Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

News & Events

April 6, 2022

Act Now: Keep Health Care Public

University Rosedale is home to many heroic health care professionals, as well as Canada’s best hospitals, including Prince Margaret, Toronto General, Mount Sinai, Toronto Western, Sick Kids, and Wo... More
April 4, 2022

Update on government housing bill 109, committee sign-up

Government Bill 109, The More Homes for Everyone Act, stated purpose is to speed up housing construction. Among other things, the Act formalizes the MZO process and sets up penalties municipaliti... More
March 28, 2022

ACT NOW: Homes are for people first!

While individual buyers are required to publicly register the property they own, investors can set up numbered corporations, trusts and partnerships that are allowed to buy and sell property anonym... More
March 24, 2022

Businesses still waiting to receive promised gov't financial aid

My office is still receiving emails and calls from small businesses in University Rosedale who are having difficulty receiving the financial aid they were promised by the Ontario government.   Duri... More
March 23, 2022

ACT NOW: Address the opioid crisis

Like many communities in Ontario, Toronto's Kensington Market is seeing a sharp rise in drug poisoning and fatal overdoses. While the provincial government should be working with community stakeho... More
March 22, 2022

On World Water Day, NDP MPP re-introduces bill to reduce microfibres in Ontario waters

QUEEN'S PARK — Jessica Bell (University-Rosedale) will re-introduce her bill to ensure all washing machines sold in Ontario are equipped with a filter that reduces the shed of microfibres into wate... More
March 10, 2022

Stop the clawback of Ontario Trillium Benefits from TCHC tenants

Toronto Community Housing Corporation tenants have contacted our office in distress after the Canadian Revenue Agency said they are clawing back hundreds of dollars in Ontario Trillium Benefits.  ... More
March 9, 2022

Commercial rent control survey: we want to hear from you!

Small businesses in University Rosedale and across Ontario have been decimated by this pandemic. Many were offered meagre and inadequate supports and many more received nothing at all. However, eve... More
March 8, 2022

Meeting for Tenants of 30 & 35 Charles St. W. March 28 at 6:00 PM

Open to all tenants at 30 & 35 Charles St. West. Please RSVP here in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Conta... More
March 3, 2022

Action Alert! Demand the government pass Bill 54 to protect vulnerable road users now.

Send a message to Minister Mulroney and House Leader Paul Calandra now! Demand the government pass Bill 54 to protect vulnerable road users now.  Bill 54, the Vulnerable Road Users Law (VRUL) if ap... More
March 3, 2022

Ford’s Bill 88 keeps gig-workers underpaid, unprotected

This week the government introduced Bill 88 the Working for Workers Act. This bill is the second slim omnibus bill the government is promoting as pro-worker, with a focus on minimum standards for a... More
March 1, 2022

NDP reintroduces ban on COVID evictions

MPPs say evictions should be off until pandemic officially over More
February 26, 2022

Call in or join us online for a virtual town hall with MPP Jessica Bell!

Join MPP Jessica Bell and residents of University–Rosedale for a virtual and telephone town hall on March 9 at 7 pm. During our meeting, we will discuss the issues facing our community and provin... More
February 26, 2022

Horwath’s NDP forces vote on $1.3B to tackle surgery backlog

Andrea Horwath’s Official Opposition NDP will force a vote in the legislature on Monday on funding and a strategy to tackle the overwhelming backlog of surgeries. Background Horwath will mov... More
February 12, 2022

Approve the construction of 59 modular homes for the homeless

Last year, the City of Toronto asked the Ford government to fast-track approval for a supportive housing project in Willowdale. But that approval never came, leaving families waiting in shelters o... More
February 10, 2022

Demand Real Rent Control Now

Toronto has a housing affordability crisis. People are sleeping in parks. Families have to wait up to a decade to move into community housing. Rent is too expensive. And only the richest 5% of inco... More
February 8, 2022

NDP response to Housing report

QUEEN'S PARK — Ontario NDP Housing critic Jessica Bell said she is closely reviewing the Ford government's housing report, released Tuesday, and issued the following statement:"Ontarians are being ... More
February 4, 2022

There's no place for hate in our city

Not yet subscribed to our weekly newsletter? Learn what we know about the Toronto convoy so far, tips for staying safe, and where you can report hate and harassment here.  Dear Neighbour,This weeke... More
February 1, 2022

Open Letter to Metrolinx re: Siting of GO transit layover facility in the Don Valley

We are so lucky to have the Don Valley ravine system running through University Rosedale.  It's our job to protect it.  In response to community concerns, I am writing a public sign-on letter to tr... More
January 31, 2022

NDP calls for attainable homes people can afford to be a requirement of provincial land sales

NDP says Ford government’s claim that affordable housing’s not a provincial responsibility is bogus QUEEN'S PARK — Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and NDP Housing critic Jessica Bell said attaina... More
January 27, 2022

Tenants Meeting for 35 Walmer Road

  Open to all tenants at 35 Walmer Road. Please RSVP here in advance  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Contact our office... More
January 21, 2022

NDP puts five urgent changes on the table for Housing Summit

QUEEN'S PARK — With a Housing Summit planned for Wednesday, Ontario NDP Housing critic Jessica Bell (University—Rosedale) is calling for five specific proposals to be on the table — things she said... More
January 21, 2022

UniRose Community Recognition Awards!

My Community Recognition Awards will recognize and thank individuals and groups for their outstanding efforts in the community. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the amazing things that... More
January 18, 2022

Pass the Vulnerable Road Users Law!

Everyone has a right to feel safe on our roads, including drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, seniors, kids, and emergency road workers. But right now, our streets aren't safe. Each day, an average of ... More
January 10, 2022

Join us for a Community Zoom Meeting

MPP Jessica Bell will be hosting a Community Zoom Meeting on Sunday, February 6th starting at 12:00pm. All University-Rosedale residents and their families. are welcome to join. We'd love to have ... More
January 6, 2022

UniRose Return to School Survey

As COVID-19 cases climb and students set to return to classrooms full-time on January 17, I want to learn more about your thoughts, feelings, and attitudes towards the reopening of schools in Unive... More
January 6, 2022

ACT NOW: Demand a safe return to schools now!

During the pandemic, Ontarians have experienced the longest school closures in Canada. We can’t afford another year of disruptions, closures, or painful remote and hybrid learning.  Kids deserve be... More
January 6, 2022

Keep Mount Pleasant Public!

The nearly 200-year-old Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries (MPGC) trust operated with public participation until the late 1980s. By the 1990s, it began to operate as a private commercial bus... More
January 6, 2022

NDP calls for grants and other supports to save jobs, local businesses

QUEEN’S PARK — Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is calling for urgent grants to get small Ontario businesses and workers to the other side of Premier Doug Ford’s lockdown.   “Jobs, fam... More
December 17, 2021

Horwath proposes worker, small business support package be put in place now

  HAMILTON — Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is proposing that a package of worker and small business supports be put in place now for any person or local business that... More