City Councillor, Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York
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 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 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 every neighbourhood across the old Ward 20, and fought hard to implement supervised injection services, that are currently saving the lives of Torontonians across the city.
In his various appointments, including to the Board of Health and Chair of the Toronto Drug Strategy Implementation Panel, Community Development and Recreation Committee, Toronto Community Housing Corporation Board of Directors, Sub-committee on Climate Change and Adaptation, and previous Toronto Youth Equity Strategy Champion, he is committed to making life fairer, and more liveable for everyone.