Sept. 21, 2018
After months of changes to Toronto’s council structure, nominations have now closed, and Toronto’s Oct. 22 election is underway. Earlier this week, a panel of three judges ruled that the Oct. 22, 2018 election will go forward with 25 wards, instead of the 44 that had been in place since 2000.
There are four weeks left until Toronto’s election, which for many readers will be more than enough time to get to know who is running and to choose who to support – as long as you know what ward you’re in and the candidates. Here’s a simple guide:
Find your ward
The changes to the municipal ward boundaries are now the same as the provincial and federal ridings. You can find yours on the city’s ‘MyVote’ website by typing in your postal code.
Learn who’s running
Once you know the name of your ward, check the city’s website and click ‘councillor’ to see the list of people running in each ward for city councillor.
Many councillors are changing the area they are running to represent.
Ways to get to know your candidates
You can find candidate information on the city’s website under the list ‘Councillor.’
Some candidates are also on Facebook. Like Signal Toronto on Facebook to get the update on candidates’ pages.
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