The City of Toronto's next election will be held on October 22, 2018 - and it will be an interesting race to watch.
The incumbent mayor, John Tory, is seeking re-election - and is up against more than 30 other candidates, including former Chief Planner from the City of Toronto Jennifer Keesmaat. The nominations for mayoral candidates closed on July 27, 2018, so the list of candidates is set.
Toronto's election has already has its share of drama. Shortly after the election of new Ontario Premier Doug Ford (brother of former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, and former Toronto City Councillor), Ford announced plans to reduce the number of Toronto City Councillors from 47 to 25. This came months into the municipal election, with candidates in all 47 wards already well into their campaigns. The legislation to make this change, Bill 5, received Royal Assent on August 14, 2018 - and has sparked what may become battle royale between the City of Toronto and Province of Ontario. It will surely feature as an issue in the mayoral race as well.
What do mayoral candidates have to say about this? Where do they stand on other issues?
Find out. Get to know your candidates, Toronto.
Want to learn more about the election and how to vote? Visit the City of Toronto's election page.
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