Ottawa·ELECTION 2018

Find debates near you ahead of Ottawa's election

Want to know where you can see local candidates debating ahead of Ottawa's 2018 municipal election? CBC News has compiled a handy list.

From Orléans​ to Stittsville, debates are being held for mayor and councillor races

Debates are going to be held throughout the city ahead of this October's municipal election. Check out the list below to find the debates being held in your ward.

Want to know where you can see local candidates debating ahead of Ottawa's 2018 municipal election?

Well, CBC News has compiled this handy list of debates being held for the mayoral candidates and within wards for council candidates.

Are we missing a debate in your area? If so, send an email to the CBC's Darren Major.

Mayoral debates

  • Sept. 22: 11:30 a.m. at Lansdowne's Horticulture Building. Hosted by Green Energy Doors Open.
  • Sept. 25: 6 p.m. at Carleton University, Residence Commons, room 270. Hosted by the Rideau River Residence Association.
  • Sept. 26: 6:30 p.m. at the Shaw Centre. Hosted by Ecology Ottawa.
  • Oct. 1: 5 p.m. at the Shaw Centre. Hosted by Ottawa Tourism, the Ottawa Board of Trade and the Ottawa-Gatineau Hotel Association.
  • Oct. 2: 7 p.m. at Carleton University, Minto Theatre. Hosted by NowWhat?! Ottawa.
  • Oct. 9: 7 p.m. at the Tom Brown Arena. Hosted by the Federation of Citizens Associations of Ottawa.

Ward debates

Alta Vista

  • Sept. 26: 7 p.m. at Hillcrest High School.
  • Oct. 2: 6:30 p.m. at the Dempsey Community Centre.


  • Sept. 20: 6:30 p.m. at Britannia United Church, hosted by ACORN Ottawa.
  • Oct. 2: 7 p.m. at Dr. F.J. McDonald Catholic School.
  • Oct. 9: 7:45 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Elementary School, hosted by Carlingwood Community Association.
  • Oct. 11: 7 p.m. at the Nepean Sailing Club.

Beacon Hill-Cyrville

  • Oct. 17: 7 p.m. at Colonel By High School.


  • Sept. 22: 12:30 p.m. at Lansdowne's Horticulture Building. Hosted by Green Energy Doors Open.​​
  • Sept. 27: 7 p.m. at the Glebe Community Centre.

College Ward

  • Sept. 27: 7 p.m. at the Westcliffe Community Centre.
  • Oct. 11, 7 p.m. at St. Basil's Catholic Church. (Cancelled)


  • Sept. 4: 7 p.m. at Mouvement d'implication francophone d'Orléans for a French-language debate.


  • Oct. 10: 6:30 p.m. at the Hunt Club Park Community Association.
  • Oct. 11: 6 p.m. at the Greenboro Library.


  • Sept. 5: 7 p.m. at Mouvement d'implication francophone d'Orléans, for a French-language debate.
  • (A debate that had been scheduled for Sept. 19 at the Blackburn Community Hall has been cancelled.)
  • Sept. 24: 7 p.m. at Rendez-vous des aînés francophones d'Ottawa. Hosted by the Bradley Estates Community Association.
  • Oct. 3: 6 p.m. at the Orléans branch of the Ottawa Public Library.​


  • Sept. 30: 7 p.m. at the Tanglewood Community Centre.
  • Oct. 15: 8 p.m. at the Fisher Heights Community Place.


  • Sept. 6: 7 p.m. at Mouvement d'implication francophone d'Orléans for a French-language debate.
  • Sept. 27: 7 p.m. at the Shenkman Arts Centre.


  • (A debate that had been scheduled for Sept. 12 at the Greely Community Centre has been cancelled.)
  • Sept. 13: 7 p.m. at Stuart Holmes Arena.
  • Sept. 18: 7 p.m. at the Metcalfe Community Centre.


  • Sept. 19: 7:30 p.m. at the Richmond Agricultural Hall.


  • Oct. 9: 7:30 p.m. at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, hosted by Ecology Ottawa.


  • Oct. 3: 7 p.m. at Centre Francophone, 270 avenue Marier, hosted by Vanier Community Assoc.
  • Oct. 4: 6:30 p.m. at Sandy Hill Community Centre, 250 Somerset St. E., hosted by six associations
  • Oct. 8: 7:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa Hall, on climate change


  • Oct. 6: 6 p.m. at the Carlington Recreation Centre.


  • Oct. 2: 7 p.m. at the Polish Combatants Association.


  • Sept. 23: 7 p.m. at the Stittsville United Church. Hosted by the Stittsville Village Association.

West Carleton-​March

  • Sept. 12: 7 p.m. at St. Thomas Anglican Church on Woodkilton Road.
  • Oct. 4: 7 p.m. at Huntley Mess Hall.