The community in Corktown got off to an early start with an Oct. 2 all-candidates’ meeting at the Cherry Street YMCA for the 19 individuals running to be the new councillor for Ward 13, which follows the boundaries of the provincial Toronto Centre riding – a change imposed by the provincial government, which cut the number of city wards in Toronto from 47 to 25 the day before nominations closed in the summer.
We’ve received notice of two more Ward 13 candidates’ meetings – if you know of another one, please append it in the comments section to this post!
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. Screening of Politalks videos and meet-and-greet
6:30 pm. to 8:30 p.m.: Panel and questions
Location: 246 Sackville Street, Regent Park
Hosted By: Community Civic Engagement Collaborative (CCEC)
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: 349 Ontario Street, Central Neighbourhood House (CNH)
Hosted By: Cabbagetown South Residents Association and CNH
More Info: cabbagetownsouth.com
Registered candidates for city councillor have been invited to come share their vision with Cabbagetown South residents for our New Ward 13. Each candidate will have a maximum 5 minutes to introduce themselves and their platform. The balance of the meeting will be questions and answers from the residents for the candidates.
On September 19, 2018, the Court of Appeal for Ontario stayed the Superior Court of Justice decision of September 10, 2018, which had quashed the provincial ward-boundary change legislation, and reinstated Bill 5 – Better Local Government Act, 2018 requiring the October 22, 2018 election to proceed on the basis of 25 wards.
As a result of the Court of Appeal’s decision and in order to conduct a municipal election in October 2018, the nomination period reopened for the offices of councillor and school board trustee on Thursday, September 20 and Friday, September 21. Nominations are now closed. You can view the final list of candidates though MyVote or the List of Candidates / Third Parties web applications.
Cabbagetown, which used to be in Ward 28, would have been Ward 23 under the new 47-ward system and now is part of a massive downtown Ward 13. (Under the old system, Ward 13 was Parkdale-High Park area.)