Vote Smart, founded by local university student Kelsea Walsh, is intended to be a one-stop-shop for voters, allowing constituents to meet their candidates and understand the differences in what the parties stand for.
The all-candidates meeting is being held from to 9 p.m.
Les 1500 participants étaient réunis en petites cellules un peu partout dans les salles, les foyers et les corridors de la Place des Arts.
Ils pouvaient se promener d'un groupe à l'autre, s'impliquer dans une discussion ou une autre.
L'objectif était de passer au crible, juger et surtout enrichir la centaine de projets qui avaient été déposés par des citoyens sur la plateforme web de l'événement au cours des derniers mois.
Conservative candidate Costas Menegakis opted to participate in two other debates and will not attend the Vote Smart all-candidates meeting, so he did not attend the promotional event.
A market was held in what's now known as the present-day downtown area, and that gave the town its name "Newmarket".
Incorporated as a village in 1857, Newmarket had a population of 700.
She always knew she wanted to become involved and after attending a number of political events, including the Canadian Labour Congress, she was even more inspired.
Since her children, Jeff, 39, and Erin, 17, are grown, now seemed like the right time to enter the race.