Today is the day that candidates running for mayor and city council can officially toss their hats into the ring. Beginning January 2nd, nominees can register with the city clerk and will be able to begin raising money for the 10-month long campaign.
So far the only major contender, other than Mayor Rob Ford, to make their intention to run for mayor public is TTC chair Karen Stintz. Other potential candidates rumoured to take on the current include MPP Olivia Chow and Newstalk 1010’s host of The Live Drive John Tory.
City Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong is also rumoured to be eyeing the mayor’s seat.
Mayor Rob Ford is expected to be at the city clerk’s office to register at 8:30a.m. Thursday.
Toronto’s 2014 municipal election is on October 27th.