Our civic leaders play important roles in our lives. The decisions they make impact where we live, play and work, how we move around the city, and the programs that support us and bring us together. The connectedness of our communities is part of our civic infrastructure and can have important impacts on our health. Cities and municipal policy matter to our health. As Toronto prepares for the 2014 municipal election, Wellesley Institute is looking carefully at mayoral candidates’ ideas to see if good health for all Torontonians is part of their platforms. Our series looks at the platforms of the three major mayoral contenders: Olivia Chow, Doug Ford, and John Tory. Four major policy areas will be addressed over four weeks: housing and homelessness, green spaces and active transportation, jobs and income, and transit. In the fifth week, we will discuss health-enhancing ideas that the candidates aren’t talking about, and why these ideas are important for a healthy Toronto. It is time to build health and health equity into the vision for our city.