Toronto is experiencing a climate emergency. Our communities are facing increasing heatwaves, flooding and pollution. At the same time, Toronto is becoming more unaffordable. We know a better future is possible for our city - one that is sustainable, equitable and liveable.
Read the 2023 Greener City for All Platform and you can also read our analysis of leading candidates.
Toronto City Council has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2040, and implementing its ambitious TransformTO climate plan to get there. This goal is only achievable with more funding, capacity, and action on a much bigger scale than we’re seeing now. Scaling up climate action also brings big improvements to people’s lives by creating jobs, improving transit, and building more affordable housing. We want to see the next Mayor of Toronto commit to the following actions:
Toronto needs a strong plan to help communities prepare for and respond to the impacts of extreme weather, including flooding and heatwaves. More intense rainfall and storms leave many Toronto residents with flooded basements and expensive damage, and many of us experience potentially dangerous conditions during heat waves. We’re looking for candidates to commit to:
Reducing waste means more than just dealing with overflowing garbage bins and picking up litter. Toronto’s Zero Waste and Circular Economy commitments will reduce waste, prevent pollution, create local jobs and avoid greenhouse gas emissions from extracting and wasting resources. This is critical to achieving the Net Zero climate plan. In order to protect communities, human health, and our shared environment, we call on the next Mayor to work with City Council to achieve the following actions.