Our Plan
#forWard13

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 13, 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 24. 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 13 progressing forward.

Expanded Housing Opportunities

  • End Exclusionary Zoning
  • Use City lands for deeply affordable housing
  • Support rooming house regulation and multiplex zoning
  • Build more supportive housing and affordable housing
  • Champion new co-operative housing
  • Implement maximum temperatures in residential units
  • Fix the TCHC and bring it to a state of good repair -- meet and exceed City standards
  • Revitalize Dan Harrison & the Moss Park Apartments
  • 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

Improve Public Safety & Security

  • Create a new 3-digit emergency phone number (988) for health & wellness-related calls
  • Hire more Traffic Wardens to replace paid duty officers for construction sites and traffic enforcement
  • Support the Police Service in getting back to their core duties and implement alternative responses to mental health, addiction, and homelessness
  • Renew the Downtown East Action Plan and strengthen it by including a municipal mental health strategy

Safe, Walkable, Bikeable Neighbourhoods

  • Implement traffic calming measures, especially on side streets and in school zones
  • Improve construction management planning processes and enforcement
  • 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

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

Vibrant & Complete Communities

  • Build public washrooms and other amenities and ensure they are maintained year-round
  • Create a Dog Off-Leash Area Master Plan
  • Implement CafeTO Design Guidelines to ensure they are all accessible, beautiful, and can be winterized
  • Secure more affordable licensed childcare spaces in our local communities
  • Create conditions that will attract grocery retailers to Corktown
  • 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

  • Champion the creation of land trusts in the Church Wellesley Village and Regent Park
  • Protect and preserve the Church Wellesley Village by designating it a cultural district

Support Business & Innovation

  • 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

A More Accessible & Accountable Government for All

  • 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
  • Implement idea crowdsourcing & participatory budgeting for residents of Ward 13
  • End the electoral discrimination against permanent residents: recognize their right to vote in municipal elections

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