Toronto the Good party, held annually by fellow architects, designers and artists each year, took place at the Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery District on September 11 to bring together about 700 people to mingle with the Toronto mayoral candidates. Social Planning Toronto, along with other community organizations promoting civic engagement ahead of the October 27th municipal election, hosted a table and introduced participants and candidates to its work on civic engagement and community research. Fact sheets on important City services and flyers on most recent research projects by Social Planning Toronto were distributed to participants.
Host Dave Meslin of RaBIT introduced several mayoral candidates present at the event and asked them to briefly introduce themselves, talk about their election platforms, and announce their support or opposition to a Ranked Ballots system for the municipal elections in Toronto.
Please see below for some of the event highlights!