To celebrate Toronto’s 175th anniversary, Mayor David Miller wants someone to come up with a ditty for the city paying homage to the city’s “amazing spirit and its unparalleled diversity.”

The competition, which officially began yesterday, will accept entries until May 30, and is open to Canadian residents aged 13 and older. All music genres are welcome, including pop, rock, jazz, rap, folk, roots and world music, but songs must last no longer than four minutes.

The winner, to be announced this summer, will receive $5,000. Only online submissions will be accepted at