Should you trust polls when it comes to Toronto's mayoral byelection? It's complicated

Over two dozen public opinion polls have been conducted since former mayor John Tory resigned in February, all gauging where the large field of potential replacements stands in the eyes of voters. But should you trust their findings? The answer is complicated. 

Toronto mayoral hopefuls face off in debate over social, economic challenges facing city

Six of the leading Toronto mayoral candidates took the stage for a debate before an audience at the downtown Toronto Metropolitan University campus Wednesday night, as they looked to gather momentum with less than a month left in the byelection campaign.

Toronto mayoral candidate Ana Bailão lays out her vision on Metro Morning

Ana Bailão outlined her vision for Toronto on CBC Radio's Metro Morning Tuesday, saying she would focus on securing a "new deal" for the city and building affordable housing.

Toronto's billion-dollar budget gap looms in the background of mayoral byelection

Toronto has money issues. This week candidates were pushed to address how they'll fix the city’s financial woes. 

9 condo towers, 6,000+ units planned for ill-fated Rail Deck Park site

Developers led by a businessman who is close to Premier Doug Ford want to build nine condo towers over a railway corridor in downtown Toronto, a site that former mayor John Tory envisioned as a kind of Central Park for the city. 

Toronto mayoral hopefuls set to square off in back-to-back-to-back debates this week

If you missed last Monday's face off of some of Toronto's top polling candidates, this is your week: voters will have the chance to see the candidates go toe-to-toe in two more debates.



These are Toronto's top 6 candidates for mayor (for now) and what they'll need to win

Toronto's mayoral ballot is a record 102 names long. Like going to a restaurant with a too-long menu, you probably want to know: What's good here?

5 mayoral candidates debate affordability in Toronto

Five candidates for Toronto mayor talked about affordability in a Monday night debate hosted by the Daily Bread Food Bank.

Toronto's top job is up for grabs and 102 candidates are vying for it. Here's what you need to know

The field is set. With 102 candidates now vying for the city’s top job, Torontonians will have a lot of options when they go to the polls to elect a new mayor on June 26. And while there’s still a chance a candidate could drop out, the field is largely set.

Rethink proposed new CafeTO fees that are scaring off restaurateurs, Tory tells city staff

Mayor John Tory’s powerful executive committee has sent a proposal to make the CaféTO permanent back to city staff to help address “sticker shock” being felt by restaurants who take part in the program.

20 years on, David Miller's 2003 win looms over Toronto mayoral race

It all resembles 2003, city hall watchers say, when Toronto elected its first – and only – centre-left mayor since amalgamation in 1998.  

It's official: 102 candidates are running to become Toronto's next mayor

A total of 102 candidates will run for Toronto mayor in the June 26 byelection, the city said on Friday after the deadline for nominations.

How Doug Ford's dad lost his seat when Ontario's legislature shrank 25 years ago

In 1998, a decision to shrink the number of seats at Queen's Park forced Doug Ford's dad to enter a nomination contest to hang onto his job as an MPP. He lost.

Build housing, improve commutes, boost business: What some mayoral candidates promised Monday

Toronto mayoral candidates made a range of promises on Monday that spanned building new affordable housing, improving commutes, insisting that the city have a buy-Toronto policy and limiting weekend road closures.

Toronto's mayoral race gets more congested with transit pitches and record number of candidates

Getting around this city isn’t easy. That's one thing Toronto’s growing ranks of mayoral candidates can agree on judging from the tone of the announcements this week.

Toronto police constable dismissed for misconduct after tweeting about sexual harassment

A Toronto Police Service constable will be fired or must resign in seven days after being found guilty of eight counts of misconduct.

Housing now or housing never? Toronto mayoral candidates pitch plans to address crisis

Toronto’s housing crisis gained more prominence in the mayoral byelection debate this week, with voters getting their a chance to weigh how candidates would deal with the city’s growing affordability crisis.

'Would certainly surprise me to win': Lesser-known Toronto residents run for mayor

While much attention has focused on the high-profile contenders, Toronto's mayoral race also features dozens of lesser known residents.

Why Ontario Place is the 'Swiss Army knife' of byelection issues and what else you might have missed this week

The future of a pair of Toronto tourist attractions dominated discussion in the third week of the city’s mayoral byelection, as an increasingly crowded field tried to gain traction in the race.

Former NDP MP, city councillor Olivia Chow enters crowded race to be Toronto's next mayor

Former NDP member of Parliament and Toronto city councillor Olivia Chow is running to be the city's next mayor.

Toronto mayoral race heats up with debate over cell service on the TTC

Toronto’s mayoral byelection saw another busy week. Here’s a quick recap of where things stand.

Toronto mayoral race underway as candidate nominations open for June byelection

The race to be Toronto's next mayor is officially underway as prospective candidates headed to city hall Monday to put their names on the ballot.

Teen charged with 1st-degree murder in shooting of Toronto man last Father's Day

A 17-year-old boy Wednesday has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of a Toronto man last June, police say.

Toronto's mayoral race has begun and experts predict it's about to get fiery

The first week of Toronto’s mayoral byelection has been packed with campaign launches and policy proposals, but experts predict that could give way to fiery attacks between candidates as contenders fight to gain ground.

Coun. Josh Matlow to lose 10 days' pay after report says tweets violated code of conduct

Toronto city council voted on Friday to dock 10 days of pay from Coun. Josh Matlow for disparaging comments he made online about two city public servants.