Ontario Carpenters' Union Applauds Toronto Mayor John Tory's City Building Fund

TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2015 /CNW/ - The Carpenters' District Council of Ontario is pleased with Toronto Mayor John Tory's announcement of the City Building Fund. 

In his speech today at the Economic Club of Canada, Mayor Tory championed the creation of a City Building Fund dedicated exclusively to building transit infrastructure and affordable housing. Mayor Tory stated that Toronto needs to get serious about investing in the future of the city. That means repairing and building more affordable housing the City has neglected for decades. This message was well received by the Carpenters' Union.

"We applaud the Mayor for taking steps today to build more ‎transit and housing. This is not only good for our members because it means more shovels in the ground, but it is good for the entire City of Toronto as it will create jobs and grow the economy. Investing in infrastructure is vital for the city's future. The Mayor's commitment today confirms he recognizes that," said Tony Iannuzzi, Executive Secretary Treasurer of the Carpenters' District Council of Ontario. 

About the Carpenters' District Council of Ontario
The Carpenters' District Council of Ontario ("CDC") is composed of 16 affiliated Local Unions of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners across the province. In total, we represent over 24,000 women and men working in a wide range of areas, including carpentry, drywall, resilient flooring, concrete formwork, underwater construction, welding, scaffolding, and a long list of other construction-related work. Indeed, because of our up-to-date apprenticeship and training programs, there are very few construction-related jobs outside the scope of the Carpenters' Union. In addition, our union represents many industrial workers and thousands of highly skilled workers in Ontario's health care sector. Learn more at http://www.thecarpentersunion.ca/

SOURCE Carpenters' District Council of Ontario

For further information: Nikki Holland, nholland@thecarpentersunion.ca, 905-652-4140

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