Local Elections 2022: Candidates Answer

On October 24, 2022, municipal elections are taking place across Ontario and we want to know where candidates stand on issues related to the built environment.

To this end, and in fulfilment of our role as advocates for the built environment and the betterment of our city, we asked all candidates running for mayoral and council positions within our catchment area to share their position on three key topics: affordable housing, climate action, and the quality and maintenance of public spaces.

The answers received have been compiled below and are grouped by municipality. Where candidates provided their answers in letterhead, no changes have been made. When they were received in the body of an email, answers have been copied into a new document for clarity and ease of access, but all answers are verbatim and have not been edited. Any underlining, bolding, and emphasis are the candidates’ own.

* This page was last updated on October 18, 2022. New answers are added daily as they are received.

** The letter was sent to all candidates with public contact information available on September 20, 2022. A reminder was sent on September 30, 2022.

Peel Region

York Region

Richmond Hill





Halton Region

Halton Hills


Simcoe County

Bradford West Gwillimbury

Wasaga Beach

Dufferin County





Muskoka Region



Lake of Bays

About The TSA and it’s Catchment Area

Established in 1887, the Toronto Society of Architects (TSA) is a non-profit volunteer-led organization dedicated to bringing people together to discuss, learn and explore around our shared passion for the built environment. We are committed to the betterment of our city and have played an important advocacy role throughout Toronto’s history.

We do this through a wide range of programs which foster welcoming and inclusive forums for debate and the exchange of ideas, stimulating critical thinking about the design and building issues of our time. We believe that city-building is a collaborative process strengthened by a diversity of voices, open debate of ideas, and an informed citizenship.