The sections below provide general information related to third party advertising rules and requirements under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.

May 2019 – Third Party Advertising News:

Registered third party advertisers who did not file a financial statement or exceeded their expense limit in the 2018 municipal election are considered to be in default of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (the Act).

Due to the changes to the City of Toronto ward structure that occurred during the 2018 municipal election period, those in default of the Act appear here:

Registered third party advertisers who are in default are ineligible to register as a third party advertisers until after the next general election.

Campaign Finance and Financial Statements

A general overview of campaign finance rules for registered third party advertisers and information about financial filing requirements once the 2018 municipal election campaign period ends.

Become a Registered Third Party

Information for individuals, corporations and trade unions who would like to become a registered third party advertiser.

Third Party Advertisers' Guide

2018 provincial guide, forms and presentations for third party advertisers.

Bulletins, Letters & Notices

Important information, documents and updates for third party advertisers.

Third Party Advertising Rules & Information

Legislation, policies and procedures for third party advertisers.

Third Party Advertising FAQs

Frequently asked questions about third party advertising.

You Asked Us

Questions from candidates and third party advertisers about City services and programs and answers from City Divisions.