We’re calling on all candidates running in the 2022 Toronto Election to take the Affordable Housing Pledge for this next term of Council.
53 councillor candidates and 6 mayoral candidates have taken the Pledge so far.
View the candidates who have taken the Affordable Housing Pledge.
Red dots represent the wards in which at least one candidate has take the Affordable Housing Pledge
Rents are unaffordable for
nearly half of Toronto renters. The unaffordability rate is roughly 10% higher for South Asian, Black and Chinese households than non-racialized households. The eviction filing rate in Humber River-Black Creek is six times as high as Scarborough North: overall neighbourhoods with a greater proportion of Black renters have double the eviction filing rate of other neighbourhoods.
If Toronto wants to grow equitably, we need to acknowledge
housing is a fundamental human right. That means everyone has the right to a home that is:
Affordable – the cost of housing still leaves households money for food and other essentials
Habitable – a safe, secure and healthy environment
Accessible – to people of all ages and all abilities to live with dignity
Secure – protecting residents from arbitrary eviction
Served by public infrastructure and close to employment, education and services
2022 Toronto Election Candidates: We’re calling on you to pledge your support for the following seven practical steps towards making Toronto a fairer and more equitable city for ALL.
THE PLEDGE: Housing that is
Deepen the benefits of Toronto’s housing investments
I pledge: To combine rent supplements with existing City housing initiatives to create homes that are truly affordable for Toronto’s lowest income earners.
Preserve the affordable housing we already have
I pledge: To progressively expand Toronto’s Multi-Unit Residential Acquisitions Program to keep more rental properties affordable forever.
Housing that is
Learn about a building’s condition from the people who live there
I pledge: To establish protocols to ensure tenants have an active voice in the evaluation of their homes, with enough Bylaw Enforcement Officers to do the job.
Housing that is
Direct public investment to homes that are accessible to all
I pledge: To champion Universal Design in all new apartment buildings so that anyone of any age or ability can move into and stay in their homes.
To ensure the City’s centralized waiting lists effectively match disabled applicants with the appropriate housing.
Housing that is
I pledge: To expand the City’s eviction prevention programs, rent supports and housing stabilization supports to enable tenants to remain in their homes and challenge bad faith evictions.
close to services and infrastructure
Make the most of our public infrastructure
I pledge: To facilitate the creation of shared housing, second suites, walk-up apartments, townhouses and other “gentle density” throughout Toronto.
Putting the pledges
Fulfill Toronto’s commitment to the right to housing
I pledge: To finally create and fully fund the Office of the Housing Commissioner in 2023.
Candidates, to take this pledge please fill out this form:
Candidates who have taken the Affordable Housing Pledge
The Affordable Housing Pledge is a set of seven practical steps that could help to make Toronto a fairer and more equitable city for all residents.
The following Mayoral and Councillor candidates have taken the Affordable Housing Pledge.
NOTE: Taking the Affordable Housing Pledge does not equal an endorsement of any kind by Right to Housing Toronto. We encourage voters to do their own research into the platforms of Councillor candidates in their Ward and those running for Mayor.
Acton, Blake Arrobas, Avraham Atkinson, Darren Brown, Chloe-Marie Buckingham, Drew Caputolan, Elvira Clarke, Kevin Climenhaga, Sarah HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE D’Cruze, Phillip HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Deville, Cory HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Efimovskikh, Alexey Gamk, Isabella Gupta, Arjun Handjis, Peter Hatton, Robert Hossain, Monowar Hossain, Soaad Jamal, Khadijah Langenfeld, Kris Letonja, John HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Luk, Tony Malek, Ferin Penalosa, Gil HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Punwasi, Stephen Renée, D!ONNE Schwartz, Kyle Singh, Knia Srivastava, Sandeep HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Tory, John Tull, Reginald Yan, Jack
Ward 1 – Etobicoke North
Abbey, Abraham Britton, Bill Chand, Subhash Courtney, Alistair HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Crisanti, Vincent Garcia, Michelle Genser, John Minhas, Avtar Narang, Dev Noor, Christopher Ozzoude, Charles HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Pell, Donald Santos, Kristian HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Santos, Ricardo Sharma, Mohit HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Stephen, Keith
Ward 2 – Etobicoke Centre
Habus, Catherine Hashimi, Maryam Holyday, Stephen Raufi, Sam Yanuziello, Thomas HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE
Ward 3 – Etobicoke-Lakeshore
Ari, Zeynel Grimes, Mark Hu, Bonnie HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Markovic, Mary Morley, Amber HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Valle, Marco
Ward 4 –
Agrell, Siri HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Gorham, Andrew Jurik, Christopher Lhamo, Chemi HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Perks, Gord HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Yuen, Steve
Ward 5 –
Nunziata, Frances Padovani, Chiara HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Takang, Gabriel HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE
Ward 6 –
Arkin, Mike HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Canning, Basil Pasternak, James Schrier, Hope
Ward 7 –
umber River-Black Creek
Coombs, Amanda HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Mammoliti, Christopher Perruzza, Anthony HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE
Ward 8 –
Colle, Mike Davidovits, Philip Maiolo, Domenico Sambasivam, Evan HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Weston, Wendy
Ward 9 –
Bravo, Alejandra HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Fogel, Simon Gonzales, Grant Houghron, Mosea Jamal, Shaker HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Leca, Steven Maydansky, Jacob Shorter, Lazare HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Spencer, Allie
Ward 10 –
Achampong, Rocco Cooke, Robb Engelberg, April Enslen, Kyle HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE George, Peter Malik, Ausma HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Nation, Karlene Nikolareizi, Laura-Maria Puci, Arber Samardzic, Igor Soltermann, Stephanie Zodian, Andrei
Ward 11 –
Arvizu, Axel HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Borrelli, Michael Buxton Potts, Robin HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Di Pasquale, Norm HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Fielder, David Golding, Adam HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Layman, Andrew HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Lovering, Peter Pang, Alison Saxe, Dianne Shon, Heather Therrien, Pierre
Ward 12 –
Ashworth, Bryan Corpuz, Antonio Matlow, Josh HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Murphy, Bob
Ward 13 – Toronto Centre
Avila, Miguel HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Johnson, Colin HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Lester, Ryan Manalo, Dan Cortez Marshall, Cleveland Moise, Chris HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Murphy, Caroline Ramsumair, Dev HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Ward, Nicki
Ward 14 –
Abro, Wali HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE De Marco, John Dyson, James Fletcher, Paula HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Walcott, Denise HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE
Ward 15 –
Don Valley West
Ricci, David HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Robinson, Jaye Sharp, Sheena HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Vaz, Gregory
Ward 16 – Don Valley East
Alim, Samina Alvarez-Bardales, Walter HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Asimakis, George Burnside, Jon Kargiannakis, Stella Ksiazek, Stephen Mahovlich, Colin Mousley, Jonathan HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Pachis, Nick Popov, Dimitre Simms, John
Ward 17 – Don Valley North
Carroll, Shelley HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Christoff, Daryl Ekanayake, Sandakie Knott, Justin Lindow, Angela Xu, Calvin
Ward 18 – Willowdale
Cheng, Lily Lee, Daniel O’Brien Fehr, Markus Shahban, Elham
Ward 19 – Beaches-East York
Auger, Sébastien Bradford, Brad Braniff, Donna Marra, Frank HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Smith, Adam HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Thompson, Steven HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Worden, Jennie HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE
Ward 20 –
Ahmed, Sharif HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Berardinetti, Lorenzo Crawford, Gary David, Corey HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Kandavel, Parthi HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Mills, Philip HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Rupasinghe, Kevin HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE
Ward 21 –
Ayub, Muhammad Beatty, Paul Daniel, Hansie Lisciandro, Luigi Thompson, Michael Vadivelu, Kiri
Ward 22 –
Internicola, Anthony Khatchadourian, Serge Lin, Roland Mantas, Antonios Mantas, Nick Wu, Bill
Ward 23 –
Francis, Phillip Jones, Virginia Lai, Cynthia Myers, Jamaal HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE
Ward 24 –
Ainslie, Paul HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Desai, Habiba Parker, Vivian HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Ross, Keiosha
Ward 25 –
Fernando, Ashan HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE Kanakaratnam, Jacinta HAS TAKEN THE PLEDGE McKelvie, Jennifer