Bay Ward

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Bay
Location within Ottawa
Location within Ottawa
Coordinates: 45°21′N 75°50′W / 45.350°N 75.833°W / 45.350; -75.833Coordinates: 45°21′N 75°50′W / 45.350°N 75.833°W / 45.350; -75.833
CountryCanada
ProvinceOntario
CityOttawa
Government
 • CouncillorTheresa Kavanagh
Area
 • Total64.2 km2 (24.8 sq mi)
Population
 • Total43,935
 • Density680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Languages
 • English64.8%
 • French8.6%
Avg. income$38,201

Bay Ward or Ward 7 (French: Quartier Baie) is a municipal ward in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It covers much of the western portion of the old city of Ottawa as well as some portions of what was once Nepean. The ward runs from Sherbourne and Maitland in the east to March Road in the west. The southern border is the Queensway while the northern border is the Ottawa River. The ward makes up the northern portion of the federal and provincial riding of Ottawa West-Nepean.

The ward contains a number of neighbourhoods, with quite diverse populations. Some of the neighbourhoods in the ward are Bayshore, Woodroffe North, Michele Heights, Glabar Park, Lincoln Heights, Britannia, and Crystal Beach. The westernmost part of the ward also contains a large section of the Greenbelt. Some of these neighbourhoods, especially those by the Ottawa River are quite wealthy. However, there are also many much poorer parts of the ward with many residents living in high-density apartments. The ward also contains some of Ottawa's highest concentrations of recent immigrants.

From the creation of the new city of Ottawa in 2001 to 2010 the ward was represented by former MPP Alex Cullen, who was considered to be one of the most left-wing members of city council. However, Bay Ward has voted Liberal in recent provincial elections and Conservative federally. In the 2003 and 2006 elections, Cullen faced strong challenges from conservative opponents. In the 2003 election he faced John Blatherwick, while in 2006 he fended off a challenge from high-profile former mayoral candidate Terry Kilrea. In 2010, Cullen was defeated by a Liberal, Mark Taylor.

Bay Ward was the home of former mayor Bob Chiarelli, and he won the area by large margins in both the 2000 and 2003 mayoral elections. In the 2006 mayoral election, however, the area supported Larry O'Brien and Chiarelli finished third, also behind Alex Munter. In the 2010 mayoral election, Bay Ward swung back to the centre, going for Jim Watson.

The ward is a descendant of Britannia-Richmond Ward, which included the area now in Bay Ward before Ottawa amalgamated in 2001. That ward was created in 1994 when Britannia Ward merged with Richmond Ward. The ward existed on Regional Council as Bay Ward from 1994 until the region dissolved. This area was part of Carleton Ward until 1972 when it became Britannia Ward. Richmond Ward was carved out of it in 1980 and existed until merging back with the original ward in 1994.

City councillors[edit]

  1. Marion Dewar (1973-1974), Britannia
  2. Sandy Boyce (1975-1976), Britannia
  3. Marlene Catterall (1977-1985), Britannia
  4. Ruth Wildgen (1986-1988), Britannia
  5. Jim Jones (1989-1991), Britannia
  6. Jill Brown (1992-1994), Britannia
  7. Ron Kolbus (1995-2000), Britannia-Richmond
  8. Alex Cullen (2001-2010), Bay
  9. Mark Taylor (2010–2018), Bay
  10. Theresa Kavanagh (2018–present), Bay

Election results[edit]

1972[edit]

Britannia Ward
Candidate Votes %
Marion Dewar 1,367 27.57
Sandy Boyce 862 17.39
Brian McNally 714 14.40
Mike McMullen 566 11.42
Ken Creppin 452 9.12
Charles Strang 384 7.75
Suzanne Saunders 199 4.01
Richard MacDonald 198 3.99
Gerald Cammy 197 3.97
Gary Hugh 19 0.38

1974[edit]

Britannia Ward
Candidate Votes %
Sandy Boyce 2,412 41.18
Diane Birch 2,203 37.61
Maurice Royer 706 12.05
Anthony Gray 536 9.15

1976[edit]

Britannia Ward
Candidate Votes %
Marlene Catterall 3,041 52.15
Sandy Boyce 2,790 47.85

1978[edit]

Britannia Ward
Candidate Votes %
Marlene Catterall 5,418 60.08
Sandy Boyce 3,600 39.92

1980[edit]

Britannia Ward
Candidate Votes %
Marlene Catterall 3,354 80.11
Paul MacKay 833 19.89

1982[edit]

Britannia Ward
Candidate Votes %
Marlene Catterall 2,840 49.80
Paul MacKay 1,487 26.07
Terry O'Neill 1,376 24.13

1985[edit]

Britannia Ward
Candidate Votes %
Ruth Wildgen 1,310 24.45
Jim Jones 1,263 23.57
Greg Ross 1,083 20.21
Sandra Presley 972 18.14
Bud Downing 350 6.53
Kurt Orlik 204 3.81
Donald Holmes 176 3.28

1988[edit]

Britannia Ward
Candidate Votes %
Jim Jones 1,940 40.80
Ruth Wildgen 1,928 40.55
Geoffrey Sharpe 496 10.43
Jenny Lee Lapointe 391 8.22

1991[edit]

Britannia Ward
Candidate Votes %
Jill Brown 1,859 33.13
Gregory Ross 1,558 27.77
Geoffrey Sharpe 831 14.81
Jim Jones 665 11.85
Clarence S. Dungey 273 4.87
Randy McCooey 214 3.81
Andy Sammon 211 3.76

1994[edit]

Regional council: Bay Ward
Candidate Votes %
Alex Cullen 8,009 64.58
Betty-Ann Kealey 3,355 27.05
Andy Sammon 1,037 8.36
City council: Britannia-Richmond Ward
Candidate Votes %
Ron Kolbus 4,756 46.13
Gregory L. Ross 4,030 39.09
Richard Kuzell 1523 14.77

1997[edit]

Regional council: Bay Ward
Candidate Votes %
Wendy Byrne 3,199 29.43
Peter Harris 3,017 27.75
Frank Dalton 2,041 18.77
David Morrow 1,871 17.21
Victoria Manson 595 5.47
Douglas Besharah 148 1.36
City council: Britannia-Richmond Ward
Candidate Votes %
Ron Kolbus 6,506 75.93
Jim Jones 1,639 19.13
Alphonse Lapointe 423 4.94

2000[edit]

City council
Candidate Votes %
Alex Cullen 7,191 48.02
Doug Shouldice 6,262 41.82
Jim Jones 572 3.82
Jeff Seeton 550 3.67
Geoffrey Sharpe 399 2.66

2003[edit]

City council
Candidate Votes %
Alex Cullen 6,713 56.74
John Blatherwick 4,477 37.84
Don Rivington 394 3.33
Didar Mohamed 248 2.10

2006[edit]

City council
Candidate Votes %
Alex Cullen 8,393 52.69
Terry Kilrea 6,303 39.57
Sherril Noble 1,234 7.75

2010[edit]

City council
Candidate Votes %
Mark Taylor 5,394 37.78
Alex Cullen 4,323 30.28
George Guirguis 1,789 12.53
Terry Kilrea 1,164 8.15
Shawn Little 903 6.32
Oni Joseph 544 3.81
Peter Heyck 99 0.69
Erik Olesen 61 0.43

2014[edit]

City council
Candidate Vote %
    Mark Taylor 5,750 46.75
    Alex Cullen 5,276 42.89
    George Guirguis 498 4.05
    Trevor Robinson 482 3.92
    Michael Pastien 151 1.23
    Brendan Mertens 143 1.16
Ottawa mayor (Ward results)
Candidate Vote %
    Jim Watson 9,140 76.31
    Mike Maguire 2,205 18.41
    Anwar Syed 190 1.59
    Rebecca Pyrah 141 1.18
    Robert White 95 0.79
    Darren W. Wood 78 0.65
    Bernard Couchman 73 0.61
    Michael St. Arnaud 55 0.46

2018[edit]

Council candidate Vote %
    Theresa Kavanagh 6,509 55.17
    Don Dransfield 2,104 17.83
    Erica Dath 1,793 15.20
    Marc Lugert 851 7.21
    Trevor Robinson 541 4.59

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