Federal electoral districts redistribution 2022

A New Federal Electoral Map is Taking Shape for Ontario

London, Friday, August 19, 2022 – The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario has proposed a new electoral map for consideration at public hearings this fall. This map introduces changes to Ontario's federal electoral district boundaries and has been developed through an independent and non-partisan process.

"In exercising its mandate under the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act and given the allocation of one additional district to Ontario, the Commission found it necessary to propose many new electoral boundaries to correct wide variations in voter equality that have emerged across the province over the past decade due to population change" says the Honourable Justice Lynne C. Leitch, Chair of the three-member commission.

Karen Bird and Peter John Loewen are the other members of the Commission who are responsible for readjusting the province's federal electoral boundaries.

The Commission welcomes input and engagement from the public in this important democratic exercise.

The proposal reflects Ontario's increase in population from 12,851,821 in 2011 to 14,223,942, as captured in the 2021 Census, and takes into consideration communities of interest or identity, and historic and geographic factors. The proposal can be found at redistribution2022.ca. It will be published in the Canada Gazette on September 3, 2022.

Under the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act, the Commission's main aim in redrawing the boundaries is to divide the province into 122 electoral districts that are as close to the electoral quota as reasonably possible, while taking into consideration the factors listed above. The electoral quota is calculated by dividing the population of the province by the number of electoral districts it has been allocated. In the case of Ontario, the quota for each electoral district is 116,590 (14,223,942 residents divided by 122 electoral districts).

Public hearings

The Ontario commission is holding in-person and virtual public hearings to gather opinions on the proposed boundaries and electoral district names.

Location Place of Hearing Date of Hearing Time of Hearing
Virtual hearingCentral Ontario; Northern GTA; Eastern GTA; and Central East Ontario
The link will be provided to participants
Monday, September 26, 20226:30 p.m.
Virtual hearingHamilton and Niagara; South Central Ontario; Southwestern Ontario; and Southernmost Ontario
The link will be provided to participants
Tuesday, September 27, 20226:30 p.m.
Virtual hearingHalton, Guelph, and Wellington; Brampton, Caledon, and Dufferin; and Mississauga
The link will be provided to participants
Wednesday, September 28, 20226:30 p.m.
Virtual hearingCity of Toronto
The link will be provided to participants
Thursday, September 29, 20226:30 p.m.
Sioux LookoutThe Forest Inn & Conference Centre
11 May Street
Monday, October 3, 20226:30 p.m.
KenoraDouglas Family Art Centre-The Muse
224 Main Street South
Tuesday, October 4, 20226:30 p.m.
TimminsThe Senator Hotel
14 Mountjoy Street South
Tuesday, October 11, 20226:30 p.m.
Milton FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton
1010 Main Street East
Wednesday, October 12, 20226:30 p.m.
Brampton Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives,
9 Wellington Street East
Thursday, October 13, 20226:30 p.m.
Whitchurch-Stouffville Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre
14732 Woodbine Avenue
Monday, October 17, 20226:30 p.m.
Scarborough Scarborough Civic Centre
Committee Rooms 1 and 2 150 Borough Drive
Tuesday, October 18, 20226:30 p.m.
Toronto Beeton Hall, Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street
Wednesday, October 19, 20226:30 p.m.
OttawaRotunda, Canadian Museum of Nature
240 McLeod Street
Thursday, October 20, 20226:30 p.m.
St. CatharinesPond Inlet, Mackenzie Chown Complex, Brock University
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
Friday, October 21, 20226:30 p.m.
LondonIvey Spencer Leadership Centre
551 Windermere Road
Monday, October 24, 20226:30 p.m.
Virtual hearingNorthern Ontario; Eastern Ontario; and Ottawa
The link will be provided to participants
Wednesday, October 26, 20226:30 p.m.
Virtual hearingOntario open virtual hearing
The link will be provided to participants.
Saturday, October 29, 202212 p.m.

How to participate

If you wish to make a representation at a hearing, you must complete the Public Hearing Participation Form and submit it by September 25, 2022.

You can submit written comments if you don't want to appear at an in-person or virtual hearing. Should you wish to only send comments and feedback to the Commission, without attending a public hearing, you can do so by mail or email, or by using the Interactive Mapping Tool.

The Commission can be contacted at the following address:

Ms. Paula Puddy Commission Secretary Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario PO Box 37018 Southdale London, ON N6E 3T3


In the interest of transparency, the Commission will make public all written submissions that it receives in response to the proposed redistribution plan. They will be published on the Commission's website and will include the person's name and the date of the submission. The person's home address will not be shared.


Website: redistribution2022.ca

Telephone (toll-free): 855-747-7224

TTY (toll-free): 1-800-361-8935

Media enquiries: Media@redecoupage-federal-redistribution.ca