Government of Ontario

Jessica Bell

MPP, University–Rosedale

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MPP Jessica Bell is the Ontario NDP critic for housing, leading the work to ensure everyone in Ontario has a home they can afford. 

Prior to being elected in June 2018, Jessica was the co-founder and executive director of rider-led organization, TTCriders, winning better service and lower fares, a lecturer at Toronto Metropolitan University, and director of the California Food & Justice Coalition. 


The latest on the issues

August 31, 2023

Student Housing Forum

Are you a student? Having trouble with your landlord? Is your housing too expensive? Toronto has a housing crisis. Many U of T, OCAD, and TMU students are living in housing that’s not safe, clean,... More
August 8, 2023

RSVP: Is it time for commercial rent control?

Register in advance for this meeting here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. On Monday, August 28 from 4-5 pm, I am hosting... More
July 19, 2023

This isn’t about free rent, it’s about fairness

It costs, on average, more than $3,100 a month to rent a modest two-bedroom unit in Toronto. With these prices, a minimum wage worker needs to work 135 hours a week to make ends meet.  Rents are sk... More