May 29 2017

Key dates

  • May 29 to June 19:  Applications available at the following locations:
    • City Clerk’s Office, Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr., 3rd floor
    • Elections Services, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 1st floor north
  • Applications are also available online at http://www.toronto.ca/ward44vacancy and will be available at the June 7 information session
  • June 7: City Clerk’s information session for interested applicants
  • June 19: Deadline to file the required forms with the City Clerk’s Office (forms must be signed in person)
  • June 23: List of candidates will be posted online at http://www.toronto.ca/council
  • June 28: City Council meets to consider applications and will make its decision for the appointment; applicants may address City Council
  • November 30, 2018: the end of the current term of City Council, the duration of this appointment.
  • City Clerk’s Office, Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr., 3rd floor
  • Elections Office, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 1st floor north

 

Information session

  • Wednesday June 7, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Scarborough Civic Centre (150 Borough Dr.)
  • Staff will provide an overview of the appointment process for interested persons and answer questions about the process
  • Applications will be available
  • City Clerk’s staff will be on hand to assist applicants
  • Applications and supporting documentation will be accepted at the session
  • Attendance is optional for applicants.

 

Eligibility to apply

A person must be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • A Canadian citizen
  • A resident of the City of Toronto; or an owner or tenant of a land in the City of Toronto; or the spouse of an owner/tenant of land in the City of Toronto
  • Not legally prohibited from holding municipal office
  • Employees of the City of Toronto and its agencies and board including City board appointees must be on a leave of absence.

 

Required documentation

Applications must include:

  • Personal identification showing name, signature and qualifying address within the City of Toronto.
  • Completed Consent of Nominee and Declaration of Qualification forms
  • The forms must be signed in person before a Commissioner for Taking Affidavits
  • Commissioners will be available both at the information session and at the Scarborough Civic Centre to provide this service.

 

Supplemental documentation

  • Candidates can write to City Council with information about themselves
  • Any information submitted, including a candidate’s personal information, becomes part of the public record
  • Communications received by 4:30 p.m. on June 19 will be published in the printed agenda for the June 28 meeting
  • Communications received after 4:30 p.m. on June 19 will be distributed at the June 28 meeting to all Members of Council, relevant City officials and the media in accordance with usual protocols
  • A full set of communications will be available for public inspection at the meetings.

 

Deadline to file     

  • June 19 at 4:30 pm
  • The forms must be signed in person before a Commissioner for Taking Affidavits
  • Commissioners will be available at the information session and at the Scarborough Civic Centre and Toronto City Hall to provide this service
  • Applications can be filed at:
    • City Clerk’s Office, Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr., 3rd floor
    • Elections Office, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 1st floor north

 

Withdrawing an Application

  • Applications can be withdrawn at any time up to the start of the meeting on June 28
  • Withdrawing an application must be done in writing to the City Clerk:
    • by email from the address listed on the application forms
    • by fax to 416-392-2980, or
    • in person at the Elections Office, Toronto City Hall, 1st floor north or the City Clerk’s Office, Scarborough Civic Centre, 3rd floor.

 

Contact with Members of City Council

  • The Lobbyist Registrar advises that there is no requirement to register as a lobbyist to have contact with Members of City Council between now and the

June 28 meeting

  • However, if applicants are already registered with the City for communications on other matters, the Lobbyist Registrar recommends that they speak with an advisor in her office before making contact
  • Applicants may contact the Lobbyist Registrar’s Office by calling 416-338-5858.

 

City Council meeting

  • June 28, 9:30 a.m. Council Chamber, Toronto City Hall
  • Applicants may address City Council:
    • Speaking order determined by lot
    • Speaking time is limited to five minutes (can be reduced to three minutes)
    • Each member may ask one question of each candidate
  • Voting is by ballot:
    • Successful candidate must receive 50 per cent plus one of all votes
    • Subsequent balloting rounds held, if needed
  • Ties are determined by lot.

 

Forms and information available at http://www.toronto.ca/ward44vacancy

 

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Media contact: Andrea Gonsalves, Strategic Communications, 416-397-4149, andrea.gonsalves@toronto.ca