is a municipal ward in Ottawa
. 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 in 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 Woodroffe North
, Michelle Heights
, Lincoln Heights
, 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.
Since the creation of the new city of Ottawa the ward has been represented by former MPP Alex Cullen
, who is considered to be one of the most left wing members of city council. Bay Ward in other elections tends to be more right of centre, and in the last two elections Cullen has 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
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