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Fully costed platform
Our plan to raise new revenues and secure long-term stable funding from the provincial and federal governments to make our city safer, more affordable and livable for everyone. Read the full news release
Long-term strategic plan
Toronto must present a long-term strategic plan with City funding for the services and infrastructure our three million residents need.
We will deliver on these priorities by finally securing the stable, long-term and predictable funding Toronto needs to support our residents. His approach is to:
Raise revenues to cover appropriately municipal responsibilities and get Toronto’s own house in order, including raising $390 million over five years via a property tax increase of 2% above inflation; bringing in a $200 million annual surface parking lot levy; stabilizing the police budget for three years to yield $115 million; reducing City spending on external consultants by $14 million; leveraging a 2% increase in the hotel tax to raise $50 million; and finding $568 million in savings by rebuilding the crumbling eastern end of the Gardiner Expressway on the ground.
Develop a 10-year strategic plan to fund the City’s five priority areas with clear expectations of support from the other levels of government.
Form strong alliances with large cities that have common goals in Ontario and across Canada to strengthen Toronto’s political voice.
Work towards achieving a City Charter to provide Toronto with similar autonomy to that of New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles over the long term.
Read the full news release