Election Canvassing – 2022

May 2022

Politicians running for election in federal, provincial or municipal elections have the right to canvas on condominium corporation property during election periods.

Section 118 of the Condo Act allows election candidates to canvas on condominium corporation property.

The Elections Ontario Act allows canvassing from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.

The Canada Elections Act states ”no condominium corporation or any of its agents may prohibit the owner of a condominium unit from displaying election advertising posters on the premises of his or her unit.”  There is no mention of access to common areas for posting posters or signs.


* See Ontario canvassing requirements

Election Act Ontario
Permits canvassing between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, or 9:00 am to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.Condo Act
Reasonable access to property must be permitted.
Condo Act
May prohibit if stated if in declaration or rules.

* Elections Ontario includes the following requires:

  1. At least one person seeking access must be at least 18 years of age;
  2. Every person seeking access must, on request, provide valid identification; and
  3. Every person seeking access who is not a candidate must, on request, provide a valid Canvasser Authorization Form (Form F0436) from the candidate.