Meet Paula

Paula Fletcher has a long record of service to Toronto-Danforth residents. She became involved as a leader in the East End Parent Network and was elected as the TDSB Trustee in 2000. Paula was elected as City Councillor for the former Ward 30 in 2003 and has served as Councillor since. She was re-elected in 2018 to represent the new Ward 14, Toronto-Danforth, which includes part of East York and has the expanded boundaries from the Don Valley Parkway to Coxwell Ave and from Lake Ontario to just north of O'Connor Drive.

Paula is focused on creating and protecting affordable housing, improving road safety, fighting the climate crisis, public realm improvements, parks and green spaces, and improving public transit. She works with residents, business owners and community agencies to build vibrant, healthy neighbourhoods and she has been a strong progressive voice at City Hall.

Community Building Together!

Good neighbourhoods take planning and local community voices to ensure that change works for everyone. During a difficult two years, Paula worked with residents to keep our community safe, vibrant and accessible for all. As your City Councillor, her priorities included:

 

Affordable Housing 

  • Building more affordable housing through the City’s Housing Now Initiative which she helped launch
  • Pushing developers in Ward 14 to include affordable units, including co-ops

 

Supporting Tenants

  • Fighting renovictions and protecting renters’ rights by initiating the City's Subcommittee on the Protection of Affordable Rental Housing
  • Pushing for a new renoviction policy at City Hall

 

More and Better Parks

  • Building new parks, like the new Riverside Common and Curzon Parkette
  • Improvements to Dieppe Park, Greenwood Park and Kempton Howard Park

 

Road Safety

  • Protected cycling lanes on Danforth and upgrades to cycling lanes on Dundas St. East
  • Traffic mitigation planning for major construction projects, including transit and Waterfront
  • Local traffic calming and safety improvements around schools and on major roads like O’Connor and Broadview

 

Small Business Support

  • Fighting for a commercial eviction moratorium during the pandemic
  • Lowering property tax for small businesses
  • Strong support for CafeTO and expanding the Amplified Live Music on Patios Program
  • Destination Danforth

 

Good Jobs

  • Supporting the film industry to recover and expand
  • Protecting vital employment lands
  • Opening up careers in skilled trades for youth and diverse communities

 

More Community Events

  • Making it easier for local groups to get permits for events like Pumpkin Parades and Farmers’ Markets

 

Climate Initiatives

  • Continually fighting for electric vehicle charging on City streets
  • Support for unique neighbourhood projects like Pocket Change and Transform Carlaw
  • Support for TransformTO

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