What’s at stake

Torontonians are heading to polls this month to elect our new mayor. This is an important opportunity for ACTRA Toronto members who live in Toronto and our entire film community to vote for a candidate who supports Toronto’s screen-based industries.

Toronto’s mayor plays an important role in attracting production to the City and can have a positive influence on industry-related decisions at City Hall.

Voting in the upcoming mayoral by-election is your chance to help make Toronto a better place for every resident of our City.

Below, ACTRA Toronto performers who live in Toronto, can find the information you need about this by-election and the voting process before casting your ballot.

For more information and useful links related to the 2023 City of Toronto Mayoral By-Election, check out FilmOntario’s Mayoral By-Election page.

For the past 20 years, FilmOntario has represented member organizations from across the province’s screen-based industry – including unions, guilds, producers, studios, equipment suppliers, and financial and legal services companies – by promoting Ontario as a leading production jurisdiction and advocating on its members’ behalf to all levels of government.

As a not-for-profit, non-partisan industry consortium, FilmOntario understands the issues facing our province and City’s screen-based industry and the importance of having film-friendly municipal and provincial governments.

Did you know? ACTRA Toronto is a founding member of FilmOntario!

ACTRA Toronto’s By-Election Wishlist

ACTRA Toronto is asking mayoral candidates for firm commitments that strengthen and promote our industry, including:

  • Supporting activities of Toronto’s Film, Television and Digital Media Office;
  • Promoting Toronto as a world-class filming jurisdiction to domestic and international partners;
  • Promoting the screen-based industries to other levels of government;
  • Executing and building on existing opportunities for city-wide studio development;
  • Advancing the City’s Green initiatives for business and promoting the screen-based production industry’s efforts to become more sustainable; and
  • Collaborating with community and industry partners on training opportunities for film, television and digital media production, with a focus on diversifying the industry in front of and behind the camera.

How to Vote

Click the button below to visit the City of Toronto’s MyVote by-election resource page.

  • Find out where and when to vote
  • View, download or print your Voter Information Card (if you are on the voters’ list)
  • Find accessibility information about your voting place
  • Review a sample of your ballot

Advance Vote

  • Thursday, June 8 to Tuesday, June 13, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Election Day

  • Monday, June 26, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.