The Platform in Detail

  • Build and maintain affordable housing
    • The cost of living in Toronto is ridiculously high. It is almost impossible for students to both live in the city and pay for tuition and books. There are 30 year olds living in their parents basements because the cost of living is so high.
    • Reginald Tull’s plan for affordable living
      • build more houses and buildings at a faster rate and at a lesser cost by having contractors bid on each project
      • Help fund and work with organizations such Habitat for Humanity to build quality homes for low income families 
      • Focus on constructing more homes and condos in Scarborough, Etobicoke, and North York and slow down the mass construction of condos in the downtown core and focus on green parks for families to enjoy
        • residents in these boroughs support the idea of having more condos
        • this plan will also help to reduce the congestion and parking problems downtown
  • Improve living conditions for tenants
    • Hold landlords accountable for maintaining safe and clean living conditions without the existence of rodents and critters
      • Annual government inspections for bed bugs, rodents, critters, mold, and safety conditions
    • Enhance living conditions in Ontario Housing and implement more security
  • Lower child care cost
  • Support for small businesses
    • $20,000 for companies that were affected in the 2021 shutdowns that reported a revenue of more than $75,00 but less than $120,000 to be directly applied towards rent. This will help both business owners and landlords recoup financial losses due to the shutdowns
    • $10,000 Government paid marketing ad campaign for small businesses with a revenue of less than $120,000
      • Because each business has it’s different marketing strategy, these funds will be used at the owner’s discretion
        • radio/TV ads
        • internet and social media ads
        • flyer distribution
        • billboard ads
        • newspaper/magazine ads
        • etc.
    • $2,000 hydro recovery cheque for businesses with a revenue of less than $75,000
  • More funding for social services to reduce homelessness
    • these funds will be used to build quality shelters for homeless people who genuinely are striving to get back on their feet. These shelters will be clean and safe, and will include showers and laundry facilities. They will not be overnight shelters. There will be a 21 day stay period with programs to help individuals learn how to live independently and be self-sufficient. These programs will consist of the following:
      •  a drug and alcohol prevention program
      • an anger management program for any individual convicted or facing an assault charge
      • sex addiction counselling for those who choose to participate
      • mandatory financial management workshops
      • cooking classes
      • resume preparation and interview preparation workshops which will also include how to maintain employment
      • social skills workshops
      • health workshops
    • these shelters will have mandatory rules which will be strictly enforced
      • zero tolerance to alcohol, drugs (with the exception of marijuana with a prescription), violence, weapons, bullying, disrespect towards staff, gambling
    • after successfully completing their first seven days, they will receive a $150 gift card to Walmart or Winners for the purchase of clothing for job interviews
    • each individual will be required to spend three hours a day during the weekdays job hunting or taking educational courses
    • each individual who graduates will receive a start up cheque of $700 and first and last months rent paid directly towards the landlord
    • how will this save tax payers and keep the funds in the city budget in the long run?
      • it will reduce crime, requiring less police presence, less 911 calls for emergencies, fewer arrests and crowded jails, less drug overdoses, less hospital visits, less deaths, and it will make the city a safer place
  • Give tax breaks to the working poor, and create a  rebate program dollar for dollar (up to $3) for small businesses to pay employees above minimum wage
    • this rebate program will help small businesses maintain their staff, and it will create more affordable living for struggling families and students
  • Increase city workers wages based on inflation
    • Teachers, healthcare workers, garage collectors, and other city workers are overworked and underpaid
  • Create 30,000 quality jobs by implementing our Plastic to Fuel Initiative which will:
    • Bring in over $300 million into the Toronto economy which will allow for a two year land tax increase freeze
    • Reduce the price of gas in the city by five to ten cents per litre
      • residence from our neighbouring regions will come to Toronto to fill up, bringing more money into the city
    • Create cleaner air which is good for the environment
  • Reinstate unvaccinated city employees
  • Construct Canada’s largest community centre
    • As Toronto is the largest and most diverse city in Canada, so shall this community centre be. It will bring all people together from all walks of life and bring about unity within the city. We have the tallest tower in Canada, the largest aquarium, and under my leaders we can have the largest community centre which will be another world landmark for Toronto. It will be a place where everyone will want to visit, and by uniting us as one, it  will reduce racism, crime, and build stronger communities. The community centre will consist of the following:
    • Sports facilities
      • A gym for basketball, floor hockey, and other indoor sports
      • A track for track and field events
      • A soccer, football, lacrosse, and cricket field
      • A golf driving range with a chipping and putting green
      • A baseball diamond and batting cages for practice
      • A skating rink for hockey, figure skating, and recreational skating
      • An indoor and outdoor swimming pool
      • A weight and cardio room
      • Tennis and squash courts
      • Volleyball courts
      • A bowling alley
    • Learning facilities
      • A library
      • A computer room
      • A language learning centre to learn all languages including sign language
      • A tutoring centre where students can receive free tutoring
      • Conference rooms for seminars and workshops
      • A recreational room for ping-pong, pool, darts, chess and other board games, a television, etc.
    • Programs that will be provided
      • Job training and entrepreneurial classes
      • Cooking and baking classes
      • Nutrition courses
      • Sports training
      • Drama and music classes
      • After school programs
      • Summer day camps
      • Anger management and addiction control sessions
      • Social programs for senior citizens
    • Other facilities
      • A concert hall 
      • A recording studio for musicians
      • A cafeteria to serve healthy food
      • A childcare centre
  • Get guns off the streets and reduce violence in the City
    • Minimum sentences if convicted of a gun offence
    • Create an anonymous gun buyback program
    • More undercover cops on the streets gathering intelligence
    • Identify gun dealers and implement surveillance
    • Instal gunshot detection technology in at-risk communities
    • Add hidden temporary surveillance cameras until gun violence has been completely eradicated in the at-risk neighbourhood
    • Implement a maximum 25,000 hour community service sentence in addition to the original sentence of anyone convicted of a gun offence
    • Work with the provincial and federal government to stop the smuggling of guns across the US border
    • Implement a one year check in program for anyone convicted of a gun offence and test hands for gun powder residue
    • Counselling programs for ex-gang members
    • Reintegration programs for ex-cons released from prison
  • My plan to prevent gun violence and crime before it happens
    • We must reach out to the kids in the community while they are young and influential. We need to implement programs both in the schools and in the communities for kids from the age of 11 to 16, teaching them about the destructive effects that gun violence has on the victim, the family, the community, innocent bystanders, and also the perpetrators and their families.
    • Young people must understand the consequences of possessing and using a gun
      • possible loss of life
      • emotional impact of the victims family
      • chance of an innocent person being shot
      • possible life sentence for murder
      • possible retaliation and escalation
    • My plan also includes implementing a curriculum in the TDSB called Urban Crime and Its Effects, which will be taught by teachers who can relate to kids in at-risk communities.
      • kids who are fascinated with the street life are not prone to learn from text books or teachers who can’t relate to them. They need teachers with a story to tell, and the teachers must be able to understand where these kids are coming from and the communities that they live in.
      • Who will teach the classes
        • Citizens who grew up in at-risk communities with a degree and are certified to teach in Ontario
        • Reformed gang members with a degree and are certified to teach in Ontario
        • Ex-cons with a pardon and a degree and are certified to teach in Ontario
        • Victims, family members, or friends of gun violence or a serious crime with a degree and are certified to teach in Ontario
        • Retired police officers with a degree and are certified to teach in Ontario
  • Make the TTC safer for passengers and staff
          • install barriers on all TTC station platforms with sliding doors that open simultaneously with the train doors
            • this will prevent random people from getting pushed onto the tracks
            • it will also prevent suicide, because every second that a person is delayed gives them a chance to think it over
          • equip each TTC vehicle with panic buttons within reach of operators alerting police of an emergency priority situation
  • Quicker emergency response units (police, ambulance, fire)
    • On May 25th this year I was travelling south bound on Markham Road just south of Progress Avenue with my campaign manager. We noticed a man leaning back on the guardrail about to fall into the river. We pulled over to help him. He was in need of medical condition. It took first responders (a fire truck) 52 minutes to arrive on scene.
    •  On July 28, 2020 I was involved in a dangerous life threatening situation with a man on the Danforth involving a baseball bat and a one foot pointed wooden object. The man was on drugs and went into a rage when I didn’t have change to give to him. It took the police 45 minutes to arrive to the scene and detain the individual.
  • Hold those in authority accountable for misuse of power, which includes police, landlords, employers, etc.
  • More funding for mental healthcare
    • we should not confuse mental illness with drug addiction
    • Mental illness is a serious problem in Toronto and throughout the world, and it is often times overlooked. We need to provide the proper care for people who suffer from this illness.
  • Work with the provincial government to decrease waiting times at hospitals
  • Improve and expand public transportation
    • Finish the LRT on Eglinton
      • This project has taken over eleven years and it is still not completed. Over 140 businesses were forced to shut their doors and close for good, and it is already over 340 million dollars over budget. The current government promises to have this project completed in the next two years while planning to start other major transportation projects throughout the city. I will guarantee that this project is complete before starting any other project. It is time for Eglinton to return to a state of normalcy
  • Increase the flow of traffic downtown by slowing down the mass construction of condos downtown and fund more park projects
  • Rid the Gardner Expressway of gridlock by providing a ferry service from downtown Toronto to Burlington with stops in Etobicoke, Mississauga, and Oakville
  • Repair potholes throughout the city more expeditiously and compensate vehicle owners for damages
  • Give licensed tow truck drivers a fair playing ground on the 401 and major city highways
    • It is unfair for the tow truck companies, employees, and the people of Toronto to have only a select few companies permitted to tow vehicles on the major highways in the city. The Toronto Tow Zone Pilot is not working in Toronto and needs to be scrapped immediately. During the snow storm on January 17, which costed the city $17 million dollars, there were vehicles stuck on the 401, 427, 400, 409, and the QEW for over 8 hours because every tow truck company, with the exception of the select few, were restricted from serving on these major highways.
  • Create safer bicycle lanes
    • The bicycle lanes are a disaster on the Danforth, Bloor, and throughout the city
    • I will put more visible signs and flashing signal lights for both cyclist and drivers to see clearly
    • I will reduce the patios to only the sidewalks instead of taking up both bicycle and parking spots
      • If the patios are full at one restaurant patrons can visit (support) another restaurant
  • Bring tourism back to Toronto
    • Bring back all major events to the city
    • More film productions and build the entertainment industry in Toronto
    • Give hotels a tax cut on holidays to allow for a decrease in rates