June 27, 2017
Seniors now make up 15 per cent of Toronto’s population, according to the latest census. A report from Social Planning Toronto breaks that down further, mapping where those seniors live. (J.P. Moczulski/Canadian Press )
About 15% of the City of Toronto’s population are senior citizens. As the population continues to age, the city must pro-actively prepare to provide the necessary services to the senior population. Many city staff believe that actions to deal with an aging population are not happening fast enough.
Councillor Josh Matlow is working to increase senior services and safety – specifically in neighbourhoods where the numbers of seniors are increasing – and has focused on street safety because seniors are some of the most likely people to be injured in road collisions.