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Support Candidates Who Pledge to Keep Transit Public and Oppose TTC Subway Upload

With municipal election voting underway, Torontonians who care about our city must support and elect candidates who will keep transit public and oppose Premier Doug Ford’s disastrous plan to upload the TTC Subway to the province.

These candidates, endorsed by the Toronto and York Region Labour Council, will fight for Torontonians and stand up to Premier Ford and his Progressive Conservative government.

Today’s endorsements follow the Toronto and York Region Labour Council’s exhaustive interviews and examination of candidates’ voting records.

“City Hall is Toronto’s strongest advocate and the new mayor and council must send a clear message to Doug Ford: the TTC’s Subway belongs to Toronto,” said Frank Grimaldi, President of ATU Local 113. “Our public transit system must be properly funded, not broken apart, and any efforts to upload the TTC Subway will lead to reduced service, higher fares and more delays on much needed transit expansion for Toronto riders.”

With so much at stake, ATU Local 113 calls on all Torontonians who care about our public transit system  to vote on October 22, or in the advance polls from October 10 to 14. More details on where to vote here.

Torontonians are also encouraged to volunteer with candidates who will help build a better public transit system for all Torontonians.

The full list of endorsed city council candidates are below. See them on a map alongside Toronto and York Region Labour Council endorsed School Board candidates.

For ATU members, find the campaign contact details and your ATU ward captain here.

Ward 3 (Etobicoke Lakeshore): Amber Morley

Ward 4 (Parkdale-High Park): Gord Perks

Ward 5 (York South Weston): Lekan Olawoye

Ward 6 (York Centre): Maria Augimeri

Ward 7 (Humber River Black Creek): Anthony Perruzza

Ward 9 (Davenport): Ana Bailao

Ward 10 (Spadina-Fort York): Joe Cressy

Ward 11 (University Rosedale): Michael Layton

Ward 12 (St. Paul’s): Joe Mihevc

Ward 13 (Toronto Centre): Kristyn Wong-Tam

Ward 14 (Toronto Danforth): Paula Fletcher

Ward 17 (Don Valley North): Shelley Carroll

Ward 18 (Willowdale): Saman Tabasinejad

Ward 19 (Beaches East York): Matthew Kellway

Ward 20 (Scarborough Southwest): Suman Roy*

Ward 23 (Scarborough North): Felicia Samuel

Ward 25 (Scarborough Rouge Park): Neethan Shan

*Suman Roy, though not officially endorsed, was instrumental in organizing food service workers at U of T into CUPE Local 3261. No Labour Council endorsed candidates are running in Ward 20.