Toronto is rated as the most unequal city in Canada. Right now:
- 1 in 4 of our children live in poverty.
- 52% of us don’t have stable, secure jobs.
- 100,000 households are waiting for subsidized housing and many more are looking for homes they can afford.
- Waitlists for affordable recreation programs have grown by 62% to an astounding 189,000.
City budgets that are balanced by fee hikes and service cuts just make things worse.
We have to do better…. And we can.
It starts with Mayor Tory and City Council delivering on the programs and services they’ve already promised to help our most vulnerable - children, seniors and those in poverty - in the 2018 budget.
Those programs and services cost money. It would mean homeowners would contribute another $3 in a week in taxes. But it’s worth it to get 2000 new affordable homes, 1000 new childcare spaces, reduced TTC fares for the low-income riders, affordable dental care for 3,000 waiting seniors and much more.
Email your Councillor now.
Let’s make life better for everyone
Toronto needs to do a better job providing services we can all depend on. Investing in transit, affordable housing and good jobs that makes life better for us all.
That means smarter budget choices and generating more revenue through fair sources that ensure those who can afford to, pay more.