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Ward Boundaries and Council Composition (By-law No. 2021-3)

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Ward Boundaries and Council Composition (By-law No. 2021-3)

A by-law of the City of Ottawa to establish ward boundaries and Council composition and to repeal By-law No. 2005-302 entitled “A by-law of the City of Ottawa establishing ward boundaries”, as amended, and By-law No. 2005-534 entitled “A by-law of the City of Ottawa to confirm Council composition”.

WHEREAS Subsections 222(1) and 217(1) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, Chap. 25, as amended, provide that a municipality may divide or redivide the municipality into wards or dissolve the existing wards, and change the composition of its Council;

AND WHEREAS the City of Ottawa’s ward boundaries and Council composition are set out in By-law No. 2005-302 (being a by-law of the City of Ottawa establishing ward boundaries), as amended, and By-law No. 2005-534 (being a by-law of the City of Ottawa to confirm Council composition);

AND WHEREAS following a comprehensive ward boundary review conducted by an independent consultant, City Council on December 9, 2020, considered the report titled, “Ottawa Ward Boundary Review 2020 – Recommendations Report,” and approved a new City of Ottawa ward boundary structure to take effect for the 2022 Municipal Elections;

THEREFORE the Council of the City of Ottawa enacts as follows:

  1. The wards described in Schedules A-1 to A-24, inclusive, attached hereto are established for the City of Ottawa effective November 15, 2022;
  2. The wards described in Schedules A-1 to A-24, inclusive, shall have one Member of Council elected for each ward and shall serve as the basis for administering the municipal election to be held on October 24, 2022;
  3. Commencing with the 2022-2026 term of office, City Council is composed of the Mayor, elected by general vote, and 24 other members, elected on the basis of one member for each ward; and
  4. By-law No. 2005-302 entitled “A by-law of the City of Ottawa establishing ward boundaries”, as amended, and By-law No. 2005-534 entitled “A by-law of the City of Ottawa to confirm Council composition”, are repealed effective November 15, 2022.

ENACTED AND PASSED this 27th day of January, 2021.