The six leading Toronto mayoral candidates


Toronto, Ontario, May 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TVO Today Live and the Toronto Region Board of Trade will present the Toronto Mayoral By-Election Debate tomorrow (Thursday, May 25, 2023) at 7 pm ET at the Isabel Bader Theatre. 

Moderated by Steve Paikin of The Agenda, candidates will debate key issues affecting Toronto’s livability and prosperity, from housing affordability and transit to the city’s prospects for economic growth. Candidates include Ana Bailão, Brad Bradford, Olivia Chow, Mitzie Hunter, Josh Matlow and Mark Saunders. The event reached full capacity soon after tickets became available (via Eventbrite).  

Media are invited to attend tomorrow’s debate, after which each candidate will be available for questions in 10-minute intervals. Members of the media who have not yet registered should confirm attendance via email.

A Debate for Toronto’s Future
DATE: Thursday, May 25, 2023
TIME: 7 pm ET 
LOCATION: Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2C7
AGENDA: Doors open from 6:15 to 6:50 pm. Debate begins at 7 pm sharp. Candidate media availability begins at 8:25 pm and ends at 9:30 pm.
RSVP: Eventbrite (sold out), (sold out) 
MEDIA CONTACT: Andrea MacBeth 

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