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December 17, 2009
Municipal election nominations open January 4, 2010
Nominations for the City of Toronto 2010 municipal election may be filed beginning January 4, 2010 for the offices Mayor, Councillor and Trustee for the English public, English separate, French public and French separate school boards.

The term of office is from December 1, 2010 to November 30, 2014.

Candidates must provide a declaration of qualification, proof of qualifying address within the City of Toronto or school board jurisdiction, and pay the appropriate filing fee.

Nomination papers are available from Elections and Registry Services, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 1st floor and at the Toronto Elections Office, 89 Northline Rd., and must be filed Monday - Friday between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at either location until September 9, 2010. Nomination papers are also available for download at

On Nomination Day - September 10, 2010, Nomination papers may only be filed at Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., Council Chambers, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

No person who proposes to be a candidate may solicit or accept contributions for election purposes or incur campaign expenses until he or she has filed a nomination paper.

Candidates may not accept donations from corporations or trade unions. City of Toronto By-law 1177-2009 prohibits a corporation carrying on business in Ontario or a trade union holding bargaining rights for employees in Ontario from making a contribution to or for any candidate for an office on Toronto City Council. The by-law makes these contributions an offence. The maximum penalty is a $50,000.00 fine.

Information for potential candidates is available by calling 416-395-0025 or at

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. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Cheryn Thoun, Strategic Communications, 416-919-6501



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