City Idol is a campaign being run in Toronto that encourages civic participation. Contestants are competing for the chance to run for city council with the backing of the volunteers (and perhaps the other contestants) from City Idol. This idea is run by concerned citizens with no funding from the city.
Everyone is encouraged to come out and vote for the contestants.
City Idol is trying to make democracy fun and engaging!
Disclaimer: I’m running for City Idol, so please come vote for me on June 1 at the Kathedral