Lanrick Bennett's Action Plan for Toronto-Danforth

Lanrick's Action Plan is based on three pillars: Resources, Infrastructure, and Community. 

Resources

  • Expand community input: provide residents with a constituency office and hold regular meetings online as well as in person.

  • Work with the City to create more childcare spaces and affordable options in our community.

  • Prioritize total housing stock, affordable housing for renters and buyers, and help minimize homelessness.

  • Support funding for libraries as community and cultural hubs in Toronto-Danforth.

"As your City Councillor, I will bring your voice to City Hall. I will be accountable to our community by hosting regular meetings to hear your concerns and by ensuring that my constituency office works for you. I will work tirelessly to create more affordable housing and childcare options throughout our community. Our community is more than homes and storefronts, that is why I will remain a strong supporter of libraries and community centres as they serve our community as cultural hubs." ~ Lanrick

Infrastructure

  • Improve infrastructure and community safety by supporting the City’s proposals for SmartTrack and the Downtown Relief Line, and prioritizing Toronto-Danforth in Toronto’s Complete Streets and Vision Zero initiatives.

  • Work with residents to create a more effective participatory planning process to ensure developments are appropriate for our community’s spaces, parks, condos and rental housing.

  • Support local businesses and create long-term partnerships with our six BIAs & Chinese Chamber of Commerce

"We need to improve infrastructure in our community if we are going to get to school and work quickly and safely. As your City Councillor I will support transit initiatives like SmartTrack and the Downtown Relief Line to improve the transit within our community. I will also advocate for our community in Toronto's Complete Streets and Vision Zero initiatives so that we can reduce pedestrian and cyclist deaths to zero. But more than this, I commit to work with our community to create a more effective process to ensure developments are appropriate for our community spaces, parks, condos and rental housing. I know this work can only be accomplished if we work together, that is why I will engage with residents so they are involved in every step of the planning process." ~ Lanrick

Community

  • Work with Toronto Police to prioritize safety, dialogue and accountability to all residents in all neighbourhoods within Toronto-Danforth.

  • Reignite east end arts, music and culture with the involvement of youth and indigenous people

  • Help make Toronto greener by supporting the City’s Transform TO initiative.

"I know that our community has some of the most diverse, vibrant and creative residents in Toronto. That is why I will reignite our east end arts, music and culture with the involvement of youth and indigenous people. Support local businesses and create long-term partnerships with our six BIAs & Chinese Chamber of Commerce to create opportunities in our community. And I will keep our community safe by working with Toronto Police Services to prioritize safety, dialogue and accountability to all residents in all neighbourhoods within our community. Help make Toronto greener by supporting the City’s Transform TO initiative." ~ Lanrick