By 2035, one in five Toronto residents will be over the age of 65 and roughly one in every four seniors in Toronto lives alone. On April 12, 2011, City Council unanimously passed my motion for the City to develop a comprehensive, proactive and strategic plan to ensure that Toronto will soon be ready to serve the needs of our city’s seniors.
I am very pleased that the Seniors Strategy was approved by City Council in May 2013. As Chair of the Toronto Seniors Strategy Subcommittee, I am so grateful to our communities, experts and staff whom have contributed so much to this important and substantive work over the past two years.
Our City’s new Seniors Strategy is a proactive, holistic and inclusive initiative that seeks to create a truly age-friendly Toronto. It addresses eight themes of age-friendliness, and includes key recommendations, actions and an accountability framework to ensure it gets implemented.
It is now the responsibility of the City of Toronto’s Agencies, Boards, Corporations and Divisions (ABCDs) to implement the recommendations and actions outlined in the Seniors Strategy. You can click here to read the Toronto Seniors Strategy.