Joe was born and raised in downtown Toronto. He was raised in a family whose defining values are community building and public service – values that have driven him his whole life. Joe isn’t afraid to fight for and deliver on what matters.
Working with communities over the last 4 years, Joe has invested in affordable housing, built Bike lanes on Bloor and bike lanes across the downtown, pushed for real solutions to build safer streets and championed public transit, built new community centres and new parks, and pushed hard to make development work for neighbourhoods. He led the fight on Toronto's overdose crisis and to implement life-saving harm reduction services, worked to support local business and Toronto's arts community,
Joe 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 creative tax class, and secured a partnership for a new YMCA on Richmond Street. He built new parks and greenspaces in every neighbourhood across a diverse downtown ward, and fought hard to implement supervised injection services, that are currently saving the lives of Torontonians across the city. And, he fought hard to make sure development works for our communities.
Joe is running for re-election to continue to stand up for our city, and to build communities that are affordable, safe and liveable.
As the City Councillor for Ward 10 Spadina-Fort York, Joe will stand up for our city, and continue to build communities that are safe, affordable, and liveable.
He will continue to:
- Champion investing in our downtown neighbourhoods, and build new greenspace, community facilities, child-care, and more
- Build equitable neighbourhoods and tackle affordability
- Invest in safer streets, street redesign, and new bike lanes
- Protect the revitalization of our Waterfront communities