- a resident of the municipality, or a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the municipality (or the spouse of such non-resident owner or tenant);
- a Canadian citizen and at least 18 years-old;
- not legally prohibited from voting, and not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office.
A candidate requires 25 signatures on a nomination form and must pay a fee of $100 ($200 for mayor).
In Ontario municipal elections, candidates are not elected to represent a political party.
Municipal Elections (Association of Municipalities Ontario): www.amo.on.ca/about-us/municipal-101/municipal-elections