City building describes activities that guide the growth and revitalization of Toronto, including improving the built and natural environments, ensuring desirable development, integrating land use and transportation, enhancing access to community services and facilities, and conserving heritage resources.

Mobility is critical to the City’s recovery, and Council has prioritized addressing the loss of transit revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, enhancing the affordability and accessibility of transit, and promoting active transportation options for all Torontonians.

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  • Toronto’s adopted its first Reconciliation Action Plan in April 2022, building on the City’s existing commitments to Indigenous Peoples in Toronto. The Reconciliation Action Plan sets out 28 meaningful actions to restore truth and justice, addresses the colonial practices within City policies and programs, and will impact the whole of Toronto’s government
  • City moves forward on program to create Cultural Districts to support the cultural identity and cultural heritage of local communities
  • City’s Rapid Housing Initiative supports development of 5,200 affordable rental homes for Indigenous community in partnership with Indigenous organizations
  • Planning and Housing Committee recommends review of public engagement to improve equity in planning processes
  • City allocates additional $2 million to build Nathan Phillips Square Spirit Garden to honour residential school survivors and the children lost to their families and communities
  • An overview of the City’s process to update the Toronto Accessibility Design Guidelines to reflect changes to the Ontario Building Code and AODA standards, best practices and feedback from stakeholders
  • The RapidTO initiative will increase bus capacity and reliability on some of the busiest surface transit routes in the city, improving access to employment, healthcare and community services