comparisons of each option, and/or review this quick reference guide to features about the eight-ward models in particular.

Use a pin from the (+) icon in the top left to tell us if this is your preferred map, and/or what we can do to improve this map.  You can leave comments on each pin you place, but be sure to click, the "submit" button when you are finished.

Having challenges? Watch this short mapping tool demo.

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.
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8 Wards Model B - Preliminary option

23 days

Please refer to the Preliminary Options Report for details and comparisons of each option, and/or review this quick reference guide to features about the eight-ward models in particular.

Use a pin from the (+) icon in the top left to tell us if this is your preferred map, and/or what we can do to improve this map.  You can leave comments on each pin you place, but be sure to click, the "submit" button when you are finished.

Having challenges? Watch this short mapping tool demo.

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.
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10 Wards Model A - Preliminary option

23 days

Please refer to the Preliminary Options Report for details and comparisons of each option, and/or review this quick reference guide to features about the ten-ward models in particular.

Use a pin from the (+) icon in the top left to tell us if this is your preferred map, and/or what we can do to improve this map.  You can leave comments on each pin you place, but be sure to click, the "submit" button when you are finished.

Having challenges? Watch this short mapping tool demo.

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.
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10 Wards Model B - Preliminary option

23 days

Please refer to the Preliminary Options Report for details and comparisons of each option, and/or review this quick reference guide to features about the ten-ward models in particular.

Use a pin from the (+) icon in the top left to tell us if this is your preferred map, and/or what we can do to improve this map.  You can leave comments on each pin you place, but be sure to click, the "submit" button when you are finished.

Having challenges? Watch this short mapping tool demo.

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.
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12 Wards Model A - Preliminary option

23 days

Please refer to the Preliminary Options Report for details and comparisons of each option, and/or review this quick reference guide to features about the twelve-ward models in particular.

Use a pin from the (+) icon in the top left to tell us if this is your preferred map, and/or what we can do to improve this map.  You can leave comments on each pin you place, but be sure to click, the "submit" button when you are finished.

Having challenges? Watch this short mapping tool demo.

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.
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12 Wards Model B - Preliminary option

23 days

Please refer to the Preliminary Options Report for details and comparisons of each option, and/or review this quick reference guide to features about the twelve-ward models in particular.

Use a pin from the (+) icon in the top left to tell us if this is your preferred map, and/or what we can do to improve this map.  You can leave comments on each pin you place, but be sure to click, the "submit" button when you are finished.

Having challenges? Watch this short mapping tool demo.

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.
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Phase 1: CLOSED - Share on the Guelph map where you live! (anonymous but super helpful!)

23 days

Grab a pin and drop it on the area of the map in the ward you live in.  Don't worry, your participation is anonymous, but it sure is great for us to get a sense where community participation is coming from!

(screen grab the map or +/- size to find your area and drop the pin)

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.
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Phase 2: CLOSED - Current ward boundary issues

23 days

Take a look at the map of Guelph's ward boundaries as they have been drawn since 1991.

Set aside politics and councillors and think about the principle of effective representation. 

Where on this map are there issues that need to be addressed when re-drawing ward boundaries in Guelph in 2021? What specific physical/geographic features do we need be aware of? Where are the communities of interest/neighbourhoods located?

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In the upper left corner, click on the (+) symbol to drag a pin onto the map. You can add an image if you like and answer some questions, but don't forget to click 'submit' when you are done.

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.