Downtown East Toronto is in the midst of an overdose and housing crisis and we can see the challenges everywhere around us. Last summer, the one year Downtown East Action Plan, initiated by Councillors Wong-Tam and Troisi, was adopted by Council. The Plan includes 36 actions to address the areas of mental health, substance abuse, housing and homelessness, public safety, economic opportunities, and parks and public realm.
There is now a proposal for a 5-Year Action Plan for the Downtown East that will build and expand upon the work of the 12-Month Action Plan that has been in effect since last year.
On Wednesday, June 26, the Economic & Community Development Committee will vote on the plan. It will be considered by City Council on July 16, subject to the actions of the Committee.
It is extremely important to have the 5 Year Plan adopted by Council. Please sign the petition to support the Plan today.