Government of Ontario

Jessica Bell

MPP, University–Rosedale

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Jessica serves as the Ontario NDP critic for Housing, Urban Planning and Tenant Rights. Prior to being elected in June 2018 she served as the founding Executive Director of TTCriders, winning better service and lower fares for Toronto transit riders.

She’s been a lecturer at Ryerson University, the director of the California Food & Justice Coalition and an effective advocate for environmental justice for some of North America's most high profile and effective advocacy organizations. She’s received several leadership awards, including Toronto Community Foundation’s Vital People Award and GreenPAC's political endorsement in 2018 for her lifelong commitment to the environment. 

Jessica is a lifelong community organizer who believes in the power of bringing people together to create real and lasting change.  She lives in University-Rosedale with her partner and two children.

The latest on the issues

August 11, 2022

New Strong Mayors bill is a blow to democracy and civic engagement

One of Doug Ford’s first orders of business after winning the election in 2018 was the euphemistically-termed Better Local Government Act, which cut Toronto’s wards from 45 to 24 in the middle of t... More
July 11, 2022

Help 11 Walmer Road residents get back into their apartments 

My office is currently working with a group of tenants who were evicted in 2019 from 11 Walmer Road due to renovations. Six of these tenants expressed interest in returning and all filed the approp... More
June 28, 2022

Tenants threatened with eviction for using AC window units

Today, I went on Newstalk 1010 with Jerry Agar to talk about the tenants at 130 Jameson who are being threatened with eviction if they don’t remove their dishwashers or window AC units. Many of the... More