On August 14, 2018, Bill 5 – the Better Local Government Act, 2018, was passed by the Government of Ontario. The Act, which amends the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 and the City of Toronto Act, 2006, reduced the number of Toronto wards from 47 to 25, and extended the nomination period for councillor and school board trustee nominations. Mayoral nominations were not extended; the nomination deadline for the office of mayor was July 27.
The new 25 ward boundaries were set to align with the current federal and provincial electoral ridings, with minor adjustment to stay within geographic boundaries of Toronto.
The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing enacted the following regulations Ontario Regulation 407/18: 2018 and 2022 Regular Elections and Ontario Regulation 408/18: Wards to provide further details for implementation of the Better Local Government Act, 2018.
View the List of Candidates Under 25 Ward Model.
On September 10, the Superior Court of Justice set aside the provisions in Bill 5, the Better Local Government Act, 2018 that change the number of wards to 25.
The City Clerk will commence preparations to administer the October 22 election under the 47-ward model. Nominations for candidates under the 47-ward model were closed on July 27 and certified. View the July 27 List of Certified Candidates