Announcement: Mayoral Arts Debate Recap, ArtsVote Toronto

The ArtsVote Mayoral Debate took place on Monday – and it was a fantastic event!

“ArtsVote Toronto debate far from a ‘F-cked Up’ affair” Metro Toronto

“Monday’s event was the first time Ford has participated in a debate since last Tuesday and only the second time the three front-runners have faced off so far on the campaign trail.” Toronto Sun

“The three main contenders, joined by fringe candidates lawyer Ari Goldkind and [Morgan] Baskin, agreed on the importance of the arts and took turns praising the role it plays in the city’s life and economic development.” Globe and Mail

A debate that stood out for its civility after some of the raucous ones that preceded it.” 680 News

We’d like to extend our sincere thanks to the participating candidates, Morgan Baskin, Olivia Chow, Doug Ford, Ari Goldkind, and John Tory; our amazing moderator, Damian Abraham; our event partners, TIFF, NOW Magazine, and Business for the Arts; and all the volunteers who made it possible.

If you missed the debate, visit to watch the full video. The ArtsVote Report Card will launch online on Monday, October 6.

And don’t forget: election day is coming up October 27! Visit for all the details on how to cast your vote.