Edmonton's municipal ward boundary structure is under review.
On May 25, 2020, the Ward Boundary Commission delivered its final report to City Council. The Commission's Report recommends a number of changes to the current municipal electoral ward boundary structure and the Ward Boundary Design Policy.
You can read the Commission's Report here.
On June 16, 2020, Council gave first reading to Bylaw 19366, which will amend the existing Ward Boundaries and Council Composition Bylaw to reflect the Commission's recommendation.
Council has directed Administration to return by the end of September 2020 with a proposal that will name each of Edmonton's twelve wards based on the city's indigenous heritage. This work will be led by the Naming Committee through consultation and engagement with the public, including indigenous communities.
Proposed Ward Maps
Frequently Asked Questions
Wards are neighbouring groups of residential, commercial, industrial and other areas that are represented by a City Councillor. Wards are an essential part of Edmonton's local government system. Voters in each ward elect a Councillor to deal with local issues and make decisions that impact all residents.
Edmonton is made up of 12 electoral wards, each represented by a City Councillor.
The ward boundary structure is built using the criteria in Council's Ward Boundary Design Policy. Applying these criteria means that City Council represents Edmontonians effectively, by keeping the population of wards as equal as possible.
A Ward Boundary review takes place following every municipal general election to ensure that the Ward Boundary Design Policy criteria are met. Small adjustments to boundaries are often made following these reviews.
The annexation of land from Leduc County and from the City of Beaumont has increased Edmonton's geographic foot print
The population of some wards has increased dramatically since 2017
Extensive residential development has taken place in some areas of the City
The new ward boundary structure will take effect on October 18, 2021.