Expanded Housing Opportunities

Keep our neighbourhoods within reach for everyone

  • End Exclusionary Zoning
  • Use City lands for deeply affordable housing  [In-Progress]
  • Support rooming house regulation and multiplex zoning  [Completed]
  • Build more supportive housing and affordable housing so we can end homelessness  [In-Progress]
  • Champion new co-operative housing  [In-Progress]
  • Implement maximum temperatures in residential units
  • Strengthen and increase funding for RentSafeTO  [In-Progress]
  • Fix the TCHC and bring it to a state of good repair -- meet and exceed City standards
  • Revitalize Dan Harrison & the Moss Park Apartments  [In-Progress]
  • Harmonize residential property tax rates for all building types
  • Ensure all Ontario Line stations in the ward are Transit Oriented Communities with Affordable Housing
  • Re-establish the Subcommittee on the Protection of Affordable Rental Housing
  • Establish an affordable builders advisory group
  • Negotiate Community Benefits Frameworks to provide local jobs and apprenticeship opportunities

Improve Public Safety & Security

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

  • Hire more Traffic Wardens to replace paid duty officers for construction sites and traffic enforcement  [In-Progress]
  • Support the Police Service in getting back to their core duties and implement alternative responses to mental health, addiction, and homelessness  [In-Progress]
  • Renew the Downtown East Action Plan and strengthen it by including a municipal mental health strategy  [In-Progress]

Safe, Walkable, Bikeable Neighbourhoods

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

  • Implement traffic calming measures, especially on side streets and in school zones
  • Improve construction management planning processes and enforcement  [In-Progress]
  • Ensure all new and existing bike lanes are separated and protected
  • Support and regulate micro-mobility options such as Kick Scooters
  • Support the widening of sidewalks, wherever possible, to allow for a better pedestrian experience as well as the beautification of our public realm.

More Connected, Reliable Transit

The best way to keep our Ward moving forward

  • Implement better TTC-GO fare integration
  • Install protective platform barriers at transit stations [In-Progress]
  • Integrate Bike Share and the Island Ferry with Presto

Vibrant & Complete Communities

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

  • Build public washrooms and other amenities and ensure they are maintained year-round
  • Create a Dog Off-Leash Area Master Plan  [In-Progress]
  • Implement CafeTO Design Guidelines to ensure they are all accessible, beautiful, and can be winterized  [In Progress]
  • Secure more affordable licensed childcare spaces in our local communities  [In Progress]
  • Build more child-friendly park spaces
  • Create conditions that will attract grocery retailers to Corktown  [In-Progress]
  • Transforming the underpass between Richmond & Adelaide into a green, safe, and pedestrian-friendly park plaza
  • Ensure that our public realm and sidewalks are clean, safe, and accessible for all
  • Explore options for creating new parks and green spaces while revitalizing and better maintaining our current ones

Social, Cultural and Economic Diversity

We need to invest in the social, cultural, and economic diversity of our unique neighbourhoods.

  • Protect historic space usage and land designation in new developments, including studio spaces, theatres, and hotel stock  [In Progress]
  • Champion the creation of land trusts in the Church Wellesley Village and Regent Park  [In Progress]
  • Protect and preserve the Church Wellesley Village by designating it a cultural district
  • Work with the local communities on the creation of a Social Development Plan for Moss Park and St. James Town, similar to the one implemented in Regent Park

Support Business & Innovation

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

  • Work with the Province and Metrolinx to ensure businesses are financially supported during the construction of the Ontario Line
  • Reform and simplify the process for Business Improvement Area creation and expansion
  • Work with developers to create smaller, more affordable retail spaces  [In-Progress]

A More Accessible & Accountable Government for All

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

  • Improve local decision-making with more autonomy for community councils
  • Improve access and equity in public consultation processes
  • Improve the City’s customer service standards and response times
  • Harmonize TTC and parking ticket fines to address the inequities between their enforcement methods
  • Implement idea crowdsourcing & participatory budgeting for residents of Ward 13  [In Progress]
  • Support and work to restore Toronto's ability to use ranked ballots in our municipal elections
  • End the electoral discrimination against permanent residents: recognize their right to vote in municipal elections

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