Proposed Boundaries – Ontario

Reasons for the Proposed Electoral Boundaries

General Notes

Parliament has determined that Ontario should have 15 additional electoral districts, raising the total number of electoral districts in the province from 106 to 121. When readjusting electoral boundaries, the Commission is required to apply the principles contained in the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act. The Act directs the Commission to ensure that the population in each electoral district shall, as closely as reasonably possible, correspond to the electoral quota for the province. The quota for electoral districts in Ontario is 106,213, which is established by dividing the census population by the number of electoral districts assigned to the province.

The Act permits the Commission to depart from the quota where necessary or desirable in order to:

  • respect the community of interest or community of identity in, or the historical pattern of an electoral district in the province, or
  • maintain a manageable geographic size for electoral districts in sparsely populated, rural or northern regions of the province.

When considering these factors, the Commission must make every effort to ensure that, except in circumstances it views as extraordinary, the population of each electoral district in the province remains within 25% (plus or minus) of the electoral quota. The upper limit of deviation from the quota is 132,766, and the lower limit of deviation from the quota is 79,660.

The remainder of this proposal outlines changes and gives narrative descriptions of all proposed electoral districts. Schedule A contains two tables with the names of the current and proposed electoral districts, their populations and their variance from the provincial quota. Schedule B contains legal descriptions and maps of the proposed electoral districts.

Overall Approach

Population shifts and increases, efforts to honour existing municipal boundaries whenever possible, and the establishment of 15 new electoral districts have required substantial adjustment to Ontario's electoral map.

Although the Commission preferred to retain current electoral boundaries where possible, it could not always accomplish this. No one electoral district can be considered in isolation from the others immediately surrounding it. Any change to one boundary has an inherent effect on at least one adjoining electoral district. The Commission endeavoured to respect existing municipal boundaries whenever possible. However, in some instances, the location and density of population growth required the Commission to establish electoral districts that crossed municipal boundaries.

Proposals for an electoral district are not acceptable merely on the basis that they are within the allowable 25% variance from the quota. The primary consideration in the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act is that the population of each electoral district in the province be as close to the provincial quota as is reasonably possible. If an electoral district contains a population that is significantly larger than the quota, it is underrepresented. Similarly, an electoral district with a significantly smaller population is overrepresented. However, the principle of representation by population cannot be perfectly implemented. It is virtually impossible to establish an electoral map for 121 electoral districts of equal population that reflects existing municipal boundaries, that recognizes the distinctions between urban, rural and remote communities, and that takes into account community of interest or identity, and historical attachment.

The primary population trends in the past decade have been an increase in Southern Ontario, especially in the area surrounding the City of Toronto, and a slight decrease in Northern Ontario. According to the 2011 Census, 24 electoral districts currently exceed the allowable 25% variance from the quota. Two electoral districts have populations below the minimum allowable variance from the quota, and 22 electoral districts have populations in excess of the maximum allowable variance. These electoral districts vary in size from 55,977 (Kenora, which is substantially overrepresented at 47.30% below the provincial quota) to 228,997 (Oak Ridges—Markham, which is seriously underrepresented at 115.60% above the quota).

In addition to readjusting the boundaries of many electoral districts, the Commission created 15 new electoral districts to conform to the number assigned to the province. The new electoral districts are located in the following areas: Brampton (2), Cambridge, Durham (2), Hamilton, Markham (2), Mississauga, Oakville, Ottawa, Simcoe, Toronto (2) and York.

Unless stated otherwise, all population numbers below refer to the proposed electoral districts.

Northern Ontario

The southern boundary of the region of the province commonly known as Northern Ontario is defined by a line running from Georgian Bay in the west to the Ottawa River in the east, along the southern boundaries of the current electoral districts of Parry Sound—Muskoka and Nipissing—Timiskaming.

The Province of Ontario occupies a landmass of 1,067,259 square kilometres. Northern Ontario occupies a landmass of 939,870 square kilometres, or 87.77% of the total area of the province. Southern Ontario occupies 127,389 square kilometres, or 12.23% of the total area of the province.

The 2011 Census confirmed the continuing trend of declining population in Northern Ontario and of rapid urban growth in Southern Ontario. The population of the region has decreased slightly from 838,812 in 2001 to 832,014 in 2011.

Northern Ontario currently has 10 electoral districts. If the determination of electoral districts for Northern Ontario were based solely on the principle of representation by population according to the quota, the region would be allocated only eight electoral districts, a decrease of two.

The Commission is not prepared to enforce strict adherence to that method of assigning electoral districts. Given the vast area of the region, the Commission believes that a minimum of 10 electoral districts is required in order for citizens of Northern Ontario to have effective representation. The Commission is of the view that it is reasonable to have 10 electoral districts for close to 88% of the area of the province, particularly when there remain 111 electoral districts to assign to the rest of the province. This decision is consistent with the provisions of the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act, which permit the Commission to look beyond the principle of representation by population to consider manageable geographic size for sparsely populated, rural or northern regions.

The previous commission invoked the extraordinary circumstances provision for the current electoral district of Kenora because its population fell substantially below the maximum allowable variance of 25% from the provincial quota. In doing so, the previous commission was able to establish boundaries for the remaining nine electoral districts in Northern Ontario with populations that fell within the allowable variance of 25% below the provincial quota.

This Commission received numerous submissions from throughout the region. Some advocated at a minimum to maintain the status quo. Others advocated an increase in the number of electoral districts assigned to Northern Ontario by establishing a separate and smaller population quota, or by making wider use of the extraordinary circumstances provision to ignore the lower limit of variance from the quota.

Although the Commission is independent, it is nevertheless a creature of statute and is governed by the provisions of the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act. The Commission does not legislate, nor is it entitled to ignore the provisions of the legislation by which it is governed. The Commission is of the view that it cannot establish a lower population quota for Northern Ontario, nor can it make widespread use of the extraordinary circumstances provision to circumvent the provincial population quota because those provisions are by definition "extraordinary". Any changes to the legislation are matters for Parliament to determine.

It is the Commission's decision that, given the geographic size and relatively sparse population of the electoral district of Kenora, there are reasonable grounds to apply the extraordinary circumstances provision of the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act to that electoral district. There is sufficient population in the balance of Northern Ontario to create nine electoral districts, each of which falls within the maximum allowable variance of 25% below the quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Kenora be comprised of the current electoral district, whose population is substantially below the maximum negative variance from the provincial quota, plus that portion added by extending the southerly boundary of the electoral district to include the Township of Lake of the Woods. There are a number of First Nation communities within that township. The Commission believes their community of interest is more closely tied to Kenora than to Thunder Bay. It has a population of 56,641 and is 46.67% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Thunder Bay—Rainy River be comprised of the current electoral district, less the Township of Lake of the Woods, which has been added to the proposed electoral district of Kenora. It has a population of 82,320 and is 22.50% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Thunder Bay—Superior North be comprised of the current electoral district, plus the westerly portion of the current electoral district of Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing. This includes the Township of Manitouwadge, which claims to have a closer community of interest with Thunder Bay. It has a population of 83,126 and is 21.74% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing be renamed Algoma—Manitoulin—Killarney. It is comprised of the current electoral district, adjusted as follows: less the westerly portion assigned to the proposed electoral district of Thunder Bay—Superior North; less that portion of the Highway No. 11 West corridor lying north of Algoma, Unorganized, North Part assigned to the proposed electoral district of Timmins—Cochrane—James Bay (because the community of interest of the communities along that highway is more closely connected to that proposed electoral district); plus a portion of Sudbury, Unorganized, North Part; plus a portion of the current electoral district of Nickel Belt lying south and east of the current electoral district of Sudbury, from the community of Coniston in the north to the Municipality of Killarney in the south, including the western portion of the Municipality of French River; plus a portion of the current electoral district of Sudbury lying west of the community of Copper Cliff. It has a population of 79,708 and is 24.95% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Sault Ste. Marie remain unchanged. It has a population of 88,869 and is 16.33% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Timmins—James Bay be renamed Timmins—Cochrane—James Bay and that its boundaries be extended south to the northerly boundary of Algoma, Unorganized, North Part, including the Highway No. 11 West corridor from the Town of Smooth Rock Falls to west of the Town of Hearst. The Commission further proposes to remove that portion of the current electoral district lying west and south of the Town of Kirkland Lake, up to the northerly boundaries of Sudbury, Unorganized, North Part and of the current electoral district of Nipissing—Timiskaming, and assign it to the proposed electoral district of Nickel Belt—Timiskaming. It has a population of 93,918 and is 11.58% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Sudbury be comprised of the current electoral district, less that portion lying west of the community of Copper Cliff assigned to the proposed electoral district of Algoma—Manitoulin—Killarney, plus a portion of the current electoral district of Nickel Belt lying north of the Highway No. 17 bypass. It has a population of 85,263 and is 19.72% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Nickel Belt be renamed Nickel Belt—Timiskaming and that its boundaries be readjusted as follows: by assigning to the proposed electoral district of Algoma—Manitoulin—Killarney a portion of Sudbury, Unorganized, North Part and parts of Greater Sudbury lying south of Highway No. 17, including the community of Coniston, part of Sudbury, Unorganized, North Part, part of the Municipality of French River, and all of the Municipality of Killarney; by assigning a portion of Nipissing First Nation lying along the shore of Lake Nipissing to the proposed electoral district of Nipissing; by adding that portion of the current electoral district of Timmins—James Bay lying west and south of the Town of Kirkland Lake as described above; and by adding that portion of the current electoral district of Nipissing—Timiskaming lying north of the intersection of Highways No. 11 and 64. This creates an electoral district with a significant community of interest in agriculture and language. It has a population of 93,707 and is 11.77% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Nipissing—Timiskaming return to its former name of Nipissing and that its boundaries be adjusted by assigning that portion of the electoral district lying north of the intersection of Highways No. 11 and 64 to the proposed electoral district of Nickel Belt—Timiskaming, and by adding that portion of Nipissing First Nation that is in the current electoral district of Nickel Belt. Also added are portions of the current electoral district of Parry Sound—Muskoka, including: a portion of Parry Sound, Unorganized, North East Part; the townships of Machar, Strong and Joly; the villages of South River and Sundridge; and the northeast portion of Parry Sound, Unorganized, Centre Part east of a line drawn south from the southerly boundary of Dokis First Nation to the southerly limit of Parry Sound, Unorganized, Centre Part. It has a population of 83,821 and is 21.08% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Parry Sound—Muskoka be comprised of the current electoral district, less the northeast portion assigned to the proposed electoral district of Nipissing. It has a population of 84,641 and is 20.31% below the provincial quota.

Southwestern Ontario

Windsor and Chatham-Kent

The total population of the four electoral districts in this area is 465,958. The increase in population does not warrant an additional electoral district. The Commission is responding to submissions received by proposing boundary changes that return the rural part of the electoral district of Windsor—Tecumseh to the electoral district of Essex. As well, the Commission has added the urban development north of the former City of Chatham to the proposed electoral district of Chatham-Kent.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Windsor West remain unchanged. It has a population of 118,973 and is 12.01% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Windsor—Tecumseh be comprised of the current electoral district, less that portion lying south of Highway No. 401. It has a population of 113,783 and is 7.13% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Essex be comprised of the current electoral district, less the Township of Pelee assigned to the proposed electoral district of Chatham-Kent, plus that portion of the current electoral district of Windsor—Tecumseh lying south of Highway No. 401. It has a population of 127,452 and is 20.00% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Chatham-Kent—Essex be renamed Chatham-Kent. It is comprised of the current electoral district, plus the following: that portion of the current electoral district of Lambton—Kent—Middlesex which contains urban development tied to the former City of Chatham; and the Township of Pelee, assigned from the current electoral district of Essex. It has a population of 106,636 and is 0.40% above the provincial quota.

Sarnia

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Sarnia—Lambton remain unchanged. It has a population of 106,293 and is 0.08% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Huron—Bruce remain unchanged. It has a population of 104,842 and is 1.29% below the provincial quota.

London, Oxford, Elgin and Middlesex

The six electoral districts covering London and adjacent areas have a combined population of 679,136. That population does not warrant another electoral district. The three City of London electoral districts have a combined population of 352,318, for an average of 117,439. The Commission proposes to adjust the boundary between two of the City of London electoral districts, which have the highest and lowest populations in the region, to balance the populations more closely.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Lambton—Kent—Middlesex be comprised of the current electoral district, less that portion assigned to the proposed electoral district of Chatham-Kent. It has a population of 105,919 and is 0.28% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of London North Centre remain unchanged. It has a population of 117,899 and is 11.00% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Elgin—Middlesex—London remain unchanged. It has a population of 114,294 and is 7.61% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of London—Fanshawe be comprised of the current electoral district, plus that portion of the current electoral district of London West bounded on the north by the Thames River, on the east by the north–south rail line, on the south by Commissioners Road East, and on the west by Ridout Street South. It has a population of 115,685 and is 8.92% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of London West be comprised of the current electoral district, less that portion assigned to the proposed electoral district of London—Fanshawe. It has a population of 118,734 and is 11.79% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Oxford remain unchanged. It has a population of 105,719 and is 0.47% below the provincial quota.

Central South Ontario

Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Brantford

The five current electoral districts containing the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Brantford have a combined population of 644,198, which warrants an additional electoral district. The cities of Waterloo and Cambridge have populations sufficient to establish electoral districts within their municipal boundaries. The population of the City of Kitchener is too large for a single electoral district, so the Commission proposes to divide it between three electoral districts. The City of Brantford does not have sufficient population to form an electoral district on its own. The current electoral district of Brant is comprised of the City of Brantford and the County of Brant, with a total population of 137,102. In order to accommodate the new electoral district in this area and to balance population, the Commission proposes to adjust the boundaries of the current electoral district of Brant north of the City of Brantford.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Kitchener—Conestoga be comprised of the current electoral district, less that portion assigned to the proposed new electoral district of Kitchener South—North Dumfries—Brant, plus that portion of the City of Kitchener lying east of the Conestoga Parkway and Highway No. 8. It has a population of 101,432 and is 4.50% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes an electoral district named Waterloo, comprised of the City of Waterloo. It has a population of 98,780 and is 7.00% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Kitchener Centre be comprised of that portion of the City of Kitchener bounded by the Conestoga Parkway and the westerly and northerly boundaries of the city. It has a population of 92,946 and is 12.49% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes a new electoral district named Kitchener South—North Dumfries—Brant, comprised of: that portion of the City of Kitchener contained in the current electoral district of Kitchener—Conestoga; the Township of North Dumfries; and that portion of the current electoral district of Brant lying north of Highway No. 403 and of the northern boundary of the City of Brantford. It has a population of 108,391, and is 2.05% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Cambridge be comprised of the City of Cambridge. It has a population of 126,748 and is 19.33% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Brant be comprised of the current electoral district, less that portion lying north of Highway No. 403 and of the northern boundary of the City of Brantford. It has a population of 115,901 and is 9.12% above the provincial quota.

Haldimand and Norfolk

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Haldimand—Norfolk remain unchanged. It has a population of 108,051 and is 1.73% above the provincial quota.

Guelph and Wellington

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Perth—Wellington remain unchanged. It has a population of 104,912 and is 1.22% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Wellington—Halton Hills remain unchanged. It has a population of 115,880 and is 9.10% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Guelph remain unchanged. It has a population of 121,688 and is 14.57% above the provincial quota.

Halton, Hamilton and Niagara

Burlington, Oakville and Halton

The current electoral districts of Oakville and Halton have a combined population of 323,086. This warrants the creation of one new electoral district.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Oakville be comprised of the current electoral district, less that portion lying above Upper Middle Road East. It has a population of 106,648 and is 0.41% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Halton be comprised of: that portion of the current electoral district of Oakville lying above Upper Middle Road East; the balance of the Town of Oakville lying north of Upper Middle Road; and that portion of the City of Burlington lying south of No. 1 Side Road and east of Appleby Line, then south of Dundas Street and east of Walkers Line. It has a population of 106,958 and is 0.70% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Burlington remain unchanged. Although the population has increased, the Commission is of the view that the increase does not warrant a change of boundaries. Any change in boundaries will result in similarly unequal voter representation in adjoining electoral districts. It has a population of 119,615 and is 12.62% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes a new electoral district named Milton, comprised of the Town of Milton and the balance of the City of Burlington not assigned to other electoral districts. It has a population of 109,440 and is 3.04% above the provincial quota.

Hamilton and Niagara

This region currently has eight electoral districts with a total population of 951,295. That population warrants the creation of one additional electoral district.

The Commission proposes an electoral district named Ancaster, comprised of those portions of the communities of Ancaster, Dundas and Westdale lying south of the rail line and north of the hydroelectric transmission line, bordered on the east by the proposed electoral districts of Burlington, Hamilton Mountain and Hamilton Centre, and on the west by Highway No. 52 North and Trinity Road. Also included are a portion of the south end of the current electoral district of Hamilton Centre lying south of the escarpment, and a portion of the southwest corner of the current electoral district of Hamilton Mountain. It has a population of 104,815 and is 1.32% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes a new electoral district named Waterdown—Glanbrook, comprised of the current electoral district of Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale, less that portion assigned to the proposed electoral district of Ancaster, plus the western portion of the current electoral district of Niagara West—Glanbrook bounded on the east by the municipal boundary of the Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth, plus that portion of the current electoral district of Hamilton Mountain lying south of Rymal Road. It has a population of 97,081 and is 8.60% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Hamilton Centre be comprised of the current electoral district, less that portion lying south of the escarpment assigned to the proposed electoral district of Ancaster, plus that portion of the current electoral district of Hamilton East—Stoney Creek lying west of Kenilworth Avenue North and south of Burlington Street East. It has a population of 101,932 and is 4.03% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Hamilton Mountain be comprised of the current electoral district, less the following: that portion of the southwest corner bounded by Garth Street to the east and Stone Church Road to the south, assigned to the proposed electoral district of Ancaster; and that portion lying south of Rymal Road, assigned to the proposed electoral district of Waterdown—Glanbrook. It has a population of 108,335 and is 2.00% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Hamilton East—Stoney Creek be comprised of the current electoral district, less that portion lying west of Kenilworth Avenue North and south of Burlington Street East assigned to the proposed electoral district of Hamilton Centre. It has a population of 107,786 and is 1.48% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Niagara West—Glanbrook be renamed Niagara West. It is comprised of the current electoral district, less that portion of the City of Hamilton assigned to the proposed electoral district of Waterdown—Glanbrook, plus the City of Thorold, plus that portion of the City of St. Catharines in the current electoral district of Welland lying south of St. Paul Street West and Glendale Avenue. It has a population of 115,563 and is 8.80% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of St. Catharines remain unchanged. It has a population of 112,015 and is 5.46% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Niagara Falls be comprised of the current electoral district, less the Town of Fort Erie assigned to the proposed electoral district of Welland—Fort Erie. This change is proposed because the Commission considers the census population of 128,357 to be too high for one electoral district. It has a population of 98,397 and is 7.36% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Welland be renamed Welland—Fort Erie. It is comprised of the cities of Welland and Port Colborne, the Town of Fort Erie and the Township of Wainfleet. It has a population of 105,371 and is 0.79% below the provincial quota.

Georgian Bay, Barrie and Simcoe

The Simcoe region currently has six electoral districts with a total population of 742,879. That population is sufficient to warrant seven electoral districts. The population of the City of Barrie has increased dramatically during the past 10 years and is too high for one electoral district. The options were to split the city on an east–west basis, using Highway No. 400 as a boundary, or on a north–south basis. The majority of submissions that the Commission received from citizens of the area favoured a north–south split.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound be comprised of: the City of Owen Sound; the towns of Hanover, The Blue Mountains and South Bruce Peninsula; the municipalities of West Grey, Grey Highlands, Arran-Elderslie, Meaford and Northern Bruce Peninsula; and the townships of Southgate, Chatsworth and Georgian Bluffs. It has a population of 112,928 and is 6.32% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Simcoe—Grey be comprised of: the towns of Collingwood, Wasaga Beach and New Tecumseth; and the townships of Clearview, Mulmur, Adjala-Tosorontio and Essa. It has a population of 113,245 and is 6.62% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Simcoe North be comprised of: the City of Orillia; the towns of Midland and Penetanguishene; and the townships of Ramara, Severn, Tay and Tiny. It has a population of 101,041 and is 4.87% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes an electoral district named Barrie North, comprised of that portion of the City of Barrie lying north of Dunlop Street West and east of Bayfield Street, plus the townships of Springwater and Oro-Medonte. It has a population of 102,361 and is 3.63% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes a new electoral district named Barrie South, comprised of that portion of the City of Barrie lying south of Dunlop Street West and west of Bayfield Street, plus the Town of Innisfil. It has a population of 104,730 and is 1.40% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of York—Simcoe be comprised of: the towns of Georgina, East Gwillimbury and Bradford West Gwillimbury; that portion of the Township of Uxbridge lying north of Davis Drive; and that portion of the Township of King lying north of Davis Drive West (Highway No. 9). It has a population of 98,578 and is 7.19% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Dufferin—Caledon be comprised of: the towns of Shelburne, Caledon, Orangeville and Mono; and the townships of Melancthon, Amaranth, East Luther Grand Valley and East Garafraxa. It has a population of 112,950 and is 6.34% above the provincial quota.

Brampton and Mississauga

The cities of Brampton and Mississauga continue to expand. The electoral districts in this region require significant realignment of current boundaries to adjust to the provincial quota. In realigning boundaries, no one electoral district could be considered in isolation, and this, together with scattered pockets of urban development, resulted in major boundary changes. In attempting to respect the boundaries of the individual municipalities, the Commission reduced the electoral districts which cross municipal boundaries from two to one.

Brampton

The three current electoral districts of the City of Brampton have a total population of 545,296, justifying the creation of two new electoral districts.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Brampton West be comprised of that portion of the current electoral district lying north of Bovaird Drive West and the rail line to Main Street North, plus a portion of the current electoral district of Brampton—Springdale lying west of Kennedy Road North and north of Bovaird Drive East. It has a population of 115,391 and is 8.64% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes a new electoral district named Brampton South, comprised of that portion of the current electoral district of Brampton West lying south of Bovaird Drive West and the rail line to Main Street North, plus that portion of the current electoral district of Mississauga—Brampton South lying north of the boundary of the City of Mississauga and west of Hurontario Street. It has a population of 114,434 and is 7.74% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes a new electoral district named Brampton North, comprised of portions of the current electoral districts of Bramalea—Gore—Malton and Brampton—Springdale. It is bounded as follows: on the north by the boundary of the City of Brampton; on the east by Torbram Road, Sandalwood Parkway East and Airport Road; on the south by Williams Parkway East; and on the west by Highway No. 410 north to Bovaird Drive East, then westerly on Bovaird Drive East to Kennedy Road North, then north to the municipal boundary. It has a population of 106,519 and is 0.29% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes an electoral district named Brampton Centre, comprised of: a portion of the current electoral district of Brampton—Springdale; a portion of the current electoral district of Mississauga—Brampton South lying north of the boundary of the City of Mississauga and east of Hurontario Street; a portion of the current electoral district of Brampton West bounded by Queen Street East and Main Street North; and a portion of the current electoral district of Bramalea—Gore—Malton lying west of Airport Road, north of the municipal boundary and south of Williams Parkway East. It has a population of 109,158 and is 2.77% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Bramalea—Gore—Malton be renamed Brampton—Gore, as it no longer contains the communities of Malton and Bramalea. It is comprised of that portion of the current electoral district lying east of Torbram Road, north of Sandalwood Parkway East and east of Airport Road as well as north of Morning Star Drive, east of Goreway Drive and north of Derry Road East. It has a population of 108,614 and is 2.26% above the provincial quota.

Mississauga

The five current electoral districts of the City of Mississauga have a population of 692,018, justifying the creation of one additional electoral district.

The Commission proposes an electoral district named Mississauga West—Streetsville. It is comprised of the current electoral district of Mississauga—Streetsville, less that portion lying east of the Credit River and Creditview Road assigned to the proposed electoral district of Mississauga North, plus the northwesterly portion of the current electoral district of Mississauga—Brampton South lying west of Second Line West to the northern municipal boundary of the City of Mississauga. It has a population of 110,004 and is 3.57% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes an electoral district named Mississauga—Erin Mills, comprised of that portion of the current electoral district of Mississauga—Erindale lying west of Mississauga Road. It has a population of 115,493 and is 8.74% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes a new electoral district named Mississauga Centre, comprised of portions of the current electoral districts of Mississauga—Erindale, Mississauga East—Cooksville and Mississauga—Brampton South. It is bounded on the north by Eglinton Avenue West, on the east by Hurontario Street, on the south by Queensway West and the Credit River, and on the west by Mississauga Road. It has a population of 116,619 and is 9.80% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Mississauga South remain unchanged. It has a population of 112,583 and is 6.00% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes an electoral district named Mississauga North, comprised of portions of the current electoral districts of Mississauga—Brampton South, Bramalea—Gore—Malton and Mississauga—Streetsville. It is bounded on the north and east by the City of Mississauga municipal boundaries, on the south by Eglinton Avenue, and on the west by Highway No. 401 to the Credit River and Creditview Road. It has a population of 112,061 and is 5.51% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Mississauga East—Cooksville be comprised of the current electoral district, less that portion assigned to the proposed new electoral district of Mississauga Centre, plus a portion of the current electoral district of Mississauga—Brampton South. It is bounded on the north by Eglinton Avenue East, on the east by the City of Mississauga municipal boundary, on the south by Queensway East, and on the west by Hurontario Street. It has a population of 116,478 and is 9.66% above the provincial quota.

Newmarket, York and Vaughan

The total population of the six electoral districts of Vaughan, Oak Ridges—Markham, Newmarket—Aurora, Richmond Hill, Thornhill and Markham—Unionville is 964,977. Based on the provincial quota, this warrants three additional electoral districts.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Oak Ridges—Markham be renamed Oak Ridges. It is comprised of: the Township of King, south of Davis Drive West (Highway No. 9); and that portion of the City of Vaughan lying north of Major Mackenzie Drive West to Highway No. 400, and north of Rutherford Road between Highway No. 400 and Bathurst Street. It has a population of 109,235 and is 2.85% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes an electoral district named Vaughan—Woodbridge, comprised of that portion of the current electoral district of Vaughan lying south of Major Mackenzie Drive West and west of Highway No. 400. It is bounded on the north by Major Mackenzie Drive West, on the east by Highway No. 400, on the south by Steeles Avenue West, and on the west by Highway No. 50. It has a population of 105,450 and is 0.72% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes an electoral district named Vaughan—Thornhill, comprised of that portion of the current electoral district of Thornhill lying west of Bayview Avenue. It has a population of 110,427 and is 3.97% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Newmarket—Aurora be comprised of: the Town of Newmarket; a small portion of the current electoral district of York—Simcoe north of the municipal boundary, defined by Bathurst Street on the west, Green Lane on the north, and Highway No. 404 on the east; and that portion of the Town of Aurora lying north of Wellington Street. It has a population of 109,457 and is 3.05% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes a new electoral district named Aurora—Richmond Hill, comprised of portions of the current electoral districts of Oak Ridges—Markham, Richmond Hill and Newmarket—Aurora. It is bounded as follows: on the north by Wellington Street; on the east by Highway No. 404; on the south by Elgin Mills Road East to Yonge Street, south to Major Mackenzie Drive West, and west on Major Mackenzie Drive West to Bathurst Street; and on the west by Bathurst Street. It has a population of 106,253 and is 0.04% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Richmond Hill be comprised of the current electoral district, less a portion bounded on the north by Gamble Road, on the east by Yonge Street, on the south by Major Mackenzie Drive West, and on the west by Bathurst Street. It has a population of 104,020 and is 2.06% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes a new electoral district named Markham—Stouffville, comprised of a portion of the current electoral district of Oak Ridges—Markham, including all of the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, and a portion of the current electoral district of Markham—Unionville. It is bounded as follows: on the north by Davis Drive; on the east by York Durham Line (which subsequently turns into Markham-Pickering Townline); on the south by Steeles Avenue East (the City of Toronto boundary); and on the west by Markham Road (which subsequently turns into Main Street and Highway No. 48) to the southern limit of the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, west along said limit to Highway No. 404, and then north to Davis Drive. It has a population of 105,500 and is 0.67% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes a new electoral district named Markham—Unionville comprised of portions of the current electoral districts of Markham—Unionville and Oak Ridges—Markham. It is bounded on the north by the north limit of the Town of Markham, on the west by Highway No. 404, on the south by Highway No. 7, and on the east by Highway No. 48 and Main Street North. It has a population of 106,084 and is 0.12% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes the electoral district of Markham, comprised of portions of the current electoral districts of Markham—Unionville and Thornhill. It is bounded on the north by Highway No. 7, on the east by Markham Road and Main Street South, on the south by the City of Toronto boundary, and on the west by Bayview Avenue. It has a population of 109,559 and is 3.15% above the provincial quota.

City of Toronto

The current 23 electoral districts covering the City of Toronto have a population of 2,672,164. One of these electoral districts, Pickering—Scarborough East, crosses the east city boundary into the City of Pickering. The Commission proposes to honour city boundaries and, as far as possible, the boundaries of former constituent municipalities. The Commission has therefore assigned the Pickering population of that electoral district to the proposed electoral district of Pickering—Brooklin. The transfer of that population leaves the City of Toronto with a population sufficient to warrant 25 electoral districts, an increase of two.

Etobicoke

The Commission proposes to maintain the three electoral districts west of the Humber River (formerly the City of Etobicoke) in their present configuration, adjusting boundaries to balance population. Prior to the creation of the amalgamated City of Toronto, the City of Etobicoke occupied the area between Steeles Avenue West to the north and Lake Ontario to the south, and between the Humber River to the east and the easterly boundaries of the cities of Brampton and Mississauga to the west. The Etobicoke area has had three electoral districts for many years.

The 2011 census population of those three electoral districts is 347,948. That population will still only support three electoral districts. The general intent of the Commission was to maintain the historical integrity of the community and to balance population among the three electoral districts as closely as possible. This was accomplished by assigning a portion of the northwest corner of Etobicoke Centre to Etobicoke North, and by assigning a portion of Etobicoke—Lakeshore to Etobicoke Centre.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Etobicoke North be comprised of the current electoral district, plus a portion of the current electoral district of Etobicoke Centre lying west of Martin Grove Road and north of Eglinton Avenue West. It has a population of 117,601 and is 10.72% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Etobicoke Centre be comprised of the current electoral district, less that portion in the northwest corner assigned to the proposed electoral district of Etobicoke North, plus a portion of the current electoral district of Etobicoke—Lakeshore lying south of Burnhamthorpe Road, west of Kipling Avenue, north of Bloor Street West and east of Highway No. 427. It has a population of 114,910 and is 8.19% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Etobicoke—Lakeshore be comprised of the current electoral district, less that portion in the northwest corner assigned to the proposed electoral district of Etobicoke Centre. It has a population of 115,437 and is 8.68% above the provincial quota.

Scarborough

The Scarborough area currently has six electoral districts. The area is bounded on the north by the City of Toronto municipal boundary (Steeles Avenue East), on the east by the City of Toronto municipal boundary, on the south by Lake Ontario, and on the west by Victoria Park Avenue. This was the traditional boundary between the former City of Scarborough and the City of Toronto. The Commission decided to treat this area, and its six electoral districts, as an historical community. As a result, the Pickering portion of the current electoral district of Pickering—Scarborough East was assigned to the proposed electoral district of Pickering—Brooklin. This maintains the integrity of the City of Pickering and the former City of Scarborough. The Commission proposes minor modifications to the other electoral districts to balance population.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Scarborough—Agincourt be comprised of the current electoral district, less that portion lying east of Midland Avenue assigned to the proposed electoral district of Scarborough North. It has a population of 104,499 and is 1.61% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Scarborough Centre be comprised of the current electoral district, less a portion assigned to the proposed electoral district of Scarborough—Guildwood, plus a portion assigned from the current electoral district of Scarborough Southwest. It is bounded as follows: on the north by Highway No. 401; on the east by McCowan Road, south to Lawrence Avenue East and then south on Bellamy Road North; on the south by Eglinton Avenue East; and on the west by Victoria Park Avenue. It has a population of 108,826 and is 2.46% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Scarborough Southwest be comprised of the current electoral district, less that portion lying north of Eglinton Avenue East assigned to the proposed electoral district of Scarborough Centre, plus that portion of the current electoral district of Scarborough—Guildwood bounded on the north by Eglinton Avenue East and on the east by Markham Road. It has a population of 106,733 and is 0.49% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes an electoral district named Scarborough North, comprised of: that portion of the current electoral district of Scarborough—Rouge River lying west of Neilson Road and Morningside Avenue to the power line, then west of the Rouge River; plus that portion of the current electoral district of Scarborough—Agincourt lying east of Midland Avenue. It has a population of 101,080 and is 4.83% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Scarborough—Guildwood be comprised of the current electoral district, adjusted as follows: less a portion assigned to the proposed electoral district of Scarborough East lying east of Morningside Avenue; less a portion assigned to the proposed electoral district of Scarborough Southwest lying south of Eglinton Avenue East and west of Markham Road; plus a portion of the current electoral district of Scarborough Centre lying east of McCowan Road and north of Lawrence Avenue East. It has a population of 101,914 and is 4.05% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Pickering—Scarborough East be renamed Scarborough East. It is bounded as follows: on the north by Steeles Avenue East; on the east by the municipal boundary of the City of Toronto; on the south by Lake Ontario; and on the west by Morningside Avenue north to Highway No. 401 as far as Neilson Road, north on Neilson Road to Morningside Avenue as far as the power line, east along the power line to the Rouge River, and then north along the Rouge River to Steeles Avenue East. It has a population of 102,646 and is 3.36% below the provincial quota.

Don Valley and York (Above Highway No. 401)

The Commission proposes to use Highway No. 401 as a north–south dividing line. The population of that portion of the City of Toronto lying north of Highway No. 401, east of Etobicoke and west of Scarborough is 421,228. That population warrants four electoral districts.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of York West remain unchanged. It has a population of 108,198 and is 1.87% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of York Centre be comprised of the current electoral district, less that portion lying east of Bathurst Street assigned to the proposed electoral district of Willowdale. It has a population of 100,277 and is 5.59% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Willowdale be comprised of that portion of the current electoral district lying west of Bayview Avenue, plus a portion of the current electoral district of York Centre lying east of Bathurst Street. It is bounded on the north by Steeles Avenue, on the east by Bayview Avenue, on the south by Highway No. 401 and the Don River West Branch, and on the west by Bathurst Street. It has a population of 109,680 and is 3.26% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes an electoral district named Don Valley North, comprised of portions of the current electoral districts of Willowdale and Don Valley East. It is bounded on the north by the City of Toronto municipal boundary (Steeles Avenue), on the east by Victoria Park Avenue, on the south by Highway No. 401, and on the west by Bayview Avenue. It has a population of 103,073 and is 2.96% below the provincial quota.

Central Toronto

Excluding the populations of Etobicoke, Scarborough and the area of the City of Toronto north of Highway No. 401 results in central Toronto having a population of 1,324,096, sufficient to warrant 12 electoral districts. Significant population increases have occurred within the current electoral districts of Trinity—Spadina, Toronto Centre and Don Valley West. Current boundaries have been adjusted to balance population.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of York South—Weston be comprised of the current electoral district, less that area lying east of Keele Street and north of Lavender Road, portions of which are assigned to the proposed electoral districts of Eglinton—Lawrence and Davenport. It has a population of 101,719 and is 4.23% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Parkdale—High Park remain unchanged. It has a population of 105,103 and is 1.05% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Eglinton—Lawrence be comprised of the current electoral district, less that portion lying east of Avenue Road and north of Lawrence Avenue West assigned to the proposed electoral district of Toronto North, plus that portion of the current electoral district of York South—Weston lying east of Keele Street and north of Eglinton Avenue West. It has a population of 104,346 and is 1.76% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Davenport be comprised of the current electoral district, plus that portion of the current electoral district of York South—Weston lying east of Keele Street, less that portion lying east of Oakwood Avenue and Dovercourt Road south to Bloor Street West assigned to the proposed electoral district of St. Paul's. It is bounded as follows: on the north by Eglinton Avenue West; on the east generally by Dufferin Street, Oakwood Avenue, Dovercourt Road and Ossington Avenue; and on the south and west by the rail line and Keele Street. It has a population of 101,857 and is 4.10% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of St. Paul's be comprised of the current electoral district, less that portion lying east of Oriole Parkway and Avenue Road assigned to the proposed new electoral district of Mount Pleasant, plus that portion of the current electoral district of Trinity—Spadina lying north of Bloor Street. Also included is that portion of the current electoral district of Davenport bounded on the north by Holland Park Avenue, on the west by Oakwood Avenue and Dovercourt Road, and on the south by Bloor Street West. It is bounded as follows: on the north by Eglinton Avenue West; on the east by Oriole Parkway and Avenue Road; on the south by Bloor Street West; and on the west by Dufferin Street, Oakwood Avenue and Dovercourt Road. It has a population of 99,382 and is 6.43% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Trinity—Spadina be comprised of the current electoral district, less the following: that portion lying north of Bloor Street West assigned to the proposed electoral district of St. Paul's; and that portion lying east of Queens Park Crescent West, University Avenue and York Street assigned to the proposed electoral district of Toronto Centre. It has a population of 102,057 and is 3.91% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes a new electoral district named Toronto North, comprised of: that portion of the current electoral district of Don Valley West lying west of Leslie Street, the Don River West Branch, and Thorncliffe Park Drive extended to the Don River, and less that portion lying west of Bayview Avenue assigned to the proposed new electoral district of Mount Pleasant; plus that portion of the current electoral district of Eglinton—Lawrence lying east of Avenue Road and north of Lawrence Avenue West. It has a population of 95,278 and is 10.30% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes a new electoral district named Mount Pleasant, comprised of that portion of the current electoral district of St. Paul's lying east of Oriole Parkway and Avenue Road, plus that portion of the current electoral district of Toronto Centre lying north of the boundary formed by Wellesley Street to Sherbourne Street and Rosedale Valley Road, plus that portion of the current electoral district of Don Valley West lying west of Bayview Avenue. It has a population of 99,695 and is 6.14% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Toronto Centre be comprised of the current electoral district, less that portion lying north of the boundary formed by Wellesley Street to Sherbourne Street and Rosedale Valley Road, plus that portion of the current electoral district of Trinity—Spadina lying east of University Avenue and York Street. It has a population of 99,860 and is 5.98% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Toronto—Danforth remain unchanged. It has a population of 104,017 and is 2.07% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Don Valley East be comprised of the current electoral district, less that portion lying north of Highway No. 401, plus a portion of the current electoral district of Don Valley West lying east of Leslie Street, the Don River West Branch, and Thorncliffe Park Drive extended to the Don River. It has a population of 99,788 and is 6.05% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Beaches—East York remain unchanged. It has a population of 107,084 and is 0.82% above the provincial quota.

Durham, Port Hope and Cobourg

The previous commission assigned the southwest corner of the City of Pickering to the current electoral district of Scarborough East. In its endeavour to honour municipal boundaries whenever possible, this Commission has reassigned to the City of Pickering that portion of the municipality previously assigned to the electoral district of Scarborough East. This results in a population of 54,289 being assigned to the Durham region. The current electoral districts of Ajax—Pickering, Whitby—Oshawa, Oshawa and Durham have a combined population of 535,679. With the population of 54,289 from Pickering—Scarborough East, the combined population of 589,968 warrants the creation of one additional electoral district in the area and supports the creation of another electoral district immediately to the east.

The Commission proposes an electoral district named Pickering—Brooklin, comprised of all of the City of Pickering, plus that portion of the Town of Whitby lying north of Lyndebrook Road and Conlin Road, which includes the community of Brooklin. It has a population of 109,363 and is 2.97% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes a new electoral district named Ajax, comprised of all of the Town of Ajax. It has a population of 109,600 and is 3.19% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes an electoral district named Whitby, comprised of that portion of the Town of Whitby lying south of Lyndebrooke Road and Conlin Road. It has a population of 101,380 and is 4.55% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes an electoral district named Oshawa—Durham, comprised of: that portion of the City of Oshawa lying north of King Street; and that portion of the Municipality of Clarington lying north of Nash Road extended in an easterly direction to Concession 3 Road, limited to the east by Regional Road 42 and Darlington-Clarke Townline Road. It has a population of 110,247 and is 3.80% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes an electoral district named Oshawa—Bowmanville, comprised of: that portion of the City of Oshawa lying south of King Street; and that portion of the Municipality of Clarington lying south of Nash Road and Concession 3 Road, limited to the east by Regional Road 42 and by Bennett Road south of Highway No. 401. It has a population of 107,674 and is 1.38% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes a new electoral district named Kawartha Lakes—Port Hope—Cobourg, comprised of: the Town of Cobourg; the Municipality of Port Hope; that portion of the Municipality of Clarington lying east of Darlington-Clarke Townline Road to Regional Road 42; the townships of Hamilton and Cavan-Monaghan; and the southeast corner of the City of Kawartha Lakes, which includes the community of Lindsay. It has a population of 109,110 and is 2.73% above the provincial quota.

Haliburton, Peterborough and Quinte West

The Commission proposes an electoral district named Haliburton—Uxbridge, comprised of: that portion of the Township of Uxbridge lying south of Davis Drive; all of the townships of Scugog, Brock, Galway-Cavendish and Harvey, North Kawartha, Minden Hills, Dysart and Others, and Algonquin Highlands; the Municipality of Highlands East; and the City of Kawartha Lakes, less that portion assigned to the proposed electoral district of Kawartha Lakes—Port Hope—Cobourg. It has a population of 108,458 and is 2.11% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Peterborough remain unchanged despite its increased population. The Commission observes that the electoral district has a strong community of interest and geographical integrity. It has a population of 118,938 and is 11.98% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes an electoral district named Prince Edward—Quinte West. It consists of an east–west alignment to consolidate concentrations of population in Prince Edward County, the City of Quinte West, the municipalities of Trent Hills and Brighton, and the townships of Cramahe and Alnwick/Haldimand. It has a population of 105,035 and is 1.11% below the provincial quota.

Eastern Ontario

Ottawa

The City of Ottawa currently has seven electoral districts with a total population of 879,196. The Commission decided to create one additional electoral district to accommodate the region's population growth. Some electoral districts would have remained unchanged but required minor adjustments because they were based on municipal boundaries that ceased to exist after amalgamation in 2001.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Carleton—Mississippi Mills be renamed Carleton—Kanata. It is comprised of the current electoral district less the Town of Mississippi Mills, assigned to the proposed electoral district of Lanark—Frontenac—Hastings, and less that part south of Highways No. 7 and 417, assigned to the proposed electoral district of Nepean—Carleton. It has a population of 100,118 and is 5.74% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Nepean—Carleton be comprised of the current electoral district, adjusted as follows: plus that portion of the current electoral district of Carleton—Mississippi Mills lying south of Terry Fox Drive and Highways No. 7 and 417; less the proposed new electoral district of Nepean. It has a population of 91,550 and is 13.81% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the boundaries of the electoral district of Ottawa West—Nepean be slightly adjusted, as with the proposed electoral district of Ottawa Centre, along Baseline Road and Fisher Avenue. It has a population of 111,881 and is 5.34% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes a new electoral district named Nepean, bounded as follows: on the north by the southern boundary of the current electoral district of Ottawa West—Nepean; on the east by the Rideau River; on the south by Brophy Drive and Bankfield Road; and on the west by the eastern boundary of the current electoral district of Carleton—Mississippi Mills, with a slight adjustment connecting Richmond Road to Robertson Road. It has a population of 104,775 and is 1.35% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the boundaries of the electoral district of Ottawa Centre be slightly adjusted along Baseline Road and Fisher Avenue. It has a population of 113,619 and is 6.97% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the boundaries of the electoral district of Ottawa South be adjusted along the Rideau River. It has a population of 121,894 and is 14.76% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the boundaries of the electoral district of Ottawa—Vanier be adjusted with the addition of a small portion of the current electoral district of Ottawa—Orléans to balance population. The population is 110,999 and is 4.51% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Ottawa—Orléans be extended slightly into the current electoral district of Glengarry—Prescott—Russell because of the expansion of suburbs across the current boundary. The Commission believes people living in these suburbs will have a greater community of interest with Orléans. A portion of the current electoral district lying north of Regional Road 174 (Beacon Hill) is assigned to the proposed electoral district of Ottawa—Vanier in order to balance population. It has a population of 116,903 and is 10.06% above the provincial quota.

Eastern Ontario Outside of Ottawa

Previous commissions took the approach in this area of aligning some electoral districts on a north–south axis, combining rural and urban populations to reach the provincial quota. This Commission decided that, in some cases, it was more sensible to adopt an east–west axis which better captures the population growth that has occurred principally along Lake Ontario.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke be renamed Renfrew—Pembroke due to the fact that the northern portion of the electoral district has no community of interest with Nipissing. It has a population of 102,537 and is 3.46% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington be renamed Lanark—Frontenac—Hastings. It is comprised of the current electoral district adjusted as follows: less the townships of Stone Mills, South Frontenac and Loyalist and the Town of Greater Napanee assigned to the proposed electoral district of Belleville—Napanee—Frontenac; plus the Town of Mississippi Mills and all of the current electoral district of Prince Edward—Hastings lying north of the Town of Greater Napanee, the Township of Tyendinaga, and the cities of Belleville and Quinte West. It has a population of 108,500 and is 2.15% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes an electoral district named Belleville—Napanee—Frontenac, comprised of: the townships of South Frontenac, Stone Mills, Loyalist and Tyendinaga; the City of Belleville; and the towns of Greater Napanee and Deseronto. The Commission believes this better represents communities of interest. It has a population of 115,350 and is 8.60% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Kingston and the Islands remain unchanged despite its increased population. The electoral district has a strong community of interest based on history and geography. It has a population of 125,227 and is 17.90% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Leeds—Grenville remain unchanged. It has a population of 99,306 and is 6.50% below the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Glengarry—Prescott—Russell be comprised of the current electoral district, less that portion assigned to the proposed electoral district of Ottawa—Orléans. It has a population of 107,284 and is 1.01% above the provincial quota.

The Commission proposes that the electoral district of Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry remain unchanged. It has a population of 100,913 and is 4.99% below the provincial quota.

Dated at Toronto, in the Province of Ontario, this 30th day of July, 2012.

Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for the Province of Ontario

The Honourable Mr. Justice George T. Valin
Chairperson

Mr. Douglas Colbourne
Commissioner

Dr. Leslie A. Pal
Commissioner







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