Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

News & Events

March 4, 2024

RSVP: Energy and Affordability Town Hall

I am hosting a town hall on March 6 with MPP Peter Tabuns (Toronto-Danforth) and special guests from Environmental Defence and the Clean Air Alliance on how to protect your pocketbook and o... More
March 1, 2024

Community Recognition Awards 2024

This past weekend, we held our annual Community Recognition Awards and I am once again elated to celebrate all the wonderful contributions made by each of the recipients. It is their work that mak... More
February 21, 2024

NDP, Patients sound the alarm after losing family physician to “executive health” medical clinic with yearly fee of $4,995

NDP, Patients sound the alarm after losing family physician to “executive health” medical clinic with yearly fee of $4,995 More
February 2, 2024

2024 Tenant Guide: Get Your Copy

The 2024 Tenant Guide is your source for the most up-to-date resources for protecting your tenancy.  Click here to download your digital copy of the 2024 Tenant Guide. More
February 1, 2024

Bell: The Ford government needs to stop wasting time and get serious about housing

QUEEN’S PARK – Official Opposition NDP housing critic Jessica Bell (University – Rosedale) released the following statement in response to the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA’s) update on Ont... More
February 1, 2024

Housing Town Hall

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. Come to our housing town hall, voice ... More
January 30, 2024

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 peop... More
January 25, 2024

Stop Fossil Fuel Energy Expansion

January 19, 2024

"Devastating loss:” Families impacted by west-end daycare closure join Bell, NDP call for more childcare spaces

TORONTO – Official Opposition NDP MPP Jessica Bell (University—Rosedale) joined families impacted by the closure of a west-end childcare facility today to call for more childcare and daycare option... More
January 17, 2024

Provinces housing starts hit lows amidst crisis; NDP says Ford’s Conservatives missing the mark

QUEEN’S PARK – Official Opposition NDP Housing critic Jessica Bell (University – Rosedale) and critic for Municipal Affairs Jeff Burch (Niagara Centre) are calling on Ford’s Conservatives to stop w... More
January 15, 2024

Condo living should be pleasant, not miserable.

Living in a condo can be a pleasant, more affordable, and lower-maintenance housing choice for many. Condo living can also be a misery for some – and it’s those people who call our office. Condo re... More
January 10, 2024

RSVP: multi-faith community roundtable and lunch

On Tuesday, February 13 at noon please join me and faith leaders from across University-Rosedale for a roundtable discussion at Queen’s Park. You will have the chance to meet with me, connect with ... More
January 8, 2024

Motion 61: Short-Term Rental Registry

Toronto has long been a battleground between investors who want to make a lot of money and renters who just want a home. Right now, there are over 12,000 short-term rentals advertised on Airbnb av... More
January 5, 2024

Stand Up for Well-Funded Heath Care

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
December 15, 2023

ACTION ALERT! Help Carmen return home!

Help Carmen return home  Yesterday, Carmen was forcibly evicted from her home at 1442 Lawrence Ave by sheriffs.  The sheriff changed the locks on Carmen’s home when she left to pay the landlord th... More
December 12, 2023

RSVP: multi-faith community roundtable lunch

On Tuesday, February 13 at noon please join me and faith leaders from across University-Rosedale for a roundtable discussion at Queen’s Park. You will have the chance to meet with me, connect with ... More
December 12, 2023

Six things you need to know about the Auditor General’s annual report

The Auditor General’s job is to audit government agencies, departments, and government-funded institutions and assess whether they are working as they should, from school boards to emergency rooms ... More
December 12, 2023

2023 Auditor General Report Highlights

Recently the Auditor General provided his annual report. Below is a summary of key reports.  Science Centres   “The recent relocation decision was not fully informed and based on preliminary and ... More
December 7, 2023

NDP MPPs call on Ford government to pause tearing down rental buildings

TORONTO - MPP Jessica Bell (University-Rosedale), NDP Housing critic, and MPP Kristyn Wong-Tam MPP (Toronto Centre) joined No Demovictions and tenants at 25 St Mary St to introduce a new NDP motion... More
December 4, 2023

Dec. 4, 2023 To help renters and first-time home buyers, NDP calls for short-term rental crackdown

QUEEN’S PARK – NDP Housing critic Jessica Bell issued the following statement in response to today’s report by Desjardins concluding that short-term rentals have significantly impacted housing affo... More
December 4, 2023

Here’s my take on the Conservatives new affordable housing bill, and why I think it falls short on addressing housing affordability

This November, the Conservatives proposed a new definition of affordable housing that developers must meet to qualify for a developer fee exemption for that home. We just completed amendments today... More
December 4, 2023

Participate in 2024 pre-budget consultations

The province has begun pre-budget consultations and is seeking feedback from Ontarians for the 2024 Budget. Pre-budget consultations are an excellent opportunity to ensure you get your voice on the... More
November 20, 2023

Bell: Ford’s Conservatives have left tenants in vulnerable housing situations with nowhere to turn

QUEEN’S PARK – Only four out of 13 landlords who were fined for bad faith evictions actually paid the fines they owed according to a new CBC report. The Report also shows that the current accountab... More
November 16, 2023

Tenant Social November 29

  Please join us at our upcoming tenant social on Wednesday, November 29th from 6-8pm at Knox Church, 630 Spadina Avenue in the Winchester room. All are welcome! Use the form below to RSVP   More
November 16, 2023

Join Our End of Year Party!

  You’re invited to our End of Year Party! Please click here for RSVP 6:00pm-8:00pm, Tuesday, Dec. 12th Tranzac Club 292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto, ON M5S 2M7 Food and non-alcohol drink will be prov... More
October 24, 2023

Stiles’ NDP brings Homes Ontario to Queen’s Park - a solution to get the province back in the business of building housing

QUEEN’S PARK – Homes Ontario, Marit Stiles and the Ontario NDP’s solution to get the province back in the business of building housing, will go for debate in Queen’s Park today.   The NDP has table... More
October 23, 2023

NDP: The Conservative spiral continues: another bad decision reversed, what else is the Ford government hiding?

QUEEN’S PARK – Marit Stiles, Leader of the Official Opposition NDP, released the following statement responding to the government’s latest flip-flop in their spiraling corruption scandal:  “Ministe... More
October 19, 2023

Chinatown Community Lunch

We would love to invite each and every one of you to join our upcoming Chinatown Community Lunch! This special event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, Oct.29th, 2023 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at A... More
October 12, 2023

Where’s the student voice in our housing plan?

Justin Cowen is a PhD student studying pancreatic cancer at the University of Toronto. When his apartment building in Toronto was bought by corporate landlord, Harrington Housing, he became a victi... More
October 3, 2023

Greenbelt Victory

Ontarians were outraged when the Conservatives reversed their election promise and approved development on 15 parcels of Greenbelt land owned by developers with ties to the government. Now Ontarian... More