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By-law to Dissolve Town of Midland Ward Boundaries

At its meeting held October 21, 2020 Council passed By-law 2020-58 being a by-law to dissolve the 'Ward System of Electoral Representation' for the Corporation of Town of Midland, and Institute an 'At-Large System of Electoral Representation'. 

The Ward System will be eliminated in the Town of Midland​​​​

Town of Midland - Current Ward Boundaries
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Town of Midland - Proposed Ward Boundaries
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What does this mean for residents?

Under the Town's current Ward Boundary Electoral Structure there are three (3) wards with n​ine (9) members of Council elected as follows:​

  • Mayor – elected at large
  • Deputy Mayor – elected at large
  • Councillor Ward 1 - 3 positions – elected by ward
  • Councillor Ward 2 – 3 positions – elected by ward
  • Councillor Ward 3 – 1 position – elected by ward

At-large Elections​​

For the 2022 Municipal Election, all Council members will be elected by a general vote as is the current practice for the Mayor and Deputy Mayor.  

  • Mayor – elected at large
  • Deputy Mayor – elected at large
  • Councillors (7) – elected at large​

Once Council for the 2022–2026 term has been inaugurated, the new At-Large System of Electoral Representation will come into effect.  

Take Notice - Pursuant to Subsection 222(4) of the Municipal Act, 2001, any person or agency may appeal within 45 days of the passing of the by-law to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal in respect of the by-law by filing with the Clerk of The Corporation of the Town of Midland a notice of appeal setting out the objections to the by-law and the reasons in support of the objections. This notice of appeal must be accompanied by a certified cheque or money order in the amount of $1,100.00 made payable to the Minister of Finance.  ​

Any notice of appeal must be filed with the Clerk's Office of the Town of Midland, at 575 Dominion Avenue, Midland, ON, L4R 1R2not later than 4:30 p.m. on the 7th day of December, 2020.

Additional information regarding By-law 2020-58 may be obtained from Karen Desroches, Clerk at 705-526-4275, ext. 2208