The Municipal Elections Act, 1996 now includes rules for third party advertising.

Third party advertisement is an advertisement in any broadcast, print, electronic or other medium that has the purpose of promoting supporting or opposing a candidate in the election, or a "yes" or "no" answer to a question on the ballot.

During an election cycle, individuals, corporations and trade unions who wish to conduct third party advertising in the City of Toronto must be registered with the City Clerk.

  • Registration begins on May 1 of a municipal election cycle. Details on how to register, visit the City website. Registration will only be accepted at Toronto City Hall.
  • Until the City Clerk certifies your registration, third party advertisers may not spend money on their  campaign, accept contributions or begin advertising.

For more information on Third party advertising, visit the City website.

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