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2014 Candidates' Guide

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This Guide has been prepared by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to provide information to candidates for the 2014 municipal and school board elections. The information also applies to any by-elections that may be held during the 2014-2018 council and school board term. This Guide is current as of November 2013. If the Government makes any amendments to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or related legislation, this Guide will be updated as needed.

This Guide provides general information in plain language about the rules contained in the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 and other legislation and regulations. It is not meant to replace provincial legislation. For more specific information, please refer to the relevant legislation and regulations which can be found online at

Municipal Elections Act, 1996
Municipal Act, 2001 
City of Toronto Act, 2006
Education Act