Joe Cressy

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Joe Cressy said : “Vaccinate the most vulnerable, as quickly as possible. With the Delta variant taking hold, it’s a necessary intervention to beat this pandemic,” External link

680news Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:44:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The overdose epidemic is a public health crisis and it requires a public health response, one grounded in treatment prevention and harm reduction,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, June 7, 2021 8:06:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said ( about Team ) : “In partnership with SickKids, Toronto Public Health and our Team Toronto partners are actively rolling out our youth vaccine drive, with plans for a two-week youth vaccine blitz from June 14 to 28. There are more details to come and we still have more to do, but with over 50 per cent already, this is a great start,” External link

barrie Saturday, May 29, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "This is the campaign of all of our lifetimes," External link

CBC Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:22:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The issue we’re seeing, it’s not hesitancy — rather it’s simply access,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 27, 2021 2:03:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “These appointments only recently opened up, so we just have to get the word out so people know to book them,” “My understanding is this is not the (hesitancy) wall, rather simply (a need) to get the word out” External link

TorontoStar Friday, May 21, 2021 6:05:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy wrote : “The recent events at Lamport Stadium were a step backwards. I have spoken with many of my city council colleagues and senior staff to express this,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, May 21, 2021 12:39:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “What is unconscionable about this is the fact that these are preventable deaths,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “What’s critical is having that grassroots local community outreach, knocking on doors in multiple languages,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:03:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “What is unconscionable about this is the fact that these are preventable deaths,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8:02:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Instead, we saw a two-week allocation which was extremely effective — but it ended two weeks too soon. The number of Torontonians who will be vaccinated each and every day in hot spots, and across the city, will be significantly less than in the two weeks we just experienced,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:14:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy told : "We need to be more bold with acquiring and developing new and innovative parks and public spaces," External link

CBC Friday, May 14, 2021 11:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “They said, be careful about opening up, because people bring the virus from the GTA up to northern Ontario or eastern Ontario,” “Their point was, flood the GTA with vaccines because it will allow them to open up their regions sooner” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, May 11, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “First-dose vaccine coverage rates have tripled in our hardest-hit neighbourhoods,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, May 8, 2021 11:12:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy says : “We have a student immunization program,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:22:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "In the midst of a brutal third wave, we must vaccinate the most vulnerable as quickly as possible. By vaccinating the most vulnerable, not only do we save lives, but also we bring transmission to a close sooner," External link

CBC Monday, May 3, 2021 3:17:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The city of Toronto is partnering with Vaccine Hunters Canada to help connect Torontonians to appointments at our city-run clinics. This is all part of our commitment to getting the word out and making sure we reach every resident, in every area of our city,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:56:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The city of Toronto is partnering with Vaccine Hunters Canada to help connect Torontonians to appointments at our city-run clinics. This is all part of our commitment to getting the word out and making sure we reach every resident, in every area of our city,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, April 29, 2021 6:59:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy asked : “Are you going to put droplets of water on every neighbourhood, or are you going to target the hose on the highest flame?” External link

TorontoStar Friday, April 23, 2021 9:43:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy asked : “Are you going to put droplets of water on every neighbourhood, or are you going to target the hose on the highest flame?” External link

TorontoStar Friday, April 23, 2021 7:36:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy asked : “Are you going to put droplets of water on every neighbourhood, or are you going to target the hose on the highest flame?” External link

TorontoStar Friday, April 23, 2021 2:57:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy asked : “Are you going to put droplets of water on every neighbourhood, or are you going to target the hose on the highest flame?” External link

TorontoStar Friday, April 23, 2021 12:53:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy asked : “Are you going to put droplets of water on every neighbourhood, or are you going to target the hose on the highest flame?” External link

TorontoStar Friday, April 23, 2021 2:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy says : “If we want to prevent outbreaks from occurring,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:45:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “It’s the essential front-line workers who can’t work from home who have kept us safe, and who are also at highest risk of contracting COVID-19,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:45:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "This is the vaccine campaign of our lifetime," "We need to make sure it erases every conceivable barrier to ensure that everybody in every language in every community in every corner of our city can access the vaccine" External link

CBC Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy declared : “Because of today’s cuts people will die,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 17, 2021 4:48:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Our understanding is that the previously announced plans to reduce public health budgets and reorganize public health units is on hold,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 17, 2021 4:48:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "They are not a substitute for regular, consistent, easy-to-register for clinics in our city," "You have to open up that registration system and provide adequate supply so that people can register" External link

CBC Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:18:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “It’s just based on risk. Where is the highest concentration of cases and the most vulnerability? That is where the vaccine needs to go. That’s the GTA right now,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, April 15, 2021 2:28:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy says : “Stay-at-home orders only work for people who can stay at home,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:30:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We’ve built an outreach and immunization campaign model to reach people in these neighbourhoods — we’ve unleashed that work in a targeted way and it continues to ramp up,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, April 9, 2021 3:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “I know it’s been a long year, I know spring is finally here, and I know there is great hope and optimism with vaccines rolling out,” “However, now is not the time to let our guard down. The end of the pandemic is in sight, but we must remain vigilant in our efforts to prevent this third wave from having a devastating impact on our city” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 26, 2021 2:47:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Many health-care workers, emergency service workers, who live [elsewhere] in the GTA but work here are being vaccinated here," External link

CBC Friday, March 19, 2021 11:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy says : “Now is the moment to throw absolutely everything we’ve got at this pandemic, and transparency helps to guide action,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, March 18, 2021 4:14:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We’re rolling up our sleeves and doing everything we can as a city to help promote and support people’s ability to safely and actively be outside,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 13, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy says : “All the research has demonstrated that the most impactful decision to inform somebody getting a vaccine is that somebody they trust told them to,” “That’s not the mayor, that’s a member of your family, your local faith leader. We want every single Torontonian to be part of this vaccination effort. Tell your friends, tell your family. Every single one of us has a role to play” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 12, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Research has shown that the person or groups that have the biggest impact on convincing you to get a vaccine or not — it’s not the government official, it’s not the top doctor or the mayor, or the chair of the board of health — it’s your local doctor, your local friend, your local family member,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “This is like running the most important election of our times. It’s a campaign for vaccines,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said ( about Team ) : “Now that more supply has become available, all this planning has paid off. Alongside our hospital, community, and healthcare partners, Toronto is undertaking the largest immunization campaign in our country’s history,” “It’s a Team Toronto effort designed to ensure that every resident in every corner of our city can access the vaccine” External link

citynews-ca Monday, March 8, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Today’s update is an important and critical adjustment and will serve all of Ontario well going forward,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 6, 2021 1:52:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Now, not only am I confident that we can deliver in the GTA,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 6, 2021 1:52:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy told : "We have a disproportionately large number of people who qualify in phase 1 because they are more vulnerable," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Your local priest or your pastor or your rabbi or your imam, your barber, your crossing guard, the kids’ soccer coach — trusted local leaders to help make the case, provide information and help their neighbours access the vaccine — that’s what 280 neighborhood ambassadors will do,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “When it comes to COVID, we’re not all equal. The data has made this abundantly clear,” “So an effective campaign for vaccines requires tailored approaches to engage different communities” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “You can think of it almost as an election,” “But in this case we need to win more than 70 per cent of the vote and we need absolutely everyone working together on the ground to get residents to the polls or in this case to the vaccine clinics” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "In short order, we will have a situation where we have supply," External link

CBC Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:54:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Your local priest or your pastor or your rabbi or your imam, your barber, your crossing guard, the kids’ soccer coach — trusted local leaders to help make the case, provide information and help their neighbours access the vaccine — that’s what 280 neighborhood ambassadors will do,” External link

680news Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “When it comes to COVID, we’re not all equal. The data has made this abundantly clear,” “So an effective campaign for vaccines requires tailored approaches to engage different communities” External link

680news Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “You can think of it almost as an election,” “But in this case we need to win more than 70 per cent of the vote and we need absolutely everyone working together on the ground to get residents to the polls or in this case to the vaccine clinics” External link

680news Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Frankly, we want to get vaccines into the arms of everybody in our city and every homeless person in our city right away,” “But until supplies arrive, it needs to be done in a staged manner” External link

TorontoStar Monday, March 1, 2021 12:51:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “People experiencing homelessness are at elevated risk of serious health impacts due to COVID-19 and are vulnerable to transmission in congregate settings,” External link

citynews-ca Sunday, February 28, 2021 5:57:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Every time we have a potential variant case that is prioritized and the investigators go hard to work to identify all, not only close but low-risk contacts,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, February 21, 2021 5:43:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The second (COVID-19) wave has been much harder than the first in terms of deaths and the pain and suffering everybody’s been through,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, February 20, 2021 2:35:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy says : “I’m targeting an additional 3,000 square feet — so a total of 15,000 square feet … and further city funding to deepen the level of affordability to make the units more accessible,” “The objective here is to not only expand the amount of (affordable) housing, but also to improve it for the people who will live there” External link

TorontoStar Friday, February 19, 2021 12:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy says : “Dwelling housing serves as a critically important piece in the spectrum of affordable housing,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, February 19, 2021 12:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy says : “But the law didn’t (require) them to be replaced,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, February 19, 2021 12:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy adds : “we will undertake with the city’s housing office and non-profit housing partners,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, February 19, 2021 12:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “When it comes to workplace outbreaks, by informing the public, we can help to inform behaviour,” External link

cp24 Friday, February 12, 2021 5:33:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “When it comes to workplace outbreaks, by informing the public, we can help to inform behaviour,” External link

cp24 Friday, February 12, 2021 4:48:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The enhanced reporting that starts today is in response to direction from the Board of Health to provide more detailed information,” “To beat this pandemic, we need complete transparency. By sharing this information publicly we can help make sure that workplaces are as safe as possible, and that governments are doing everything possible to stop workplace transmission of COVID-19” External link

cknw Friday, February 12, 2021 4:27:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The enhanced reporting that starts today is in response to direction from the Board of Health to provide more detailed information,” “To beat this pandemic, we need complete transparency. By sharing this information publicly we can help make sure that workplaces are as safe as possible, and that governments are doing everything possible to stop workplace transmission of COVID-19” External link

globalnews Friday, February 12, 2021 2:01:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy adds : “All of the work we’re doing on the ground right now is building the foundation to turn this COVID response into the vaccination response,” “If we’re smart here we’re building a better model of health care, where you have health care rooted in community, to ensure that people can access it in the language and in the manner they need,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, February 11, 2021 1:17:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Those heroes stocking our shelves, delivering our goods, processing our food, those heroes who are keeping our seniors safe, they’re the ones at risk. They’re the ones who are tragically continuing to get sick and in turn transmitting the virus,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy told : “I used to do a lot of tripping before I had a kid,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:35:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy says : “To expect residents to come and sit in a committee room for hours waiting to speak: that’s a barrier for many who have jobs,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:35:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Complete transparency. If we’re going to beat this pandemic, that’s what we need. We can’t expect people to adjust their behaviour if they don’t know where transmission’s occurring. And we can’t demand stronger workplace safety without the full picture” External link

TorontoStar Monday, February 8, 2021 2:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy told : “I used to do a lot of tripping before I had a kid,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, February 7, 2021 2:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy says : “To expect residents to come and sit in a committee room for hours waiting to speak: that’s a barrier for many who have jobs,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, February 7, 2021 2:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Resources have been allocated to ensure that there is 24-hour staffing and security on-site, as well as two 24/7 neighbourhood Community Safety Teams to circulate in the neighbourhood to address issues,” “At the hotel, additional measures will be in place to stop the spread of COVID-19, including a standard public health screening process at all points of entry” External link

680news Saturday, February 6, 2021 1:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “To beat COVID it’s fair to say we must address many of the pre-existing inequities that this pandemic has laid bare,” “That’s what’s required to be all in this together” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, February 4, 2021 3:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Right now, we must use every tool we have to keep one another safe from COVID-19 and the highly-transmissible new variants,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, February 4, 2021 12:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said ( about Province ) : “Workers without paid sick leave, particularly essential and frontline workers, continue to feel financial pressure to work even when ill,” “City Council today has endorsed the Board of Health’s call that the Province must step up and act now to protect essential and frontline workers, before it’s too late” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, February 4, 2021 12:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “At this critical stage in our fight against COVID-19, we must use every tool we have to keep one another safe,” “Right now, that includes extending the City of Toronto bylaws mandating mask usage and physical distancing requirements” External link

680news Tuesday, February 2, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "This tragic record further proves what we already know: that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the already deadly overdose crisis in Toronto," External link

barrie Sunday, January 31, 2021 1:24:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "We need the provincial government to provide safe supply [programs] as a form of opioid substitution treatment, which they are unwilling to do. And we need the federal government to treat this like a health issue, not a criminal justice issue," External link

CBC Sunday, January 31, 2021 1:24:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "We need the provincial government to provide safe supply [programs] as a form of opioid substitution treatment, which they are unwilling to do. And we need the federal government to treat this like a health issue, not a criminal justice issue," External link

CBC Saturday, January 30, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The combination of an increasingly toxic drug supply, reductions of services and supports due to pandemic restrictions, and isolation and mental health challenges have resulted in tragic outcomes,” External link

cp24 Saturday, January 30, 2021 2:46:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The data release today makes it clearer than ever that we cannot continue with the status quo,” External link

cp24 Saturday, January 30, 2021 2:46:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The combination of an increasingly toxic drug supply, reductions of services and supports due to pandemic restrictions, and isolation and mental health challenges have resulted in tragic outcomes,” External link

barrie Saturday, January 30, 2021 1:28:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The data release today makes it clearer than ever that we cannot continue with the status quo,” External link

barrie Saturday, January 30, 2021 1:28:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “This tragic record further proves what we already know: that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the already deadly overdose crisis in Toronto,” External link

cknw Saturday, January 30, 2021 12:46:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy wrote ( about Province ) : "There is no good reason to throw out years of hard work on this landmark project. The Province should work with the City and community," External link

CBC Friday, January 22, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “When it comes to fighting COVID-19, knowledge is power,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:55:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Public health officials have been crystal clear that sick leave is essential public health response,” “At our very first board of health meeting after the emergency was declared in the spring, we called for sick leave” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 12, 2021 1:43:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Our essential workers are at increased risk of infection… Our front-line heroes are bearing the brunt of this pandemic,” External link

barrie Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Public health officials have been crystal clear that sick leave is essential public health response,” “At our very first board of health meeting after the emergency was declared in the spring, we called for sick leave” External link

TorontoStar Monday, January 11, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Our essential workers are at increased risk of infection … Our front-line heroes are bearing the brunt of this pandemic,” External link

cp24 Monday, January 11, 2021 8:28:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Our essential workers are at increased risk of infection … Our front-line heroes are bearing the brunt of this pandemic,” External link

barrie Monday, January 11, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “There is nearly unanimous agreement within the public health community that we won’t beat the second wave without greater supports for front-line essential workers,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, January 9, 2021 4:59:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Traditionally, public health only reports an outbreak if there is an identified public health risk,” “But COVID is not a traditional communicable disease” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 5, 2021 2:59:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “A Vacant Home Tax is finally coming to Toronto. Housing should be used for just that: housing,” “For years we’ve pushed for a Vacant Home Tax to increase housing in our city. Today City Council voted to implement it” External link

680news Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy told : “Parkland is desperately needed. Residents of downtown Toronto know that parks aren't nice to have, their must haves. This is the most park deficient neighborhood in the entire city, which is why it was so important to secure this new park,” External link

barrie Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy explained : "In some cases we're hearing from newcomer communities that have distrust in government. In some cases we have frontline workers who don't have adequate sick leave provisions and worry if they test positive, they won't be able to afford to pay their rent or put food on the table," External link

CBC Tuesday, December 15, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Our public health data has shown the disproportionate impact of this pandemic on low-income and racialized Torontonians, and how this virus preys on existing inequities,” External link

cknw Monday, December 7, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Our public health data has shown the disproportionate impact of this pandemic on low-income and racialized Torontonians, and how this virus preys on existing inequities,” External link

globalnews Monday, December 7, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy added : “Keeping schools open for in-person learning is important for kids’ development and mental health. It’s also a key equity measure, as not all families are able to do virtual learning,” “That’s why we need to do everything we can to keep our schools safe and limit potential exposure” External link

680news Friday, December 4, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy wrote : “As I said at the time, it is my belief that a ballpark is an important anchor for downtown and the city as a whole. If there is any ambition for a broader land revitalization, we need to work together to ensure it adheres to good planning principles and a good public process,” External link

cp24 Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "People in our shelter system don't just need a safe place to sleep," "They need wraparound health-care supports, and that's urgent now" External link

CBC Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “You cannot beat COVID if you don’t protect front-line workers and marginalized communities,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 20, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy says : “We need further restrictions to reduce contact, and those measures are critical to reduce transmission, but if they don’t come alongside supports for front-line workers, then we are going to see the first wave play itself out all over again,” “Where we spike the wave, but those on the margins will continue to be infected, and will pay the hardest economic price for it as well” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 20, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “In a public health emergency, complete transparency is required,” External link

cknw Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy noting : “full transparency and accountability are more important than ever in order to maintain public confidence and public trust” External link

cp24 Monday, November 16, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy noting : “full transparency and accountability are more important than ever in order to maintain public confidence and public trust” External link

barrie Monday, November 16, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “It’s that simple. If these changes go ahead, we will have diminished child care in our province,” “The changes the province has quietly proposed in the midst of COVID — no less — will mean more kids, fewer staff and weaker standards” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 13, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Throughout the past nine months, we have relied on the best advice from our public health experts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and keep us safe,” “We must do the same when tackling the public health emergency that is the overdose crisis in our City” External link

680news Friday, November 6, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "We can't continue to let people die from poisoned opioids or a lack of services," External link

CBC Friday, November 6, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Throughout the past nine months, we have relied on the best advice from our public health experts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and keep us safe. We must do the same when tackling the public health emergency that is the overdose crisis in our city," "These recommendations make it clear that we need a public health approach grounded in harm reduction, safe supply, and decriminalization" External link

CBC Friday, November 6, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We're not all equal when it comes to COVID-19. People that live and work in the northwest areas of our city have been disproportionately impacted by this virus,” “These communities have some of the highest rates of COVID-19 but still face challenges accessing testing and supports” External link

barrie Thursday, October 29, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We're not all equal when it comes to COVID-19. People that live and work in the northwest areas of our city have been disproportionately impacted by this virus,” “These communities have some of the highest rates of COVID-19 but still face challenges accessing testing and supports” External link

cp24 Thursday, October 29, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy told : “has reduced the city’s ability to secure and ensure the social infrastructure that is necessary to create a livable community,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Good urban planning and development requires all levels of government to work together to achieve the best results for the community," External link

CBC Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Lighting is an important streetscape element, helping to establish identities of individual streets, neighbourhoods and districts," External link

CBC Wednesday, October 21, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Adequate street lights are a necessity for accessibility and safety, especially in dense urban neighbourhoods with many pedestrians," External link

CBC Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Across Canada, the combination of reduced health services during COVID, and an extremely tainted drug supply have created an accelerating overdose crisis,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, October 16, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “What you are not allowed to do, which is what we are seeing throughout the city and especially in the downtown, is investors purchasing housing units in condos, five, ten or 15 units, and turning those into these ghost hotels where we often see parties and trouble associated with them,” “So we desperately need the short term rental operators like Airbnb to delist these properties that don’t comply. They have the power to do this and they should do it today” External link

cp24 Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "This is all too common in many of our downtown condo towers, which is precisely why the city implemented a bylaw to prohibit this type of short-term rental, and it's precisely why we need the short-term rental operators such as Airbnb to de-list their properties that don't comply," External link

CBC Wednesday, October 14, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The slogan that we have heard throughout this pandemic that we’re all in this together, it only means something if we’re taking care of the most marginalized and disproportionately affected,” “If we don’t, we’re not all in this together, despite our best intentions” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “All outbreaks, whether in a public-sector setting or in a commercial setting, need to be shared publicly and frequently, with the usual privacy considerations,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, October 8, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "For individuals in the broader community, TPH is still following up to check on them and to provide support to positive cases, but it is not doing full case and contact management after the fact," External link

CBC Sunday, October 4, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "This is an indication that the system is reaching its breaking point," External link

CBC Sunday, October 4, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “In the context of a pandemic, complete transparency is important to ensure the public has an understanding of risk and in turn can appropriately inform their behaviour,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “You could be forgiven for thinking if you’re not a health care worker and you don’t visit strip clubs that somehow you’re not at risk,” “In fact, transmission is much broader than that and so, from a public transparency point of view traditional communicable disease communications have to be turned on their head … It’s just fundamentally that what we know the public should know — because that’s the best way to inform public behaviour” External link

simcoe Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “In the context of a pandemic, complete transparency is important to ensure the public has an understanding of risk and in turn can appropriately inform their behaviour,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “You could be forgiven for thinking if you’re not a health care worker and you don’t visit strip clubs that somehow you’re not at risk,” “In fact, transmission is much broader than that and so, from a public transparency point of view traditional communicable disease communications have to be turned on their head … It’s just fundamentally that what we know the public should know — because that’s the best way to inform public behaviour” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "New data shows that unsafe social activity at a select number of bars and nightclubs is contributing to the rise in COVID-19 cases in our city. That's why our medical officer of health is taking swift action to shut down four high-risk establishments until further notice," "Right now, we need to stop the spread of COVID and keep people safe, while also making it possible for kids to go to school, people to go to work and public services to operate safely" External link

CBC Saturday, September 26, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "New data shows that unsafe social activity at a select number of bars and nightclubs is contributing to the rise in COVID-19 cases in our city. That's why our Medical Officer of Health is taking swift action to shut down four high-risk establishments until further notice," "Right now, we need to stop the spread of COVID and keep people safe, while also making it possible for kids to go to school, people to go to work and public services to operate safely" External link

CBC Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “New data shows that unsafe social activity at a select number of bars and nightclubs is contributing to the rise in COVID-19 cases in our city. That’s why our Medical Officer of Health is taking swift action to shut down four high-risk establishments until further notice,” External link

simcoe Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “New data shows that unsafe social activity at a select number of bars and nightclubs is contributing to the rise in COVID-19 cases in our city. That’s why our Medical Officer of Health is taking swift action to shut down four high-risk establishments until further notice,” External link

simcoe Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “New data shows that unsafe social activity at a select number of bars and nightclubs is contributing to the rise in COVID-19 cases in our city. That’s why our Medical Officer of Health is taking swift action to shut down four high-risk establishments until further notice,” External link

simcoe Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “New data shows that unsafe social activity at a select number of bars and nightclubs is contributing to the rise in COVID-19 cases in our city. That’s why our Medical Officer of Health is taking swift action to shut down four high-risk establishments until further notice,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, September 26, 2020 6:56:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Over the past four years, 14,000 Canadians have died from an opioid overdose. These people are our friends, relatives, neighbours,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, September 24, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “As we proceed in our absolute necessity to drive the reproduction number below 1, we need to be prepared for additional targeted interventions as necessary,” “If we continue to see a consistent and prolonged spike, every option for targeted intervention should be on the table, whether that’s for high-transmission crowded settings or enhanced mask and physical distancing requirements, we need to be prepared that additional interventions may be necessary” External link

TorontoStar Friday, September 18, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “If you get COVID you are told to self-isolate at home, in a separate bedroom and with a bathroom, away from the rest of your family or household,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "It's less obtrusive, a little easier," External link

CBC Tuesday, August 25, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy explained : "We're fundamentally dealing with tainted drugs," External link

barrie Tuesday, August 25, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The absence of the provincial government at today’s announcement was a glaring omission,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, August 21, 2020 5:56:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The overdose crisis has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, with less services available and additional barriers for people who use opioids.,” External link

barrie Friday, August 21, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “It’s an opioid poisoning crisis as much as an overdose crisis that’s why safe supply is so important, legal, regulated safe supply is it officially here,” External link

barrie Friday, August 21, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The fact is in booming cities, economic factors like rising property values have priced out far too many venues and musicians,” “And so it’s for that reason that this new live music tax subclass, a permanent initiative, is about more than simply supporting live music during COVID, it’s here to serve and support live music venues to thrive after this pandemic is over as well” External link

cp24 Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “It is a glaring omission the province is not part of this,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said ( about Health Centre ) : “This announcement is welcome news after Toronto Public Health reported that last month, 27 people in our city lost their lives to suspected overdoses – a tragic record that surpasses July’s fatalities from COVID-19,” External link

cknw Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said ( about Health Centre ) : “This announcement is welcome news after Toronto Public Health reported that last month, 27 people in our city lost their lives to suspected overdoses – a tragic record that surpasses July’s fatalities from COVID-19,” External link

globalnews Thursday, August 20, 2020 6:40:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "I don't want to see a scenario, ultimately, where people who are wealthy enough decide to home-school their kids in pods while everybody who doesn't have the means has to send their kids to school," External link

CBC Thursday, August 20, 2020 5:47:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "I don't want to see a scenario, ultimately, where people who are wealthy enough decide to home-school their kids in pods while everybody who doesn't have the means has to send their kids to school," External link

CBC Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “If we return to the broken status quo, we will have let our city and our residents down,” “I’m increasingly hopeful that … COVID could prove the jumping point to lasting housing solutions” External link

simcoe Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:21:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “If we return to the broken status quo, we will have let our city and our residents down,” “I’m increasingly hopeful that … COVID could prove the jumping point to lasting housing solutions” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Over the past four years, 14,000 Canadians have died from an opioid overdose. These people are our friends, relatives, neighbours,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, August 11, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Over the past four years, 14,000 Canadians have died from an opioid overdose. These people are our friends, relatives, neighbours,” External link

680news Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Over the past four years, 14,000 Canadians have died from an opioid overdose. These people are our friends, relatives, neighbours," External link

cp24 Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Over the past four years, 14,000 Canadians have died from an opioid overdose. These people are our friends, relatives, neighbours," External link

simcoe Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Over the past four years, 14,000 Canadians have died from an opioid overdose. These people are our friends, relatives, neighbours," External link

simcoe Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Over the past four years, 14,000 Canadians have died from an opioid overdose. These people are our friends, relatives, neighbours,” External link

cknw Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We’re at a turnkey moment — as soon as funds are finalized, and if council gives authorization, staff can accept them and turn the key and open up the facility,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, July 28, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Some neighbourhoods there have had more than 400 cases. And you compare that to neighbourhoods like Rosedale-Moore Park, which had less than 30, or the Beaches which has less than 20," External link

CBC Sunday, July 19, 2020 3:13:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “This only works if there is collective responsibility,” “If the assumption exists that we’re going to enforce our way to compliance we’re going to fail before we started” External link

simcoe Saturday, July 18, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “This only works if there is collective responsibility,” “If the assumption exists that we’re going to enforce our way to compliance we’re going to fail before we started” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, July 18, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy told ( about Doug Ford ) : “Since Day One I have been concerned that decisions about the future of public land are being made in Doug Ford’s boardroom as opposed to public settings,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy told : “Mask usage only works when nearly everybody does it, and that requires consistent policies and consistent communications,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, July 17, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We’ve long said that diseases prey on the most vulnerable and COVID has exposed that,” “And the northwest demonstrates the rift of vulnerability to a painful extent” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “For too long the criminal justice approach, ‘just say no’ approach, the arrest your way to a solution has frankly done more harm than good when it comes to protecting the health and the lives of people who use drugs,” External link

cp24 Saturday, July 11, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “At the end of the day, these deaths are preventable. It requires a safe regulated supply and a new legal approach but there is a better way,” External link

cp24 Saturday, July 11, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “For years now public health experts have called for a new approach to drug use. We now have law enforcement joining that call. The next step is for politicians to join,” External link

cp24 Saturday, July 11, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy told : “The tale of this pandemic is playing out very differently depending on here you live and what we have found is that people on low incomes and people who are working in those frontline manufacturing jobs they are the ones most at risk,” External link

cp24 Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The social determinants of health, like income, race and ethnicity, and housing, affect who gets sick and who does not,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, July 9, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Now is the time for partnership and collaboration,” “I am asking you to help us stop the spread of COVID-19 in vulnerable and impacted communities, and to address the social determinants of health that have created deep health inequities” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, July 9, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The social determinants of health, like income, race and ethnicity, and housing, affect who gets sick and who does not,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Now is the time for partnership and collaboration,” “I am asking you to help us stop the spread of COVID-19 in vulnerable and impacted communities, and to address the social determinants of health that have created deep health inequities” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The social determinants of health, like income, race and ethnicity, and housing, affect who gets sick and who does not,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Now is the time for partnership and collaboration,” “I am asking you to help us stop the spread of COVID-19 in vulnerable and impacted communities, and to address the social determinants of health that have created deep health inequities” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We need to do everything we can to mitigate vulnerabilities to this virus, and to make sure everyone has an equal opportunity to reduce transmission and protect their loved ones,” External link

cknw Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:59:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "It is a serious public health emergency taking place right now, and our decision-makers seem to be ignoring it," "Frankly, other levels of government are focused completely on COVID — at the expense of the opioid crisis" External link

CBC Monday, June 29, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy added : “It was hard to find child care before COVID. And now in the midst of COVID, it’s exposed the glaring child-care crisis and it’s made it worse, and the province has no plans to make it any better,” External link

cknw Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy added : “It was hard to find child care before COVID. And now in the midst of COVID, it’s exposed the glaring child-care crisis and it’s made it worse, and the province has no plans to make it any better,” External link

globalnews Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We can’t expect you to follow our advice if you don’t trust it,” External link

simcoe Saturday, June 13, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We can’t expect you to follow our advice if you don’t trust it,” External link

simcoe Saturday, June 13, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We can’t expect you to follow our advice if you don’t trust it,” External link

simcoe Saturday, June 13, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We can’t expect you to follow our advice if you don’t trust it,” External link

simcoe Saturday, June 13, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy added : “But from these early rough calculations, it’s pretty clear: there is a plan for how to safely operate child care, but there is no plan in this province for how to deliver it,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, June 13, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We can’t expect you to follow our advice if you don’t trust it,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, June 13, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “For many this virus and the period we’re in has been a very confusing time. There’s a lot of data. There are many experts, there are many levels of government and I can understand that it can be challenging to make sense of it all,” External link

cp24 Saturday, June 13, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Farmers’ markets and fresh food markets provide Toronto residents with healthy, local and fresh food, while improving neighbourhood food security and resilience,” External link

cp24 Saturday, June 13, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy wrote : “This approach will not provide a complete picture of how COVID-19 is affecting Ontarians,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The intersection of race, income, housing, and other social determinants of health have placed Black Torontonians at great risk, as we are seeing through the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities with higher percentages of visible minorities,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We need to look at how much are we spending on affordable housing, on public health, on access to youth services,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We need to look at how much are we spending on affordable housing, on public health, on access to youth services,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:09:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Toronto's board of health has previously taken the position that we fundamentally need a new approach when it comes to drug use in protecting the health of people who use drugs. We previously took the position in support of decriminalization because clearly, the old approach, that of prohibition, has not worked. In fact, it has resulted in more harm," "And so, a public health approach: Is it complicated? Absolutely. Is evidence informed and based on best practices? It is. And it will reduce harm" External link

CBC Wednesday, June 3, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "The practice of safe supply, as a form of treatment, is a proven health care model. It's one that is actively in place throughout the country funded by the federal government. We are seeking to enhance our overdose prevention services," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 3, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "The old adage of 'what gets measured gets done' is especially relevant right now. In order to tackle COVID-19 we must fully understand it, and who is most at risk," External link

CBC Tuesday, June 2, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The old adage of ‘what gets measured gets done’ is especially relevant right now,” External link

cknw Tuesday, June 2, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “In order to tackle COVID-19 we must fully understand the virus, and who is most at risk,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, June 2, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The old adage of ‘what gets measured gets done’ is especially relevant right now,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, June 2, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “In order to tackle COVID-19 we must fully understand the virus, and who is most at risk,” External link

barrie Tuesday, June 2, 2020 4:44:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy writes : “It is clear that this is a virus that preys on poverty and existing health inequities. In order to tackle COVID-19, we must fully understand the virus, and who is most at risk,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 2, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy writes : “It is clear that this is a virus that preys on poverty and existing health inequities. In order to tackle COVID-19, we must fully understand the virus, and who is most at risk,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy writes : “What we have learned is both disturbing and crucial for informing our understanding of this virus,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “To truly understand an evolving new virus, we need data at scale,” “We have a province of 14 million people … we need to be on the same page in terms of the information we’re collecting and how it informs our response. The data we’re collecting in Toronto should not be drastically different than the data being collected in Windsor or Ottawa” External link

simcoe Friday, May 29, 2020 4:36:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “To truly understand an evolving new virus, we need data at scale,” “We have a province of 14 million people … we need to be on the same page in terms of the information we’re collecting and how it informs our response. The data we’re collecting in Toronto should not be drastically different than the data being collected in Windsor or Ottawa” External link

TorontoStar Friday, May 29, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "The province's unwillingness and inability to collect the appropriate data, and in turn share it with the public, and public health units, is hindering our response to COVID-19," External link

CBC Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "In order to tackle a virus, you need to understand it," "So for us to be able to tackle COVID-19, to test for it proactively, to respond with the appropriate protections in place, we need to know who it's hurting and who it's hurting most" External link

CBC Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Let’s get it in, let’s refine, let’s adapt, let’s tweak in real time as we work toward permanent changes,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “To those who say we need more public space, you’re right, but that’s not the only story here,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, May 25, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy told : “is to create opportunities for safe active transportation,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, May 25, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “To those who say we need more public space, you’re right, but that’s not the only story here,” External link

simcoe Monday, May 25, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "It's dangerous, and frankly, it's selfish," "We are by no means out of the woods yet" External link

cp24 Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "We want to make sure that people can get outside," "But if people don't respect the rules, we can't allow it to happen" External link

cp24 Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "It's dangerous, and frankly, it's selfish," "We are by no means out of the woods yet" External link

cp24 Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "They're out enjoying the sun, having a couple of drinks to the park and having a good time with friends. But that could all go away if we go into a lockdown park," External link

cp24 Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "We want to make sure that people can get outside," "But if people don't respect the rules, we can't allow it to happen" External link

cp24 Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Not only has it been decades in discussion and is directly connected to a network of bike infrastructure, but in the era of COVID recovery it is directly adjacent to the key hospital corridor where we have thousands of front-line workers, many of whom will need to be able to get to and from work safely, while physically distancing,” External link

simcoe Friday, May 22, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Not only has it been decades in discussion and is directly connected to a network of bike infrastructure, but in the era of COVID recovery it is directly adjacent to the key hospital corridor where we have thousands of front-line workers, many of whom will need to be able to get to and from work safely, while physically distancing,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, May 22, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "We know that the province needs to ramp up proactive testing in all congregate living sites to protect clients and staff, including shelters, respites and drop-ins," External link

CBC Monday, May 18, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said ( about Province ) : “Earlier this week, the Province announced plans to change testing guidance and expand testing for more vulnerable populations in shared living spaces such as shelters. This is a very welcome announcement,” “Now it must be implemented without delay. Public health units desperately need the details in order to take action. There is no time to lose” External link

globalnews Saturday, May 16, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "We know that the province needs to ramp up proactive testing in all congregate living sites to protect clients and staff, including shelters, respites and drop-ins," External link

CBC Saturday, May 16, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “If you thought this work was important before COVID, it’s absolutely essential now. What we’ve heard from venue owners is that there’s a real risk that, coming out of COVID, we could see dozens of venue closures,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “If live music is central to the soul and the dynamism of the city, the possibility of losing dozens of venues is simply not palatable,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We don’t want a scenario whereby a bar can host a weekly cover band and suddenly claim they’re a live music venue,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Our hope would be that this doesn’t only help to save venues but rather helps to encourage new venues to open, to make it more financially viable,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Today’s announcement is a step in the right direction. Simply put, our streets were designed to move cars. Looking ahead, we need to redesign them to move people, and move them safely,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 6, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “This recovery site is not a hospital, nor is it a shelter. Rather, it is a new housing and healthcare initiative to support Toronto’s homeless population,” External link

680news Wednesday, May 6, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “This recovery site is not a hospital, nor is it a shelter. Rather, it is a new housing and healthcare initiative to support Toronto’s homeless population,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, May 6, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Notwithstanding the overarching advice to, where possible, stay at home, we know that in many neighbourhoods, especially in downtown Toronto, there are immediate spaces where it's not possible to walk on the sidewalk without coming into contact with lots of people," External link

CBC Monday, May 4, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “This isn’t a hospital. People there don’t require acute care. But neither is it a shelter because we have infectious disease protocols in place and wraparound health supports. It’s a new model for the city’s most vulnerable to recover in a dignified way,” External link

simcoe Sunday, April 26, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy added : “It’s a critical piece of care, a critical new health resource,” External link

simcoe Sunday, April 26, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “This isn’t a hospital. People there don’t require acute care. But neither is it a shelter because we have infectious disease protocols in place and wraparound health supports. It’s a new model for the city’s most vulnerable to recover in a dignified way,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 25, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy added : “It’s a critical piece of care, a critical new health resource,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 25, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "It is a unique model because it is not a hospital nor is it a shelter," "The feedback we received has been very positive, so we plan to replicate this model" External link

CBC Saturday, April 25, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "It is a unique model because it is not a hospital nor is it a shelter," "The feedback we received has been very positive, so we plan to replicate this model" External link

barrie Saturday, April 25, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “It is a unique model because it is not a hospital nor is it a shelter,” “The feedback we received has been very positive, so we plan to replicate this model” External link

cp24 Saturday, April 25, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "It is a unique model because it is not a hospital nor is it a shelter," "The feedback we received has been very positive, so we plan to replicate this model" External link

simcoe Saturday, April 25, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We are partnering proactively with some hospitals, some research institutes, and the Public Health School at the University of Toronto to ensure that we can access as much information as possible,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Toronto Public Health is doing this work because the provincial government is not,” “We have 35 Public Health Units right across the province, we’re only one. What would be most helpful is that, as is normally the case with public health measures, that this data would be collected and shared province-wide” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Many have said that COVID-19 is the great equalizer, in that it doesn't discriminate. But that's sadly not the truth," "What we're seeing is that COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting those who are living in poverty, and whether that's in seniors homes or in shelters, this is a virus that preys on the marginalized" External link

CBC Wednesday, April 22, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "This is not groundbreaking. This isn't new. Frankly, it shouldn't even be necessary that local public health units have to do this work themselves," External link

CBC Wednesday, April 22, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Complete transparency at all times is necessary to ensure the public’s trust,” “In responding to a communicable disease, information is power,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, April 22, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Complete transparency at all times is necessary to ensure the public’s trust,” “In responding to a communicable disease, information is power,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, April 22, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Willowdale demonstrates the desperate and urgent need for proactive provincial testing in our shelter and respite sites,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Hotels are empty to begin with, but also a lot of potential development sites or sites that were slated for development with the uncertain financial market right now, many of those owners are keen to sell," External link

timescolonist Saturday, April 18, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Hotels are empty to begin with, but also a lot of potential development sites or sites that were slated for development with the uncertain financial market right now, many of those owners are keen to sell,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 18, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “To be frank the (provincial) system, we found, was outdated and clunky and not as effective as is necessary right now,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, April 17, 2020 3:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "While COVID-19 doesn't discriminate, we know that it is disproportionately dangerous for those who are homeless and in the shelter system," "Our task, if we do this right, is not to provide immediate relief to prevent COVID-19 in the shelter system, but to create permanent housing solutions to end homelessness" External link

CBC Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "While COVID-19 doesn't discriminate, we know that it is disproportionately dangerous for those who are homeless and in the shelter system," "Our task, if we do this right, is not to provide immediate relief to prevent COVID-19 in the shelter system, but to create permanent housing solutions to end homelessness" External link

simcoe Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy told : "If we collectively, in this government, don't take the strongest and strictest measures today, we will see an increase in deaths and the potential overwhelming in our health care sector," External link

barrie Thursday, April 2, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “I think we have a narrow window upon which Toronto and our province can prevent significant loss of life and I cannot stress the importance of going hard and going now, which is what the city announced today” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 1, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "No resource will be spared to ensure ... the City of Toronto steps up to take care of everyone," External link

CBC Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "We have had referrals for hospitals in the Greater Toronto Area for homeless individuals in other regions being sent to our isolation facility because other municipalities have not created the same infrastructure," "If we are truly going to care for the most vulnerable, not just in Toronto, but right across this province, we need this kind of comprehensive action on homelessness from Sudbury to Windsor and from Toronto to Ottawa" External link

CBC Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “This outbreak has magnified the crisis,” “Our responsibility, if we’re smart, is not simply to protect the health and well-being of our homeless population during the COVID-19 outbreak but to transform those short-term measures into permanent solutions for after-the-fact” External link

simcoe Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “This outbreak has magnified the crisis,” “Our responsibility, if we’re smart, is not simply to protect the health and well-being of our homeless population during the COVID-19 outbreak but to transform those short-term measures into permanent solutions for after-the-fact” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 27, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “As of Saturday our non-compliance rate was down to about 0.3 per cent. That’s outstanding. The best solution is where everyone complies. If you get in a situation where it’s whack-a-mole (businesses opening, then closing, then opening) then social distancing isn’t working. We need compliance,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:33:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “As of Saturday our non-compliance rate was down to about 0.3 per cent. That’s outstanding. The best solution is where everyone complies. If you get in a situation where it’s whack-a-mole (businesses opening, then closing, then opening) then social distancing isn’t working. We need compliance,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:33:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “As of Saturday our non-compliance rate was down to about 0.3 per cent. That’s outstanding. The best solution is where everyone complies. If you get in a situation where it’s whack-a-mole (businesses opening, then closing, then opening) then social distancing isn’t working. We need compliance,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:52:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We’re taking this step so people aren’t as crowded in our shelters,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “It’s a vulnerable population to begin with and the absence of housing can make containment harder,” External link

simcoe Saturday, March 14, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “It’s a vulnerable population to begin with and the absence of housing can make containment harder,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 14, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “is based on the city doing all the work itself,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, March 3, 2020 5:36:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy says : “This is the last time to build a central park in booming downtown Toronto,” “In a choice between building half a central park, and saving a few dollars, or building what the future city and its residents deserve, I choose the latter” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, March 3, 2020 5:36:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "In the face of a toxic drug supply, these sites continue to save lives," External link

CBC Thursday, February 27, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "We are in the process right now of actually testing some of the substances that our clients use in order to understand what they may have been tainted with," External link

CBC Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "For a lot of musicians, you don't start out playing at the Horseshoe Tavern or the Danforth Music Hall," "Everybody needs to get their start somewhere and that's where DIY venues are so important" External link

CBC Sunday, February 23, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "They're just too expensive. And so if we lose the DIY spaces we lose the next generation of live musicians," External link

CBC Sunday, February 23, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "The city is one of the largest landowners. We have thousands of pieces of real estate, far too many of which are being underutilized," External link

CBC Sunday, February 23, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "And so the opportunity to provide a venue at a below market rents, where the insurance is covered by the city, for new and emerging artists to be able to create art and express art is just low hanging fruit," External link

CBC Sunday, February 23, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "You know that the use of the Hearn [Generating Station] for the Luminato Festival demonstrates that not only can we do a better job of providing affordable and accessible spaces for DIY artists and musicians at large, but it also shows you that when you use a unusual or not expected performance space often it brings a whole other character and interest to the performance as well," External link

CBC Sunday, February 23, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Enbridge is currently exploring other route options, and I'm optimistic that we will get this resolved," External link

cp24 Sunday, February 9, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "It could be a case worker visiting them in that suite. It could be twice-weekly check-ins," External link

CBC Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The City of Toronto has been very clear that we should not have these ghost hotels and non-primary residence suites out there; they should be delisted,” “No amount of voluntary measures being put in place to try to increase screening or other tools like that is going to get at the root of the problem” External link

globalnews Wednesday, February 5, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “this brutal and traumatic incident ... underscores the urgent need for proper regulation and oversight of short-term rentals, including Airbnb” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, February 2, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “There’s absolutely nothing preventing short-term rentals operators like Airbnb from removing listings (that don’t qualify under the bylaw) today. They could do it and if they wanted to be part of the solution, they could do that in a heartbeat,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, February 2, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Let’s stop with these ghost hotels and these party suites ... it’s not appropriate, it’s not safe and far too often it’s resulting in tragedies like this,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, February 2, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The City of Toronto, over the course of two years, developed very clear bylaws around Airbnbs and the rules state the following: that only people can use their primary residence as an Airbnb,” External link

globalnews Saturday, February 1, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Let’s stop with these ghost hotels and these party suites ... it’s not appropriate, it’s not safe and far too often it’s resulting in tragedies like this,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, February 1, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We are stuck waiting for the legal course,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, February 1, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Not unlike art galleries or live music venues, there are certain factors creating real challenges for the viability of independent theatre," External link

CBC Saturday, February 1, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "We haven't been able to settle on a price. And so today, we are taking the important step, and if necessary, expropriating those air rights to finally build our park," External link

CBC Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The message here that Torontonians need to hear is: While yes, when you have a new and emerging virus like coronavirus, that may be scary, but the risk to Torontonians remains low,” “During critical moments, where there is fear, we must not succumb to misinformation. We must not succumb to racism. Nor must we succumb to attempts to place blame” External link

barrie Thursday, January 30, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "While I understand that this news may cause some fear and concern for Torontonians, it is important to know that we have a strong and capable public health system in place for just this reason, and the risk of contracting the virus in Toronto remains low," External link

CBC Sunday, January 26, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "The TPH team is working with the affected individual and their health-care team to follow up with all known contacts who may have been exposed to the virus," "TPH is co-ordinating closely with provincial and national health agencies, hospitals, airports, and community agencies" External link

CBC Sunday, January 26, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The current owners of the air rights have a price in mind and we have a different price in mind. We have not been able to come to terms on that which is why, as is our right, we will now move to expropriation if necessary,” “Expropriation is something we do month; in Toronto. We expropriate land for transit project, for infrastructure projects, for watermain work and this is another example” External link

cp24 Friday, January 24, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “These five principles are intended as a guiding framework to measure and evaluate all projects starting today,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 17, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Governments around the world are playing catch up on this because for a long time the private sector and the market were driving the conversation,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 17, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Smart cities … are just one example of the increasing interconnectedness of technological advancement and cities,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, January 16, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said ( about The UK ) : “Governments around the world are just starting to finally consider parental leave for politicians. The UK has a proxy voting system for MPs, Canada’s Parliament just put in place a one-year leave policy and Toronto adopted our own on 2018,” External link

cp24 Thursday, January 16, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “I have said many times that this kind of construction activity should be limited to daytime hours because it often affects thousands of people who live nearby,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, January 12, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "This is the spirit of our city encapsulated in the form of a property owner," External link

CBC Tuesday, January 7, 2020 1:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “You need to build the parks, and the schools and the community centres to make neighbourhoods livable,” “This is part of solving congestion. The more you can get people walking to school as opposed to driving to school, that takes cars off the roads” External link

globalnews Monday, January 6, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Today, we turn a big corner … across the political spectrum,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, December 18, 2019 5:39:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “I think when e-cigarettes and vaping started, it was kind of seen as a novelty product and a harmless one and one that might actually help with smoking cessation,” “But the more we learn, the worse it gets, and we discover in no way is it benign. In fact there are immediate harmful short-term effects that we are seeing around the world…If we do not act now, we risk undermining decades of effective tobacco control” External link

cp24 Monday, December 9, 2019 10:53:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy told : "I'm sick and tired of homeless people dying on our streets. I'm sick and tired of an annual debate to see how we can shelter, but not house, the homeless," External link

CBC Tuesday, November 26, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "We're stuck in a vicious cycle where the City of Toronto is responsible for shelters, and the other levels of government are responsible for supportive housing," "Here's what keeps happening: We keep building shelters, and our homeless population has nowhere to go. They can't get out. It's time to build our way out of homelessness, and build a pathway out of shelters" External link

CBC Tuesday, November 26, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Up-and-coming artists are finding themselves priced out," External link

CBC Thursday, November 7, 2019 2:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “It is a fundamentally broken model that prioritizes tax revenue over the economic viability of small and independent businesses,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:40:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We can try to tinker around the edges as we do and to use every tool in our tool box to mitigate the highest and best use assessment model,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:40:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “How we assess taxes should be on the basis of our provincial and city-building objectives as opposed to a cookie-cutter approach,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:40:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “When it comes to the broader Port Lands, those lands are not up for sale,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:48:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “This time next year, it will be safer, and more beautiful, and better connected to Toronto’s history,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, October 26, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Until now, the area has languished, both through a lack of vision and a lack of short-term improvements,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, October 26, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Today, we are transforming Bathurst Quay. We're transforming it for people who live here, for people who work here, and for people who travel through here. It's going to be transformational," "I think it's fair to say if you've ever walked around Bathurst Quay that it is an underutilized — at times feeling unsafe — eyesore that desperately needs a facelift," External link

CBC Saturday, October 26, 2019 2:33:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said ( about Doug Ford ) : "Ontario Place represents 155 acres of publicly-owned land, real estate that is arguably amongst the most valuable in the entire country," "And we have a process being run in the backrooms — Doug Ford's backrooms — and I'm concerned that a backroom deal is going to be made as well" External link

CBC Saturday, October 19, 2019 11:11:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Toronto already has the most expensive childcare program in the country,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy added : "People have the fundamental right to believe what they want, but they do not have the right to endanger others," External link

CBC Monday, September 23, 2019 11:37:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We cannot continue to operate under the thumb of a provincial government that, subject to elections and personalities, can interfere not only with our governance … but also our housing and transit policies,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, September 20, 2019 7:38:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We continue to operate under the whim of a provincial government tune that can change any day, and that’s not a model for economic success nor livability,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, September 20, 2019 6:37:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We continue to see a steady rise in non-medical exemption and rather than wait for an outbreak — let’s prevent one in the first place,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:14:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The fact of the matter is that traffic downtown is not caused by people who live downtown or social infrastructure like schools downtown. It is caused by people commuting in and out of work,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, September 4, 2019 1:36:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “This is fundamentally about prevention, and every dollar you invest, you save dollars and you improve the health of people and so we should be investing more, not less in public health,” “For our budget, every year we go through and we find areas to deliver our services better with savings. We’re going to do that again, but there aren’t enough savings to make up for the provincial cuts, it’s just that simple” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, September 3, 2019 10:53:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The new cuts to public health represent $14 million fewer provincial dollars every year for vital public health programs Torontonians rely on. Programs like school vaccinations, disease prevention, student breakfast programs, water quality testing, food safety inspections, and more,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, August 31, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Under no circumstances am I prepared to accept cuts that negatively affect the health of Torontonians,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, August 31, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The new cuts mean programs like diabetes prevention, enhanced food safety and swim-safe initiatives, infection prevention, infectious disease control and more, previously funded 100% by the province, will now receive 30 per cent less provincial money,” External link

cp24 Friday, August 30, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said ( about King Street ) : "We've done that not only to ensure that transit priority streets like King Street work more effectively but also to make sure that it's safer around schools and in school zones," External link

CBC Thursday, August 29, 2019 12:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy wrote : “As members of the Board of Health we know well that cutting public health is both harmful and fiscally irresponsible,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, August 20, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “In the middle of summer, without any consultation, yet another unilateral announcement of cuts to public health and child care has been dropped on us,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, August 20, 2019 4:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “When we get less money from the province for child care, and get less money form the province for vaccinations and student breakfast programs, either we cut those programs or we raise taxes to pay for them,” External link

barrie Tuesday, August 20, 2019 2:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "An indisputable body of evidence has demonstrated that cutting public health is both harmful and fiscally irresponsible," External link

cp24 Monday, August 19, 2019 11:27:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said ( about Doug Ford ) : “Premier Ford did the right thing by reversing those retroactive cuts and announcing a reset,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, August 19, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Three months ago, in response to a wave of opposition across this province, Premier Ford reversed his shortsighted, retroactive cuts and pledged a reset,” “He pledged to work with cities to come up with a model for public health. Instead, in the middle of summer without any consultation, yet another unilateral announcement of cuts to public health childcare has been dropped on us” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, August 19, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “I shared with them that it’s my belief that having a ballpark and a revitalized stadium on those lands is important,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, August 10, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “They didn’t have a proposal to share,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, August 10, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “If there was an election tomorrow, I would not be running for mayor, but it’s just too too far away to think about what I’ll be doing in 2022,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, August 7, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "We need to ensure that we are caring for the most vulnerable and we also need to make sure our neighbourhoods are livable and safe," "We need to do both those things, not one or the other" External link

CBC Monday, August 5, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Both shelters and respites are part of an emergency response — they are not the solution," "You need to provide an entrance into a shelter but a pathway out. And that requires housing" External link

CBC Monday, August 5, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy acknowledged : "When you're walking down the street and you find a discarded needle, that's scary. That's a very real concern," External link

CBC Monday, August 5, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Frankly, I think it speaks to a level of inclusion and a welcoming spirit within our downtown communities that people are upfront … to say we’re going to do this work to help anchor our street, animate our street and beautify our street, and under no circumstances are we prepared to lose vital harm-reduction services,” “You can’t say the same in all neighbourhoods” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, August 5, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy told : "This is a good news story, and it's a good outcome," External link

CBC Thursday, August 1, 2019 1:45:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Here’s an opportunity to do something really good,” “Not just to revitalize a space, but to bring back a piece of history that has long been lost, and hopefully not forgotten” External link

barrie Saturday, July 27, 2019 9:41:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy told : "We have an affordable housing crisis," External link

CBC Friday, July 26, 2019 11:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy told : “In a city in the midst of a severe housing crisis, selling off valuable public land for fancy condominiums without any requirement for affordable housing is short-sighted and wrong,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “This is federally-owned land. It has not been sold yet ... and it is a board that is a appointed by the federal government and reports to Parliament through the minister,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy told : “Without any warning, without any notice and in a unilateral manner the province ripped up TOcore (the downtown development plan). What they did was reestablish the Wild West for developers downtown and that has put at risk the long term livability and prosperity of not only downtown but our province as a whole,” External link

barrie Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy told : “Without any warning, without any notice and in a unilateral manner the province ripped up TOcore (the downtown development plan). What they did was reestablish the Wild West for developers downtown and that has put at risk the long term livability and prosperity of not only downtown but our province as a whole,” External link

cp24 Thursday, July 18, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said ( about Waterfront Toronto ) : "As it relates to creating a new digital framework in smart cities, that's something we at the city really need to create a governance model around ... as opposed to having Sidewalk, a Google affiliate, design it for us," "We chose an innovation partner to think differently and come up with new ideas so that's controversial… but I have full confidence in the city of Toronto to rise to the challenge of evaluating this project and determining what's in the best interest of the city" External link

CBC Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy added : "This province is making things worse," "For parents, for kids, for our city" External link

barrie Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We are more than a landlord,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, July 5, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy says : “Under no circumstances am I prepared to tell the 18,000 kids and their families that effective Jan. 1 their child-care fees are going up because this city terminated an agreement,” “Child care should be affordable. That’s it” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, July 2, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “When it comes to the broader Port Lands, those lands are not up for sale,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, July 1, 2019 8:58:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy wrote : "Parks staff have advised that the contractor has completed most of the paving work around the circle path, with some concrete work remaining, and they are targeting sod installation next week if weather permits," External link

CBC Saturday, June 29, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Child care should be affordable. That’s it,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, June 27, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “When it comes to the broader Port Lands, those lands are not up for sale,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:44:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We have more people visit the islands every year than the CN Tower,” “We get 1.5 million visitors every year to the islands and so this is one of Toronto’s most significant tourist attractions. If our objective was solely climate change resilience for residents, I would say that this is worth investing anyway, but the fact of the matter is that this is a citywide destination that is at risk if we don’t invest” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, June 22, 2019 12:41:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "It means more people packed into subways waiting for transit relief," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 19, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The provincial government doesn’t know what…they’re doing,” “Drawing transit maps is really easy, building transit is actually hard,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:09:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "We're overdue in this city to have our own plan," External link

CBC Sunday, June 16, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "it's time for us to step forward and articulate the governance model and policy principles to guide data in our city," External link

CBC Sunday, June 16, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “He saved lives every single day. Even with all his knowledge and all his experience he was not immune of passing away from a preventable death,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:38:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “He saved lives every single day. Even with all his knowledge and all his experience he was not immune of passing away from a preventable death,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 11, 2019 3:11:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "It's like the Wild West for developers. I've never seen anything like it," External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "It's like the Wild West for developers. I've never seen anything like it," External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:22:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "This is a difficult time for local residents, who are also working tirelessly to protect the Islands. We are all grateful for volunteer assistance from visitors and the public," External link

CBC Thursday, May 30, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “This is a distressing time for island residents and island business, there’s no sugar coating it,” “But unlike 2017 when we were forced to close down the Islands, we are going to make sure they stay open and safe” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, May 29, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “In an era of escalating climate change … an annual sandbagging effort is not and cannot be the solution,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, May 29, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy told : "This is a distressing time for Island residents and Island businesses. There is no sugar coating it," External link

CBC Wednesday, May 29, 2019 8:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We anticipate it to continue rising for the next six to nine days but we’re looking ahead at Thursday where there’s a significant risk of winds and waves,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, May 29, 2019 12:28:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We only get one chance to revitalize Ontario Place,” “While the province may wish to go it alone, the fact is they cannot. They must work with us. They should work with us” External link

cp24 Tuesday, May 28, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “That is a conversation we’re prepared to have, that is what we’ve called for since the beginning,” “The retroactive cuts that were announced and the arbitrary cost-share reduction was foolish from the beginning. We’re looking forward to now being able to reset and start from scratch” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, May 28, 2019 2:29:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "In reversing his short-sighted and harmful retroactive cuts to public health and child care, Premier Ford has done the right thing," External link

thespec Monday, May 27, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “In reversing his short-sighted and harmful retroactive cuts to public health and child care, Premier Ford has done the right thing,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, May 27, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Is the province still committed to cutting $935 million from Toronto Public Health, and reducing the provincial cost-sharing formula for public health units across Ontario starting next year? Or, are they willing to work with municipalities to review this policy going forward?” External link

globalnews Monday, May 27, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy added : “We will not allow, long term, the Islands to be simply consumed by water, nor will we accept the annual practise of mitigation and sandbagging,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, May 24, 2019 11:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said ( about Association ) : “The fact is that when we have a significant storm and water levels as they are now, the island, while it remains open, there is risk and so we’re working tirelessly at the city with our staff and with the TRCA (Toronto Regional Conservation Association) to ensure that the island stays open and that the island is safe,” External link

citynews-ca Friday, May 24, 2019 7:35:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “the only province in all of Canada, the only one that doesn’t fund public health at 100 per cent — the only one,” “In the wake of SARS and Walkerton, based on expert panels the cost share by the province for public health was increased… And so, this is very simple: If you do not want to see another Walkerton and SARS, you don’t cut public health” External link

TorontoStar Friday, May 24, 2019 1:31:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Around our supervised injection sites we’ve seen a reduction in the amount of drug use in public spaces,” “You find when we open an overdose prevention site, people don’t have to use in the washrooms because there is a safe place to use under a nurse’s supervision and also a safe place to stay alive and hopefully access treatment as well” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, May 22, 2019 4:44:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Measles is not a partisan issue," External link

thespec Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Measles is not a partisan issue,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, May 21, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Measles is not a partisan issue," External link

thespec Tuesday, May 21, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Torontonians have already decided that public health vaccination programs and child care is not an efficiency” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, May 21, 2019 3:35:00 AM EAT



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Joe Cressy said : “Vaccinate the most vulnerable, as quickly as possible. With the Delta variant taking hold, it’s a necessary intervention to beat this pandemic,” External link

680news Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:44:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The overdose epidemic is a public health crisis and it requires a public health response, one grounded in treatment prevention and harm reduction,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, June 7, 2021 8:06:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said ( about Team ) : “In partnership with SickKids, Toronto Public Health and our Team Toronto partners are actively rolling out our youth vaccine drive, with plans for a two-week youth vaccine blitz from June 14 to 28. There are more details to come and we still have more to do, but with over 50 per cent already, this is a great start,” External link

barrie Saturday, May 29, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "This is the campaign of all of our lifetimes," External link

CBC Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:22:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The issue we’re seeing, it’s not hesitancy — rather it’s simply access,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 27, 2021 2:03:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “These appointments only recently opened up, so we just have to get the word out so people know to book them,” “My understanding is this is not the (hesitancy) wall, rather simply (a need) to get the word out” External link

TorontoStar Friday, May 21, 2021 6:05:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy wrote : “The recent events at Lamport Stadium were a step backwards. I have spoken with many of my city council colleagues and senior staff to express this,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, May 21, 2021 12:39:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “What is unconscionable about this is the fact that these are preventable deaths,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “What’s critical is having that grassroots local community outreach, knocking on doors in multiple languages,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:03:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “What is unconscionable about this is the fact that these are preventable deaths,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8:02:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Instead, we saw a two-week allocation which was extremely effective — but it ended two weeks too soon. The number of Torontonians who will be vaccinated each and every day in hot spots, and across the city, will be significantly less than in the two weeks we just experienced,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:14:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy told : "We need to be more bold with acquiring and developing new and innovative parks and public spaces," External link

CBC Friday, May 14, 2021 11:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “They said, be careful about opening up, because people bring the virus from the GTA up to northern Ontario or eastern Ontario,” “Their point was, flood the GTA with vaccines because it will allow them to open up their regions sooner” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, May 11, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “First-dose vaccine coverage rates have tripled in our hardest-hit neighbourhoods,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, May 8, 2021 11:12:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy says : “We have a student immunization program,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:22:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "In the midst of a brutal third wave, we must vaccinate the most vulnerable as quickly as possible. By vaccinating the most vulnerable, not only do we save lives, but also we bring transmission to a close sooner," External link

CBC Monday, May 3, 2021 3:17:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The city of Toronto is partnering with Vaccine Hunters Canada to help connect Torontonians to appointments at our city-run clinics. This is all part of our commitment to getting the word out and making sure we reach every resident, in every area of our city,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:56:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The city of Toronto is partnering with Vaccine Hunters Canada to help connect Torontonians to appointments at our city-run clinics. This is all part of our commitment to getting the word out and making sure we reach every resident, in every area of our city,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, April 29, 2021 6:59:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy asked : “Are you going to put droplets of water on every neighbourhood, or are you going to target the hose on the highest flame?” External link

TorontoStar Friday, April 23, 2021 9:43:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy asked : “Are you going to put droplets of water on every neighbourhood, or are you going to target the hose on the highest flame?” External link

TorontoStar Friday, April 23, 2021 7:36:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy asked : “Are you going to put droplets of water on every neighbourhood, or are you going to target the hose on the highest flame?” External link

TorontoStar Friday, April 23, 2021 2:57:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy asked : “Are you going to put droplets of water on every neighbourhood, or are you going to target the hose on the highest flame?” External link

TorontoStar Friday, April 23, 2021 12:53:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy asked : “Are you going to put droplets of water on every neighbourhood, or are you going to target the hose on the highest flame?” External link

TorontoStar Friday, April 23, 2021 2:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy says : “If we want to prevent outbreaks from occurring,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:45:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “It’s the essential front-line workers who can’t work from home who have kept us safe, and who are also at highest risk of contracting COVID-19,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:45:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "This is the vaccine campaign of our lifetime," "We need to make sure it erases every conceivable barrier to ensure that everybody in every language in every community in every corner of our city can access the vaccine" External link

CBC Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy declared : “Because of today’s cuts people will die,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 17, 2021 4:48:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Our understanding is that the previously announced plans to reduce public health budgets and reorganize public health units is on hold,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 17, 2021 4:48:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "They are not a substitute for regular, consistent, easy-to-register for clinics in our city," "You have to open up that registration system and provide adequate supply so that people can register" External link

CBC Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:18:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “It’s just based on risk. Where is the highest concentration of cases and the most vulnerability? That is where the vaccine needs to go. That’s the GTA right now,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, April 15, 2021 2:28:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy says : “Stay-at-home orders only work for people who can stay at home,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:30:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We’ve built an outreach and immunization campaign model to reach people in these neighbourhoods — we’ve unleashed that work in a targeted way and it continues to ramp up,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, April 9, 2021 3:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “I know it’s been a long year, I know spring is finally here, and I know there is great hope and optimism with vaccines rolling out,” “However, now is not the time to let our guard down. The end of the pandemic is in sight, but we must remain vigilant in our efforts to prevent this third wave from having a devastating impact on our city” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 26, 2021 2:47:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Many health-care workers, emergency service workers, who live [elsewhere] in the GTA but work here are being vaccinated here," External link

CBC Friday, March 19, 2021 11:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy says : “Now is the moment to throw absolutely everything we’ve got at this pandemic, and transparency helps to guide action,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, March 18, 2021 4:14:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We’re rolling up our sleeves and doing everything we can as a city to help promote and support people’s ability to safely and actively be outside,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 13, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy says : “All the research has demonstrated that the most impactful decision to inform somebody getting a vaccine is that somebody they trust told them to,” “That’s not the mayor, that’s a member of your family, your local faith leader. We want every single Torontonian to be part of this vaccination effort. Tell your friends, tell your family. Every single one of us has a role to play” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 12, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Research has shown that the person or groups that have the biggest impact on convincing you to get a vaccine or not — it’s not the government official, it’s not the top doctor or the mayor, or the chair of the board of health — it’s your local doctor, your local friend, your local family member,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “This is like running the most important election of our times. It’s a campaign for vaccines,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said ( about Team ) : “Now that more supply has become available, all this planning has paid off. Alongside our hospital, community, and healthcare partners, Toronto is undertaking the largest immunization campaign in our country’s history,” “It’s a Team Toronto effort designed to ensure that every resident in every corner of our city can access the vaccine” External link

citynews-ca Monday, March 8, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Today’s update is an important and critical adjustment and will serve all of Ontario well going forward,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 6, 2021 1:52:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Now, not only am I confident that we can deliver in the GTA,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 6, 2021 1:52:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy told : "We have a disproportionately large number of people who qualify in phase 1 because they are more vulnerable," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Your local priest or your pastor or your rabbi or your imam, your barber, your crossing guard, the kids’ soccer coach — trusted local leaders to help make the case, provide information and help their neighbours access the vaccine — that’s what 280 neighborhood ambassadors will do,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “When it comes to COVID, we’re not all equal. The data has made this abundantly clear,” “So an effective campaign for vaccines requires tailored approaches to engage different communities” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “You can think of it almost as an election,” “But in this case we need to win more than 70 per cent of the vote and we need absolutely everyone working together on the ground to get residents to the polls or in this case to the vaccine clinics” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "In short order, we will have a situation where we have supply," External link

CBC Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:54:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Your local priest or your pastor or your rabbi or your imam, your barber, your crossing guard, the kids’ soccer coach — trusted local leaders to help make the case, provide information and help their neighbours access the vaccine — that’s what 280 neighborhood ambassadors will do,” External link

680news Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “When it comes to COVID, we’re not all equal. The data has made this abundantly clear,” “So an effective campaign for vaccines requires tailored approaches to engage different communities” External link

680news Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “You can think of it almost as an election,” “But in this case we need to win more than 70 per cent of the vote and we need absolutely everyone working together on the ground to get residents to the polls or in this case to the vaccine clinics” External link

680news Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Frankly, we want to get vaccines into the arms of everybody in our city and every homeless person in our city right away,” “But until supplies arrive, it needs to be done in a staged manner” External link

TorontoStar Monday, March 1, 2021 12:51:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “People experiencing homelessness are at elevated risk of serious health impacts due to COVID-19 and are vulnerable to transmission in congregate settings,” External link

citynews-ca Sunday, February 28, 2021 5:57:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Every time we have a potential variant case that is prioritized and the investigators go hard to work to identify all, not only close but low-risk contacts,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, February 21, 2021 5:43:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The second (COVID-19) wave has been much harder than the first in terms of deaths and the pain and suffering everybody’s been through,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, February 20, 2021 2:35:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy says : “I’m targeting an additional 3,000 square feet — so a total of 15,000 square feet … and further city funding to deepen the level of affordability to make the units more accessible,” “The objective here is to not only expand the amount of (affordable) housing, but also to improve it for the people who will live there” External link

TorontoStar Friday, February 19, 2021 12:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy says : “Dwelling housing serves as a critically important piece in the spectrum of affordable housing,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, February 19, 2021 12:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy says : “But the law didn’t (require) them to be replaced,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, February 19, 2021 12:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy adds : “we will undertake with the city’s housing office and non-profit housing partners,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, February 19, 2021 12:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “When it comes to workplace outbreaks, by informing the public, we can help to inform behaviour,” External link

cp24 Friday, February 12, 2021 5:33:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “When it comes to workplace outbreaks, by informing the public, we can help to inform behaviour,” External link

cp24 Friday, February 12, 2021 4:48:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The enhanced reporting that starts today is in response to direction from the Board of Health to provide more detailed information,” “To beat this pandemic, we need complete transparency. By sharing this information publicly we can help make sure that workplaces are as safe as possible, and that governments are doing everything possible to stop workplace transmission of COVID-19” External link

cknw Friday, February 12, 2021 4:27:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The enhanced reporting that starts today is in response to direction from the Board of Health to provide more detailed information,” “To beat this pandemic, we need complete transparency. By sharing this information publicly we can help make sure that workplaces are as safe as possible, and that governments are doing everything possible to stop workplace transmission of COVID-19” External link

globalnews Friday, February 12, 2021 2:01:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy adds : “All of the work we’re doing on the ground right now is building the foundation to turn this COVID response into the vaccination response,” “If we’re smart here we’re building a better model of health care, where you have health care rooted in community, to ensure that people can access it in the language and in the manner they need,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, February 11, 2021 1:17:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Those heroes stocking our shelves, delivering our goods, processing our food, those heroes who are keeping our seniors safe, they’re the ones at risk. They’re the ones who are tragically continuing to get sick and in turn transmitting the virus,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy told : “I used to do a lot of tripping before I had a kid,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:35:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy says : “To expect residents to come and sit in a committee room for hours waiting to speak: that’s a barrier for many who have jobs,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:35:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Complete transparency. If we’re going to beat this pandemic, that’s what we need. We can’t expect people to adjust their behaviour if they don’t know where transmission’s occurring. And we can’t demand stronger workplace safety without the full picture” External link

TorontoStar Monday, February 8, 2021 2:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy told : “I used to do a lot of tripping before I had a kid,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, February 7, 2021 2:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy says : “To expect residents to come and sit in a committee room for hours waiting to speak: that’s a barrier for many who have jobs,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, February 7, 2021 2:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Resources have been allocated to ensure that there is 24-hour staffing and security on-site, as well as two 24/7 neighbourhood Community Safety Teams to circulate in the neighbourhood to address issues,” “At the hotel, additional measures will be in place to stop the spread of COVID-19, including a standard public health screening process at all points of entry” External link

680news Saturday, February 6, 2021 1:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “To beat COVID it’s fair to say we must address many of the pre-existing inequities that this pandemic has laid bare,” “That’s what’s required to be all in this together” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, February 4, 2021 3:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Right now, we must use every tool we have to keep one another safe from COVID-19 and the highly-transmissible new variants,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, February 4, 2021 12:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said ( about Province ) : “Workers without paid sick leave, particularly essential and frontline workers, continue to feel financial pressure to work even when ill,” “City Council today has endorsed the Board of Health’s call that the Province must step up and act now to protect essential and frontline workers, before it’s too late” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, February 4, 2021 12:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “At this critical stage in our fight against COVID-19, we must use every tool we have to keep one another safe,” “Right now, that includes extending the City of Toronto bylaws mandating mask usage and physical distancing requirements” External link

680news Tuesday, February 2, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "This tragic record further proves what we already know: that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the already deadly overdose crisis in Toronto," External link

barrie Sunday, January 31, 2021 1:24:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "We need the provincial government to provide safe supply [programs] as a form of opioid substitution treatment, which they are unwilling to do. And we need the federal government to treat this like a health issue, not a criminal justice issue," External link

CBC Sunday, January 31, 2021 1:24:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "We need the provincial government to provide safe supply [programs] as a form of opioid substitution treatment, which they are unwilling to do. And we need the federal government to treat this like a health issue, not a criminal justice issue," External link

CBC Saturday, January 30, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The combination of an increasingly toxic drug supply, reductions of services and supports due to pandemic restrictions, and isolation and mental health challenges have resulted in tragic outcomes,” External link

cp24 Saturday, January 30, 2021 2:46:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The data release today makes it clearer than ever that we cannot continue with the status quo,” External link

cp24 Saturday, January 30, 2021 2:46:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The combination of an increasingly toxic drug supply, reductions of services and supports due to pandemic restrictions, and isolation and mental health challenges have resulted in tragic outcomes,” External link

barrie Saturday, January 30, 2021 1:28:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The data release today makes it clearer than ever that we cannot continue with the status quo,” External link

barrie Saturday, January 30, 2021 1:28:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “This tragic record further proves what we already know: that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the already deadly overdose crisis in Toronto,” External link

cknw Saturday, January 30, 2021 12:46:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy wrote ( about Province ) : "There is no good reason to throw out years of hard work on this landmark project. The Province should work with the City and community," External link

CBC Friday, January 22, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “When it comes to fighting COVID-19, knowledge is power,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:55:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Public health officials have been crystal clear that sick leave is essential public health response,” “At our very first board of health meeting after the emergency was declared in the spring, we called for sick leave” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 12, 2021 1:43:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Our essential workers are at increased risk of infection… Our front-line heroes are bearing the brunt of this pandemic,” External link

barrie Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Public health officials have been crystal clear that sick leave is essential public health response,” “At our very first board of health meeting after the emergency was declared in the spring, we called for sick leave” External link

TorontoStar Monday, January 11, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Our essential workers are at increased risk of infection … Our front-line heroes are bearing the brunt of this pandemic,” External link

cp24 Monday, January 11, 2021 8:28:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Our essential workers are at increased risk of infection … Our front-line heroes are bearing the brunt of this pandemic,” External link

barrie Monday, January 11, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “There is nearly unanimous agreement within the public health community that we won’t beat the second wave without greater supports for front-line essential workers,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, January 9, 2021 4:59:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Traditionally, public health only reports an outbreak if there is an identified public health risk,” “But COVID is not a traditional communicable disease” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 5, 2021 2:59:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “A Vacant Home Tax is finally coming to Toronto. Housing should be used for just that: housing,” “For years we’ve pushed for a Vacant Home Tax to increase housing in our city. Today City Council voted to implement it” External link

680news Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy told : “Parkland is desperately needed. Residents of downtown Toronto know that parks aren't nice to have, their must haves. This is the most park deficient neighborhood in the entire city, which is why it was so important to secure this new park,” External link

barrie Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy explained : "In some cases we're hearing from newcomer communities that have distrust in government. In some cases we have frontline workers who don't have adequate sick leave provisions and worry if they test positive, they won't be able to afford to pay their rent or put food on the table," External link

CBC Tuesday, December 15, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Our public health data has shown the disproportionate impact of this pandemic on low-income and racialized Torontonians, and how this virus preys on existing inequities,” External link

cknw Monday, December 7, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Our public health data has shown the disproportionate impact of this pandemic on low-income and racialized Torontonians, and how this virus preys on existing inequities,” External link

globalnews Monday, December 7, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy added : “Keeping schools open for in-person learning is important for kids’ development and mental health. It’s also a key equity measure, as not all families are able to do virtual learning,” “That’s why we need to do everything we can to keep our schools safe and limit potential exposure” External link

680news Friday, December 4, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy wrote : “As I said at the time, it is my belief that a ballpark is an important anchor for downtown and the city as a whole. If there is any ambition for a broader land revitalization, we need to work together to ensure it adheres to good planning principles and a good public process,” External link

cp24 Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "People in our shelter system don't just need a safe place to sleep," "They need wraparound health-care supports, and that's urgent now" External link

CBC Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “You cannot beat COVID if you don’t protect front-line workers and marginalized communities,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 20, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy says : “We need further restrictions to reduce contact, and those measures are critical to reduce transmission, but if they don’t come alongside supports for front-line workers, then we are going to see the first wave play itself out all over again,” “Where we spike the wave, but those on the margins will continue to be infected, and will pay the hardest economic price for it as well” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 20, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “In a public health emergency, complete transparency is required,” External link

cknw Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy noting : “full transparency and accountability are more important than ever in order to maintain public confidence and public trust” External link

cp24 Monday, November 16, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy noting : “full transparency and accountability are more important than ever in order to maintain public confidence and public trust” External link

barrie Monday, November 16, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “It’s that simple. If these changes go ahead, we will have diminished child care in our province,” “The changes the province has quietly proposed in the midst of COVID — no less — will mean more kids, fewer staff and weaker standards” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 13, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Throughout the past nine months, we have relied on the best advice from our public health experts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and keep us safe,” “We must do the same when tackling the public health emergency that is the overdose crisis in our City” External link

680news Friday, November 6, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "We can't continue to let people die from poisoned opioids or a lack of services," External link

CBC Friday, November 6, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Throughout the past nine months, we have relied on the best advice from our public health experts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and keep us safe. We must do the same when tackling the public health emergency that is the overdose crisis in our city," "These recommendations make it clear that we need a public health approach grounded in harm reduction, safe supply, and decriminalization" External link

CBC Friday, November 6, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We're not all equal when it comes to COVID-19. People that live and work in the northwest areas of our city have been disproportionately impacted by this virus,” “These communities have some of the highest rates of COVID-19 but still face challenges accessing testing and supports” External link

barrie Thursday, October 29, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We're not all equal when it comes to COVID-19. People that live and work in the northwest areas of our city have been disproportionately impacted by this virus,” “These communities have some of the highest rates of COVID-19 but still face challenges accessing testing and supports” External link

cp24 Thursday, October 29, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy told : “has reduced the city’s ability to secure and ensure the social infrastructure that is necessary to create a livable community,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Good urban planning and development requires all levels of government to work together to achieve the best results for the community," External link

CBC Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Lighting is an important streetscape element, helping to establish identities of individual streets, neighbourhoods and districts," External link

CBC Wednesday, October 21, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Adequate street lights are a necessity for accessibility and safety, especially in dense urban neighbourhoods with many pedestrians," External link

CBC Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Across Canada, the combination of reduced health services during COVID, and an extremely tainted drug supply have created an accelerating overdose crisis,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, October 16, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “What you are not allowed to do, which is what we are seeing throughout the city and especially in the downtown, is investors purchasing housing units in condos, five, ten or 15 units, and turning those into these ghost hotels where we often see parties and trouble associated with them,” “So we desperately need the short term rental operators like Airbnb to delist these properties that don’t comply. They have the power to do this and they should do it today” External link

cp24 Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "This is all too common in many of our downtown condo towers, which is precisely why the city implemented a bylaw to prohibit this type of short-term rental, and it's precisely why we need the short-term rental operators such as Airbnb to de-list their properties that don't comply," External link

CBC Wednesday, October 14, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The slogan that we have heard throughout this pandemic that we’re all in this together, it only means something if we’re taking care of the most marginalized and disproportionately affected,” “If we don’t, we’re not all in this together, despite our best intentions” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “All outbreaks, whether in a public-sector setting or in a commercial setting, need to be shared publicly and frequently, with the usual privacy considerations,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, October 8, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "For individuals in the broader community, TPH is still following up to check on them and to provide support to positive cases, but it is not doing full case and contact management after the fact," External link

CBC Sunday, October 4, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "This is an indication that the system is reaching its breaking point," External link

CBC Sunday, October 4, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “In the context of a pandemic, complete transparency is important to ensure the public has an understanding of risk and in turn can appropriately inform their behaviour,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “You could be forgiven for thinking if you’re not a health care worker and you don’t visit strip clubs that somehow you’re not at risk,” “In fact, transmission is much broader than that and so, from a public transparency point of view traditional communicable disease communications have to be turned on their head … It’s just fundamentally that what we know the public should know — because that’s the best way to inform public behaviour” External link

simcoe Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “In the context of a pandemic, complete transparency is important to ensure the public has an understanding of risk and in turn can appropriately inform their behaviour,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “You could be forgiven for thinking if you’re not a health care worker and you don’t visit strip clubs that somehow you’re not at risk,” “In fact, transmission is much broader than that and so, from a public transparency point of view traditional communicable disease communications have to be turned on their head … It’s just fundamentally that what we know the public should know — because that’s the best way to inform public behaviour” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "New data shows that unsafe social activity at a select number of bars and nightclubs is contributing to the rise in COVID-19 cases in our city. That's why our medical officer of health is taking swift action to shut down four high-risk establishments until further notice," "Right now, we need to stop the spread of COVID and keep people safe, while also making it possible for kids to go to school, people to go to work and public services to operate safely" External link

CBC Saturday, September 26, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "New data shows that unsafe social activity at a select number of bars and nightclubs is contributing to the rise in COVID-19 cases in our city. That's why our Medical Officer of Health is taking swift action to shut down four high-risk establishments until further notice," "Right now, we need to stop the spread of COVID and keep people safe, while also making it possible for kids to go to school, people to go to work and public services to operate safely" External link

CBC Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “New data shows that unsafe social activity at a select number of bars and nightclubs is contributing to the rise in COVID-19 cases in our city. That’s why our Medical Officer of Health is taking swift action to shut down four high-risk establishments until further notice,” External link

simcoe Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “New data shows that unsafe social activity at a select number of bars and nightclubs is contributing to the rise in COVID-19 cases in our city. That’s why our Medical Officer of Health is taking swift action to shut down four high-risk establishments until further notice,” External link

simcoe Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “New data shows that unsafe social activity at a select number of bars and nightclubs is contributing to the rise in COVID-19 cases in our city. That’s why our Medical Officer of Health is taking swift action to shut down four high-risk establishments until further notice,” External link

simcoe Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “New data shows that unsafe social activity at a select number of bars and nightclubs is contributing to the rise in COVID-19 cases in our city. That’s why our Medical Officer of Health is taking swift action to shut down four high-risk establishments until further notice,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, September 26, 2020 6:56:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Over the past four years, 14,000 Canadians have died from an opioid overdose. These people are our friends, relatives, neighbours,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, September 24, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “As we proceed in our absolute necessity to drive the reproduction number below 1, we need to be prepared for additional targeted interventions as necessary,” “If we continue to see a consistent and prolonged spike, every option for targeted intervention should be on the table, whether that’s for high-transmission crowded settings or enhanced mask and physical distancing requirements, we need to be prepared that additional interventions may be necessary” External link

TorontoStar Friday, September 18, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “If you get COVID you are told to self-isolate at home, in a separate bedroom and with a bathroom, away from the rest of your family or household,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "It's less obtrusive, a little easier," External link

CBC Tuesday, August 25, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy explained : "We're fundamentally dealing with tainted drugs," External link

barrie Tuesday, August 25, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The absence of the provincial government at today’s announcement was a glaring omission,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, August 21, 2020 5:56:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The overdose crisis has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, with less services available and additional barriers for people who use opioids.,” External link

barrie Friday, August 21, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “It’s an opioid poisoning crisis as much as an overdose crisis that’s why safe supply is so important, legal, regulated safe supply is it officially here,” External link

barrie Friday, August 21, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The fact is in booming cities, economic factors like rising property values have priced out far too many venues and musicians,” “And so it’s for that reason that this new live music tax subclass, a permanent initiative, is about more than simply supporting live music during COVID, it’s here to serve and support live music venues to thrive after this pandemic is over as well” External link

cp24 Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “It is a glaring omission the province is not part of this,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said ( about Health Centre ) : “This announcement is welcome news after Toronto Public Health reported that last month, 27 people in our city lost their lives to suspected overdoses – a tragic record that surpasses July’s fatalities from COVID-19,” External link

cknw Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said ( about Health Centre ) : “This announcement is welcome news after Toronto Public Health reported that last month, 27 people in our city lost their lives to suspected overdoses – a tragic record that surpasses July’s fatalities from COVID-19,” External link

globalnews Thursday, August 20, 2020 6:40:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "I don't want to see a scenario, ultimately, where people who are wealthy enough decide to home-school their kids in pods while everybody who doesn't have the means has to send their kids to school," External link

CBC Thursday, August 20, 2020 5:47:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "I don't want to see a scenario, ultimately, where people who are wealthy enough decide to home-school their kids in pods while everybody who doesn't have the means has to send their kids to school," External link

CBC Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “If we return to the broken status quo, we will have let our city and our residents down,” “I’m increasingly hopeful that … COVID could prove the jumping point to lasting housing solutions” External link

simcoe Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:21:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “If we return to the broken status quo, we will have let our city and our residents down,” “I’m increasingly hopeful that … COVID could prove the jumping point to lasting housing solutions” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Over the past four years, 14,000 Canadians have died from an opioid overdose. These people are our friends, relatives, neighbours,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, August 11, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Over the past four years, 14,000 Canadians have died from an opioid overdose. These people are our friends, relatives, neighbours,” External link

680news Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Over the past four years, 14,000 Canadians have died from an opioid overdose. These people are our friends, relatives, neighbours," External link

cp24 Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Over the past four years, 14,000 Canadians have died from an opioid overdose. These people are our friends, relatives, neighbours," External link

simcoe Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Over the past four years, 14,000 Canadians have died from an opioid overdose. These people are our friends, relatives, neighbours," External link

simcoe Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Over the past four years, 14,000 Canadians have died from an opioid overdose. These people are our friends, relatives, neighbours,” External link

cknw Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We’re at a turnkey moment — as soon as funds are finalized, and if council gives authorization, staff can accept them and turn the key and open up the facility,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, July 28, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Some neighbourhoods there have had more than 400 cases. And you compare that to neighbourhoods like Rosedale-Moore Park, which had less than 30, or the Beaches which has less than 20," External link

CBC Sunday, July 19, 2020 3:13:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “This only works if there is collective responsibility,” “If the assumption exists that we’re going to enforce our way to compliance we’re going to fail before we started” External link

simcoe Saturday, July 18, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “This only works if there is collective responsibility,” “If the assumption exists that we’re going to enforce our way to compliance we’re going to fail before we started” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, July 18, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy told ( about Doug Ford ) : “Since Day One I have been concerned that decisions about the future of public land are being made in Doug Ford’s boardroom as opposed to public settings,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy told : “Mask usage only works when nearly everybody does it, and that requires consistent policies and consistent communications,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, July 17, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We’ve long said that diseases prey on the most vulnerable and COVID has exposed that,” “And the northwest demonstrates the rift of vulnerability to a painful extent” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “For too long the criminal justice approach, ‘just say no’ approach, the arrest your way to a solution has frankly done more harm than good when it comes to protecting the health and the lives of people who use drugs,” External link

cp24 Saturday, July 11, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “At the end of the day, these deaths are preventable. It requires a safe regulated supply and a new legal approach but there is a better way,” External link

cp24 Saturday, July 11, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “For years now public health experts have called for a new approach to drug use. We now have law enforcement joining that call. The next step is for politicians to join,” External link

cp24 Saturday, July 11, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy told : “The tale of this pandemic is playing out very differently depending on here you live and what we have found is that people on low incomes and people who are working in those frontline manufacturing jobs they are the ones most at risk,” External link

cp24 Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The social determinants of health, like income, race and ethnicity, and housing, affect who gets sick and who does not,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, July 9, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Now is the time for partnership and collaboration,” “I am asking you to help us stop the spread of COVID-19 in vulnerable and impacted communities, and to address the social determinants of health that have created deep health inequities” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, July 9, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The social determinants of health, like income, race and ethnicity, and housing, affect who gets sick and who does not,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Now is the time for partnership and collaboration,” “I am asking you to help us stop the spread of COVID-19 in vulnerable and impacted communities, and to address the social determinants of health that have created deep health inequities” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The social determinants of health, like income, race and ethnicity, and housing, affect who gets sick and who does not,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Now is the time for partnership and collaboration,” “I am asking you to help us stop the spread of COVID-19 in vulnerable and impacted communities, and to address the social determinants of health that have created deep health inequities” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We need to do everything we can to mitigate vulnerabilities to this virus, and to make sure everyone has an equal opportunity to reduce transmission and protect their loved ones,” External link

cknw Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:59:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "It is a serious public health emergency taking place right now, and our decision-makers seem to be ignoring it," "Frankly, other levels of government are focused completely on COVID — at the expense of the opioid crisis" External link

CBC Monday, June 29, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy added : “It was hard to find child care before COVID. And now in the midst of COVID, it’s exposed the glaring child-care crisis and it’s made it worse, and the province has no plans to make it any better,” External link

cknw Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy added : “It was hard to find child care before COVID. And now in the midst of COVID, it’s exposed the glaring child-care crisis and it’s made it worse, and the province has no plans to make it any better,” External link

globalnews Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We can’t expect you to follow our advice if you don’t trust it,” External link

simcoe Saturday, June 13, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We can’t expect you to follow our advice if you don’t trust it,” External link

simcoe Saturday, June 13, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We can’t expect you to follow our advice if you don’t trust it,” External link

simcoe Saturday, June 13, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We can’t expect you to follow our advice if you don’t trust it,” External link

simcoe Saturday, June 13, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy added : “But from these early rough calculations, it’s pretty clear: there is a plan for how to safely operate child care, but there is no plan in this province for how to deliver it,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, June 13, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We can’t expect you to follow our advice if you don’t trust it,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, June 13, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “For many this virus and the period we’re in has been a very confusing time. There’s a lot of data. There are many experts, there are many levels of government and I can understand that it can be challenging to make sense of it all,” External link

cp24 Saturday, June 13, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Farmers’ markets and fresh food markets provide Toronto residents with healthy, local and fresh food, while improving neighbourhood food security and resilience,” External link

cp24 Saturday, June 13, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy wrote : “This approach will not provide a complete picture of how COVID-19 is affecting Ontarians,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The intersection of race, income, housing, and other social determinants of health have placed Black Torontonians at great risk, as we are seeing through the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities with higher percentages of visible minorities,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We need to look at how much are we spending on affordable housing, on public health, on access to youth services,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We need to look at how much are we spending on affordable housing, on public health, on access to youth services,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:09:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Toronto's board of health has previously taken the position that we fundamentally need a new approach when it comes to drug use in protecting the health of people who use drugs. We previously took the position in support of decriminalization because clearly, the old approach, that of prohibition, has not worked. In fact, it has resulted in more harm," "And so, a public health approach: Is it complicated? Absolutely. Is evidence informed and based on best practices? It is. And it will reduce harm" External link

CBC Wednesday, June 3, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "The practice of safe supply, as a form of treatment, is a proven health care model. It's one that is actively in place throughout the country funded by the federal government. We are seeking to enhance our overdose prevention services," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 3, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "The old adage of 'what gets measured gets done' is especially relevant right now. In order to tackle COVID-19 we must fully understand it, and who is most at risk," External link

CBC Tuesday, June 2, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The old adage of ‘what gets measured gets done’ is especially relevant right now,” External link

cknw Tuesday, June 2, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “In order to tackle COVID-19 we must fully understand the virus, and who is most at risk,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, June 2, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The old adage of ‘what gets measured gets done’ is especially relevant right now,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, June 2, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “In order to tackle COVID-19 we must fully understand the virus, and who is most at risk,” External link

barrie Tuesday, June 2, 2020 4:44:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy writes : “It is clear that this is a virus that preys on poverty and existing health inequities. In order to tackle COVID-19, we must fully understand the virus, and who is most at risk,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 2, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy writes : “It is clear that this is a virus that preys on poverty and existing health inequities. In order to tackle COVID-19, we must fully understand the virus, and who is most at risk,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy writes : “What we have learned is both disturbing and crucial for informing our understanding of this virus,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “To truly understand an evolving new virus, we need data at scale,” “We have a province of 14 million people … we need to be on the same page in terms of the information we’re collecting and how it informs our response. The data we’re collecting in Toronto should not be drastically different than the data being collected in Windsor or Ottawa” External link

simcoe Friday, May 29, 2020 4:36:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “To truly understand an evolving new virus, we need data at scale,” “We have a province of 14 million people … we need to be on the same page in terms of the information we’re collecting and how it informs our response. The data we’re collecting in Toronto should not be drastically different than the data being collected in Windsor or Ottawa” External link

TorontoStar Friday, May 29, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "The province's unwillingness and inability to collect the appropriate data, and in turn share it with the public, and public health units, is hindering our response to COVID-19," External link

CBC Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "In order to tackle a virus, you need to understand it," "So for us to be able to tackle COVID-19, to test for it proactively, to respond with the appropriate protections in place, we need to know who it's hurting and who it's hurting most" External link

CBC Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Let’s get it in, let’s refine, let’s adapt, let’s tweak in real time as we work toward permanent changes,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “To those who say we need more public space, you’re right, but that’s not the only story here,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, May 25, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy told : “is to create opportunities for safe active transportation,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, May 25, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “To those who say we need more public space, you’re right, but that’s not the only story here,” External link

simcoe Monday, May 25, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "It's dangerous, and frankly, it's selfish," "We are by no means out of the woods yet" External link

cp24 Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "We want to make sure that people can get outside," "But if people don't respect the rules, we can't allow it to happen" External link

cp24 Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "It's dangerous, and frankly, it's selfish," "We are by no means out of the woods yet" External link

cp24 Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "They're out enjoying the sun, having a couple of drinks to the park and having a good time with friends. But that could all go away if we go into a lockdown park," External link

cp24 Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "We want to make sure that people can get outside," "But if people don't respect the rules, we can't allow it to happen" External link

cp24 Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Not only has it been decades in discussion and is directly connected to a network of bike infrastructure, but in the era of COVID recovery it is directly adjacent to the key hospital corridor where we have thousands of front-line workers, many of whom will need to be able to get to and from work safely, while physically distancing,” External link

simcoe Friday, May 22, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Not only has it been decades in discussion and is directly connected to a network of bike infrastructure, but in the era of COVID recovery it is directly adjacent to the key hospital corridor where we have thousands of front-line workers, many of whom will need to be able to get to and from work safely, while physically distancing,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, May 22, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "We know that the province needs to ramp up proactive testing in all congregate living sites to protect clients and staff, including shelters, respites and drop-ins," External link

CBC Monday, May 18, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said ( about Province ) : “Earlier this week, the Province announced plans to change testing guidance and expand testing for more vulnerable populations in shared living spaces such as shelters. This is a very welcome announcement,” “Now it must be implemented without delay. Public health units desperately need the details in order to take action. There is no time to lose” External link

globalnews Saturday, May 16, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "We know that the province needs to ramp up proactive testing in all congregate living sites to protect clients and staff, including shelters, respites and drop-ins," External link

CBC Saturday, May 16, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “If you thought this work was important before COVID, it’s absolutely essential now. What we’ve heard from venue owners is that there’s a real risk that, coming out of COVID, we could see dozens of venue closures,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “If live music is central to the soul and the dynamism of the city, the possibility of losing dozens of venues is simply not palatable,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We don’t want a scenario whereby a bar can host a weekly cover band and suddenly claim they’re a live music venue,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Our hope would be that this doesn’t only help to save venues but rather helps to encourage new venues to open, to make it more financially viable,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Today’s announcement is a step in the right direction. Simply put, our streets were designed to move cars. Looking ahead, we need to redesign them to move people, and move them safely,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, May 6, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “This recovery site is not a hospital, nor is it a shelter. Rather, it is a new housing and healthcare initiative to support Toronto’s homeless population,” External link

680news Wednesday, May 6, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “This recovery site is not a hospital, nor is it a shelter. Rather, it is a new housing and healthcare initiative to support Toronto’s homeless population,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, May 6, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Notwithstanding the overarching advice to, where possible, stay at home, we know that in many neighbourhoods, especially in downtown Toronto, there are immediate spaces where it's not possible to walk on the sidewalk without coming into contact with lots of people," External link

CBC Monday, May 4, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “This isn’t a hospital. People there don’t require acute care. But neither is it a shelter because we have infectious disease protocols in place and wraparound health supports. It’s a new model for the city’s most vulnerable to recover in a dignified way,” External link

simcoe Sunday, April 26, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy added : “It’s a critical piece of care, a critical new health resource,” External link

simcoe Sunday, April 26, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “This isn’t a hospital. People there don’t require acute care. But neither is it a shelter because we have infectious disease protocols in place and wraparound health supports. It’s a new model for the city’s most vulnerable to recover in a dignified way,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 25, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy added : “It’s a critical piece of care, a critical new health resource,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 25, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "It is a unique model because it is not a hospital nor is it a shelter," "The feedback we received has been very positive, so we plan to replicate this model" External link

CBC Saturday, April 25, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "It is a unique model because it is not a hospital nor is it a shelter," "The feedback we received has been very positive, so we plan to replicate this model" External link

barrie Saturday, April 25, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “It is a unique model because it is not a hospital nor is it a shelter,” “The feedback we received has been very positive, so we plan to replicate this model” External link

cp24 Saturday, April 25, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "It is a unique model because it is not a hospital nor is it a shelter," "The feedback we received has been very positive, so we plan to replicate this model" External link

simcoe Saturday, April 25, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We are partnering proactively with some hospitals, some research institutes, and the Public Health School at the University of Toronto to ensure that we can access as much information as possible,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Toronto Public Health is doing this work because the provincial government is not,” “We have 35 Public Health Units right across the province, we’re only one. What would be most helpful is that, as is normally the case with public health measures, that this data would be collected and shared province-wide” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Many have said that COVID-19 is the great equalizer, in that it doesn't discriminate. But that's sadly not the truth," "What we're seeing is that COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting those who are living in poverty, and whether that's in seniors homes or in shelters, this is a virus that preys on the marginalized" External link

CBC Wednesday, April 22, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "This is not groundbreaking. This isn't new. Frankly, it shouldn't even be necessary that local public health units have to do this work themselves," External link

CBC Wednesday, April 22, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Complete transparency at all times is necessary to ensure the public’s trust,” “In responding to a communicable disease, information is power,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, April 22, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Complete transparency at all times is necessary to ensure the public’s trust,” “In responding to a communicable disease, information is power,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, April 22, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Willowdale demonstrates the desperate and urgent need for proactive provincial testing in our shelter and respite sites,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Hotels are empty to begin with, but also a lot of potential development sites or sites that were slated for development with the uncertain financial market right now, many of those owners are keen to sell," External link

timescolonist Saturday, April 18, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Hotels are empty to begin with, but also a lot of potential development sites or sites that were slated for development with the uncertain financial market right now, many of those owners are keen to sell,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 18, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “To be frank the (provincial) system, we found, was outdated and clunky and not as effective as is necessary right now,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, April 17, 2020 3:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "While COVID-19 doesn't discriminate, we know that it is disproportionately dangerous for those who are homeless and in the shelter system," "Our task, if we do this right, is not to provide immediate relief to prevent COVID-19 in the shelter system, but to create permanent housing solutions to end homelessness" External link

CBC Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "While COVID-19 doesn't discriminate, we know that it is disproportionately dangerous for those who are homeless and in the shelter system," "Our task, if we do this right, is not to provide immediate relief to prevent COVID-19 in the shelter system, but to create permanent housing solutions to end homelessness" External link

simcoe Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy told : "If we collectively, in this government, don't take the strongest and strictest measures today, we will see an increase in deaths and the potential overwhelming in our health care sector," External link

barrie Thursday, April 2, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “I think we have a narrow window upon which Toronto and our province can prevent significant loss of life and I cannot stress the importance of going hard and going now, which is what the city announced today” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 1, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "No resource will be spared to ensure ... the City of Toronto steps up to take care of everyone," External link

CBC Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "We have had referrals for hospitals in the Greater Toronto Area for homeless individuals in other regions being sent to our isolation facility because other municipalities have not created the same infrastructure," "If we are truly going to care for the most vulnerable, not just in Toronto, but right across this province, we need this kind of comprehensive action on homelessness from Sudbury to Windsor and from Toronto to Ottawa" External link

CBC Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “This outbreak has magnified the crisis,” “Our responsibility, if we’re smart, is not simply to protect the health and well-being of our homeless population during the COVID-19 outbreak but to transform those short-term measures into permanent solutions for after-the-fact” External link

simcoe Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “This outbreak has magnified the crisis,” “Our responsibility, if we’re smart, is not simply to protect the health and well-being of our homeless population during the COVID-19 outbreak but to transform those short-term measures into permanent solutions for after-the-fact” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 27, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “As of Saturday our non-compliance rate was down to about 0.3 per cent. That’s outstanding. The best solution is where everyone complies. If you get in a situation where it’s whack-a-mole (businesses opening, then closing, then opening) then social distancing isn’t working. We need compliance,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:33:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “As of Saturday our non-compliance rate was down to about 0.3 per cent. That’s outstanding. The best solution is where everyone complies. If you get in a situation where it’s whack-a-mole (businesses opening, then closing, then opening) then social distancing isn’t working. We need compliance,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:33:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “As of Saturday our non-compliance rate was down to about 0.3 per cent. That’s outstanding. The best solution is where everyone complies. If you get in a situation where it’s whack-a-mole (businesses opening, then closing, then opening) then social distancing isn’t working. We need compliance,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:52:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We’re taking this step so people aren’t as crowded in our shelters,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “It’s a vulnerable population to begin with and the absence of housing can make containment harder,” External link

simcoe Saturday, March 14, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “It’s a vulnerable population to begin with and the absence of housing can make containment harder,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 14, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “is based on the city doing all the work itself,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, March 3, 2020 5:36:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy says : “This is the last time to build a central park in booming downtown Toronto,” “In a choice between building half a central park, and saving a few dollars, or building what the future city and its residents deserve, I choose the latter” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, March 3, 2020 5:36:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "In the face of a toxic drug supply, these sites continue to save lives," External link

CBC Thursday, February 27, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "We are in the process right now of actually testing some of the substances that our clients use in order to understand what they may have been tainted with," External link

CBC Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "For a lot of musicians, you don't start out playing at the Horseshoe Tavern or the Danforth Music Hall," "Everybody needs to get their start somewhere and that's where DIY venues are so important" External link

CBC Sunday, February 23, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "They're just too expensive. And so if we lose the DIY spaces we lose the next generation of live musicians," External link

CBC Sunday, February 23, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "The city is one of the largest landowners. We have thousands of pieces of real estate, far too many of which are being underutilized," External link

CBC Sunday, February 23, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "And so the opportunity to provide a venue at a below market rents, where the insurance is covered by the city, for new and emerging artists to be able to create art and express art is just low hanging fruit," External link

CBC Sunday, February 23, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "You know that the use of the Hearn [Generating Station] for the Luminato Festival demonstrates that not only can we do a better job of providing affordable and accessible spaces for DIY artists and musicians at large, but it also shows you that when you use a unusual or not expected performance space often it brings a whole other character and interest to the performance as well," External link

CBC Sunday, February 23, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Enbridge is currently exploring other route options, and I'm optimistic that we will get this resolved," External link

cp24 Sunday, February 9, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "It could be a case worker visiting them in that suite. It could be twice-weekly check-ins," External link

CBC Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The City of Toronto has been very clear that we should not have these ghost hotels and non-primary residence suites out there; they should be delisted,” “No amount of voluntary measures being put in place to try to increase screening or other tools like that is going to get at the root of the problem” External link

globalnews Wednesday, February 5, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “this brutal and traumatic incident ... underscores the urgent need for proper regulation and oversight of short-term rentals, including Airbnb” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, February 2, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “There’s absolutely nothing preventing short-term rentals operators like Airbnb from removing listings (that don’t qualify under the bylaw) today. They could do it and if they wanted to be part of the solution, they could do that in a heartbeat,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, February 2, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Let’s stop with these ghost hotels and these party suites ... it’s not appropriate, it’s not safe and far too often it’s resulting in tragedies like this,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, February 2, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The City of Toronto, over the course of two years, developed very clear bylaws around Airbnbs and the rules state the following: that only people can use their primary residence as an Airbnb,” External link

globalnews Saturday, February 1, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Let’s stop with these ghost hotels and these party suites ... it’s not appropriate, it’s not safe and far too often it’s resulting in tragedies like this,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, February 1, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We are stuck waiting for the legal course,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, February 1, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Not unlike art galleries or live music venues, there are certain factors creating real challenges for the viability of independent theatre," External link

CBC Saturday, February 1, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "We haven't been able to settle on a price. And so today, we are taking the important step, and if necessary, expropriating those air rights to finally build our park," External link

CBC Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The message here that Torontonians need to hear is: While yes, when you have a new and emerging virus like coronavirus, that may be scary, but the risk to Torontonians remains low,” “During critical moments, where there is fear, we must not succumb to misinformation. We must not succumb to racism. Nor must we succumb to attempts to place blame” External link

barrie Thursday, January 30, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "While I understand that this news may cause some fear and concern for Torontonians, it is important to know that we have a strong and capable public health system in place for just this reason, and the risk of contracting the virus in Toronto remains low," External link

CBC Sunday, January 26, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "The TPH team is working with the affected individual and their health-care team to follow up with all known contacts who may have been exposed to the virus," "TPH is co-ordinating closely with provincial and national health agencies, hospitals, airports, and community agencies" External link

CBC Sunday, January 26, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The current owners of the air rights have a price in mind and we have a different price in mind. We have not been able to come to terms on that which is why, as is our right, we will now move to expropriation if necessary,” “Expropriation is something we do month; in Toronto. We expropriate land for transit project, for infrastructure projects, for watermain work and this is another example” External link

cp24 Friday, January 24, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “These five principles are intended as a guiding framework to measure and evaluate all projects starting today,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 17, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Governments around the world are playing catch up on this because for a long time the private sector and the market were driving the conversation,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 17, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Smart cities … are just one example of the increasing interconnectedness of technological advancement and cities,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, January 16, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said ( about The UK ) : “Governments around the world are just starting to finally consider parental leave for politicians. The UK has a proxy voting system for MPs, Canada’s Parliament just put in place a one-year leave policy and Toronto adopted our own on 2018,” External link

cp24 Thursday, January 16, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “I have said many times that this kind of construction activity should be limited to daytime hours because it often affects thousands of people who live nearby,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, January 12, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "This is the spirit of our city encapsulated in the form of a property owner," External link

CBC Tuesday, January 7, 2020 1:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “You need to build the parks, and the schools and the community centres to make neighbourhoods livable,” “This is part of solving congestion. The more you can get people walking to school as opposed to driving to school, that takes cars off the roads” External link

globalnews Monday, January 6, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Today, we turn a big corner … across the political spectrum,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, December 18, 2019 5:39:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “I think when e-cigarettes and vaping started, it was kind of seen as a novelty product and a harmless one and one that might actually help with smoking cessation,” “But the more we learn, the worse it gets, and we discover in no way is it benign. In fact there are immediate harmful short-term effects that we are seeing around the world…If we do not act now, we risk undermining decades of effective tobacco control” External link

cp24 Monday, December 9, 2019 10:53:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy told : "I'm sick and tired of homeless people dying on our streets. I'm sick and tired of an annual debate to see how we can shelter, but not house, the homeless," External link

CBC Tuesday, November 26, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "We're stuck in a vicious cycle where the City of Toronto is responsible for shelters, and the other levels of government are responsible for supportive housing," "Here's what keeps happening: We keep building shelters, and our homeless population has nowhere to go. They can't get out. It's time to build our way out of homelessness, and build a pathway out of shelters" External link

CBC Tuesday, November 26, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Up-and-coming artists are finding themselves priced out," External link

CBC Thursday, November 7, 2019 2:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “It is a fundamentally broken model that prioritizes tax revenue over the economic viability of small and independent businesses,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:40:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We can try to tinker around the edges as we do and to use every tool in our tool box to mitigate the highest and best use assessment model,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:40:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “How we assess taxes should be on the basis of our provincial and city-building objectives as opposed to a cookie-cutter approach,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:40:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “When it comes to the broader Port Lands, those lands are not up for sale,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:48:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “This time next year, it will be safer, and more beautiful, and better connected to Toronto’s history,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, October 26, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Until now, the area has languished, both through a lack of vision and a lack of short-term improvements,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, October 26, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Today, we are transforming Bathurst Quay. We're transforming it for people who live here, for people who work here, and for people who travel through here. It's going to be transformational," "I think it's fair to say if you've ever walked around Bathurst Quay that it is an underutilized — at times feeling unsafe — eyesore that desperately needs a facelift," External link

CBC Saturday, October 26, 2019 2:33:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said ( about Doug Ford ) : "Ontario Place represents 155 acres of publicly-owned land, real estate that is arguably amongst the most valuable in the entire country," "And we have a process being run in the backrooms — Doug Ford's backrooms — and I'm concerned that a backroom deal is going to be made as well" External link

CBC Saturday, October 19, 2019 11:11:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Toronto already has the most expensive childcare program in the country,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy added : "People have the fundamental right to believe what they want, but they do not have the right to endanger others," External link

CBC Monday, September 23, 2019 11:37:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We cannot continue to operate under the thumb of a provincial government that, subject to elections and personalities, can interfere not only with our governance … but also our housing and transit policies,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, September 20, 2019 7:38:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We continue to operate under the whim of a provincial government tune that can change any day, and that’s not a model for economic success nor livability,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, September 20, 2019 6:37:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We continue to see a steady rise in non-medical exemption and rather than wait for an outbreak — let’s prevent one in the first place,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:14:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The fact of the matter is that traffic downtown is not caused by people who live downtown or social infrastructure like schools downtown. It is caused by people commuting in and out of work,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, September 4, 2019 1:36:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “This is fundamentally about prevention, and every dollar you invest, you save dollars and you improve the health of people and so we should be investing more, not less in public health,” “For our budget, every year we go through and we find areas to deliver our services better with savings. We’re going to do that again, but there aren’t enough savings to make up for the provincial cuts, it’s just that simple” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, September 3, 2019 10:53:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The new cuts to public health represent $14 million fewer provincial dollars every year for vital public health programs Torontonians rely on. Programs like school vaccinations, disease prevention, student breakfast programs, water quality testing, food safety inspections, and more,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, August 31, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Under no circumstances am I prepared to accept cuts that negatively affect the health of Torontonians,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, August 31, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The new cuts mean programs like diabetes prevention, enhanced food safety and swim-safe initiatives, infection prevention, infectious disease control and more, previously funded 100% by the province, will now receive 30 per cent less provincial money,” External link

cp24 Friday, August 30, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said ( about King Street ) : "We've done that not only to ensure that transit priority streets like King Street work more effectively but also to make sure that it's safer around schools and in school zones," External link

CBC Thursday, August 29, 2019 12:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy wrote : “As members of the Board of Health we know well that cutting public health is both harmful and fiscally irresponsible,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, August 20, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “In the middle of summer, without any consultation, yet another unilateral announcement of cuts to public health and child care has been dropped on us,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, August 20, 2019 4:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “When we get less money from the province for child care, and get less money form the province for vaccinations and student breakfast programs, either we cut those programs or we raise taxes to pay for them,” External link

barrie Tuesday, August 20, 2019 2:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "An indisputable body of evidence has demonstrated that cutting public health is both harmful and fiscally irresponsible," External link

cp24 Monday, August 19, 2019 11:27:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said ( about Doug Ford ) : “Premier Ford did the right thing by reversing those retroactive cuts and announcing a reset,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, August 19, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Three months ago, in response to a wave of opposition across this province, Premier Ford reversed his shortsighted, retroactive cuts and pledged a reset,” “He pledged to work with cities to come up with a model for public health. Instead, in the middle of summer without any consultation, yet another unilateral announcement of cuts to public health childcare has been dropped on us” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, August 19, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “I shared with them that it’s my belief that having a ballpark and a revitalized stadium on those lands is important,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, August 10, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “They didn’t have a proposal to share,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, August 10, 2019 3:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “If there was an election tomorrow, I would not be running for mayor, but it’s just too too far away to think about what I’ll be doing in 2022,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, August 7, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "We need to ensure that we are caring for the most vulnerable and we also need to make sure our neighbourhoods are livable and safe," "We need to do both those things, not one or the other" External link

CBC Monday, August 5, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Both shelters and respites are part of an emergency response — they are not the solution," "You need to provide an entrance into a shelter but a pathway out. And that requires housing" External link

CBC Monday, August 5, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy acknowledged : "When you're walking down the street and you find a discarded needle, that's scary. That's a very real concern," External link

CBC Monday, August 5, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Frankly, I think it speaks to a level of inclusion and a welcoming spirit within our downtown communities that people are upfront … to say we’re going to do this work to help anchor our street, animate our street and beautify our street, and under no circumstances are we prepared to lose vital harm-reduction services,” “You can’t say the same in all neighbourhoods” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, August 5, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy told : "This is a good news story, and it's a good outcome," External link

CBC Thursday, August 1, 2019 1:45:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Here’s an opportunity to do something really good,” “Not just to revitalize a space, but to bring back a piece of history that has long been lost, and hopefully not forgotten” External link

barrie Saturday, July 27, 2019 9:41:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy told : "We have an affordable housing crisis," External link

CBC Friday, July 26, 2019 11:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy told : “In a city in the midst of a severe housing crisis, selling off valuable public land for fancy condominiums without any requirement for affordable housing is short-sighted and wrong,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “This is federally-owned land. It has not been sold yet ... and it is a board that is a appointed by the federal government and reports to Parliament through the minister,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy told : “Without any warning, without any notice and in a unilateral manner the province ripped up TOcore (the downtown development plan). What they did was reestablish the Wild West for developers downtown and that has put at risk the long term livability and prosperity of not only downtown but our province as a whole,” External link

barrie Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy told : “Without any warning, without any notice and in a unilateral manner the province ripped up TOcore (the downtown development plan). What they did was reestablish the Wild West for developers downtown and that has put at risk the long term livability and prosperity of not only downtown but our province as a whole,” External link

cp24 Thursday, July 18, 2019 5:54:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said ( about Waterfront Toronto ) : "As it relates to creating a new digital framework in smart cities, that's something we at the city really need to create a governance model around ... as opposed to having Sidewalk, a Google affiliate, design it for us," "We chose an innovation partner to think differently and come up with new ideas so that's controversial… but I have full confidence in the city of Toronto to rise to the challenge of evaluating this project and determining what's in the best interest of the city" External link

CBC Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy added : "This province is making things worse," "For parents, for kids, for our city" External link

barrie Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We are more than a landlord,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, July 5, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy says : “Under no circumstances am I prepared to tell the 18,000 kids and their families that effective Jan. 1 their child-care fees are going up because this city terminated an agreement,” “Child care should be affordable. That’s it” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, July 2, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “When it comes to the broader Port Lands, those lands are not up for sale,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, July 1, 2019 8:58:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy wrote : "Parks staff have advised that the contractor has completed most of the paving work around the circle path, with some concrete work remaining, and they are targeting sod installation next week if weather permits," External link

CBC Saturday, June 29, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Child care should be affordable. That’s it,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, June 27, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “When it comes to the broader Port Lands, those lands are not up for sale,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:44:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We have more people visit the islands every year than the CN Tower,” “We get 1.5 million visitors every year to the islands and so this is one of Toronto’s most significant tourist attractions. If our objective was solely climate change resilience for residents, I would say that this is worth investing anyway, but the fact of the matter is that this is a citywide destination that is at risk if we don’t invest” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, June 22, 2019 12:41:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "It means more people packed into subways waiting for transit relief," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 19, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “The provincial government doesn’t know what…they’re doing,” “Drawing transit maps is really easy, building transit is actually hard,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:09:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "We're overdue in this city to have our own plan," External link

CBC Sunday, June 16, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "it's time for us to step forward and articulate the governance model and policy principles to guide data in our city," External link

CBC Sunday, June 16, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “He saved lives every single day. Even with all his knowledge and all his experience he was not immune of passing away from a preventable death,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:38:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “He saved lives every single day. Even with all his knowledge and all his experience he was not immune of passing away from a preventable death,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 11, 2019 3:11:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "It's like the Wild West for developers. I've never seen anything like it," External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "It's like the Wild West for developers. I've never seen anything like it," External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:22:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "This is a difficult time for local residents, who are also working tirelessly to protect the Islands. We are all grateful for volunteer assistance from visitors and the public," External link

CBC Thursday, May 30, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “This is a distressing time for island residents and island business, there’s no sugar coating it,” “But unlike 2017 when we were forced to close down the Islands, we are going to make sure they stay open and safe” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, May 29, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “In an era of escalating climate change … an annual sandbagging effort is not and cannot be the solution,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, May 29, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy told : "This is a distressing time for Island residents and Island businesses. There is no sugar coating it," External link

CBC Wednesday, May 29, 2019 8:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We anticipate it to continue rising for the next six to nine days but we’re looking ahead at Thursday where there’s a significant risk of winds and waves,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, May 29, 2019 12:28:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “We only get one chance to revitalize Ontario Place,” “While the province may wish to go it alone, the fact is they cannot. They must work with us. They should work with us” External link

cp24 Tuesday, May 28, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “That is a conversation we’re prepared to have, that is what we’ve called for since the beginning,” “The retroactive cuts that were announced and the arbitrary cost-share reduction was foolish from the beginning. We’re looking forward to now being able to reset and start from scratch” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, May 28, 2019 2:29:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "In reversing his short-sighted and harmful retroactive cuts to public health and child care, Premier Ford has done the right thing," External link

thespec Monday, May 27, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “In reversing his short-sighted and harmful retroactive cuts to public health and child care, Premier Ford has done the right thing,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, May 27, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Is the province still committed to cutting $935 million from Toronto Public Health, and reducing the provincial cost-sharing formula for public health units across Ontario starting next year? Or, are they willing to work with municipalities to review this policy going forward?” External link

globalnews Monday, May 27, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy added : “We will not allow, long term, the Islands to be simply consumed by water, nor will we accept the annual practise of mitigation and sandbagging,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, May 24, 2019 11:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said ( about Association ) : “The fact is that when we have a significant storm and water levels as they are now, the island, while it remains open, there is risk and so we’re working tirelessly at the city with our staff and with the TRCA (Toronto Regional Conservation Association) to ensure that the island stays open and that the island is safe,” External link

citynews-ca Friday, May 24, 2019 7:35:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “the only province in all of Canada, the only one that doesn’t fund public health at 100 per cent — the only one,” “In the wake of SARS and Walkerton, based on expert panels the cost share by the province for public health was increased… And so, this is very simple: If you do not want to see another Walkerton and SARS, you don’t cut public health” External link

TorontoStar Friday, May 24, 2019 1:31:00 AM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Around our supervised injection sites we’ve seen a reduction in the amount of drug use in public spaces,” “You find when we open an overdose prevention site, people don’t have to use in the washrooms because there is a safe place to use under a nurse’s supervision and also a safe place to stay alive and hopefully access treatment as well” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, May 22, 2019 4:44:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Measles is not a partisan issue," External link

thespec Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Measles is not a partisan issue,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, May 21, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : "Measles is not a partisan issue," External link

thespec Tuesday, May 21, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Joe Cressy said : “Torontonians have already decided that public health vaccination programs and child care is not an efficiency” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, May 21, 2019 3:35:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
councillor77.88%EN12/08/201708/12/2017
mp0.88%EN01/29/201729/01/2017
head of toronto1.77%EN12/08/201608/12/2016
councillors0.88%EN10/07/201607/10/2016
chairman of the toronto0.88%EN07/15/201615/07/2016
democrat3.54%EN07/02/201402/07/2014
candidate7.96%EN07/01/201401/07/2014
activist2.65%EN03/13/201413/03/2014
director1.77%EN03/13/201413/03/2014
strategist1.77%EN03/12/201412/03/2014
Names Lang Count
Joe CressyEN97.53%
Joe CressyPT1.85%
Joe CressyFR0.62%


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