Coming this September: Know Your Vote T.O.

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This municipal election, the Library will launch an important new voter awareness tool, Know Your Vote T.O. The Library is expanding the ways we support engaged citizenship in our city, because access to information and the healthy exchange of ideas are important parts of a healthy local democracy.

Know Your Vote T.O. is made of two parts: an interactive website where Torontonians can find their Ward and meet the candidates running to represent them on City Council, and a series of events in library branches across Toronto.

The Know Your Vote T.O. events will provide residents the opportunity to learn about issues they can consider when casting their vote in the next municipal election. Attendees will also get a preview of the Know Your Vote T.O. website at each event.

Learn more and register here:

The State of Housing in Toronto
Toronto Reference Library
Tues Sept 25, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Guest speakers: David Hulchanski, Professor, University of Toronto, and Ken Greenberg, Toronto architect and urban designer
Register online

Toronto 101 & Neighbourhood Services
North York Central Library
Tues Oct 2
(Registration link coming soon)

Housing Services in Etobicoke
Albion Branch
Tues Oct 9 
Guest speaker: Kegan Harris, Manager, Albion Neighbourhood Services
(Registration link coming soon)

Neighbourhood Services in Scarborough
Scarborough Civic Centre Branch 
Tues Oct 16 
(Registration link coming soon)

What is the Know Your Vote T.O. website?

Each candidate for Toronto City Council will be able to use Know Your Vote T.O. to share what they stand for, in their own words, with the Library’s million members and with voters across the city. When the site launches this September, we will be promoting this civic learning tool at every check out counter at each of our 100 library branches, and working with partners across the city to encourage Torontonians to explore and learn through Know Your Vote T.O.

The Library is also committed to ensuring that no candidate is provided with an unfair advantage through the Know Your Vote T.O. project. An independent external advisory committee is reviewing all policies and practices to ensure we achieve this commitment. You can read more about this project’s policies in the Know Your Vote T.O. Information Package (PDF)

We are undertaking this exciting project thanks to donations made to the Toronto Public Library Foundation.