Key messages

  • The Government of Ontario has passed legislation that reduces the number of City of Toronto wards from 47 to 25, aligning with current federal and provincial electoral ridings.
  • The City of Toronto’s municipal election date remains unchanged and will take place on October 22, 2018.
  • The nomination period is extended for councillor and school board trustees from August 20 until 2 p.m. on September 14.
  • Mayoral nominations were not extended. The nomination deadline for the office of mayor was July 27, 2018.
  • The City Clerk is notifying candidates and providing information to the public to ensure awareness and understanding of the new legislation.

Key Dates

July 27 Nominations closed for the office of the Mayor.
July 30 City Clerk certified 544 candidates who filed a nomination to run for the offices of Mayor, Councillor and School Board Trustee under the 47-ward model.
August 20

Nominations will be only be accepted for the offices of Councillor and School Board Trustee at the Election Services office, City Hall, 100 Queen Street W, 1st floor north.

Also, the first day for a candidate who has already filed a nomination under the 47-ward model to notify the Clerk of their intent to continue running in the election and of their new ward number.

September 14

Nominations close at 2 p.m.

Also, deadline for candidates who have already filed a nomination under the 47-ward model to notify the Clerk of their intent to continue to run; otherwise they are deemed withdrawn and their name will not appear on the ballot.

September 17 Voters’ List available for viewing and revisions.
October 10 – 14 Advance vote dates are under review.
October 22 Election Day.

 

The October 22 municipal election will be conducted based on the new 25 ward model and will come into effect on December 1, 2018 for the beginning of the 2018 – 2022 Council term.

Ontario Regulation 407/18 outlines the new City of Toronto ward numbers and names in accordance with the following list:

Ward Number

Ward Name

1

Etobicoke North

2

Etobicoke Centre

3

Etobicoke-Lakeshore

4

Parkdale-High Park

5

York South-Weston

6

York Centre

7

Humber River-Black Creek

8

Eglinton-Lawrence

9

Davenport

10

Spadina-Fort York

11

University-Rosedale

12

Toronto-St. Paul’s

13

Toronto Centre

14

Toronto-Danforth

15

Don Valley West

16

Don Valley East

17

Don Valley North

18

Willowdale

19

Beaches-East York

20

Scarborough Southwest

21

Scarborough Centre

22

Scarborough-Agincourt

23

Scarborough North

24

Scarborough-Guildwood

25

Scarborough-Rouge Park

 

The Government of Ontario passed legislation that sets out a new 25 ward boundary model for the City of Toronto’s municipal election. The new legislation also extends the nomination period for the offices of Councillor and School Board Trustee, from August 20 until 2 p.m. on September 14, 2018.

During this time period, Councillor and Trustee candidates who filed under the 47-ward model must notify the City Clerk of their new ward by filing a Change of Ward notification form. Those wishing to become a Councillor or Trustee candidate may also file a Nomination Paper during this time. For filing requirements and further information, please visit our Candidate Information pages.

 

Under the new legislation and regulations, wards have been amended to align with the City’s new 25 ward boundary model and the number of school board trustees remain unchanged. The nomination deadline for trustees is extended from August 20 to 2 pm on September 14, 2018.

 

A regularly updated list of candidates for the 2018 municipal election in the new 25 ward model can be found on the List of Candidates application starting Monday, August 20.

A list of candidates who filed under on or before July 27, 2018 under the 47-ward model can be found here.

Nomination will close on September 14 and the final list of certified candidates will be available on or before September 17.

Information about the new legislation can be found on the City of Toronto’s elections webpages, social media channels and news releases.

Legislative changes are also being communicated directly to candidates by email, the MyCampaign tool, notices, bulletins and in-person Candidate Information Sessions.

Those with questions are welcome to call the Elections Info phone line 416-338-1111 or email elections@toronto.ca or candidateinfo@toronto.ca.

Candidates wishing to continue to run for Councillor or Trustee in the 2018 municipal election must:

  1. file in-person, or by agent, a Change of Ward notification form with the City Clerk’s Office, indicating the new ward in the office for which they wish to be nominated
  2. present acceptable ID at the time of filing

A candidate who does not file this form by 2 p.m. on September 14, 2018 will be deemed to have withdrawn from the 2018 municipal election, and their name will not appear on the ballot.