Municipal Election 2018

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5 Issues You Need to Know About for October 22

Tired of paying too much for rent? Walking to save on bus fare? Having trouble finding a good job? Frustrated with expensive child care fees? You are not alone.

We've partnered with Ryerson University's Democratic Engagement Exchange and Commitment to Community to bring you the facts on five issues Toronto is facing today and what the next City Council could do to make a difference. Each fact sheet includes a list of questions you can ask Mayor and Council candidates in your Ward.

On October 22, vote for a better Toronto for all.


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POVERTY

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This fact sheet is also available in Arabic, BengaliChinese, Farsi, Tamil, and Urdu.

Resources: TO Prosperity: Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy, City of Toronto2018 Rental Housing Market Conditions in Toronto, City of TorontoFair Pass: Transit Fare Equity Program for Low-Income Torontonians, City of TorontoThe Precarity Penalty, PEPSODemographic Change in Toronto’s Neighbourhoods, Social Planning TorontoToronto 2018 Budget, City of Toronto; Census 2016, Census CanadaChild Care Deserts in Canada, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives 

HOUSING

JOBS

Resources: 2018 Rental Housing Market Conditions in Toronto, City of Toronto; Toronto’s Vital Signs, Toronto Foundation; 2018 City of Toronto Average Market Rents & Utility Allowances; Redefining Affordable Housing in Toronto, ACORN Canada; Promises, Promises: City Council Commitments & the 2018 Budget, Social Planning Toronto; Toronto Progress Portal, City of Toronto; 10-year Capital Plan, Toronto Community Housing; Counting Women and Girls in the National Housing Strategy, YWCA Canada; Inclusionary Zoning: Evidence and Implications for Ontario, Social Planning Toronto; National Housing Strategy, Government of Canada

 

Resources: TO Prosperity: Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy, City of Toronto; The Precarity Penalty, PEPSO; Census Profile, 2016 Census, Statistics Canada; Ontario Federation of Labour asks Ford to keep $15 minimum wage, CTV News Toronto; Making Ends Meet, Toronto’s 2015 Living Wage, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives; Toronto’s Vital Signs, Toronto Foundation; Calculating the Pay Gap, Ontario Equal Pay Coalition

PUBLIC TRANSIT

CHILD CARE

Resources: TTC Corporate Plan 2018-2022, TTC; TTC ridership sees its sharpest decline since 2014, Urbanized; Transportation Tomorrow Survey, Malatest; 28 per cent of Toronto households don’t have a car — including many suburban homes. Here’s how they make it work, The Toronto Star; Toronto’s Vital Signs, Toronto Foundation; People of colour and women priced out of Toronto's core face longer travel times, NOW Toronto; TO Prosperity: Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy, City of Toronto; Fair Pass: Transit Fare Equity Program for Low-Income Torontonians, City of Toronto

Resources: Demographic Change in Toronto’s Neighbourhoods, Social Planning TorontoToronto 2018 Budget, City of TorontoToronto Progress Portal, City of TorontoA Look at Toronto’s Child Care Needs, Child Care CanadaTO Prosperity: Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy, City of TorontoCensus Datasets: 2016 Census of Population – Census Division, Statistics CanadaChild Care Deserts in Canada, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

 

 

Acknowledgements

Thanks to the following community partners who contributed to the accuracy of our fact sheets:  

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