Ward boundaries

Guelph’s ward boundaries haven’t changed significantly since the 1990s. During phase two of the review, research and community consultation will help us understand how to ensure people are represented fairly as Guelph continues to grow.

As our city grows, it’s important to evaluate our ward boundaries. The population from ward-to-ward should be similar so that, during an election, each ward’s votes can equally affect change to municipal government. Guelph’s population has grown by 52 per cent from 89,000 people to 136,000 – and we’re expected to grow another 40 per cent by 2041.

Guelph has six wards, each of which have distinct and vibrant identities; the ward boundary review is intended to enhance and respect those identities.

Ward boundary map

Proposed changes to Guelph’s wards should factor in:

  • Population
  • Projected growth
  • Communities of interest
  • Natural boundaries and geographic features (rivers, railroads, forests, etc.)

Preliminary ward boundary options

Read the report and explore ward boundary options.

Preliminary options reportOption 1: four-ward modelOption 2: five-ward modelOption 3: six-ward modelOption 4: eight-ward modelOption 5: ten-ward modelOption 6: twelve-ward model

Final four ward boundary options

Read the consultant report and explore the ward boundary options.

Engagement during round two of the ward boundary review for the City of Guelph

Final options maps

Final option 5-1

Final option 6-1

Final option 6-2

Final option 8-1


Why we’re doing a ward boundary review

Ward Boundary Review Backgrounder

For more information

Dylan McMahon, Manager and Deputy City Clerk
Legislative Services, City Clerk’s Office
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2811
[email protected]