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Proposed ward boundary changes: public invited to offer feedback on three options

For immediate release: August 26, 2019 - 1:47pm
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The Saskatoon Municipal Wards Commission continues to seek additional insight and information from citizens of Saskatoon as the Commission looks to realign new ward boundaries for the municipal and school board elections in fall 2020.

The City of Saskatoon is divided into ten wards. The Cities Act requires that each ward must contain –as nearly as is reasonably possible– the same population size, with ward populations varying by no more than 10% from the average ward population. Evenly distributed population in each ward also ensures that all Saskatoon residents are equally represented by City Councillors.

Considering public feedback received to date through a public meeting held on July 2019 and an ongoing online survey, the Commission has now developed three potential options for redrawn ward boundaries specifically for wards 5, 7, 8 and 10. Of note, reshaping ward boundaries to ensure all ten wards comply with the legislated population range will affect the boundaries of some other wards as well.

In developing new boundary options, consideration was given to the current population of each ward and projected future population growth throughout Saskatoon.

Saskatoon residents are invited to visit saskatoon.ca/engage to view the current ward map and proposed option #1, option #2 and option #3. There are a variety of ways to share your comments and provide feedback on the three options or share other ideas on potential ward boundary changes.

  • Email the Municipal Wards Commission
  • Join the ward boundaries discussion on saskatoon.ca/engage
  • Mail or drop off written submissions to the City Clerk's Office, City Hall - 222 3rd Avenue North, Saskatoon - written submissions will be received until 5:00 pm Tuesday, September 24, 2019. 

The Municipal Wards Commission will hold a second public consultation on the three potential ward boundary options on September 25, 2019, from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm in Committee Room ‘E’ at City Hall. Residents are invited to share their verbal or written submissions with the Commission at this consultation event.

All public input received will be taken into consideration by the Municipal Wards Commission. For more information visit saskatoon.ca/wardboundaries or call 306-975-3240.