Joe was born and raised in downtown Toronto. He grew up on Walmer Road and was raised in a family whose defining values are community building and public service – values that have driven him his whole life. Joe has deep ties to our community - he isn’t afraid to fight for and deliver on what matters to our friends and neighbours.
Over the last four years, Joe has made a deep impact at City Hall, and in our community. Working together, he’s 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 together, Joe built new bike lanes across the downtown. He prioritized equity and affordability, securing dozens of new units of affordable housing and standing up for new Torontonians. He 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.
An effective and compassionate local leader, Joe is dedicated to continuing to deliver on what matters to our community. Together, we can send him back to City Hall to continue to deliver on what matters to our friends and neighbours.