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September 8, 2010
Media can observe as Toronto's election nominations close on Friday
Candidate nominations for mayor, city councillor and school board trustee in the City of Toronto's October 25 municipal election will close Friday, September 10 at 2 p.m.

Members of the media and the general public will be able to view the proceedings.

Date: Friday, September 10
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Council Chamber (media to use designated gallery areas)

To be eligible to run in the October 25 municipal election, a candidate must be at least 18 years old; a Canadian citizen; live, own or rent property in the City of Toronto, or be the spouse of the owner or tenant; and not be prohibited by any law from running in an election.

The filing fee for office of mayor is $200. The filing fee is $100 for city councillor and school board trustee.

Nominations filed on Nomination Day, September 10, must be filed at Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., in the Council Chamber, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Nomination papers filed this week before Friday will be accepted at Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., (1st floor, north side) and at the Toronto Elections Office, 89 Northline Rd., from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Nominated candidates have until 2 p.m. on September 10 to withdraw their nomination or change office (in the City Hall Council Chamber that day).

The City will issue a news release on September 13, after nominations have been certified and any acclamations have been confirmed. The final list of candidates for the 2010 election will be posted on the City's election website ( no later than 4 p.m. on September 13.

In 2010 there are 84 seats to be filled - one mayor, 44 councillors and 39 school board trustees. As of this morning, there were 418 candidates for City Council and school board trustee.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media contact:
Rob Andrusevich, City of Toronto Strategic Communications, 416-397-4149,



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