Not a lot has changed in the way we vote in local politics in Toronto for the last 20 years, but if you live between Jarvis, Shuter, the DVP and the Waterfront, then you live in a brand new Ward! Ward 21 is now the newest and one of the fastest growing wards in Toronto.
In many ways, Ward 21 is the perfect reflection of the city at-large.
It is a mosaic of distinct neighbourhoods and communities, from Regent Park and Cabbagetown in the north, to Corktown and the Distillery in the east, to Moss Park and St. Lawrence in the west, and the emerging waterfront communities in the south.
We have a rich history here, as the home of the Distillery District and former home to City Hall. But the Ward also hosts organizations that are innovating in world-changing ways, whether that’s from the classrooms of Ryerson and George Brown, or as the testing ground for Google’s Sidewalk Labs.
And while it is an area with incredible potential, as seen by the massive redevelopments in the Western Donlands, Ward 21 also faces profound social challenges, as evidenced by the crisis of the lack of shelters for the City's homeless population this past winter.
In all, many of the decisions around what Toronto wants to be will be made through the decisions made in Ward 21.
See below for our simple interactive map of the new Ward!