10/27/2014 10:00 EDT | Updated 12/27/2014 05:59 EST

Toronto election: polls open, candidates make final push

The polls have opened under sunny skies in what is sure to be one of the most closely watched Toronto municipal elections in decades.

The three main candidates for mayor in Toronto: OIivia Chow, Doug Ford and John Tory will all be out today in an effort to ensure their supporters get to the polls before they close at 8 p.m.

Olivia Chow was in Scarborough this morning shaking hands with voters. She told CBC she's proud of the campaign she's run. Doug Ford will be out in Etobicoke today, while Tory accompanied his wife Barbara Hackett to the polling booth just after 10:15 a.m. (he voted in advance polls).

In addition to the mayor's race, voters will select councillors in 44 city wards along with school board trustees.

CBC will have complete coverage all day long and results after 8 a.m. across all formats: online, television and radio.

You can follow the latest developments today in our live blog below.