Before the next election, residents of Milton and Halton Hills will have to adjust to new federal ridings as the boundaries are changing. The Federal Electoral Boundary Commission for the Province of Ontario was responsible for creating 122 electoral districts in Ontario. The aim of the redistribution was to ensure that each riding had around 116,590 residents. Historical trends, communities of interest and identity, and manageable geographic size for districts in sparsely populated, rural or northern regions of the province were also taken into account.
Here is a breakdown of the new ridings in Halton:
The Wellington-Halton riding will include the northern parts of Halton Hills and Milton, including Acton. The southern boundary will be 15 Sideroad, then north on Trafalgar Rd. to 22 Sideroad.
Georgetown-Milton East will comprise all of Georgetown. The southern boundary will be Dundas St. in Oakville. The western boundary will run through Milton, starting at Hwy. 25, east on Britannia Rd., north on Thompson Rd. West along Main St., back to Hwy. 25 to 15 Sideroad.
Burlington-Milton West will encompass the other side of Milton, linking up with all of Burlington north of Dundas St. and then following Hwy. 407 to King Rd., including the neighborhood of Tyandaga.