Toronto Public Library encourages Torontonians to get informed and engaged ahead of municipal election
A new interactive website, Know Your Vote T.O. (knowyourvote.to), and Celebrate Democracy events at library branches across the city are helping Torontonians become more engaged and informed ahead of the October 24 municipal election. Know Your Vote T.O. and Celebrate Democracy offer access to unbiased, accurate information and opportunities for discussion.
Know Your Vote T.O.: Fast facts
- Know Your Vote T.O. (knowyourvote.to) supports learning about municipal election candidates
- Visitors to the site can find out who is running in their ward, and where they stand on key issues, by entering an address or clicking ward boundaries on an interactive map
- All 197 candidates running for municipal council and Mayor were asked five questions about their vision for housing, policing and community safety, taxes and spending, climate action, and getting around the city
Celebrate Democracy: Fast facts
- Free, accessible and city-wide Celebrate Democracy programming from October 14-24 featuring content related to civic engagement and opportunities for discussion to Ontario residents of all ages
- Two key events:
October 14, Toronto Reference Library, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Demystifying the Process: Going behind the curtain of politics and voting
October 21, North York Central Library, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Toxicity in Elections: How to address and overcome it
Know Your Vote T.O. and Celebrate Democracy are generously supported by the Toronto Public Library Foundation.
“An informed electorate and access to unbiased information are both at the very heart of democracy. That’s why it’s so important that Toronto Public Library, like public libraries everywhere, continues to support a vibrant democracy by supporting civic engagement and providing access to information. I encourage everyone to visit Know Your Vote T.O. (knowyourvote.to) and check out a Celebrate Democracy program, either in-person or online.”
Vickery Bowles, City Librarian, Toronto Public Library
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