Appointment to fill the vacancy of Toronto City Councillor, Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale

Key dates

  • October 5 to 23:¬†Applications available at the City Clerk’s Office Service Counter, City Hall,100 Queen St. W., in the west side of the rotunda.
  • ¬†Applications are also available online at http://www.toronto.ca/ward28vacancy and will be available at the October 17 information session.
  • October 17: City Clerk‚Äôs information session for interested applicants.
  • October 23: Deadline to file the required application forms with the City Clerk’s Office (forms must be signed in person).
  • October 25: List of candidates will be posted online at http://www.toronto.ca/council.
  • November 2: City Council meets to consider applications and will make its decision for the appointment. Applicants may address City Council.
  • November 30, 2018: End of the current term of City Council and the duration of this appointment.

Information session

  • Tuesday, October 17, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
  • 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 and commission forms.
  • 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 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 City Clerk’s Office Service Counter at City Hall to provide this service.

Supporting documentation

  • In addition to the application form, candidates can write to City Council with information about themselves. This is not a requirement.
  • Candidates are encouraged to submit any supporting materials with their consent of nominee application form.
  • Please note that any information submitted, including a candidate‚Äôs personal information, becomes part of the public record. All materials will be available for public inspection.
  • Any supporting materials received by 4:30 p.m. on October 23 will be published in the printed agenda for the City Council meeting on November 2.
  • Any supporting materials received after 4:30 p.m. on October 23 will be distributed at the City Council meeting on November 2 to all Members of Council, relevant City officials and the media in accordance with usual protocols

Deadline to file

  • October 23 at 4:30 p.m.
  • 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 City Clerk’s Office, Service Counter at City Hall to provide this service.
  • Applications can be filed at the City Clerk’s Office Service Counter, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., in the west side of the rotunda.

Withdrawing an Application

  • Applications can be withdrawn at any time up to the start of the City Council meeting on November 2.
  • Withdrawing an application must be done in writing to the City Clerk:
    • by email from the address listed on the application form
    • by fax to 416-392-2980, or
    • in person at the City Clerk’s Office Service Counter, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., in the west side of the rotunda.

Contact with Members of City Council

  • The Lobbyist Registrar advises that there is no requirement for applicants to register as a lobbyist to have contact with Members of City Council between now and the November 2 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

  • November 2, 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
    • Each member may ask one question of each candidate
  • Voting is by ballot:
    • Successful candidate must receive a majority of the ballots cast
    • Subsequent balloting rounds held, if needed
  • Ties are determined by lot.

Forms and information available at http://www.toronto.ca/ward28vacancy

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