ONESTOP Media Group

ONESTOP Media Group

October 12, 2010 12:57 ET

Mayor Munch Update: Ford first but others remain close

Online Mayoralty gaming poll “Mayor Munch” encourages higher civic participation

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, City Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, PRESS RELEASE--(Marketwire - Oct. 12, 2010) - As the Toronto election campaign goes into the final stretch, thousands upon thousands continue to support their favourite mayoralty candidate online using Onestop Media Group's (Onestop) Mayor Munch.

With less than two weeks remaining in the Mayor Munch gaming poll, Rob Ford is in a tight race at the top of the leader board.

Sarah Thomson remains on Onestop's ballot, as she does in real life, with her own polling information. Her avatar now comes with an "I'm with George" speech balloon.

"When launching Mayor Munch, we felt that it was important that the game reflect the actual ballot and the main five candidates. Given that, Onestop decided to keep Sarah Thomson on our ballot, but in parallel, reflect her endorsement of George Smitherman" explains Michael Girgis President of Onestop Media Group.

Latest polling information:

Ford leads with 28%, followed by Rossi - 22%, Smitherman - 18%, Thomson -16%, and Pantalone - 16%.

Onestop launched the Mayor Munch interactive gaming experience to have fun with the upcoming municipal election; while also encouraging stronger voter participation amongst first time and previously disengaged voters.

"We hope that Torontonians continue to play Mayor Munch as a fun and creative way of supporting their candidate of choice" says Girgis. "Ideally we would like to see Mayor Munch translate into increased voter turnout"

Mayor Munch is accessible online at: and is being promoted to over 2 million people using Onestop's Digital Out-of-Home Networks in the TTC subway system and in residential high-rise buildings across Toronto. Players that register to vote and play are eligible to win a 50 inch HD TV. The poll closes Thursday October 21st 5:01pm.

/For further information: Erin Fulton, Onestop Media Group
Tel: 416-646-7912 | Cell: 416-409-8394 | E-mail:

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Onestop Media Group (Onestop) is a world leader in the development, operation and innovation of Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) Media. Onestop owns and operates Canada’s largest portfolio of DOOH properties, collectively reaching a Canadian audience of over 2,000,000 viewers daily. Onestop's expertise in transit, hospitality, retail, education, corporate, and residential environments is recognized by such clients as: Toronto Transit Commission, Toronto District School Board, Hilton Hotels, Ivanhoe Cambridge and numerous Residential Landlords.

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