Toronto Star

"The system encourages less negative campaigns because candidates don’t want to completely alienate voters who might put them down as second or third choice. It also discourages candidates who focus only on their core supporters while angering most others. Eventually, the winner has to attract a majority of votes.

Ranked balloting may also encourage more diversity on council. Right now, only 14 per cent of Toronto councillors are minorities in a city where just over half the population is from visible minorities."

Toronto should adopt ranked ballots (June 1, 2015)