The Bottom Line
This election, the future of our city is at stake. We are facing a fiscal crisis that could put us further and further behind where we need to be. Without real changes to the funding model to help the City create sustainable solutions for congestion, affordability, public safety, and homelessness, we will not be able to live up to our potential as a great place to live and an attractive market for investment.
We need a leader who deeply understands the obstacles to maintaining our long-admired high standard of living and can focus our available budget on issues within the City’s mandate while pushing for a sustainable financial future.
#WhatsAtStakeTO Issues Guides
Large cities like Toronto have insufficient sources of revenue.
The nation’s economic engine urgently needs a reboot. The City cannot continue to deliver services that benefit the region without appropriate funding from other orders of government.
Learn why we're calling for the next Mayor of Toronto to work with the provincial and federal governments to secure a better funding model. Read our Fiscal Framework Issues Guide.
Read our op-ed in TVO: Toronto needs sustainable funding — and a mayor willing to stand up for it
Learn why we're calling for Toronto's next mayor to take steps towards helping end the housing crisis. Read our Affordability Issues Guide.
Read our op-ed in TVO: Toronto needs a mayor with a bold housing plan
Learn why we're calling for Toronto's next mayor to take the right steps towards addressing the homelessness crisis. Read our Homelessness Issues Guide.
Read our op-ed in TVO: Toronto’s next mayor needs an action plan for homelessness
Help Wanted: Toronto Seeks A New Mayor Who Understands What’s At Stake
Torontonians and our business community want the successful candidate for Mayor to understand what’s at stake and serve with a passion to make Toronto a city that works for all.
The Chief Executive for a multi-billion-dollar business must demonstrate they have the right mix of knowledge, skills, and experience to lead an organization into a successful future for its employees and customers.
The next Mayor of Toronto, overseeing a budget of $21 billion, must do the same.
Click below to read the job description.
April 3 – Nominations Open
April 20 – Toronto Region Board of Trade Congestion Podium
May 12 – Nominations Close
May 25 – Toronto Region Board of Trade Mayoral Debate
June 8 – Advance Polls Open
June 13 – Advance Polls Close
June 14 – Toronto Region Board of Trade Annual Lunch
June 26 – Election Day