Serving your city allows you to directly influence decisions in your community.

The City delivers some of its services through boards, committees and tribunals. Each agency has its own board of directors that includes members of the public. You can apply to become a member of a board of directors and bring your skills to a range of corporate and community boards.

There are more than 50 boards, committees and tribunals with over 300 public members.

To serve on a City board, you must:

  • be a resident of the City of Toronto; and
  • be at least 18 years of age; and
  • not be a relative of a member of City Council; and
  • not be a City or board employee.

You can apply online any time and your application stays on file for two years. You can also see the full list and descriptions of the agencies and corporations.

Find out about new opportunities:

The next municipal election is on Monday, October 24, 2022.

You can become a candidate and run to be the next mayor, councillor or school board trustee. At the local level of government there are no political parties. In order to become a candidate, during the nomination period, you need to file a nomination paper, provide identification and pay a filing fee.

To run for mayor or councillor, you must be:

  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • at least 18 years of age; and
  • a resident of the city of Toronto; or
  • an owner or tenant of land in the city of Toronto, or the spouse of the owner or tenant; and
  • not legally prohibited from voting; and
  • not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office.

To run for Trustee on any of the four school boards you must be:

  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • at least 18 years of age; and
  • a resident in the area of jurisdiction of the board; and
  • not legally prohibited from voting; and
  • not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office.