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such boundaries any such portion or portions of the said adjacent Township or Townships as from the proximity of streets or buildings as aforesaid may conveniently be attached to such Town as aforesaid, and the inhabitants of such Town as embraced within such new and extended boundaries, shall, on from and after the first day of January next after

When such Prothe end of three calendar months, from the teste of such Proclamation, clamation shall be incorporated apart from the Township or Townships in which it is take effect, and

what its effect situate, and shall no longer be subject to the jurisdiction of the Munici- shall be. pality or Municipalities of such Township or Townships, and as such Corporation, shall have perpetual succession and a Common Seal, with all such powers within the limits of such Town as are by this Act conferred upon the inhabitants of any Incorporated Village, and the powers of the Corporation of such Town shall be exercised by, through and in the name of the Municipality of such Town; and all the provisions of this Act and of all other Acts hereafter to be passed applicable to Incorporated Villages in general, and the Municipalities thereof, shall apply to such Town and the Municipality thereof as if the same were mentioned in the Schedule to this Act annexed marked A. CCV. And be it enacted, That whenever by the census returns it Provision with

respect to the shall appear that any of the Towns mentioned in the said Schedule divis

division into marked D, which shall have been then already incorporated under the Wards of certain

Towns in Schella provisions of this Act as aforesaid, and any portions of the Township or

ule D. on certain

lowesoma Townships which, from the proximity of streets and buildings, may conditions. conveniently be attached to such Town, shall together contain five thousand inhabitants or upwards, it shall and may be lawful for the Municipal Corporation of such Town to petition the Governor of this Petition. Province that the limits of the said Town may be extended, and that the same may be divided into Wards, and upon such petition it shall be Jawful for the Governor of the Province, by an order in Council, to issue

Proclamation. a Proclamation under the Great Seal of the Province, extending such Pro limits and dividing such Town into Wards accordingly, and from and after the first day of January next, after the end of three calendar months from the teste of such Proclamation, all the provisions of this Act and of all other Acts hereafter to be passed applicable to Incorporated Towns in general or to the Town Councils thereof, shall apply to such Town and Town Council thereof, as if the same were mentioned in the Schedule to this Act annexed marked B. - CCVI, And be it enacted, That for and notwithstanding any thing in Corporations, this Act contained, the Municipal Corporation or other Municipal bodies &c., of Districts, or authorities of the several Counties, Unions of Counties under the name ore

&c., existing

immediately preof Districts, Cities, Towns, Townships and Villages in Upper Canada, vious to 1st Janexisting immediately previously to the first day of January, which will uary, 1850, to

remain until 4th be in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty, and all Monday of that and singular the members, officers, and servants of the same respec- month. tively, shall, upon and from the said first day of January, in the year aforesaid, until the fourth Monday of the same month, continue to have exercise and perform all and singular the Municipal and other powers, Powers of Mem. functions and duties which immediately previous to such first day of bers, &cy, to January shall or may by law have been vested in them respectively, to continue. all intents and purposes, as if this Act had not been passed. CCVII. And be it enacted, That any Proclamation to be issued under pr

Proclamations the authority of this Act, for the incorporation of any Village, for erecting incorporating any Village into a Town, or for erecting any Town into a City, shall Villages, &c...

when to take have force and effect upon, from and after the first day of January next, effect. after the end of three calendar months from the teste of such Proclamation, and not before, except only as regards any thing to be done preparatory to the election to be held in consequence of such Proclamation,

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with regard to which such Proclamation shall have force and effect from

the time of the teste thereof. Provisions of this CCVIII. And be it enacted, That no provision in the foregoing Act as to proper

pero enactments of this Act which requires that any person be possessed of ty qualification when to take any property qualification, or be assessed for any particular amount in effcct.

order to his having a right to vote or to be elected at any election to be held under the authority of this Act, shall have any force or effect, unless or until some Act be passed by the Parliament of this Province in the present or some future session thereof to provide for the regulation of assessments, and the levying and collecting of local taxes in Upper Canada, and to repeal the general provisions of the Acts heretofore in

force for that purpose, but all such persons as have heretofore had the Who inay vote or be elected in right to vote or be elected at the annual elections of Parish and Townthe mean time. ship Officers, for the several Townships in Upper Canada, shall have

the right of voting and being elected for the Township and Village Councillors to be elected under this Act, and such persons as have heretofore had a right to vote or be elected at the Municipal Elections

of any City, Town or Village heretofore incorporated, or having a Board In incorporated Towns, &c. of Police established by law for the same, shall have the right of voting

and being elected for the City, Town or Village, Aldermen and Councillors to be elected under this Act for such City, Town or Village

respectively ; and the persons entitled to vote or be elected at the in unincorpo

Municipal Elections of every Town and Village not incorporated as rated Towns,

aforesaid before the passing of this Act, shall be the resident male inhabitants, being either householders or freeholders of such Town or Village of the age of twenty-one years or upwards, being subjects of Her Majesty by birth or naturalization, and who shall have resided in such Town or Village for six calendar months next previous to the holding of the said election, and who shall have been rated on the Assessment Roll of the said Town or Village as householders or free

holders for the year previous to such election. Provided also, that where Proviso as to the system of the registration of votes exists at the passing of this Act in places where a Registration of any City or Town, the same shall continue under the Act or Acts provoters exists. viding such registration, until altered by any Act as aforesaid; and

provided also, that whether any such new Act for regulating assessments Proviso as to first elections.

in Upper Canada, shall or shall not be passed prior to this Act coming into force, the persons hereinbefore described as entitled to elect and be elected under ihis Act (until such new assessment law shall have passed as aforesaid,) shall be those entitled to elect and be elected respectively

at the first elections to be held under this Act. Acts, &c., incon. CCIX. And be it enacted, That all Acts and parts of Acts and prosistent with this

s visions of law, either of the Parliament of this Province, or of the ParAct, repealed.

liament of the late Province of Upper Canada, and all Acts, By-laws, Rules and Regulations thereupon passed by any Township Meeting, District Council, Board of Police, Town or City Council in Upper Canada, in force in Upper Canada immediately before the time when this Act shall come into force, in so far as the same may be inconsisent with or contradictory to the provisions of this Act, or which make any provisions in any matter provided for by this Act, other than such as is hereby made in such matter, shall be and they are hereby repealed, and shall cease to be in force upon, from and after the day when this Act shall come

into effect. Interpretation of CCX. And be it enacted, That the word “Governor” wherever it word “Governor," &c.

occurs in this Act, shall be understood to mean and include the Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, or Person Administering the Government of this Province for the time being; the words “ Upper Cañada,” shall be understood to mean and include all that part of this Province which

formerly constituted the Province of Upper Canada; and words importing the singular number or the masculine gender only, shall be understood to include more than one person, matter or thing of the same kind as well as one person, matter or thing, and females as well as males, unless it be otherwise expressly provided, or there be something in the subject or context repugnant to or inconsistent with such construction ; and all other words, terms or phrases shall receive such fair and liberal How this Act construction as shall be best adapted to carry out this Act according to shall be con

strued. its true intent, meaning and spirit. CCXI. And be it enacted, That this Act may be amended, altered Act may be

amended &c., in or repealed by any Act to be passed in his present session of Parlia- *

this Session. ment.

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1. Belleville. To consist of all that part of this Province situate within BELLEVILLE. the County of Hastings and lying within the following limits, that is to say;

Commencing at the limits between Lots numbers six and seven in the Limits. first concession of the Township of Thurlow, at low water mark of the Bay of Quinte; thence, northerly along the side line between lots numbers six and seven to the second concession road; thence, westerly, along the said second concession line to the westerly boundary of lot number one in the said first concession of Thurlow; thence, southerly, on the town line between Townships of Thurlow and Sidney to the Bay of Quinte; thence, easterly, along the shore of the said Bay to the place of beginning; together with the Harbor, Islands and Marshes in front of the said Town.

The said Town to be divided into four Wards to be called respectively Wards, four. Samson Ward, Ketcheson Ward, Baldwin Ward, and Coleman Ward, and to comprise the following portions of the said Town respectively, that is to say:

The said Samson Ward to comprise all that part of the said Town Samson Ward. which lies to the south-east of Bridge Street, on the north side of the river Moira.

The said Ketcheson Ward to comprise all that part of the said Town Ketcheson which lies north-west of bridge, and south-east of Pinnacle Street on the north side of the said river.

The said Baldwin Ward to comprise all that part of the said Town Baldwin Ward, which lies north-west of Pinnacle Street, on the north side of the said river, to the limit of the said Town.

And the said Coleman Ward to comprise all that part of the said Town Coleman Ward. which lies on the west side of the said river Moira.

e Ward.

* For the Boundaries of these Villages, see pages 79 and 80.

BRANTYORD.

Limits.

2. Brantford.—To consist of all that part of this Province situate within the county of Wentworth and Jying within the following limits, that is to say:

Commencing on the north side of Colborne Street, in the eastern limit of the said town as originally laid out by the authority of the government of the late Province of Upper Canada; then, north, eighteen degrees thirty minutes east, seventy-nine chains forty-five links, more or less, to the north-east angle of the said town as laid out by the government as aforesaid ; then, south, eighty-four degrees thirty minutes west, eightytwo chains twenty-eight links, more or less, to the north-west angle of the said Town as laid out by the government as aforesaid, and to the eastern limit of a certain tract of twelve hundred acres of land originally granted by the Crown to Abraham Kennedy Smith and Margaret Řerby' ; ihen, souih, twenty-seven degrees thirty minutes west, eight chains, more or less, to the south-east angle of a parcel of land belonging to Peter O'Banyon; then, north, sixty-two degrees thirty minutes west, sisty chains, more or less, to the western limit of the said lands granted by the Crown to the said Ábraham Kennedy Smith and Margaret Kerby ; then, south, twenty-seven degrees thirty minutes west, one hundred and eight chains, more or less, along the western limit of the said lands to the Grand River; then, across the Grand River obliquely with the stream in an easterly direction, and passing south of the large Island about thirty chains, to the limit between the farm lands of Thomas Mair, and the north part of the Brant Farm, granted by the Crown 1o William Johnson Kerr ; then, south, twenty-seven degrees twenty-five minutes west, forty-two chains, more or less, to the rear of the lots on the south side of Burford Street on the plank road; then, south, sixty-eight degrees east thirty-nine chains, more or less, to the east side of the Mount Pleasant road and south side of Walnut Street on the lands of Daniel Mercer Gilkison; then, north, forty-three degrees thirty minutes east, thirty-six chains, more or less, along the south side of Walnut Street to the Grand River; then, easterly, along the south side of the Grand River, with the stream about thirty chains to opposite the mouth of the Cove; then, east, across the Grand River to the south side of the mouth of the said Ćove; then, north-easterly along the easterly side of the said Cove about twenty chains to the southern limit of the lands of the Grand River Navigation Company; then, easterly, along the south boundary of the said Grand River Navigation Company's Lands, about fifty-five chains, to the western limit of the Mohawk Parsonage Glebe ; then, north, five degrees thirty minutes west, forty-five chains, more or less, to the place of beginning.

The said Town to be divided into five Wards to be called respectively, King's Ward, Queens's Ward, Brant Ward, East Ward and North Ward-and to comprise the following portions of the said Town respectively, that is to say:

The said King's Ward to comprise all that part of the said Town which lies between Cedar Street and King Street, and north of the Canal, together with all that part of the said Town lying south of the Grand River.

The said Queen's Ward to comprise all that part of the said Town which lies north of the Canal, and between King Street and Market Street to their intersection with West Street.

The said Brant Ward to comprise all that part of the said Town which Jies north of the Grand River, and south of the Canal as far eastward às . Alfred Street, and north of the Canal, and between Market and Alfred Streets.

The said East ward to comprise all that part of the said Town which lies east of Alfred Street.

Wards, five

King's Ward.

Queen's Ward.

Brant Ward.

East Ward.

And the said North Ward to comprise all that part of the said Town North Ward. which lies north of the Grand River (including the two large Islands in the River,) and west of Cedar Street, and West Street from its intersection with Cedar Street.

3. Brockville.-To consist of all that part of this Province situate BROCKVILLE. within the County of Leeds, and lying within the following limits, that is to say:

Comprising that part of the Township of Elizabethtown known as the Limits. front halves of Township lots numbers ten, eleven, twelve and thirteen, and of the West half of Township lot number nine, and of the east half of Township lot number fourteen in the first concession of the said Township, extending the same respectively to the water's edge of the River St. Lawrence, together with such parts of the water of the said River, and of the land under the said water as lies in front of the said lots within three hundred yards of the said water's edge, and also including the small Island in front of the said Town on which a block house is now built, and all Public Roads and Highways running through or by any of the said half lots within the exterior limits thereof.

The said Town to be divided into three Wards to be called respec- Wards, three. tively, East Ward, West Ward and Centre Ward, and to comprise the. following portions of the said Town respectively, that is to say: · The said Centre Ward to comprise all that part of the said Town known Centre Ward. as the front half of the west half of the said Township lot number eleven, and of the front half of the east half of the said Township lot number twelve, in the first concession of Elizabethtown aforesaid, extending the same respectively to the water's edge of the said River Saint Lawrence, together with such parts of the water of the said River and of the land under the said water as lies in front of the said last mentioned half lots and within three hundred yards of the said water's edge, and including the said small Island.

The said West Ward to comprise all that part of the said Town which West Ward. lies to the west of the said Centre Ward.

And the said East Ward to comprise all that part of the said Town East Ward. which lies east of the said Centre Ward.

4. Bytown.-To consist of all that part of this Province situate within Bytown. the County of Charleton, and lying within the following limits, that is to say :

Commencing at the waters of the River Rideau on the line which Limits. divideş Lots E and F in concessions D and C, and thence in a continuous direct line, across lot number forty, to the side-line dividing lots numbers thirty-nine and forty; thence, following the said line northerly in the first concession, to the line dividing concession A and the first concession, and in concession A embracing the whole of the broken lot number thirty-nine to the river Ottawa, including all the islands down to the southerly end of the chain bridge; thence, following the waters of the Ottawa in the centre of the channel to the western branch of the waters of the river Rideau ; thence, against the stream up the river Rideau to the place of beginning.

The said Town to be divided into three Wards to be called respec- •Wards, three. tively East Ward, Centre Ward and West Ward, and to comprise the following portions of the said Town respectively, that is to say:

Lower Bytown shall comprise that portion of the said Town which lies Lower Bytown. easterly from the Rideau Canal, and shall constitute two Wards by the names of East Ward and Centre Ward.

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