The 2022 municipal election will be held on Monday, October 24. Advance voting takes place from October 7–14.
Visit Toronto Elections to:
- find out who is running in your ward;
- find information about how to vote, accessibility accommodations, ID requirements, and more;
- learn more about Toronto's election rules and process; and
- find educational guides and tools.
Watch this page for more resources on voter engagement, events, and information relevant to nonprofits who are engaging in the election.
- Advocacy Campaigns
- Candidate Tracker
- Information for Candidates and Third-Party Advertisers
- News, Opinion, and Analysis
We'll post election events as we learn of them. In the meantime, check out the events we're hosting.
United Way Greater Toronto has put together a checklist that you can use to gauge where candidates stand on urgent issues.
Climate action and the environment
Poverty and tenant rights
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The Local's Candidate Tracker is a comprehensive tool to help voters stay informed about who’s running for office. It has fact-checked biographies of council and mayoral candidates, and soon, school trustee information and head-to-head comparisons of where candidates stand on major issues.
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Information for candidates and third-party advertisers
More information on third-party advertising here
Friday, September 23
Final spending limits provided to candidates and registered third-party advertisers
Final self-contribution limit provided to candidates running for Mayor and Councillor (does not apply to School Board Trustee candidates)
Friday, October 21
Last day to register as a third-party advertiser
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News, opinion, and analysis
- Why Toronto’s left needs to be more like Doug Ford
- The next term of council is a time to mobilize
- Will John Tory’s ‘prudent’ leadership be tough enough to tackle Toronto’s big issues if he’s re-elected?
- With at least 5 incumbents out, Toronto council will have a new look after fall election
- Why these downtown Toronto wards may be a key battleground in October’s election
- Population disparities between Toronto’s 25 wards
- Make housing an issue with your candidates in this fall’s election
- Toronto the mediocre? Why we need to elect leaders who won’t settle for ‘good enough’
On the power of incumbency
- Polls showed she had a chance to defeat a sitting councillor in the last election. Then Toronto’s mayor stepped in
- Open wards and the power of incumbency
- How Toronto’s Councillors became nearly unbeatable
- Why Toronto city councillors are running for the exits and what that says about civic democracy
- The number of candidates in this year’s election has hit a record low. Here’s why that’s bad for Toronto
- Death threats, racist taunts, brick throwing: How a rising tide of toxic abuse is battering Toronto city hall
- Allowing youths to cast mock ballots could be a counterweight to low turnout and political shenanigans
- The gaping holes in our election accountability system
- 2018 Toronto Voter Turnout - Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership
On diversity, inclusion, and representation
- Getting more immigrants to run for political office means paving the way for active citizenship
- Will municipal elections lead to more diverse representation on councils? Don’t hold your breath
- ‘You’ve got to work three times harder’: Why Toronto council is not as diverse as the city it serves
On the Province's move to give Toronto "strong mayor" powers:
- Ontario passes 'strong mayor' legislation, giving Toronto, Ottawa mayors veto power
- ‘Strong mayor’ powers contingent on aligning with provincial goals
- Former Toronto mayors warn ‘Strong Mayors’ act will harm local democracy
- Doug Ford is Premier of Ontario. Why does he want to be Mayor of Toronto?
- What all Toronto mayoral candidates should say about being a ‘Strong Mayor’
- PODCAST: Spacing Radio 067, Toronto Election: the case against a strong mayor system
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