February 19th, 2021

Peter Tabuns chosen to be the NDP candidate in Toronto-Danforth

TORONTO — New Democrats in Toronto-Danforth have selected incumbent MPP Peter Tabuns to be their NDP candidate in the 2022 provincial election. A former City Councillor and past Executive Director of Greenpeace Canada, Tabuns was first elected MPP in 2006 and has been decisively returned to the legislature in every election since. Tabuns currently serves as the Official Opposition critic for Energy and the Climate Crisis.


NDP Leader Andrea Horwath
“Residents of Toronto-Danforth know Peter as a friend, and a deeply committed fighter for his community. Together, we’ll keep fighting for the support they need — including direct financial support for businesses that have been affected by the lock down, like restaurants on the vibrant Danforth. And when the NDP forms government in 2022, Peter will be invaluable as we implement our costed, detailed plans to completely transform seniors care in the province and finally tackle the housing affordability crisis with financial help for tenants and first-time home buyers.”

Peter Tabuns, NDP candidate for Toronto-Danforth
“I have never taken for granted the support of my community, and I am grateful to have this vote of confidence from local New Democrats to run again in Toronto-Danforth. We have an opportunity to end Doug Ford’s cycle of sickness and lockdowns – but the Ford government needs to start putting public health, not money and politics, first. New Democrats have put forward solution after solution: a ban on evictions during the pandemic, a class size cap, paid sick days for workers, rent support for small businesses. This is the kind of help and hope people need right now, and we won’t stop advocating for solutions. In 2022, under Andrea Horwath’s leadership, an NDP government will end hallway medicine, give seniors a better quality of life, and take on the climate crisis.”


  • Tabuns has a long track record of getting things done in the community over the course of his career, from securing funding for the Chester Springs marsh restoration in the Don Valley to winning the shut down of the polluting Darling Rendering plant
  • As MPP, Tabuns is working to make life more affordable for Toronto-Danforth families, including advocating for a plan make hydro bills affordable in Ontario
  • Tabuns has been a leading voice in the NDP’s push for action to tackle the climate crisis, introducing bills to ban fracking, to allow lawsuits against fossil fuel companies for the damage their products cause, and to hold governments accountable for their climate promises
  • One of the founders of the Bain Apartments Co-operative in Riverdale, Tabuns moved into the community in his teens. He has been involved in community and environmental organizing ever since.