2018 Municipal Election
To confront its competitiveness challenges, Toronto needs a plan of action.
City Hall plays a critical role in ensuring Toronto remains a globally competitive city for business to grow and create jobs. This election, we are urging candidates for Mayor and City Council to adopt the plan of action in its Better Business playbook
“Toronto consistently ranks as one of the world most attractive cities for business investment with its high standard of living and educated workforce,” says Jan De Silva, Toronto Region Board of Trade President & CEO. “But, competitive advantages don’t just happen; they require attention, planning and foresight. Toronto faces competitiveness challenges brought on by global trade uncertainty, U.S. import tariffs, declining productivity, congestion and high municipal business taxes. We risk losing our advantage if Toronto’s next Council does not implement a plan to maintain it.”