As of Saturday, October 22, two school board trustee elections were voided due to candidate ineligibility. The by-election is scheduled for Monday, January 23, 2023.
Starting today, October 25, nominations will be accepted for the French language public school trustee, Conseil scolaire Viamonde (Ward 3 – Centre), and French language Catholic school trustee, Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (Ward 4 – Toronto Est) by-election. Candidates can file their nomination until 2 p.m. on Friday, December 9 and third party advertisers can register until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2023 at the Toronto Elections City Hall office.
Filing a Nomination
To become a candidate in the by-election, a person must:
Until a nomination is filed, a person cannot raise or spend any money on their campaign.
School board trustee nominations and third party advertiser registrations can only be filed in person at the Toronto Elections City Hall office, 100 Queen St. W., on the first floor inside the main entrance.
The office is open for trustee nominations Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Tuesday, October 25 to Thursday, December 8 (excluding statutory holidays) and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, December 9.
The office is open for third party advertiser registrations Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Tuesday, October 25 to Friday, January 20, 2023 (excluding statutory holidays).
Qualifications to run as a school board trustee
On the day a nomination paper is filed, a person must be:
*Note: Conseil scolaire Viamonde and Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir school boundaries expand beyond the City of Toronto boundaries.
French-language requirements to run as a school board trustee
To run for the office of trustee in one of the French-language school boards, candidates must have French-language education rights as required in the Education Act, R.S.O. 1990, meeting at least one of the following:
Candidates must also be listed as having French language school support on the assessment roll. The required school support must be on the assessment roll when candidates file their nomination.
To run for elected office, candidates must file a nomination and sign an Acknowledgement of Qualifications certifying they are qualified to be elected and to hold the office shown on the Nomination Paper pursuant to the Municipal Elections Act, R.S.O. 1996, the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, R.S.O. 1990, and as applicable, the Education Act, R.S.O. 1990.
A list of candidates will be available on the Toronto Elections webpage.
All qualification information about becoming a candidate is available on the Toronto Elections webpage.
Third party advertiser registration
Between Tuesday, October 25 and Friday, January 20, 2023, individuals, corporations and trade unions who plan to spend money to promote, support or oppose a candidate in the by-election must register as a third party advertiser. Information about how to become a registered third party advertiser is available on the Toronto Elections webpage.
Election images, videos and b-roll are available in the City’s Media Room.
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