Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

News & Events

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 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
December 15, 2021

On eve of Housing Summit, NDP calls for five immediate actions to address housing crisis

QUEEN'S PARK — Ontario NDP Housing critic Jessica Bell (University—Rosedale) announced five specific actions the Ford government can and should do right now to tackle Ontario's housing affordabilit... More
December 10, 2021

Ford should make developers build affordable homes everywhere: NDP MPP

TORONTO — NDP housing critic Jessica Bell has tabled a motion at Queen’s Park calling on Premier Ford to require developers to build affordable homes everywhere, not just near major transit station... More
December 8, 2021

NDP: Ford’s housing ‘task force’ looking like a farce

TORONTO — The NDP’s critic for Housing Jessica Bell (University-Rosedale) says Doug Ford's decision to appoint a multi-millionaire banker as the chair of his Housing Affordability Task Force adds i... More
December 7, 2021

Faith community roundtable December 15

This has been a difficult year for so many. Many of us have looked to our community's faith leaders and faith groups for support and guidance. As faith leaders, I know that you each have insight i... More
December 7, 2021

NDP MPP bill would return Mount Pleasant Cemetery to public ownership

QUEEN’S PARK — NDP MPP Jessica Bell (University–Rosedale) will table a new bill Tuesday to enshrine Mount Pleasant Cemeteries as a public trust to prevent the multi-billion-dollar asset from perman... More
December 6, 2021

NDP bill would let condo owners take disputes to tribunal instead of court

Tribunal should settle disputes like condo fee arguments or common room repairs TORONTO — NDP Housing critic and MPP for University–Rosedale Jessica Bell has introduced a motion for the Ford govern... More
December 5, 2021

It's time for the Condo Authority Tribunal to resolve the disputes that matter

Add your name below to send a letter to Premier Ford, Minister of Government and Consumer Services Ross Romano, and your MPP to call on the Ford government to pass MPP Jessica Bell's motion to exp... More
December 2, 2021

Auditor General’s Annual Report Investigates Surgeries, Land-Use Planning, Homelessness, and more

Ontario’s Auditor General, Bonnie Lysyk, released her comprehensive 2021 Annual Report this week. The AG’s annual report investigates various government and government-regulated sectors in Ontario ... More
November 29, 2021

Here's what I said about the Rent Stabilization Act in the legislature

We have a housing crisis in Toronto 40% of people pay unaffordable rent Wages are not keeping up with housing prices or rent hikes Renters deserve affordable housing and stability ... More
November 27, 2021

Landlord Tenant Board doubles down on discriminatory treatment toward tenants

By MPP Jessica Bell Duty council lawyers have been sounding the alarm for months that landlord matters are routinely scheduled ahead of tenant matters at the Landlord & Tenant Board (LTB).  Thi... More
November 20, 2021

Demand $10 per day child care

Parents in other provinces have already received word their child care fees will drop by half next year, while Ontario parents have no hope in sight. Parents don’t want to hear any more excuses. Th... More
November 19, 2021

As road deaths rise, NDP and advocates table bill for tougher enforcement to make streets safe

TORONTO — NDP MPPs Jessica Bell (University–Rosedale), Doly Begum (Scarborough–Southwest) and Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale–High Park) will force a vote on legislation to bring in tougher penalties fo... More
November 18, 2021

Here’s what I said about the Govt’s Fall Economic Statement in the Legislature this week

This week, I was proud to speak to Bill 43, the Ford government’s Fall Economic Statement. This is a summary of what I said: I told the gov’t off for cutting $467M from education, and called for i... More
November 18, 2021

I raise your concerns about the Gov’t’s Long Term Care Home bill in the legislature

This week, I was proud to speak on Bill 37, the Government’s bill to reform the long-term care home sector. Bill 37 sets non-binding targets for increasing staffing care to residents to four hours... More
November 9, 2021

NDP MPPs introduce anti-money laundering bill to make homes affordable

No more numbered companies buying up homes anonymously, says NDP (full press conference here)  TORONTO — NDP Housing critic Jessica Bell (University-Rosedale) and Parkdale-High Park MPP Bhutila Kar... More