When is Toronto's Next Municipal Election?

Information and dates for Toronto's Municipal Election

Aerial view of City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square. Image courtesy www.TorontoWide.com

Question: When is Toronto's Next Municipal Election?

Many Torontonians are passionate about municipal politics with discussions, debates and media coverage of Toronto elections beginning many months in advance of the actual polling day. In Toronto's municipal election you vote for Mayor, Councillor and School Board Trustee. Having your say and casting your vote are important and you can read on for more information about the next election.

So just when is Toronto's next Municipal Election?


Toronto's most recent Municipal Election took place place on Monday October 27th, 2014. Municipal Elections are held every four years in Toronto and the date for the next election is Monday, October 22, 2018.

If you're wondering about who can vote, you can vote in Toronto’s municipal election if you are a Canadian citizen; and at least 18 years old, a resident in the City of Toronto (or a non-resident of the City of Toronto, but you or your spouse own or rent property in the City), and not prohibited from voting under any law. Note that you can only vote once in the City of Toronto municipal election. When you do vote you'll need to bring your voter card as well as one piece of identification showing your name and qualifying Toronto address.

You can check this listto find out what type of identification is accepted when you go to vote.

Where you vote will depend on where you live in Toronto. Results from previous elections in Toronto can be found here.

Other Dates of Note for Toronto's Next Election:

The detailed calendar of dates for the next election is not currently available. In the meantime, the following dates from the October 27th 2014 election have been left up to serve as a guide of what to expect in the next election. This page will be updated with new information once it becomes available.

2014 dates of note:

  • Thursday January 2nd, 2014 - Nominations open and campaign period begins
  • Friday September 12th, 2014 - Last day to file (or withdraw) nominations
  • Tuesday October 14th to Sunday October 19th, 2014 - Advance Vote Days are available from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for anyone needing to vote early, for any reason. 
  • Monday October 27th, 2014 - Election Day!
  • Tuesday October 28th, 2014 - Official Results
  • Monday December 1st, 2014 - New Term of Office Begins


Source and further information can be found at www.toronto.ca/elections.

Edited by Jessica Padykula