Thank you for providing your input to the Saskatoon Municipal Wards Commission regarding new ward boundaries for the municipal/school boards' elections in fall 2020. Your suggestions and concerns helped inform the new boundaries.
The City of Saskatoon is divided into ten wards. The Cities Act stipulates that each ward must contain approximately the same population, with ward populations varying by no more than 10% from the average ward population (the City's total population divided by the ten wards).
Currently, the populations of ward 7 and ward 10 exceed the 10% variance while the populations of ward 5 and ward 8 fall below the threshold. Accordingly, the Municipal Wards Commission will establish new ward boundaries to be in effect for the city's municipal election and school boards' elections in fall 2020. Of note, reconfiguring the ward boundaries to ensure all ten comply to the legislated population range will affect the boundaries of other wards as well in all three options.
The map below presents the current ten wards in Saskatoon. The "Summary of Population" table highlights the four wards with populations that vary too greatly (more or less than 10%) from the last ward boundary review completed in 2016. (Click on the map to open a new window containing a zoomable version.)