TO Prosperity: Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy is a concrete, 20-year plan that was unanimously approved by City Council in 2015. It contains 17 recommendations linked to a set of actions to be carried over a four-year period. Annual work plans identify initiatives that advance actions. The strategy focuses on housing stability, services access, transit equity, food access, the quality of jobs and incomes, and systemic change.

Poverty Reduction Strategy Areas of Focus

By 2035, Toronto is a city with opportunities for all: a leader in the collective pursuit of justice, fairness and equity. We want to be renowned as a city where everyone has access to good jobs, adequate income, stable housing, affordable transportation, nutritious food, and supportive services.

TO Prosperity Overarching Objectives

Address Immediate Needs
Ensure vital services are well funded, coordinated, and meet the immediate needs of those living in poverty.
Create Pathways to Prosperity
Improve the quality of jobs in the city, attract investments to low-income areas, and ensure that City programs and services are integrated, client-centered, and focused on early intervention.
Drive Systemic Change
Create a more accountable and participatory government  that  integrates reducing poverty as part of day-to-day business and decision making.