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Welcome

Dear residents and friends,

 

I deeply appreciate your support and confidence and I look forward to an ongoing dialogue with you on the many issues, challenges and opportunities we'll face together as a community here in Ward 22, St. Paul's and as a city.

 

I'm advocating for a more thoughtful, creative and responsible new approach for city council. I want council to engage our city's residents with an inspiring plan and make informed decisions that are based on evidence, community consultation and the merits of arguments - rather than ideology or left or right-wing partisanship.

 

My staff and I are here to assist you with any concerns or questions you may have. We're also working every day to improve our local neighbourhoods- along with supporting the many valued services Torontonians rely on every day. You are always welcome to contact me at 416-392-7906 or by email at councillor_matlow@toronto.ca.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Josh

Latest Videos

Councillor Matlow spoke on tenant issues related to the Residential Tenancies Act, December 18 2013.

Councillor Josh Matlow spoke regarding development charges, October 9, 2013.

 
   

Community Update for May 20, 2015

Dear residents,

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful long weekend.


Here's a list of upcoming community meetings and events for your information. I hope to see you soon at one of these events, or at an upcoming school fair, graduation, or even just by crossing paths in our local neighbourhoods, parks and main streets


Please know that you are always welcome to contact me or my staff if we can be of support to you.


Best Regards,


Josh


Annual General Meeting of the Deer Park Residents Group


On Tuesday, June 2 at 7 pm, I will be attending the Annual General Meeting of the DPRG to give a presentation on developments in Ward 22 and in the City of Toronto which have an impact on local residents. This year, the meeting will be held at a new location, Calvin Presbyterian Church at 26 Delisle Ave.


The annual meeting of the DPRG is an opportunity for local residents to learn about activities during the past year. The agenda will include a summary of actions taken by the DPRG, events in our district and an election of members of the Board for the coming year. The DPRG encourages anyone in attendance, who is not already a member, to become a lifetime member for a one-time fee of $25.00.


The DPRG welcomes members who are interested in participating in its activities and possibly serving on the Board. If you wish to be a candidate for one of the open positions on the Board for the coming year, please send an e-mail before May 19 to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For anyone without e-mail, please write to: DPRG P.O. Box 185, Station Q, Toronto, ON M4T 2M1.



Development Signs Could Become Less Boring, More Readable


Worthwhile Toronto initiative could see the City "sell democracy" through better design. Please see
this story about improving the way residents are notified, and meaningfully engaged, about development proposals in their communities.


A New and Accessible Community Playground at Deer Park P.S.


I am delighted to announce that City Council has adopted my motion to allocate funds for the construction of an accessible community playground at Deer Park Public School! The allocation of $350,000 of Section 45 funds received from recent midtown developments will help Deer Park P.S. meet their construction timelines and begin building a new, accessible playground for all of our kids.


North Toronto Memorial Community Centre Open House


Please stop by the North Toronto Memorial Community Centre (200 Eglinton Avenue West between Yonge and Avenue Road) on Tuesday, May 26 from 6 to 8 pm for an open house. You can learn more about the centre's activities, including fitness classes, a weight room, pools, a dance studio and drop-in sports. No matter what your age, there's a recreation program for you!


Call for Volunteers: Oriole Park Community Garden


I was delighted to help create Ward 22's first community garden located at Oriole Park. Now, our remarkable local Oriole Park Community Garden Committee is looking for volunteers from Ward 22 to fill the following roles:


● Gardeners (assist in planting and maintenance of the garden)
● Community Outreach Coordinator (liaise with residents, businesses and community groups)
● Communications Coordinator (create newsletters, flyers, and maintain the website and social media accounts)
● Program and Events Coordinator (develop and coordinate garden and community events)


If you are interested in getting involved, please contact the Steering Committee by e-mail at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Make a Splash Contest


In celebration of World Water Day, the City of Toronto and RBC are launching the Make a Splash, Blue Water Contest for Toronto students.  The contest invites elementary and secondary students to share a story, memory or wish about Toronto's waterways and tell why it's important that we keep them clean and healthy.


Two winners, one elementary and one secondary, will each win $5,000 for a project to "green" their school, courtesy of RBC.


Entries to the contest may be made in any form including stories, videos, dance, photography, poems and dioramas.


Entries will be accepted up until May 22 at 5 pm.


For more information on this contest please visit www.livegreentoronto.ca.


Exciting Mural Opportunity at Yonge and St. Clair


Murals and street art add vibrancy to our often grey streetscapes and can become community meeting points and tourist attractions.


Recently, I was presented with the opportunity to install a truly world class mural on the west façade of 1 St. Clair Avenue West. Please see the photo below for the exact location. I would appreciate feedback from the surrounding community on your this idea. Future opportunities for community feedback regarding theme will be available to those interested in contributing further.


StreetARToronto projects help create attractive, colourful, vibrant streetscapes, support local artists and can reduce graffiti vandalism.


Your feedback is very important to me. I'd appreciate your thoughts by Monday, June 8.


For more information on StreetARToronto, please visit www.toronto.ca/streetart.


Lawton Parkette Public Meeting


On Thursday, May 28, I will be hosting a public meeting to discuss improvements to the Lawton Parkette at Yonge and Heath Streets. Please join me at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church (1585 Yonge St.) in Room 508 at 7 pm to ensure your voice is heard.


I'm also pleased to confirm that the "banana tree", recently featured in the parkette, is back this year for your enjoyment!


Get Emergency Ready for High-Rise Residents


The Office of Emergency Management had previously prepared a Get Emergency Ready guide on personal emergency preparedness. To supplement the original publication, an additional guide has been developed for high-rise residents.


Copies of both guides are available on the Office of Emergency Management website. For more information, please visit www.toronto.ca/oem.


Official Plan Open House on Draft Policy Changes


The Official Plan sets out the vision for where and how Toronto will grow to the year 2031 and the City does regular "check-ups" to ensure that the Official Plan is working to fulfill its vision. Based on feedback received during extensive public consultations held in late 2014, City Planning staff refined the draft Official Plan policy changes related to the Healthy Neighbourhoods, Neighbourhoods and Apartment Neighbourhoods sections of the Plan.


In order to present these revised proposed changes for public consultation, an Open House is scheduled as follows:


Tuesday, June 16, 2015
6:30 – 9:00 pm

Room 308 – 309, Metro Hall, 55 John Street


For more information on the Official Plan Review and the City's public consultations to date, please visit www.toronto.ca/opreview.


Rail Safety First Town Hall Meeting


Train derailments involving dangerous goods have become extremely frequent in North America, making headlines on an almost monthly basis. Millions of Canadians live, work or attend school within the 1km radius “blast zone”. We need to act before the next derailment causes serious loss of life and devastating damage to our environment.


Rail Safety First
is hosting a very important Town Hall meeting to discuss rail safety and the need for increased government regulation to protect Canadians.


The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 27 at the U of T Auditorium - UTS/Sociology/OISE Building - St. George Campus (371 Bloor St West), 7 pm - 8:30 pm.


I look forward to speaking at this meeting about recent efforts at City Hall to improve rail safety across Toronto, and Cynthia Mulligan from CityTV News will moderate a panel of esteemed experts and lead an audience Q&A. I hope to see you there!


St. Clair Reservoir (Winston Churchill Park) Repairs and Public Meeting


In late October, the City of Toronto will begin repairs and maintenance of the St. Clair Reservoir. This major undertaking is required to ensure that the existing reservoir facility and related infrastructure is maintained in a state of good repair for continued clean and safe drinking water supply, storage for fire protection, reduced watermain breaks and service disruptions in the local distribution area. The structural repairs to the reservoir are also essential to maintain a sound base to support Sir Winston Churchill Park, which is enjoyed by local residents. The project is part of the City of Toronto's approved 2015 Capital Works Program and is scheduled to be completed by April 2018.


You are invited to attend a drop-in public meeting to learn more about this project, the construction schedule, what disruptions to expect and to speak directly with project staff. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 3, from 6 to 8 pm at First Unitarian Congregation (175 St. Clair Avenue West).


131 Farnham Avenue & 45 Oaklands Avenue Public Meeting

 

An application has been submitted to City Planning to permit the redevelopment of a portion of the property at 131 Farnham Avenue & 45 Oaklands Avenue (De La Salle College) with 28 4-5 storey townhouses.

 

Please join me at 7pm on Monday, May 25 at De La Salle College, MacDonald House, (Brother Dylan Room) for a meeting to discuss the proposed development. City Planning staff will be in attendance to answer any questions you may have.


SAVE THE DATE: Councillor Josh Matlow's Community Environment Day


On Thursday, June 4 from 4pm to 8pm, I will be hosting my annual Community Environment Day. The event will take place in the parking lot of North Toronto Memorial Arena (174 Orchard View Blvd).


Please drop off any unwanted art supplies, books, toys, and used sports equipment. Facilities will be available to dispose of computers and other hazardous household waste, or even replace your damaged green bin.


Proposed Developments in Ward 22


To ensure that you are informed and engaged about development proposals that are being proposed for sites near your neighbourhood, I've created an interactive webpage with locations, staff reports and public meeting notices. Please click here to learn more about what you can do to help free Toronto from the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).


For ongoing council and community news, my contact information, along with a calendar of events, please visit www.joshmatlow.caClick here to read my previous city hall and community updates.

   
   

SAVE THE DATE: Councillor Josh Matlow's Community Environment Day

 

On Thursday, June 4 from 4pm to 8pm, I will be hosting my annual Community Environment Day. The event will take place in the parking lot of North Toronto Memorial Arena (174 Orchard View Blvd).


Please drop off any unwanted art supplies, books, toys, and used sports equipment. Facilities will be available to dispose of computers and other hazardous household waste, or even replace your damaged green bin.

SAVE THE DATE: Councillor Josh Matlow's Community Environment Day
   

City Hall and Community Update for May 8, 2015

Power Outages Today


I understand that there has been some power outages in some eastern portions of Ward 22 and surrounding areas this afternoon.  I have been in contact with Toronto Hydro, whose staff have indicated that they have been working to resolve these issues by this evening.
I understand these issues may now have been resolved.


However, if you continue to experience an outage or require further information, please contact Toronto Hydro directly at 416-542-8000.


PS- On a lighter note, for those of you who follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you may have noticed (due to AutoCorrect) I announced a "poet outage".
I obviously meant to write "power", although I can commit to you that I will alway advocate for our poets! :)


Ward 22’s Newest Park! Yes, we're actually creating new parks in our community.


I am absolutely thrilled to announce that Ward 22 has just acquired a new park space through a report that was approved at this week's City Council meeting!


Like many churches across our community, the Manor Road United Church at Forman Avenue and Manor Road has had to face the challenging reality of matching the size of their property with a declining congregation. After reviewing their options, the Church decided that it only needs half of the current property.


To avoid seeing this property sold for townhouses, I have worked with the Church to acquire the site, using development fees, for a new park. This new green space will occupy the eastern portion of the site, now occupied by the community hall. The church plans to use their funds to renovate their remaining structure to accommodate a variety of community services.
I appreciate how civic-miinded the church has been throughout this process.


Implementation of “Midtown in Focus” Public Space Improvement Plan to be Debated at Planning and Growth Committee


On May 14th, City Council's Planning and Growth Management Committee will consider recommended amendments to the Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan that implement the Midtown in Focus Parks, Open Space and Streetscape Plan.


Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting and present their views regarding the proposal. If you wish to address the Planning and Growth Management Committee, please notify the City Clerk, attention: Nancy Martins, Administrator, Planning and Growth Management Committee, at 416-397-4579, or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 12:00 noon on May 13, 2015.


Meeting Notice: City Moving Forward on New Guidelines for Temperature Standards in Apartment Units


In response to a motion I moved during the last term of Council, The City of Toronto is conducting a review of its bylaws that govern indoor temperature standards, including heating and air conditioning.


Proposed changes to the bylaw include the removal of date ranges to allow landlords and property managers flexibility in managing building temperatures and better ensuring tenant comfort.


Currently, landlords and property managers are required to maintain a minimum temperature of 21 degrees Celsius between September 15 and June 1. If air conditioners are in place, they must be operated from June 2 to September 14 to maintain an indoor temperature no higher than 26 degrees.


The City will hold two consultation meetings to obtain public input:

● Wednesday, May 13: North York Civic Centre, Committee Room 3, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

● Wednesday, May 20: City Hall, Committee Room 3, 6:30pm to 8:30pm


More information about the review and current regulations can be found here.


Staff will report to the Licensing and Standards Committee on June 25 on consultation findings and any recommended bylaw changes.​


Winston Churchill Park- Major and necesary infrastructure work planned


We have been notified by Toronto Water Staff that structural repairs to the St. Clair Water Reservoir are essential. For those who are unaware, Sir Winston Churchill Park sits on top of the St. Clair Reservoir, which will mean significant disruption to the park space iteself while Toronto Water undertakes the structural repairs.


I have asked Toronto Water staff to hold a public information meeting in advance of any work commencing, which is scheduled to begin later this fall.


I would like to invite you to attend this public meeting, on Wednesday June 3, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm at First Unitarian Congregation (175 St. Clair Avenue West).


A notification will be sent out by City staff to area residents soon. I will share the notice with you via my website, once it becomes available (early next week).


Evening and Weekend Parking on Yonge Street Between Scrivener Square and Crescent Road


While this area is located outside of Ward 22, I have heard from many residents who were concerned about the impact of allowing parking in the evenings and on weekends just to the south of our ward.


This past week at City Council, I seconded a motion from Councillor Wong-Tam to once again restrict any parking along this stretch of Yonge Street. This decision came out of a working group meeting I held with Councillor Wong-Tam that included the cycling community, local residents' associations from Ward 22 and Ward 27, the Toronto Parking Authority and the Rosedale-Main BIA.


In addition, the group worked together to find alternative off-street parking options to help support the businesses yet also address concerns raised by some residents with regard to commercial parking impacting the availability of parking for those who live just east of Yonge Street.


Traffic Signals at Yonge and Heath Streets


Recently the lights at the intersection of Yonge and Heath Streets were changed from a two phase operation to a three phase one, based on recommendations from Transportation Staff to address some ongoing safety concerns at this location rasied by local residents.


Staff had initially said that this change would result only in a slight increase in traffic. It quickly became apparent after the lights were changed that the impact on traffic along Yonge Street was very significant and completely unnacceptable. I requested that city staff correct what was done.
Gridlock on this stretch of Yonge Street during peak hours is already bad enough.


As of this past Tuesday, the lights have been reverted to a two phase operation, and I have asked Staff to explore other options that will not have such a significant impact on congestion.


Help Build Toronto's Cycling Network - Take the Survey


Toronto residents and businesses are being asked to complete a survey to help the City's Transportation Services division create a plan for expanding and improving Toronto's 856-kilometre cycling network over the next 10 years.


The plan has three objectives: to connect gaps in the existing cycling network; to expand the cycling network into new parts of the city; and, to renew existing cycling network routes to improve their quality.


For more information on this initiative and to complete the survey before May 29th, please click here. ​


Ward 22's Davisville Village Farmers’ Market opens for another season!


AppleTree Markets, a local Ward 22 non-profit organization, will once again be transforming June Rowlands Park into a temporary town square for the fourth year of their popular farmers’ market. I am delighted to support this community-building initiative at June Rowlands (Davsiville) Park. The market has been a place where you are sure to see friends and neighbours, while buying fresh produce, fish, meats, chocolate, and so much more.


This season, the market begins on May 12 and will operate weekly on Tuesdays between 3 and 7pm. I look forward to seeing you there!


Mount Pleasant Village Annual Kids' Fun Day!


Please join me and my family for the 3rd Annual Mount Pleasant Village Kids’ Fun Day, on Saturday May 9, 2015!


Presented by the Merchants of Mount Pleasant Village, and taking place in the heart of Toronto’s Midtown on Mount Pleasant Road between Eglinton and Davisville Avenues, Kids’ Fun Day will offer a full day of free, fun family activities. Mount Pleasant Village's
sidewalks will be bustling with entertainment, activities, games, contests, discounts, giveaways and food. I hope to see you there!


SAVE THE DATE: Councillor Josh Matlow's Community Environment Day


On Thursday, June 4 from 4pm to 8pm, I will be hosting my annual Community Environment Day. The event will take place in the parking lot of North Toronto Memorial Arena (174 Orchard View Blvd).


Please drop off any unwanted art supplies, books, toys, and used sports equipment. Facilities will be available to dispose of computers and other hazardous household waste, or even replace your damaged green bin.


REMINDER: Charlotte Maher Park - New Playground Opening Celebration


Please join me on Saturday, May 9 at 11 am in Charlotte Maher Park
for a celebration of our new playground! It was a great pleasure to work with local parents and residents to build a beautiful new playground for our community. I look forward to celebrating together!


REMINDER: 1 Eglinton Avenue East Public Meeting


An application has been submitted to City Planning to permit the redevelopment of 1 Eglinton Avenue East with a 68-storey mixed use condominium and office development. Please join me at 7 pm on Monday, May 11 at Northern District Library (40 Orchardview Blvd), for a meeting to discuss the proposed development. City Planning staff will be in attendance to answer any questions you may have.


Proposed Developments in Ward 22


To ensure that you are informed and engaged about development proposals that are being proposed for sites near your neighbourhood, I've created an interactive webpage with locations, staff reports and public meeting notices. Please click here to learn more about what you can do to help free Toronto from the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).


For ongoing council and community news, my contact information, along with a calendar of events, please visit www.joshmatlow.caClick here to read my previous city hall and community updates.

   

City Hall and Community Update for April 27, 2015

Dear residents,


As I promised you last week, here's my latest update for your review. I hope you find it interesting and informative. Please know that you are always welcome to contact me if I can ever be of support to you or your family.


Best regards,


Josh


Protecting our Neighbourhoods: Lowering Speed Limits on Local Streets


The Chief Medical Officer of Health for the City of Toronto recommended reducing the speed limit to 30 km/h on most residential streets. His report noted that pedestrians have an over 20% chance of dying when hit by a car travelling at 40 km/h but fatality rates decrease to less than 5% when hit by a car that travels at 30 km/h. After 30 km/h zones were introduced in London, England, these zones experienced a 42% reduction in fatalities.


Given that we know that reducing the speed limit from 40 km/h to 30 can be the difference between life and death, and have lost too many pedestrians on our city's streets already, I moved a motion at Community Council for city staff to report on lowering the speed limit in Ward 22 on local, neighbourhood streets to 30 km/h. I did this as both your councillor and a father. I also hope this will further incent drivers to remain on main streets rather than cut through our neighbourhoods.This initiative was welcomed by my colleagues and an amendment was moved to extend the report to the entirety of the Toronto & East York Community Council area and was unanimously approved.
Moreover, I believe that police enforcement must be improved to successfully support this proposed change.


Unfortunately, Staff have not yet responded to this report request. Instead, they presented an onerous, street-by-street process that would create an ad-hoc mechanism for implementing 30 km/h speed limits on local roads. This piecemeal approach would not contribute to making any significant impact on changing how we behave when driving through neighbourhoods. That’s why my colleagues and I have moved to have a special evening meeting of Toronto & East York Community Council to discuss a more holistic approach to lowering local neighbourhood speed limits on June 22, from 6-8pm, in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Please feel very welcome to attend.


Future of the Gardiner Expressway East


As many of you are undoubtedly aware, the City is being faced with a choice about the future of the eastern portion of the Gardiner in the next couple of months. Recently, City consultants released their assessments of the two main options for the expressway.


The hybrid option would remove part of the road but maintain the direct link with the Don Valley Parkway (DVP). It would cost $919 million. The remove option would take down the Gardiner east of Jarvis Street and be replaced with an 8 lane avenue that would have a connection to the DVP. City staff suggest this option would add 2-3 minutes to travel times for 5,700 drivers during the peak hour of morning rush. Removing the Gardiner in this location would also generate $100-$150 million in revenue from public land sales and development opportunities west of the Don River in the North Keating precinct.


This is an important decision for the future of our City. I am in the process of reviewing all relevant studies and am speaking with experts both inside and outside City Hall. To read more about this issue, please click here. I encourage your feedback.


New Affordable, High-Quality Rental Units to be Built at 200 Madison Avenue


I was pleased to welcome Mayor John Tory, Chair of the Affordable Housing Committee, Councillor Ana Bailao, and other City officials to Ward 22 for the announcement of a new affordable housing initiative: the Open Door Program.


As you may be aware, the surplus land at 200 Madison was set aside by the City for new affordable housing almost a decade ago.


It has been a goal of mine to re-start the process to secure affordable homes and transform this vacant lot into a vibrant new residential complex in our community.  Today’s announcement starts that process.


Later in May, the City’s Affordable Housing Office will issue a Request for Proposals for the development of the site.  In keeping with previous planning approvals, the new development will provide approximately 80 units.  Rent levels based on today’s rates are expected to be 70% of the city’s average rent, with a one-bedroom renting at $735.


By September, City officials will report to Council on the recommended group to develop and manage the new housing.  Given the environmental remediation required, construction is not expected until late 2016 with completion later in 2018 or early 2019.


I will keep you informed of progress and welcome your involvement in the process of building new affordable, high quality homes in our community.


First Meeting of Tenant Issues Committee Scheduled for June


I am pleased to report that the City Clerk’s office has scheduled the first meeting of the new Tenant Issues Committee for June 18, 7-9pm, at City Hall in Committee Room 2. Tenants make up over 50% of Toronto's residents and have specific rights and responsibilities that are governed by City of Toronto by-laws and provincial legislation. Tenants have the right to live in a clean, well-maintained home and deserve fair representation when being faced with unfair rent increases or eviction.


As Chair, I will work with my colleagues to ensure that this committee provides a place for tenants to voice their concerns, and serves as a catalyst for bringing together disparate City Divisions, including Licensing & Standards, City Planning and Solid Waste, to work together to support Toronto’s tenants and advocate for needed reforms.


Avenue Road and St. Clair Bollards


I am happy to report that City staff have installed bollards at the southwest corner of Avenue Road and St. Clair. This is a result of some ongoing safety concerns at this intersection, with cars driving up over the curb when turning from St. Clair on to Avenue Road. We are working on a longer term solution to reconfigure the curb so that it does not jut out into the intersection. This will require some negotiation with the owners of the building at the corner, as there is not enough City road allowance to create a sidewalk wide enough to meet City standards.


In addition, staff have re-installed splash guards on the sidewalk in the immediate vicinity of Brown Public School. This is part of ongoing work to address pedestrian safety concerns on Avenue Road south of St. Clair, where many parents walk their children to Brown Public School. Earlier this year, a school speed safety zone was also approved for Avenue Road in front of Brown Public School that will lower the speed limit on this portion of Avenue Road during school hours.


PS- I'm aware that a car has already knocked down on of our new bollards- yet another example of how tight that curb is. I'll make sure it's back up soon and am looking into ways to reconfigure that tight corner for a long-term and safe solution.


Annual General Meeting of the Deer Park Residents Group


On Tuesday, June 2 at 7 pm, I will be attending the Annual General Meeting of the DPRG to give a presentation on developments in Ward 22 and in the City of Toronto which have an impact on local residents. This year, the meeting will be held at a new location, Calvin Presbyterian Church at 26 Delisle Ave.


The annual meeting of the DPRG is an opportunity for local residents to learn about activities during the past year. The agenda will include a summary of actions taken by the DPRG, events in our district and an election of members of the Board for the coming year. The DPRG encourages anyone in attendance, who is not already a member, to become a lifetime member for a one-time fee of $25.00.


The DPRG welcomes members who are interested in participating in its activities and possibly serving on the Board. If you wish to be a candidate for one of the open positions on the Board for the coming year, please send an e-mail before May 19 to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For anyone without e-mail, please write to: DPRG P.O. Box 185, Station Q, Toronto, ON M4T 2M1.


Membership Call for the Sherwood Park Advisory Committee


The Sherwood Park Advisory Committee (SPAC) has been an advisory body to the Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division of the City of Toronto since 1993. SPAC meets three times a year to discuss a variety of issues related to Sherwood Park. The Committee makes a concerted effort to influence projects/activities in Sherwood Park.


SPAC’s overall objectives:

  • To maintain, protect, restore, and enhance the natural features of the Park as an ecosystem
  • To enhance the recreational potential of the Park in a manner consistent with its natural heritage
  • To promote public understanding of, responsibility for, enjoyment of, and participation in the management of this park’s natural heritage


Please send a note to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it indicating your interest in fulfilling the objectives above. If you have questions, please call Janice Palmer at 416-487-5755.


Charlotte Maher Park - New Playground Opening Celebration


Please join me on Saturday, May 9 at 11 am in Charlotte Maher Park
for a celebration of our new playground! It was a great pleasure to work with local parents and residents to build a beautiful new playground for our community. I look forward to celebrating together!


SAVE THE DATE: Councillor Josh Matlow's Community Environment Day


On Thursday, June 4 from 4 pm to 8pm, I will be hosting my annual Community Environment Day. The event will take place in the parking lot of North Toronto Memorial Arena (174 Orchard View Blvd).
Please drop off any unwanted art supplies, books, toys, and used sports equipment. Facilities will be available to dispose of computers and other hazardous household waste, or even replace your damaged green bin.


1 Eglinton Avenue East Public Meeting


An application has been submitted to City Planning to permit the redevelopment of 1 Eglinton Avenue East with a 68-storey mixed use condominium and office development. Please join me at 7 pm on Monday, May 11 at Northern District Library (40 Orchardview Blvd), for a meeting to discuss the proposed development. City Planning staff will be in attendance to answer any questions you may have.


Proposed Developments in Ward 22


To ensure that you are informed and engaged about development proposals that are being proposed for sites near your neighbourhood, I've created an interactive webpage with locations, staff reports and public meeting notices. Please click here to learn more about what you can do to help free Toronto from the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).


For ongoing council and community news, my contact information, along with a calendar of events, please visit www.joshmatlow.caClick here to read my previous city hall and community updates.

   

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