Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

Safe and Affordable Housing Now

How long before we are priced out of the neighborhoods and the city we love?

Ontario cities are in the midst of a housing affordability crisis and Toronto is no exception. 

Instead of tackling our housing affordability crisis, Doug Ford has made the problem worse by ending rent control on all new rental units. 

Every person deserves access to safe, affordable, and livable housing. I want to work with you and other people in Toronto to make this commitment a reality.

Sign the petition below to join me in standing up for affordable housing for all. 

Click here to download a pdf of this petition to print out. 


To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

Whereas Toronto’s residential rental vacancy rate is 1.1%; and

Whereas the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in Toronto is over $2,000/month (highest in the country); and

Whereas the waitlist for social housing in Ontario is nearing 200,000 households; and

Whereas the Ford Government eliminated rent control protections on new rental housing; and

Whereas every person deserves access to safe, affordable, and livable housing.

We the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows:

  • Reverse the recent elimination of rent control protections for new rental units.
  • End Vacancy Decontrol: Landlords should not be able to increase rents to whatever amount they want when a tenant moves out.
  • End Above the Guideline Increases: Repairs and maintenance are a landlord’s responsibility and they should pay for them.
  • Strengthen the Residential Tenancies Act to protect tenants from reno-victions and illegal evictions.
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