In preparation for Toronto’s upcoming municipal election, we’ve been working with the Toronto Public Library — the busiest urban library system in the world — to create Know Your Vote T.O., a new voter information and public learning website.
Libraries and democracy go hand in hand, since timely access to information and the healthy exchange of ideas are fundamental to robust democratic politics. That’s why the Toronto Public Library is expanding the ways through which it supports engaged citizenship in Toronto, with initiatives like Know Your Vote T.O.
On the site, Torontonians can find the City Councillor candidates running to represent their neighbourhood and hear the candidates’ views on how Toronto should tackle the big issues shaping our neighbourhoods and our city. There’s also a collection of learning materials on housing, transportation, taxes, city services, and the manner in which city government and City Council function.