Reginald Tull’s 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. Over $320 million has been spent to house the houseless in hotels across Toronto which is a bandaid solution to the homelessness problem. These funds are spent and cannot be reinvested into the city. The average cost to build a 20 story building is $12 million. The money that was wasted on hotels could have built 27 family affordable co-op housing buildings throughout the city.
    • My plan for affordable living:
      •  the first step is to reevaluate spending to ensure no tax dollar is being wasted by improper spending
      • build more houses and buildings at a faster rate and at a lesser cost by having developers bid on each project
      • help fund and work with organizations such Habitat for Humanity to build quality homes for low income families
  • 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
  • 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 minimum 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
  • How to reduce gun violence and shootings in the city
    • My experience in working with at-risk youths, incarcerated adults, and troubled communities dates back to 1995 when I formed a street ministry team. I have also been involved in prison ministry. I am still active in helping to keep kids in school and off the streets in the inner-city communities in Toronto. Along with the other measures that I have put into place, as Mayor of Toronto, I will reduce gun violence in the city by working with the gangs (groups), families, and communities to create a cease fire and truce to prevent retaliatory shootings. I will work together with other organizations, ex-gang (group) members, and community leaders to sit down and meet with rival groups for peace talks to resolve past, present or future conflicts. Shootings will not cease overnight, but this is a process that I will be committed to as Mayor of Toronto, and over the next three years we will see gun violence reduced by 70%.
  • 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. My plan is to implement programs in the schools for kids from the age of 11 to 16, teaching them about the destructive effects that gun violence (and violence in general) has on the victim, the family, the community, innocent bystanders, and also the perpetrators and their families. It is extremely important for young people to understand the social consequences of possessing and using a gun, which are:
      1. possible loss of life
      2. emotional impact of the victims family
      3. chance of an innocent person being shot
      4. possible life sentence for murder
      5. possible retaliation and escalation
    • This program will be implemented as a curriculum in the TDSB called Urban Violence and Its Effects, and it 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 in which they live.
      • Who will teach the classes?
        • Citizens who grew up in at-risk communities with a bachelors degree in Education and are certified to teach in Ontario
        • Reformed ex-gang members (group members) with no criminal record without a pardon, a bachelors degree in Education, and are certified to teach in Ontario
        • Ex-cons with a pardon and a bachelors degree in Education and are certified to teach in Ontario
        • Victims, family members, or friends of gun violence or a serious crime with a bachelors degree in Education and are certified to teach in Ontario
        • Retired or ex-police officers with a bachelors degree in Education and are certified to teach in Ontario
    • I will invest in at-risk communities across the city by implementing special youth programs such as:
      • after school programs
      • career-oriented programs
      • mentorship programs (each one reach one)
      • entrepreneurial training programs
      • skill building programs
        • This will be funded by implementing a toll for non-residents to enter Toronto from the 401, which is the busiest highway in Canada, with volumes surpassing an average of 500,000 vehicles per day, the Queen Elizabeth Way, and the 400
          • the toll will cost $1.25 each way, bringing in the City over $228 million a year
  • Support for small businesses
    • $20,000 for companies that were affected in the 2021 shutdowns that reported a revenue of more than $75,000 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
  • Drastically reduce homelessness
    • I will invest in building quality shelters for homeless people who 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 and wellness 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
    • Upon successfully completing their first seven days, they will receive a $150 gift card to Walmart or a thrift store 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
  • Create a safer and more convenient TTC for passengers and staff
    • More safe
      • install barriers on all TTC station platforms with sliding doors that open simultaneously with the train doors. This will prevent unsafe platform crossings, random pushings onto the tracks, and possible suicides
      • place plain clothed TTC Special Constables on trains and buses
      • equip each TTC vehicle with panic buttons within reach of operators alerting police of an emergency priority situation
      • Make each subway station handicap accessible 
    • More convenient
      • provide free WIFI on all buses and train stations
      • provide charging outlets on all buses and trains
  • Improve and expand public transportation
    • Complete the LRT on Eglinton and get the local businesses and community to normalcy
      • 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.
    • ***In the days to come I will be listing my detailed plan for the improvement and expansion of Toronto’s public transportation***
  • Reduce the Gardiner Expressway of gridlock
    • My plan is to have a ferry service from downtown Toronto to Burlington with stops in Etobicoke, Mississauga, and Oakville
      • Service will run ever hour throughout the day and every 30 minutes during peak hours
      • Each vessel will be able to accommodate 50 automobiles and 300 passengers
      • The view of the Toronto skyline will be breathtaking and picturesque
  • Quicker emergency response units (police, ambulance, fire)
    • We can improve response times by replacing police officers working as secretary and administration staff at police stations by contracting security companies to have a person staff the front desks at each station in order to have more police officers on the streets
      • On May 25th 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 immediate medical attention. It took first responders (a fire truck) 52 minutes to arrive on the scene.
      • Another incident on July 28, involving a dangerous life threatening situation with a man on the Danforth involving a baseball bat and a sharp object. It took the police 45 minutes to arrive to the scene and detain the individual.
  • 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
    • Employer pays $15.50 per hour + $3.00 = $18.50 to the employee
    • Employer is rebated $3.00 per hour that was paid out to the employee at the end of each fiscal year
  • Increase city workers wages by 2.5%
    • Teachers, healthcare workers, garbage 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
  • Affordable childcare
    • Every parent has the right to work and be able to afford child care, and as Mayor I will have childcare based on income and cost of living
  • Reinstate unvaccinated city employees
    • Many City employees were terminated or forced to quit their jobs due to not being vaccinated. It’s your body and it’s your choice. I will reinstate City employees and compensate them for lost wages.
  • 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
  • Hold those in authority accountable for misuse of power, which includes police, landlords, employers, etc.
    • Any abuse of power is unacceptable
    • I will support the Ombudsman to ensure that there is fairness, accountability and transparency in the pubic sector by investigating public complaints and systemic issues within jurisdictions
  • 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
    • The average waiting time at a hospital in Toronto is 7 hours and can be up to over 20 hours depending on where in the city you are
  • Repair potholes throughout the city more expeditiously and compensate vehicle owners for damages
    • If the City is responsible (as it should be) for reimbursing a vehicle owner for damages due to a pothole, the mayor and councillors would be swifter at fixing them all across Toronto
  • 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
  •  Invest in more parks throughout the city

This is a project that a fifteen year old did on me as a mayoral candidate. Thank you Kaz.

À propos de Reginald Tull.

Reginald Tull est né et a grandi à Toronto. Il est père de trois adolescents. Reginald croit qu’il faut redonner à la communauté, aider ceux qui sont dans le besoin et être une voix pour ceux qui n’en ont pas. Moi. Tull a un plan pour les sans-abri, la création d’emplois et les logements abordables. M. Tull est le maire dont Toronto a besoin

Ce que Reginald Tull fera en tant que maire

L’une des premières choses que Reginald Tull fera en tant que maire sera de rendre les maisons plus abordables. Le coût de la vie à Toronto est absurdement élevé. Vivre en ville tout en payant ses frais de scolarité et ses livres est presque impossible pour les étudiants. Pour remédier à cette situation, M. Tull va

  • S’assurer que l’argent des contribuables n’est pas perdu à cause de dépenses inconsidérées, la première étape étant d’analyser les dépenses.

  • Mettre chaque projet en appel d’offres, il est possible de construire plus de maisons et de bâtiments à un rythme plus rapide et pour moins d’argent.

  • aider à financer et à travailler avec des organisations telles que Habitat for Humanity pour construire des maisons de qualité pour les familles à faibles revenus.

  • Tenir les propriétaires responsables de la préservation de conditions de vie sûres, propres et exemptes de rongeurs et d’autres animaux.

Une autre chose que M. Reginald fera en tant que maire est de retirer les armes à feu des rues et de réduire la violence dans la ville. Il y parviendra en

  • La création d’un programme de rachat anonyme des armes à feu

  • Davantage de policiers sous couverture dans les rues pour recueillir des renseignements.

  • Identifiant les vendeurs d’armes et en mettant en place une surveillance

  • ajoutant des caméras de surveillance temporaires cachées jusqu’à ce que la violence armée soit complètement éradiquée dans le quartier à risque.

En tant que maire, Reginald Tull va aussi améliorer les transports publics.

Comment ?

  • M. Tull fournira du wifi gratuit dans tous les bus et toutes les gares.

  • Il fournira également des prises de recharge dans tous les bus et trains.

 Une des dernières choses que M. Reginald fera en tant que maire est d’aider la communauté de plusieurs manières. Il va aider en

  • Augmentant le salaire minimum de 2,5 %.

  • Fournir des unités d’intervention d’urgence plus rapides, lorsque les gens en ont le plus besoin.

  • Soutenir plus de services sociaux pour réduire le nombre de sans-abri.

  • Et il demandera des comptes aux autorités qui abusent de leur pouvoir.