In December 2018, Councillor Paula Fletcher was appointed to serve a two-year term on Toronto Community Housing Corporation’s Board of Directors.
First elected to Toronto city council in 2003, Paula Fletcher represents the newly created Ward 14, Toronto-Danforth. On city-wide issues, Councillor Fletcher has focused on creating a healthy city through her involvement in housing, public health, recreation, environment and community development issues.
As a local Councillor, Paula has worked with the real estate development industry, Toronto Community Housing and with local community organizations to provide a range of housing solutions in Toronto-Danforth, including Toronto Community Housing’s first revitalization at Don Mount (now Rivertowne). She helped spearhead the establishment of the Red Door Shelter as part of the Harhay Condo Development on Booth Avenue – a first in Canada, as well as Toronto’s first children’s hospice, the Philip Aziz Centre, on the Bridgepoint Hospital campus.
Her priority is to nurture safe and successful communities for tenants living in Toronto Community Housing. Alongside tenants she fought to stop the sell-off of mixed housing in TCH communities and for community safety initiatives related to guns and gangs.
Councillor Fletcher is also on the Board of CreateTO, the City of Toronto’s Real Estate Corporation, to work to address the City’s current housing affordability crisis through expanding affordable housing options.