Our Plan

Over the last several months, I have met and spoken with many of you. I have heard your concerns, and, as a resident of Ward 25, I share them.

We need neighbourhoods and communities that are safe, affordable, livable, and commutable. We need a City Councillor who will champion them and deliver.

Now more than ever, we have to hit the ground running after October 22. With my proven leadership experience and a plan of action that we as a community have put together, I am the only candidate who can keep Ward 25 progressing forward.

Safe, Walkable, Bikeable Neighbourhoods

A vision towards zero safety concerns on our streets, lanes, and sidewalks

Safe, Walkable, Bikeable Neighbourhoods

  • Implement proven traffic calming measures, especially on side streets and in school zones
  • Appropriate width sidewalks on every street
  • Wherever it works, convert all painted bike lanes into separated and protected ones, and ensure all new bike lanes are separated and protected
  • Larger patios in the Village during Pride, July, and August
  • Open more pedestrian-only streets during May to October
  • Pedestrian Sundays in Yorkville & The Village

Better, More Affordable Transit

The best way to keep our Ward moving forward

Better, More Affordable Transit

  • Build the Downtown Relief Line
  • Keep the TTC 100% owned by the people of Toronto
  • Freeze TTC fares (for at least 2 years)
  • Better TTC-GO fare integration
  • Two hour hop-on/hop-off transfers on the TTC
  • Protective platform doors at TTC stations.
  • Build subways where they make sense, and LRTs where they make sense -- like in Scarborough
  • Accessible stations now

Make Life More Affordable

Keep our neighbourhoods within reach for everyone

Make Life More Affordable

  • More affordable childcare spaces
  • Build more supportive housing and affordable housing
  • Fix the TCHC and bring it to a state of good repair -- meet and exceed City standards
  • More mid-rise development
  • More shelter beds for people in need
  • Bring the federal government and local housing co-operatives to the table to build new units in the ward

Build Vibrant Complete Communities

Let’s finish the job and build complete communities right here downtown

Build Vibrant Complete Communities

  • Community consultation and input for all new developments
  • Better designed developments to fit in with our neighbourhoods
  • Preserve and protect the character of our communities so that The Village stays The Village and Yorkville stays Yorkville
  • More green space & year-round upkeep
  • Revitalize the Church & Wellesley neighbourhood
  • Investments in LGBTQ+ culture and businesses
  • City-wide Safe Spaces certification
  • Preparing Toronto to join the Rainbow City Network
  • Traffic lights at Yonge and Maitland
  • Crosswalks painted in Trans and Pride colours

A More Accessible & Accountable Government for All

Our City works for you, so let’s make it more open, transparent, and accountable

A More Accessible & Accountable Government for All

  • Improve local decision-making with more autonomy for community councils
  • Ranked ballots beginning in 2022
  • Maintain a Municipal Voters' List
  • End the electoral discrimination against permanent residents: recognize their right to vote in municipal elections
  • Open up the priorities and decision-making of our city: let the people of Ward 25 have their say in how Section 37 community improvement funds are locally spent
  • Regular ward town halls
  • Idea crowdsourcing & participatory budgeting for ward 25

Improve Public Safety & Security

Safe and secure communities begin with a strong relationship between the police and the community

Improve Public Safety & Security

  • Better lighting in parks and lane ways
  • More traffic enforcement
  • New 3 digit emergency phone number (999) for non-emergency crime-related calls
  • Pilot project for UK-style unarmed police officers to patrol neighbourhoods and direct traffic
  • More training for police to respond to people having mental health and addictions-related issues
  • Body cameras for all police officers

Support Small Businesses

Successful small businesses are the surest sign of a vibrant, livable community

Support Small Businesses

  • Ensure small business property taxes are assessed fairly
  • Work with developers to create smaller, more affordable retail spaces
  • The character of a community should come first: work with developers to prioritize small businesses over chain stores

Financial Sustainability and Fiscal Responsibility

Keep our City standing tall with solid financial footing

Financial Sustainability and Fiscal Responsibility

  • Explore possible revenue tools for Toronto
  • Ensure all spending delivers good value for money
  • Real teeth for infrastructure contracts to prevent another Bombardier fiasco