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Mitzie Hunter only candidate who can bring real change to city hall

Plan to “Fix the Six” would make Toronto a city that works for everyone

Toronto – Mitzie Hunter is the only candidate who can bring about real change, equipped with a plan to make Toronto a city that works for everyone.

The other main candidates are city hall insiders who are invested in the status quo.

“The change people want will never come from inside city hall,” says Hunter. “Real change – the change people want -- will only come from outside city hall.”

Being from Scarborough means by definition she is from the outside, Hunter says, and being from the outside she knows that people like her from all across Toronto are demanding real change.

“Whether you are from Scarborough or Etobicoke, from York or East York or North York, from midtown or downtown, people on the outside want in because everyone on the outside is demanding change,” says Hunter.

“Everyone outside of city hall, that is. City hall insiders got us in the mess we are in now. The either don’t know how to change, or they prefer things to stay the same.”

After weeks of campaigning, Hunter is the only candidate to put a fully-costed and fully-funded plan before voters.

Her plan, called “Fix the Six”, has six priorities spelling out exactly what she will do as mayor for a Toronto that works for everyone: 

  1. Affordable Housing and Renter Protection
  2. Getting Toronto Moving
  3. Safety, Homelessness, and Mental Health
  4. Improved City Services
  5. A Green, Vibrant City
  6. Transparency in Governance and Budget

“People tell me they are worried that the city they love is on the brink of serious decline,” says Hunter. “Toronto is at a turning point that must not be a breaking point. My plan blazes the trail forward to Toronto’s revival.”

Unlike other candidates, Hunter respects voters and lays out exactly how she will pay for her priorities. Her “Three & Six” plan is a general property tax increase of six per cent for 2024. On an average Toronto property, that means an annual increase of $216. To protect low- to moderate-income households, there is a rebate for all households with incomes below $80,000. It means half of the tax increase is refunded - reducing it to three per cent. This is below Canada’s projected inflation rate of 3.5 per cent for this year. More than half of all seniors have a household income below $80,000 and they will have no out-of-pocket tax increase at all. No other candidate offers as much support to seniors on fixed incomes. Small businesses will also have no increase.

“It’s fairer, it’s progressive, and it means those that can afford it will pay a little more. Lower income homeowners will pay less,” Hunter says. “No other candidate has spelled out exactly what they will do and how they will pay for it with clarity and precision as my plan does.”

The story of this campaign is really Mitzie Hunter against the city hall insiders.

Olivia Chow and Ana Bailao are former councillors trying to stage a comeback. Mark Saunders used to work for council. Josh Matlow and Brad Bradford are councillors now.

“Same faces, from the same places,” says Hunter. “That’s not how change happens. Change comes from the outside.

I have the motivation, the drive and the plan to make Toronto a city that works for everyone.

“It’s time to Fix the Six. Join me.”





Charmain Emerson