100 signatures reached
To: Toronto City Council
Petition Toronto City Council to Lower Prices
Whereas “The average price of a one-bedroom apartment in Toronto has jumped 23% since [...] last year, standing at $2,532 monthly” (CBC - Jan. 2023);
And whereas TTC fares have increased, for both adults and students, coming with a 9% cut to service compared to pre-pandemic levels and went up again in April 2023;
We the undersigned petition Toronto City Council to:
Call on the provincial government to legislate rent rollbacks and rent controls for all renters in Ontario, so that nobody is compelled to pay more than 20% of their household income on rent;
Roll back and eliminate transit fares, to ensure accessible service for all working people including low income people, seniors, people with disabilities, youth and students.
Why is this important?
We are a group of community members in Toronto’s west end who are feeling the effects of high inflation and soaring cost of living. High prices are making it difficult for working people to pay for housing, food and fuel. We are worried about the impact this is having on people throughout our community, and we are organizing to do something about it!
We want to see action from all levels of government – municipal, provincial and federal– to roll back and control prices for basic necessities. These include rent and mortgage payments, gasoline and heating fuel, groceries and transit fares. Governments in Canada have used price controls on several occasions, to help maintain an affordable cost of living for working people. They need to do it again now!
We are committed to fighting for our community through petition campaigns, meetings with local politicians, networking with like-minded community groups, public events and more. We are prepared to do whatever it takes to win lower prices!