09/29/2014 11:34 EDT | Updated 11/29/2014 05:59 EST

Lunchtime Toronto mayoral debate to focus on arts funding

Doug Ford is scheduled to join Toronto mayoralty candidates John Tory and Olivia Chow today at a noon debate focused on arts funding. will stream the debate live.

This will be the second debate Doug Ford has attended since joining the race on Sept. 12, hours ahead of the deadline as a last-minute replacement for Mayor Rob Ford, who is undergoing cancer treatment.

Candidates Morgan Baskin and Ari Goldkind are also scheduled to take part in the debate at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Hosted by ArtsVote Toronto, the debate will be moderated by Damian Abraham, lead vocalist for Toronto band F--ked Up.