The Road Ahead: How Will Toronto Rebuild After the Crisis?
The City of Toronto has taken its first steps on the road to rebuilding and recovering by slowly resuming some activities and operations in the city. Although the end goal is still too far out, now is the time to strategize for the safest and most effective reopening. On June 23, join the C.D. Howe Institute’s webinar with Joe Cressy, City Councillor and the Chair of Toronto’s Board of Health, who will share his insights on kickstarting the local economy.
C.D. Howe Institute events and webinars are open to members and their guests.
Joe Cressy, City Councillor, City of Toronto; Chair of the Board of Health, Toronto Public Health
Joe is the City Councillor for Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York, and Chair of the Board of Health. A City Councillor since 2014, Joe has been a champion for building a better and more liveable city - for affordable housing, public transit, safe cycling infrastructure, new and improved parkland, expanding community services, childcare, arts and culture, and combatting our growing overdose crisis.
Working with local neighbourhoods, Joe has built new bike lanes across the downtown. He has prioritized equity and affordability, securing hundreds of new units of affordable housing and standing up for new Torontonians. He has fought to improve transit and public space through the King Street Transit Pilot and John Street Cultural Corridor, saved 401 Richmond and created a new arts and cultural tax class, and secured a partnership for a new YMCA on Richmond Street. He championed the creation of the Syrian Refugee Resettlement program. He built new parks and greenspaces in neighbourhoods across downtown, and fought hard to implement supervised injection services, that are currently saving the lives of Torontonians across the city.
In his current Committee appointments, including as Chair of the Board of Health, Economic and Community Development Committee, Chair of the Toronto Music Advisory Committee, Waterfront Toronto Board of Directors, Exhibition Place Board of Governors, Art Gallery of Ontario Board of Trustees, Harbourfront Centre Board of Directors, Artscape Board of Directors, and previous Toronto Youth Equity Strategy Champion, he is committed to making life fairer, and more liveable for everyone.