THE STATUS QUO ISN'T WORKING ANY MORE.
People are feeling the squeeze as housing and living costs balloon. The city has a role to play in making life more affordable for everyday people. But taking a traditional approach can’t make change happen when people need it — NOW.
In fact, housing has gotten so out of control in Davenport that our community has witnessed the second largest population decrease in Toronto over the last five years as thousands have been squeezed out.
This community deserves someone who is ready to put up a fight for them.
VOTE SHAKER FOR A BETTER DAVENPORT.
HERE'S WHAT I'M FIGHTING FOR
Making housing accessible for everyone
Housing costs have skyrocketed in the past decade under Davenport's current councillor, the city's Housing Chair. Detached homes are currently selling for $1 million more than they would’ve just a decade ago. Speculators and developers have turned our housing into a commodity market and have priced out generations from ever owning a home. Housing is a right. Not a commodity like a stock.
Caring for everyone in our communities
All people are worthy of being treated with dignity and respect. How we invest in the social fabric of our community creates new opportunities for people who have been marginalized. Let’s build a future free from unjust systems of policing and violence, and towards community care.
Improving how people get around
Transit and transit infrastructure is deeply in need of real solutions that rethink what is possible and practical. Fares are the highest they've ever been, service is completely unreliable, stations like Lansdowne continue to overflow and crumble – all while TTC leadership takes home a 21% increase in wages. And, as the Gardiner crumbles and Torontonians annually spend nearly 6 days in rush hour traffic, it’s clear that our current systems don’t work for drivers either. We need a new approach to transit.
PUBLIC & GREEN SPACES
Creating spaces meant for all to enjoy
Davenport is filled with beloved green spaces where people can enjoy time together, connect with neighbours and move through our city safely. Especially as our city’s density increases, spaces like Dufferin Grove and the West Toronto Railpath serve as people’s backyards, cottages and commutes. Let’s enhance green spaces and expand access to using them safely, with amenities designed for the realities of city life and welcoming for all Torontonians.
HOW DO YOU SAY MY NAME?
My name is pronounced SHAH-kurr — like “purr” with a k.
I'm not the biggest cat person. But I am big on being your next councillor and putting the people of Davenport first.
Davenport is located in the traditional territory of many nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Annishaabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. We are grateful for their stewardship and the opportunity to share this home with many diverse peoples from across the world.