Toronto municipal election candidate nominations close 2 p.m. Friday

2022 municipal election

The deadline to file or withdraw a nomination for the office of Mayor, Councillor or School Board Trustee for the 2022 Toronto municipal election is Friday, August 19 at 2 p.m. Election day is Monday, October 24.

The office of the Mayor and Councillors have significant impact on the day-to-day lives of Torontonians by helping to shape City services and programs. School Board Trustees are community advocates for public education and champion student achievement, well-being and equity.

On August 19, nominations and withdrawals can be filed between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Toronto Elections Office on the first floor of Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W. Individuals filing or withdrawing nominations on that date must bring all required documents and identification with them and ensure their forms are complete. After 2 p.m., no additional nominations or withdrawals will be accepted.

Candidates are encouraged to use the appointment booking system to book a time to file their nomination, although walk-ins will be served until 2 p.m. Appointments can be booked through a link on the Candidates webpage:

To run for the office of Mayor, Councillor or School Board Trustee, candidates must:
• File a nomination paper with original signature
• Provide proof of qualifying address within Toronto or the school board jurisdiction
• Pay the appropriate nomination filing fee
• Provide at least 25 endorsements of nomination from eligible Toronto voters with original signatures, if running for the office of Mayor or Councillor.

Both the nomination paper and the endorsements of nomination must be completed on the prescribed forms and have original signatures. These forms and additional information are available on the Candidates webpage:

The final list of candidates will be available by 4 p.m. on August 22 on the List of Candidates & Third Party Advertisers webpage:

Third party advertiser registration remains open until 4:30 p.m. on October 21. Individuals, corporations and trade unions who intend to spend money to promote, support or oppose a candidate can find more information on the Third Party Advertising webpage:

More information about the Toronto municipal election is available on the Toronto Elections webpage:

Members of the media interested in filming the last day of candidate nominations may check in with City media relations staff inside the Rotunda and will be shown to the designated media area in the Toronto Elections City Hall office. Media outlets will be accommodated in the Toronto Elections Office for photography and video purposes beginning at 8:45 a.m. on August 19. There is limited space in the Toronto Elections Office. Scrums may be held in the City Hall rotunda or outside on Nathan Phillips Square.

Visitors to City Hall, including candidates and members of the media, who do not possess a City-issued access card, must go through the security screening procedure prior to entering the Toronto Elections office. More information about security screening is available on the City’s Visitor Screening at City Hall webpage:

SOURCE City of Toronto

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