Ottawa’s population has risen significantly since the last major ward boundary review of 2005. Some wards now have significantly more residents than other wards.
For this reason, at City Council’s request, an independent consultant was hired to study viable alternatives that would lead to more equal representation. After public and stakeholder consultations, research and study, the consulting team presented 5 options for Council’s consideration. Council then passed a motion asking the consultants to present a sixth option based on different criteria.