Resources for Upcoming Toronto Municipal Election

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This municipal election, the Library has launched Know Your Vote T.O., an important new voter awareness tool. 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.

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

Each candidate for Toronto City Council can 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. We will promote this civic learning tool at every check out counter at each of our 100 library branches, and are working with partners across the city to encourage Torontonians to explore and learn through Know Your Vote T.O.

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.

Past events:

The State of Housing in Toronto
Toronto Reference Library
Tues Sept 25
Guest speakers: David Hulchanski, Professor, University of Toronto, and Ken Greenberg, Toronto architect and urban designer

Register for upcoming events:

Building a Great City Together  
North York Central Library
Tues Oct 2
Guest speaker: Jay Pitter, city-builder and author, and Roger Keil, Professor, York University 
Register online 

Housing Services in Etobicoke
Albion Branch
Tues Oct 9 
Guest speaker: Kegan Harris, Manager, Albion Neighbourhood Services
Register online

Toronto 101 - Ask Us Anything
Scarborough Civic Centre Branch 
Tues Oct 16 6-8 pm
Stop by this drop-in event for help finding answers to your questions about Toronto and our local government. What services does the City of Toronto provide? Why has housing gotten more expensive? Who pays for the TTC? Where do property taxes go? Who is running to be my City Councillor?

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. website

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

2018 Toronto Municipal Election and MyVote

The Toronto Municipal Election is on Monday, October 22, 2018. For updated information about the elections, please visit the Toronto Elections website.

Use MyVote to find your ward, check, add or edit your votes' list information, view who's running in your Ward, where you go to vote and more.