CTV News Delivers Multi-Channel, Cross-Platform Coverage of 2014 Toronto Mayoral Election, This Monday

— October 24, 2014

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TORONTO (October 24, 2014) – After months of debate and drama, the next mayor of Toronto will be determined this coming Monday, October 27. CTV News today unveiled plans to deliver viewers unparalleled, all-encompassing coverage of the 2014 Toronto Municipal Election across local TV, radio, online, mobile, and GO platforms. Featuring live election coverage that spans every corner of the GTA and beyond, viewers can turn to Canada’s #1 news source for cross-platform, in-depth examination of results as they emerge from the polls. With non-stop analysis and commentary, voters can keep up to speed with the latest developments and final outcomes in the hotly contested mayoral battle.  


CTV News’ Monday, Oct. 27 Election Day coverage includes:


CTV News Toronto, Toronto.CTVNews.ca, and CTV News GO – 8 p.m. ET:

Toronto’s #1 news team delivers a CTV News Toronto special, ELECTION 2014 starting at 8 p.m., led by Ken Shaw and Michelle Dubé. Featuring commercial-free coverage of the results in Toronto, the special also looks at mayors’ races in Niagara, Halton, Peel, York, and Durham. Political insider Karen Stintz, strategist Jim Warren, and Nanos Research pollster Nik Nanos will tell the stories behind the numbers while state-of-the-art interactive technology will display ward-by-ward maps and analysis. Viewers will also hear from an in-studio panel of stakeholders from various community organizations. CTV Toronto’s respected team of reporters will report live from the leaders’ headquarters across the GTA, bringing viewers all the election night drama as it happens.  


The latest results from the polls are also available at Toronto.CTVNews.ca, along with the “Toronto Political Barometer,” which has been tracking campaign platforms, promises and what has changed throughout the course of the race. Voters can also join the conversation throughout election day using the #CTVelection hashtag and contribute to the dialogue through CTV News Toronto’s Hubub forum at hubub.com/ctvtoronto.


CP24, CP24.com, and CP24 GO – 7 p.m. ET

Toronto’s breaking news station delivers live, all-day coverage as voters head to the polls, culminating in YOUR VOTE 2014. Anchors Ann Rohmer and Stephen LeDrew, along with Stephanie Smyth, Nathan Downer, and Karman Wong, deliver results and analysis as the polls close. CP24 also hosts an in-studio election panel, featuring former Ontario Conservative cabinet minister, Janet Ecker; former Ontario Deputy Premier and 2010 Toronto mayoral candidate, George Smitherman; and Robin Sears from the Earnscliffe Strategy Group.


CP24 reporters will be stationed at the headquarters of the three main Toronto mayoral contenders – Olivia Chow, Doug Ford, and John Tory – as well as in Mississauga, Brampton, and the heart of Ford Nation in Etobicoke. Roving crews will move throughout the city taking viewers where the story unfolds, including to hotly contested wards as results are unveiled. Back in the studio, CP24 hosts an election party where a cross-section of Toronto voters and newsmakers watch as the results come in.


Online, viewers can turn to CP24.com to watch a live stream of YOUR VOTE 2014 and have direct access to live election results. The site also hosts comprehensive coverage of local campaigns, along with easy-to-understand comparison charts on the main issues. Users can watch how the night unfolds on social media through CP24.com’s innovative, live, and interactive infographics.



Providing ongoing in-depth radio coverage throughout the day, NEWSTALK 1010 delivers wall-to-wall coverage from the moment the polls open. Coverage continues through the evening after the polls close, when Ryan Doyle hosts a panel discussion featuring Adrienne Batra, former press secretary to Rob Ford; Bob Reid, Senior Media Advisor to the Office of the Premier; Scott Reid, Senior Advisor to Prime Minister Paul Martin; and Mark Towhey, former Chief of Staff to Rob Ford. NEWSTALK 1010 will also have reporters stationed at the headquarters for Chow, Ford, and Tory, as well as in other key ridings.


CTV News Channel

CTV News Channel delivers ongoing interviews, expert analysis, and results coverage throughout Election Day, including the victory speech from Toronto’s winning candidate.



LaFlamme closes out the evening with balanced and insightful national perspective on final results of this pivotal municipal election.














About CTV News

CTV News is Canada’s most-watched news organization both locally and nationally, and has a network of national, international, and local news operations. CTV News operations include CTV NEWS CHANNEL, BNN – Business News Network, CP24, and information programming, including CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH SANDIE RINALDO, CANADA AM, W5, POWER PLAY, and QUESTION PERIOD. Flagship news sites include CTVNEWS.ca, as well as CP24.com and BNN.ca, and are complemented by the all-new CTV News GO and CP24 GO apps, which provide a direct connection to Canada’s most trusted news anytime and anywhere.  With a perspective that is distinctly Canadian, CTV News brings Canadians the international and domestic news stories of the day and is the #1 news organization in Canada.


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For more information, contact:

Julie MacFarlane, Bell Media, 416.384.4623 or julie.macfarlane@bellmedia.ca

Patricia Garcia, Bell Media, 416.384.4526 or patricia.garcia@bellmedia.ca