Toronto Mayor John Tory said tackling poverty would be a priority.
Last fall Council unanimously adopted a poverty reduction strategy after consulting with thousands of residents.
But the city’s proposed budget fails to include needed investments in affordable transit, childcare and housing to help Toronto’s 585,000 residents living in poverty.
And Council is refusing to implement revenue tools – or find savings in areas such as policing – to fund anti-poverty action.
So we’re holding a “bake sale” to draw attention to Council’s failure to fund anti-poverty action.
Tell the City we won’t accept crumbs. Bake sales and fundraisers are NOT the way to fund poverty reduction. Let`s demand a real investment to build prosperity FOR ALL!
Join us on February 9 at City Hall at 9:00 am for a short rally and bake sale. At 9:30 am we will go to Committee Room 1 to watch Executive Committee debate the budget.
Refreshments and TTC tokens available.
More information at www.povertyreductionto.ca or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organized by members of the Commitment2Community Coalition.