Ontario PC Leader John Tory committed that a Progressive Conservative Government will invest to improve the living conditions for low-income families who reside in social housing throughout Ontario.
“As the former volunteer chair of the United Way in Toronto, I have seen first hand the challenges that face the most vulnerable people in our community,” Tory said. “Whatever reasons or circumstances may lead people into poverty must not be allowed to rob them of their right to hope, opportunity, dignity, government services and protection under the law.”
Tory made his comments at Toronto’s Flemingdon Park neighbourhood. A large number of Flemingdon Park residents currently reside in social housing, where there are persistent complaints about issues ranging from leaking roofs, substandard plumbing, poor air circulation, poor security and general deterioration.
“It is clear that something needs to be done to improve these living conditions. We need new leadership to fill this gap,” Tory said.
Under John Tory’s plan, a PC government will unlock $1 billion for capital repairs and new construction over the next ten years.Currently, social housing operators lack the funding flexibility to raise funds needed for capital repairs.