Voting Options and Accommodation
The City of Toronto’s City Clerk’s Office – Election Services is offering a variety of voting options and accommodations that may be of interest to seniors and others, including the possibility of a home visit for eligible electors who are unable to leave their residence without unreasonable difficulty due to illness, injury or disability. However, the deadline to request voting options is short: Eligible electors can register for the program until October 9.
Visit https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/elections/voter-information/accommodations-for-voters/ to register, and for additional information about accommodations.
The cancellation of the planned Toronto Seniors Mayoral Candidates Forum was a disappointment for many people who wanted to hear about the issues. The co-sponsors of this event prepared a handout that provides a summary of the issues that would have been addressed by the candidates. We encourage you to dowload and review the information, share it with family and friends, and consider referring to it when talking to candidates who are seeking your support.
Cancelled: Toronto Mayoral Candidates Forum
We regret to announce the need to cancel the panel discussion on critical issues facing Toronto’s seniors with Mayoral candidates John Tory, Jennifer Keesmaat, Sarah Climenhaga, Saron Gebresellassi, and Knia Singh. The panel discussion was scheduled for Monday, October 1, at Metro Hall.
The event sponsors did invite additional mayoral candidates who could be reached to make a one-minute statement at the end of the panel discussion, in accordance with the City of Toronto’s facility use policy.The sponsors would not and did not, however,extend invitations to several candidates who espouse policies and beliefs that violate their organizations’ core values and principles — and, for that matter, the City’s anti-discrimination/anti-harassment and hate speech policies. For this reason, it was necessary to make the difficult decision to cancel the event.
Event sponsors are in the process of trying to contact the 200+ seniors who registered for the event to advise them of the cancellation.
While disappointed at this missed opportunity to discuss the issues with the leading Mayoral candidates, we urge all seniors to get engaged in the municipal election, bring your issues to the candidates directly, get out to vote and bring others with you.
We regret any inconvenience experienced by those who planned to attend the forum. We encourage you to consider the information on our website regarding affordable housing, community support services and accessible transportation when making your election choices.