Candidate Michelle Garcia says affordable housing, fighting crime are top priorities

Michelle Garcia

Toronto City council candidate Michelle Garcia says she wants to make the council “more accountable, transparent and responsive.”

In an interview this week, Garcia who is running in Ward One (Etobicoke), outlined some of the major items on her campaign platform.

High on her list of priorities are affordable housing and fighting crime.

She said that when elected, she would like to work with fellow councillors in developing a plan “for more affordable housing units over the next ten years through implementing more vertical living to maximize the use of land.”

The Trinidad-born candidate who grew up in public housing in Toronto, is also calling for a more “in-depth plan to combat gun violence and create better neighborhoods for our families, children and future generations.”      

She said she also wants to see the elimination of racial discrimination in the city.

Garcia met last week with Ontario Premier Doug Ford to discuss some of these issues.


Michelle Garcia, Doug Ford and a friend at a local restaurant