Our Story

 
 

Who we are

Toronto is booming. We are one of the greatest cities in the world. But we are at a crossroads.

Our city is becoming increasingly unaffordable and income inequality is widening faster than ever before. People, communities, and an entire generation are being squeezed out.  

It doesn’t have to be this way. Toronto can live up to its potential as a great and progressive city.

The decisions made at Toronto City Hall can either take our city along a more progressive path or down a deepening divide.

That's why we are coming together from across the city to organize as as a progressive voice in Toronto. Together we can build a city that works for everyone. 

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Progress Toronto is a not-for-profit organization that advocates and organizes for a more democratic, socially just, and progressive city. 

You can see more about our team of Founding Advisors and Directors here. 


What we do

We believe the path to building a progressive city is through building power and changing power.

We aren't shy about politics. Political decisions, the choices made at City Hall, can make or break Toronto. 

That's why we work with people, community, organizations, and movements to advance a broad progressive vision for Toronto.

We are connecting people to democratic power through mobilization and engagement in decision making at Toronto City Hall. That means running and supporting campaigns to put progressive solutions onto the city's agenda and organizing to win. 

We also work to increase transparency and accountability at City Hall by sharing how Councillors are voting on key issues and, in some cases, who is lobbying them.

 

Electing Progressive Champions for Toronto

City Council does not reflect the diversity of our city and many Councillors are out of touch with the day-to-day experiences of the people they represent.

Meanwhile, Toronto is facing critical issues today. The status quo isn't working and we need strong, progressive leaders who can demand better to create meaningful change. Progress Toronto is about building a movement that can make this happen, about building the momentum to truly transform our city.

To build a more progressive city, we need more progressive City Councillors (decision makers) elected. The 2018 election is our opportunity. This year we will work to elect new progressive champions in key city council races in Toronto.  

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