What you need to know about the 2019 election

 Your participation in the federal election is a great way to share opinions about the issues that matter to you. Toronto Community Housing has an election policy that governs the roles and responsibilities of Toronto Community Housing employees to make sure that residents receive timely information during official election campaigns, tenants' privacy rights are upheld, and all contact with candidates and/or agents are directed to the Public Affairs division.


Are candidates allowed in TCHC buildings?

Yes. During a campaign, candidates have the right to enter TCHC buildings, knock on doors, talk to tenants and leave flyers behind.

Will TCHC share tenants' personal information to candidates?

No. TCHC will not share tenant lists with candidates or political parties. We respect tenant privacy.

Can tenants put up an election sign?

Tenants may put up signs in their home, including on the fence if there is a yard. Signs cannot be affixed to balconies or common areas.

When are the elections?

Canada's federal election will be held on Monday, October 21, 2019. This election will elect the Prime Minister and Members of Parliament (MPs).

Can tenants host a candidates' meeting in a TCHC building?

Yes, but all registered candidates must be invited.

Where can tenants obtain information about voting and registering to vote?

Tenants can visit the Elections Canada website at www.elections.ca or call their phone number at 1-800-463-6868 (TTY: 1-800-361-8935).

Who should I contact if I am a political candidate or staff of a political candidate?

If you are a political candidate or staff of a political candidate and want to speak to someone at Toronto Community Housing, please contact our Stakeholder Relations team.

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