Ward Boundry Review Update


Why a Ward Boundary Review? 

  • The City of Hamilton's population has gone up more than 30,000 people since the last review in 2001
  • To ensure effective representation for all citizens


At the General Issues Committee held on Wednesday February 1, 2017, Councillors voted to adopt new ward boundaries.  A decision that will be ratified on February 8 at the City Council Meeting. 

The City of Hamilton hired Watson and Associates Economists Ltd., as well as Dr. Robert J. Williams, Trust Learning Solutions and ICA Associates Inc. to work together to design possible ward boundary lines.  At the February 1 Committee Meeting, the group presented two options, plus the one drawn up by councillors. The council option makes only minor changes to two or three wards, and adds no new wards or councillors.

City council's general issues committee voted 11-3 to adopt Council's option.  Aidan was opposed.    

To read the final report, please click here.

To read the Hamilton Spectator Article: Councillors vote for own Hamilton ward boundary changes despite consultant’s warnings, February 2017, click here.

To read the CBC Hamilton Article: Hamilton city councillors vote to change ward boundaries - but only slightly, February 2017, click here.