May 02, 2018
By Jane Brown
Toronto’s mayor says he welcomes all-comers as John Tory officially announces his bid for re-election in October.
Tory was among the first to file paperwork Tuesday for this fall’s municipal election. So far, there are no high profile candidates who’ve declared an intention to run against him, but as of Tuesday afternoon, five other people had filed paperwork to run for the city’s mayor.
Tory later said, there are always dozens of people who run for mayor and “I welcome it as a part of the process of accountability and the process of democracy, and I expect there will be dozens of people running for mayor again and I’m looking forward to participating in the discussions that will surround that campaign.”
The deadline for registering as a candidate for Toronto mayor, city councillor or school board trustee is July 27th at 2pm with the vote scheduled for October 22nd.