This is general information for candidates interested in running for Mayor, Councillor or School Board Trustee.

The next municipal election is Monday, October 22, 2018.

2018 Nomination Information

Nominations are open from Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to Friday, July 27, 2018 at 2 p.m. and can be filed at Election Services, 100 Queen Street West, 1st floor north.

To run for the office of mayor, councillor or school board trustee for the 2018 municipal election, you must file a nomination paper.

  • Until you file a nomination paper, you cannot raise or spend any money on your campaign.
  • Mayor and councillor candidates must provide, along with their nomination paper, at least 25 declaration of endorsements from eligible electors.
  • The nomination paper and endorsement of nomination forms must have original signatures.

Forms

Below is a list of candidates who are in default of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 because they did not file their financial statement or exceeded the expense limit in the 2014 municipal election or subsequent by-elections.

The Municipal Elections Act, 1996 states those who are in default cannot run until after the next general election has taken place.

Last Name First Name Office Ward Election or By-election
Aires Tony TDSB 10 2014 Municipal Election
Alves Paul Councillor 18 2014 Municipal Election
Andrews Don Mayor 2014 Municipal Election
Avila Miguel Councillor 28 2014 Municipal Election
Beckett Bobby Councillor 18 2014 Municipal Election
Borden Mark Councillor 30 2014 Municipal Election
Borenstein Josh Councillor 40 2014 Municipal Election
Boucher Princess TDSB 1 By-election (July 25, 2016)
Brar Harp Councillor 7 2014 Municipal Election
Brookman Jim Councillor 32 2014 Municipal Election
Brown Chloe-Marie Councillor 2 By-election (July 25, 2016)
Browne Murphy TDSB 14 2014 Municipal Election
Bueno-Bradley Edmund Councillor 2 2014 Municipal Election
Burgess Frank Mayor 2014 Municipal Election
Byford David Councillor 27 2014 Municipal Election
Calla Aldo TCDSB 7 2014 Municipal Election
Caltsoudas Dino Councillor 1 2014 Municipal Election
Campbell Blair Councillor 28 2014 Municipal Election
Capar Stanislaw Councillor 6 2014 Municipal Election
Chhabra Amarjeet Councillor 44 2014 Municipal Election
Chin Dwayne Councillor 42 2014 Municipal Election
Cidade Mark Mayor 2014 Municipal Election
Colterman Jason Councillor 43 2014 Municipal Election
Conacher Sean Councillor 16 2014 Municipal Election
Corbett Jeff Councillor 1 2014 Municipal Election
Dennis Greg TDSB 18 2014 Municipal Election
Dusome Leeann TDSB 14 By-election (June 20, 2016)
Fasasi Akeem Councillor 20 2014 Municipal Election
Fenkam Pascal CSV 2 2014 Municipal Election
Foaleng Jean-Baptiste CSV 2 2014 Municipal Election
Galbete Dahir TDSB 1 2014 Municipal Election
Galea Michael Councillor 24 2014 Municipal Election
Giannini Cozette Councillor 39 2014 Municipal Election
Glaister Jonathan Mayor 2014 Municipal Election
Gordon Michael Mayor 2014 Municipal Election
Gore Al Mayor 2014 Municipal Election
Gunanayagam Mario CSDCCS 4 2014 Municipal Election
Han Austin TDSB 21 By-election (January 25, 2016)
Henick Mark TDSB 11 2014 Municipal Election
Holloway Kate Councillor 20 2014 Municipal Election
Hunt Jolene Councillor 18 2014 Municipal Election
Huynh Chinh Mayor 2014 Municipal Election
Johannes Robb Mayor 2014 Municipal Election
Kalafatis Theo Councillor 38 2014 Municipal Election
Karzman Dina Councillor 33 2014 Municipal Election
Kazman Stephen TDSB 5 2014 Municipal Election
Khan Sarfraz Councillor 22 2014 Municipal Election
Kim Daniel TCDSB 6 2014 Municipal Election
Kodanipork Andi Councillor 43 2014 Municipal Election
Kwok Kingsley Councillor 42 By-election (February 13, 2017)
Lawrance Robin Councillor 27 2014 Municipal Election
Le Long TDSB 5 By-election (July 25, 2016)
Lee Dewitt Mayor 2014 Municipal Election
Lisciandro Luigi Councillor 37 2014 Municipal Election
Lupallier Diego TCDSB 4 2014 Municipal Election
Mac Donald Chris Councillor 7 2014 Municipal Election
Mahmood Khaliq Councillor 1 2014 Municipal Election
Martyn Hank Councillor 29 2014 Municipal Election
McKinlay Elizabeth TDSB 2 2014 Municipal Election
Metter Elana Councillor 16 2014 Municipal Election
Mohamud Dodd Councillor 2 2014 Municipal Election
Mohebzada Masihullah Councillor 36 2014 Municipal Election
Mosca Giancarlo TDSB 4 2014 Municipal Election
Narula Ram Mayor 2014 Municipal Election
Nguyen Andy TDSB 21 By-election (January 25, 2016)
Ongwen Oweka-Arac Mayor 2014 Municipal Election
Owen Douglas Councillor 34 2014 Municipal Election
Pannerselvan Shopana TDSB 20 2014 Municipal Election
Papadakis John Councillor 29 2014 Municipal Election
Papathanasakis Spiros TDSB 4 2014 Municipal Election
Paterson Gary Councillor 2 2014 Municipal Election
Pavao Dennis Councillor 18 2014 Municipal Election
Piñeros Gonzalo TDSB 10 2014 Municipal Election
Power Derek Councillor 18 2014 Municipal Election
Prashar Sohum Councillor 42 By-election (February 13, 2017)
Proctor Marc Councillor 44 2014 Municipal Election
Rama Raj Councillor 28 2014 Municipal Election
Reid Justin Councillor 38 2014 Municipal Election
Reynolds Gord TDSB 5 By-election (July 25, 2016)
Rivers Janet Councillor 39 2014 Municipal Election
Robertson Joy Councillor 36 2014 Municipal Election
Rodrigues Robert Councillor 18 2014 Municipal Election
Russell Francis Councillor 30 2014 Municipal Election
Sajnani Ashok Mayor 2014 Municipal Election
Sampson Bernice TDSB 1 By-election (July 25, 2016)
Sarojkumaran Krishanthy TDSB 21 2014 Municipal Election
Sekkak Mohamed CSV 2 2014 Municipal Election
Shaikh Saima Councillor 35 2014 Municipal Election
Shanmugarajah Vino Councillor 42 2014 Municipal Election
Shannon Jamie Mayor 2014 Municipal Election
Sharma Rutul TDSB 14 By-election (June 20, 2016)
Sheppard Everett Councillor 6 2014 Municipal Election
Sherbanowski Janet Councillor 31 2014 Municipal Election
Sidiq Aysha Councillor 38 2014 Municipal Election
Sivagnanam Siva Councillor 42 By-election (February 13, 2017)
Sivalingam Eli TDSB 1 2014 Municipal Election
Slobodian Adam Councillor 4 2014 Municipal Election
Smith Bob Councillor 31 2014 Municipal Election
Smitherman Arthur Councillor 42 By-election (February 13, 2017)
Sondhi Ashley Councillor 44 2014 Municipal Election
Sotiropoulos Sam TDSB 20 2014 Municipal Election
Spas Bohdan Councillor 13 2014 Municipal Election
Street Ken Councillor 2 By-election (July 25, 2016)
Syed Sahl TDSB 21 By-election (January 25, 2016)
Sysak Robert Councillor 6 2014 Municipal Election
Tassone Ralph TCDSB 10 2014 Municipal Election
Thomas David Councillor 38 2014 Municipal Election
Trayes Daniel Councillor 30 2014 Municipal Election
Uddin Shahid Councillor 35 2014 Municipal Election
Van Zandwijk James Councillor 15 2014 Municipal Election
Vipulanandan Neethra Councillor 44 2014 Municipal Election
Whyte Althea TDSB 1 By-election (July 25, 2016)
Wong Matthew Mayor 2014 Municipal Election

To run for mayor or councillor, on the day the nomination paper is filed, a person must be:

  • a Canadian citizen
  • at least 18 years of age
  • 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
  • not legally prohibited from voting
  • not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office

Who cannot be a council candidate

The following people are disqualified from being elected as a member of council, or from holding office as a member of council:

  • a judge of any court
  • a member of the Provincial Legislature, the Federal House of Commons or Senate who has not resigned from their office by the close of nominations. Proof of resignation must be provided by the close of nominations or the Clerk will not certify the nomination
  • a candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement in the last municipal election or by-election

City of Toronto employees

  • Employees of the City of Toronto who wish to run for mayor or councillor must take an unpaid leave of absence before filing a nomination paper.
  • The employee must provide a copy of the documentation showing that they have taken the leave of absence and the effective date.

To run for any of the four school boards on the day the Nomination Paper is filed, a person must be:

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

Who cannot be a school board trustee candidate

The following people are disqualified from being elected as a school board trustee, or from holding office on any school board:

  • a clerk, treasurer, deputy-clerk or deputy-treasurer of any municipality within the area of jurisdiction of the school board except those on an unpaid leave of absence
  • a member of the Provincial Legislature, the Federal House of Commons or Senate who has not resigned from their office by the close of nominations. Proof of resignation must be provided by the close of nominations or the Clerk will not certify the nomination
  • a candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement in the last municipal election or by-election

School board employees

  • Employees of any school board (including supply teachers) are disqualified from being elected as school board trustee or from holding office on any school board, except during a leave of absence.
  • The employee must be on a leave of absence before filing their nomination paper.
  • They must provide the Clerk with documentation showing that they have taken the leave of absence and the effective date.

Types of school boards

*Areas of jurisdiction

If you wish to run for school board trustee, you must live in the jurisdiction. For the Toronto District School Board and the Toronto Catholic District School Board the area of jurisdiction is the City of Toronto boundaries.

Conseil scolaire Viamonde and Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir school boundaries expand beyond the City of Toronto boundaries. Even though the boundaries go beyond the City of Toronto, if you wish to run in the Toronto wards, you must file your nomination paper with the City of Toronto.

2018 Municipal Election School Board District Wards Quick Reference Chart

Candidates filing a nomination must present acceptable identification showing name, qualifying Toronto address and signature.  This can be one piece of ID or a combination of two pieces of ID.

One piece of ID showing name, qualifying Toronto address and signature:

  • Ontario driver’s licence
  • Ontario Health Card (photo card with address)
  • Ontario motor vehicle permit (plate portion)
  • Cancelled personalized cheque
  • Mortgage, lease or rental agreement
  • Insurance policy
  • Loan or financial agreement with a financial institution
  • Document issued or certified by a court in Ontario
  • Any other document from the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency of such a government
  • Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada)

OR

Two pieces of ID:

First piece of ID showing name and signature:

  • Ontario driver’s licence
  • Ontario Health Card
  • Ontario motor vehicle permit (plate portion)
  • Canadian passport
  • Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • Veterans Affairs Canada Health Card
  • Social Insurance Number Card
  • Old Age Security Card
  • Credit card
  • Debit card
  • Employee Identification card
  • Student Identification card issued by a post-secondary institution
  • Union Identification card or professional licence card
  • Cancelled personalized cheque
  • Mortgage, lease or rental agreement for property in Ontario
  • Insurance policy
  • Document issued or certified by a court in Ontario
  • Any other document issued by the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency of such a government
  • Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada)

Second piece of ID showing name and qualifying Toronto address:

  • Ontario motor vehicle permit (vehicle portion)
  • Income tax assessment notice
  • Child Tax Benefit Statement
  • Statement of Employment Insurance Benefits Paid T4E
  • Statement of Old Age Security T4A (OAS)
  • Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits T4A (P)
  • Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions
  • Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Works
  • Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Disability Support Program
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Statement of Benefits T5007
  • Property tax assessment
  • Insurance statement
  • Mortgage, lease or rental statement for property in Ontario
  • Credit card, bank account, RRSP, RRIF, RHOSP or T5 statement
  • CNIB Card or a card from another registered charitable organization which provides services to persons with disabilities
  • Hospital card or record
  • Document showing campus residence issued by the office or officials responsible for student residence at a post-secondary institution
  • Utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or cable TV or a bill from a  public utilities commission
  • Cheque stub, T4 or pay receipt issued by an employer
  • Transcript or report card from a post-secondary school
  • Document issued or certified by a court in Ontario
  • Any other document issued by the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency of such a government
  • Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada)

 

Nominations must be filed in person at Election Services, 100 Queen Street West, 1st floor north as original signatures are required. To file a nomination, you must provide:

  • Nomination Paper
  • at least 25 declaration of endorsements (mayor and councillor candidates only)
  • current acceptable identification
  • nomination filing fee (paid by cash, credit or debit card, certified cheque or money order, payable to ‘Treasurer, City of Toronto’)
    • The filing fee is $200 for candidates running for Mayor
    • The filing fee is $100 for candidates running for Councillor or School Board Trustee
    • Nomination fees are refunded to candidates once they file the required financial statement

If an agent is filing a nomination on your behalf, the agent must provide the above documents as well as their own identification.

If you decide you no longer wish to run in the 2018 municipal election, you must:

  • file the Withdrawal of Nomination form in person
  • provide identification
  • file a financial statement by the deadline date

The last day to file a withdrawal is Friday, July 27, 2018 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Election Services, 100 Queen Street West, 1st floor north.

If, after filing a nomination for an office on Council or any of the school boards, you wish to run for a different office, you must:

  • file the Withdrawal of Nomination for the old office
  • at the same time, file a Nomination Paper for the new office*
  • pay the nomination filing fee for the new office

*For mayor or councillor candidates, you are not required to submit additional declaration of endorsements – the ones you submitted for the first office is transferred to the second office.

Campaign finances

  • The two offices (campaigns) are separate and contributions and expenses cannot be transferred from one to the other.
  • If you plan to incur expenses or accept contributions, you must open a separate bank account for each campaign.
  • A contributor’s total contribution cannot exceed $1,200 for both campaigns for councillor or school board trustee candidates or $2,500 for mayoralty candidates.

Financial statement

You will be required to file a financial statement for each campaign.

  • The withdrawn campaign will show all financial activity from the day the nomination paper is filed until the day the withdrawal is filed.
  • The current campaign will show all financial activity from the day the nomination paper is filed until the end of the campaign period.

City Council

School boards

2018 Municipal Election Preliminary Expense Limits

Election Description

Office Description

Ward Number

Number of Electors

Max Expense Limit ($)

2018 Municipal Election Mayor 0 1,602,595 $1,369,705.75
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 1 30,064 $30,554.40
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 2 33,587 $33,548.95
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 3 43,106 $41,640.10
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 4 44,605 $42,914.25
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 5 31,552 $31,819.20
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 6 41,687 $40,433.95
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 7 26,785 $27,767.25
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 8 26,539 $27,558.15
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 9 28,272 $29,031.20
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 10 36,820 $36,297.00
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 11 36,555 $36,071.75
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 12 30,111 $30,594.35
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 13 33,188 $33,209.80
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 14 36,761 $36,246.85
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 15 41,159 $39,985.15
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 16 40,458 $39,389.30
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 17 43,057 $41,598.45
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 18 44,311 $42,664.35
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 19 42,784 $41,366.40
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 20 16,975 $19,428.75
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 21 15,632 $18,287.20
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 22 23,812 $25,240.20
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 23 25,838 $26,962.30
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 24 26,190 $27,261.50
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 25 24,410 $25,748.50
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 26 35,966 $35,571.10
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 27 37,711 $37,054.35
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 28 28,308 $29,061.80
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 29 29,768 $30,302.80
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 30 28,680 $29,378.00
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 31 31,243 $31,556.55
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 32 40,714 $39,606.90
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 33 27,351 $28,248.35
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 34 39,326 $38,427.10
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 35 39,608 $38,666.80
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 36 37,409 $36,797.65
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 37 34,209 $34,077.65
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 38 41,345 $40,143.25
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 39 34,352 $34,199.20
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 40 39,250 $38,362.50
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 41 38,587 $37,798.95
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 42 34,566 $34,381.10
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 43 42,303 $40,957.55
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 44 37,088 $36,524.80
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 45 35,540 $35,209.00
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 46 30,812 $31,190.20
2018 Municipal Election Councillor 47 34,201 $34,070.85
2018 Municipal Election Toronto District School Board 1 45,441 $43,624.85
2018 Municipal Election Toronto District School Board 2 59,528 $55,598.80
2018 Municipal Election Toronto District School Board 3 54,012 $50,910.20
2018 Municipal Election Toronto District School Board 4 34,587 $34,398.95
2018 Municipal Election Toronto District School Board 5 46,258 $44,319.30
2018 Municipal Election Toronto District School Board 6 42,982 $41,534.70
2018 Municipal Election Toronto District School Board 7 69,339 $63,938.15
2018 Municipal Election Toronto District School Board 8 56,296 $52,851.60
2018 Municipal Election Toronto District School Board 9 56,604 $53,113.40
2018 Municipal Election Toronto District School Board 10 61,815 $57,542.75
2018 Municipal Election Toronto District School Board 11 66,719 $61,711.15
2018 Municipal Election Toronto District School Board 12 75,231 $68,946.35
2018 Municipal Election Toronto District School Board 13 58,702 $54,896.70
2018 Municipal Election Toronto District School Board 14 59,361 $55,456.85
2018 Municipal Election Toronto District School Board 15 68,288 $63,044.80
2018 Municipal Election Toronto District School Board 16 63,352 $58,849.20
2018 Municipal Election Toronto District School Board 17 60,311 $56,264.35
2018 Municipal Election Toronto District School Board 18 61,511 $57,284.35
2018 Municipal Election Toronto District School Board 19 61,857 $57,578.45
2018 Municipal Election Toronto District School Board 20 63,503 $58,977.55
2018 Municipal Election Toronto District School Board 21 57,028 $53,473.80
2018 Municipal Election Toronto District School Board 22 50,484 $47,911.40
2018 Municipal Election Toronto Catholic District School Board 1 32,497 $32,622.45
2018 Municipal Election Toronto Catholic District School Board 2 31,575 $31,838.75
2018 Municipal Election Toronto Catholic District School Board 3 24,378 $25,721.30
2018 Municipal Election Toronto Catholic District School Board 4 25,752 $26,889.20
2018 Municipal Election Toronto Catholic District School Board 5 23,776 $25,209.60
2018 Municipal Election Toronto Catholic District School Board 6 27,296 $28,201.60
2018 Municipal Election Toronto Catholic District School Board 7 29,357 $29,953.45
2018 Municipal Election Toronto Catholic District School Board 8 23,591 $25,052.35
2018 Municipal Election Toronto Catholic District School Board 9 28,758 $29,444.30
2018 Municipal Election Toronto Catholic District School Board 10 16,936 $19,395.60
2018 Municipal Election Toronto Catholic District School Board 11 25,335 $26,534.75
2018 Municipal Election Toronto Catholic District School Board 12 27,019 $27,966.15
2018 Municipal Election Conseil scolaire Viamonde 2 2,826 $7,402.10
2018 Municipal Election Conseil scolaire Viamonde 3 2,221 $6,887.85
2018 Municipal Election Conseil scolaire Viamonde 4 2,129 $6,809.65
2018 Municipal Election Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir 3 3,033 $7,578.05
2018 Municipal Election Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir 4 2,907 $7,470.95