On October 24th, Toronto will vote for Mayor and City Council. Find out if your local candidates signed the Greener City For All pledge and have committed to key climate and environmental actions. 

The next four years are a critical window for climate and environmental action. The Toronto Environmental Alliance asked candidates to commit to supporting priority actions in the next term on climate action, climate resilience, and a circular zero-waste economy. 

Use the map or list of candidates to find out if your candidates signed the pledge and have shown their support and commitment to these key actions.  After the election, TEA will be tracking City Council’s votes and progress on these commitments and working with communities across Toronto to hold Council members accountable. 



Show your support for a greener city for all and pledge to vote on October 24th. Use the map to find candidates in your ward. If you don’t know which ward you live in, use this tool: https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/data-research-maps/neighbourhoods-communities/ward-profiles/


  • The Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) asked candidates to sign the Greener City for All candidate pledge and commit supporting priority actions on climate resilience, climate action, and a circular zero-waste economy. 

    CLIMATE ACTION: To achieve Toronto’s 2025, 2030 and 2040 climate targets, our municipal leaders need to fully fund all actions in Toronto’s climate strategy and accelerate investments in affordable housing, transit, and good green jobs.

    If elected, will you support:

    • Following through on Toronto’s climate emergency declaration commitment to secure dedicated, sustained and equitable climate funding by implementing new revenue tools to fund climate action?

    CLIMATE RESILIENCE: To achieve Toronto’s resilience goals, our municipal leaders need to support communities - particularly those most affected - to prepare for and respond to climate change impacts, including heatwaves and flooding.

    If elected, will you support:

    • A review and overhaul of Toronto’s heating and cooling bylaws for landlords to protect tenants from heatwaves, including setting a maximum safe temperature for rental units?
    • A fair stormwater charge that will make polluters pay for stormwater reduction and flood-proofing projects (such as green infrastructure and Ravine Strategy support)?

    WASTE AND A CIRCULAR ECONOMY: We need ambitious action to make Toronto a zero waste city by reducing the disposables that pollute our environment and shifting towards reusable alternatives.

    If elected, will you support:

    • Passing regulations to eliminate unnecessary single-use items and require a shift to reusable foodware in businesses and City facilities as part of the Single-Use Reduction Strategy?

    THE PLEDGE: If elected, I commit to supporting all actions outlined above in the candidate pledge. I will work to make Toronto a greener, healthier, and more equitable city for all.

    Read the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA)’s full 2022 Greener City for All Platform to go in-depth on these issues.

    The Toronto Environmental Alliance does not endorse candidates. This list of candidate pledges is one tool to track candidate commitments and help voters know where their candidates stand. To be included in this list, candidates were asked to complete the pledge by October 1st, 2022. 

    TEA reserves the right to refrain from publishing commitments from candidates who have explicitly expressed views that promote hate or discrimination as defined by the Ontario Human Rights Code.

  • Click to find out which Mayoral candidates have signed the Greener City for All pledge. 

    Blake Acton

    Soaad Hossain

    Gil Penalosa

    Stephen Punwasi


    To ensure fairness, TEA has only published the list of candidates who have signed the pledge. However, some candidates have contacted us listing alternative environmental priorities. Please contact your local candidates if they have not signed the pledge.

  • Click to find out a list of City Councillor candidates who have signed the pledge, listed by ward. 

    Ward 1 - Etobicoke North

    Subhash Chand
    Alistair Courtney
    Charles Ozzoude
    Mohit Sharma

    Ward 2 - Etobicoke Centre

    Maryam Hashimi
    Thomas Yanuziello

    Ward 3 - Etobicoke - Lakeshore

    Amber Morley
    Marco Valle

    Ward 4 - Parkdale-High Park

    Siri Agrell
    Christopher Jurik
    Chemi Lhamo
    Gord Perks

    Ward 5 - York South - Weston

    Chiara Padovani
    Gabriel Takang

    Ward 6 - York Centre

    Mike Arkin
    Basil Canning

    Ward 7 - Humber River - Black Creek

    Amanda Coombs
    Anthony Perruzza

    Ward 8 - Eglinton - Lawrence

    Mike Colle
    Evan Sambasivam

    Ward 9 - Davenport

    Alejandra Bravo
    Simon Fogel
    Grant Gonzales
    Shaker Jamal
    Jacob Maydansky

    Ward 10 - Spadina - Fort York

    Rocco Achampong
    Kyle Enslen
    Ausma Malik
    Laura-Maria Nikolareizi

    Ward 11 - University Rosedale

    Robin Buxton Potts
    Norm Di Pasquale
    Adam Golding
    Dianne Saxe

    Ward 12 - Toronto - St. Paul's

    Bryan Ashworth
    Josh Matlow

    Ward 13 - Toronto Centre

    Miguel Avila
    Colin Johnson
    Chris Moise
    Caroline Murphy
    Nicki Ward

    Ward 14 - Toronto - Danforth

    Wali Abro
    Paula Fletcher

    Ward 15 - Don Valley West

    Jaye Robinson
    Sheena Sharp
    Gregory Vaz

    Ward 16 - Don Valley East

    Jonathan Mousley

    Ward 17 - Don Valley North

    Shelley Carroll
    Daryl Christoff 

    Ward 18 - Willowdale

    Markus O'Brien Fehr

    Ward 19 - Beaches - East York

    Sebastien Auger
    Brad Bradford
    Steve Thompson
    Adam Smith
    Jennie Worden

    Ward 20 - Scarborough Southwest

    Corey David
    Parthi Kandavel
    Kevin Rupasinghe

    Ward 21 - Scarborough Centre

    Kiri Vadivelu

    Ward 22 - Scarborough-Agincourt

    Serge Khatchadourian

    Ward 23 - Scarborough North

    Jamaal Myers

    Ward 24 - Scarborough - Guildwood

    Paul Ainslie
    Habiba Desai
    Vivian Parker

    Ward 25 - Scarborough-Rouge Park

    Ashan Fernando

    Candidates who have not signed the pledge can still do so by submitting the online pledge form. Pledge submissions made after the original deadline of October 1st will not be added to this list until Friday, October 7th.