Tell Ford: No Cuts to Toronto Schools!

Tell Ford: No Cuts to Toronto Schools!

This Friday, Ford's government is expected to make a major announcement on more cuts to education.
PC Education Minister Lisa Thompson is expected to sneak in a major announcement to cut public education this week, while students are off school and parents are busy with March Break. Queen's Park needs to hear from you this week before their announcement Friday. Sign and share our petition.
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Heated exchange on Toronto’s Homeless Crisis

Heated exchange on Toronto’s Homeless Crisis

Patricia O’Connell, the Executive Director of Sistering, has been advocating and fighting for vulnerable communities and women for decades. Last week, she stood up to the Mayor and City Councillors to demand they invest more in affordable housing and shelters - that they do more to save lives. She gets into a heated exchange with a City Councillor who tries to pass off the responsibility. Patricia stands her ground and inspires all of us. See the full video here.

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Open Letters on Toronto's Homelessness Crisis

Open Letters on Toronto's Homelessness Crisis

A network of advocates across the city working tirelessly to save the lives of people experiencing homelessness, are releasing three open letters. They are signed by hundreds of artists, academics, and prominent people from the business community, all joining together to call on Mayor Tory and City Council to vote to declare a State of Emergency on housing and homelessness at City Council this week. See the letters and full list here.

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Petition on Toronto Homeless Crisis

Petition on Toronto Homeless Crisis

This Wednesday, January 30, Toronto City Council is debating whether or not they take action on our homelessness and housing crisis in Toronto.

With extreme cold warnings in place, a record number of people experiencing homelessness, an affordable housing crisis in our city, and an overflowing shelter system, it’s time Mayor Tory and Toronto City Council declared our homelessness and housing crisis a State of Emergency.   Read more and take action.

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Tell Council to Stop Ford’s TTC Grab!

Tell Council to Stop Ford’s TTC Grab!

Thursday city council debates Premier Ford’s plan to steal valuable pieces of our TTC — including our subway system. Use our action form send an email directly to your councillor and the mayor.

Ford’s grab of the TTC won’t improve our commutes. It will make fares even higher and leave us with less say over our transit system.

City Council votes this Thursday. Tell Mayor Tory and your city councillor to stand up to Ford and vote to the stop the giveaway of the TTC. Take action now: https://www.progresstoronto.ca/ttc-grab-take-action.

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Rally at City Hall

Rally at City Hall

On Thursday, December 13, city council will debate Premier Doug Ford’s plan to break apart our TTC and steal away valuable pieces of it — including our subway system.

Ford’s grab of the TTC won’t improve our commutes. It will make fares even higher and leave us with less say over our transit system.

TTCriders, Progress Toronto, and organizations from across the city are rallying at 12:30pm at City Hall this Thursday. Join us! https://www.progresstoronto.ca/rally-for-ttc

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The New Term of Council

This is an exciting week in local politics! It is the beginning of the new term of city council and the school board. Councillors and trustees are being sworn in and decision-making processes are being set up!

At Progress Toronto, we are getting ready for the work ahead and we need your help!

We want to send you updates and actions that are most relevant to you — to let you know how your local councillor or trustee is voting on key issues and help you get in touch with them to advocate for a more progressive Toronto.

To do this, make sure you’re subscribed to our email list and with your postal code. With your postal code, we are able to determine what ward you live in and your councillor.

Add your information here so we can send you local and relevant emails: http://eepurl.com/doMMqP

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Vote Today!

Vote Today!

Vote before 8pm Today! Progress Toronto volunteers are calling and texting to get out the vote for progressive candidates in key school board and city council races across the city!  

We’ve been running a strong and effective grassroots campaign that mobilized hundreds of volunteers in swing polls across Toronto, focused on unseating some of Toronto’s worst councillors and getting a dozen progressive candidates elected to the school board and city council.

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Progress Toronto launches process for identifying Progressive Champions - and council’s worst villains

Progress Toronto launches process for identifying Progressive Champions - and council’s worst villains

September 19, 2018
For Immediate Release

Toronto, ON - Despite the ongoing chaos Premier Doug Ford has created in Toronto, the election is little more than 30 days away and so is Toronto’s opportunity to elect Progressive Champions and unseat some of city council’s worst villains in key local races.

Today, Progress Toronto launched online surveys for candidates in the upcoming municipal election. One is for candidates for city council, and the other is for candidates for Toronto District School Board trustee. Both surveys ask questions about candidates’ commitment to tackling key issues at stake in building a progressive city.  

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