The City of Toronto's next election will be held on October 22, 2018 - and already it has been one of the most dramatic Canadian municipal elections in memory, full of twists and turns.
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. Long story short: this move resulted in a battle royale between City of Toronto and Province of Ontario, which was ultimately settled in the courts - but has raised much larger issues about urban autonomy in Canada with scores yet to be settled. Regardless, on October 22, Torontonians will elect one mayor and 25 councillors.
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. There are many other interesting candidates in the race as well.
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Want to learn more about the election and how to vote? Visit the City of Toronto's election page.
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