City of Pickering Reviews Ward Boundaries

Posted on Tuesday September 15, 2020

Pickering, ON, September 15, 2020 – 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

The current structure has been in place for approximately 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 forecasted 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.”

- Dave Ryan, Mayor

Have your say Pickering!

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.

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As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community.

Shauna Muir
Coordinator, Communications | Office of the CAO
905.420.4660 ext. 2134 | 1.866.683.2760
smuir@pickering.ca