Debate Press Release



Following is our official press release for our Mayoral Debate. Click here to RSVP!

May 28, 2014


For Immediate Release  

Toronto Mayoral Candidates to Debate in Etobicoke

Candidates Chow, Soknacki, Stintz, and Tory to answer questions from local residents


(TORONTO)—As the race for Toronto’s highest elected office continues, Our Place Initiative is pleased to present the first mayoral debate hosted in Etobicoke.  The debate will take place on WednesdayJune 4, from 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm at Humber College – North Campus, located at 205 Humber College Blvd., Toronto, M9W5L7, Building E, Room E315 (lecture theatre). Four key candidates will be participating: Olivia Chow, David Soknacki, Karen Stintz and John Tory.


“With such a competitive field of candidates, it’s important to hear about their positions on the issues facing Toronto,” says Michelle Segal, Field Director of Our Place Initiative.  “Our Place Initiative is thrilled to organize this debate and provide a forum for Etobicoke residents and the greater Toronto community to hear from the candidates about their vision for this city.”


All debate questions will be generated based on submissions of the public and local residents. Questions can be submitted via twitter at @OurPlaceON using #askthecandidates, by email at [email protected], on Facebook, and also via website


“With a population of 345,000, Etobicoke is a diverse, politically active community with a keen interest in issues such as transit, spending and infrastructure,” says Segal.  “This debate will give local residents the opportunity to hear first hand from the candidates.”


The event is free and open to the public, with doors opening at 7:00 pm.  Those interested in attending must RSVP by


About Our Place Initiative

Our Place Initiative is a not-for-profit, grassroots organization that encourages, builds and facilitates civic engagement.  The organization is dedicated to giving voice to concerns, connecting community members and collectively pushing the public interest to the forefront of policy makers and public officials.   This is achieved in many ways including hosting events to engage members of the community.


Media Contacts:


Sarbjit Kaur                                                                                  

[email protected]                                                        

(416) 274-5324


Michael Sung

[email protected]

(416) 797-3741