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The new electoral districts came into effect on December 1, 2014. View Kingston's updated electoral boundaries.

Timeline

  • May 18, 2010 - Council approved a process to review the district boundaries for the 2010-2014 term of Council.
  • Spring 2012 - staff initiated a district boundary review, and a Technical Advisory Team was selected to review and critique the staff's findings and proposed options.
  • November 2013 - draft options were presented to Council. Council directed staff to proceed with the required public meetings and to provide options that included total population numbers, (instead of eligible electors)
  • January - February 2013 - four public meetings were held to provide residents with the opportunity to see all options and to provide comments and concerns. At these meetings alternative options including total population numbers were also presented.
  • April 2012 - City Council resolved to re-divide the boundaries by way of "Option 1" and passed the necessary by-law.
  • October 21 to October 24, 2013 - an Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing was held at City Hall, regarding an appeal to the boundary change.
  • November 6, 2013 - the OMB rendered its decision, and ordered the "Preferred Revised Option 4", be used as Kingston's districts and further amended it to "restore" the area north of Union Street and west of Albert Street to District #10.
  • December 1, 2014 - the New Electoral Districts will come into effect, it will also be used in the 2014 Municipal Election, to be held on October 27, 2014.

Reports

  • Report 12-346 - Review of City of Kingston Electoral District Boundaries
  • Report 12-375 - Review of City of Kingston Electoral District (Ward) Boundaries
  • Report 13-057 - Supplementary Report — Electoral District Boundary Review
  • Report 13-144 - Final Report – Electoral District Boundary Review Preferred and Alternate Boundary Configurations
  • Report 13-388 - Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Decision
  • Report 10-171 - Ward Boundary Report