Olivia Chow is running for mayor (duh)

And it all starts this Thursday.


Olivia Chow is finally throwing her hat in to become mayor of Toronto.

She’ll be resigning her seat in the House of Commons on Wednesday (Mar 12) and kicking off her mayoral bid on Thursday, two campaign sources confirm to NOW.

The Globe reports that her Thursday launch is “scheduled for a church in St. James Town,” though it’s unclear whether that means she will be filing her nomination papers at City Hall earlier in the day. A senior campaign source promises more details in the morning.

Chow joins a field of 36 candidates, of whom the biggest names are incumbent Mayor Rob Ford, councillor and former TTC chair Karen Stintz, former councillor and budget chief David Soknacki, and former PC leader John Tory.

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