City Clerk's Office

Toronto Ward Boundary Review - Appeal Process

At its meeting on November 8 and 9, 2016 City Council considered a final report on new ward boundary options for the City and selected a 47-ward boundary option.

More information about the process leading up to the decision can be found:


Can I appeal the ward boundary decision?

Yes. But not yet.

Under Provincial law, Council's decision can't be appealed until Council passes the by-law implementing the decision.


When will City Council pass the by-law?

City Council intends to pass the ward boundary by-law at its meeting of March 28 - 30, 2017.

The notice of intent can be viewed here.


How will I know when Council passes the by-law?

We will give notice of passing as soon as possible and no later than 15 days after the passing of the by-law.

We will post notices to the City's Public Notices Website.

If you would like to be notified directly by e-mail, please send your name and contact information to


Will City Council debate the options again when the by-law is submitted?

No. City Council made its decision on November 8 & 9, 2016. The by-law will reflect the Council decision and there will not be another debate on the options. 


Once the by-law is passed, how do I appeal it?

Any person can appeal the ward boundary by-law to the Ontario Municipal Board within 45 days of the date of passing.

The Ontario Municipal Board requires letters of appeal to be submitted to the City of Toronto together with the filing fee a certified cheque or money order for $300 made payable to the Minister of Finance.

The OMB asks that you ensure your letter of appeal sets out your objections to the by-law and the reasons in support of your objection.

The City will send your appeal and payment to the Ontario Municipal Board together with required documentation.

The City will accept your appeal:

By mail or courier:
City Clerk's Office
12th Floor, West Tower, City Hall
100 Queen Street West
Toronto ON M5H 2N2

In person:
City Clerk's Office Registry Services Counter
First Floor, Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West, Toronto ON