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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Councillor Matlow spoke on options for the Scarborough Subway, March 31, 2016.
Councillor Matlow spoke on tenant issues related to the Residential Tenancies Act, December 18 2013.
Toronto's Ombudsman, Fiona Crean, is a non-partisan advocate and accountability officer for every Toronto resident. Due to inadequate funding, Ms. Crean's office is unable to conduct the kind of investigations Torontonians need to keep our municipal government accountable, save tax dollars and ensure every resident's complaint is heard and their concerns are resolved.
Why is the Ombudman requesting adequate funding for her office in the 2011 City of Toronto budget?
Dear public transit riders,
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has proposed service reductions to 48 bus routes across the city that they have determined are underutilized. The following bus routes that travel through a significant portion of Ward 22 include:
- 5 AVENUE RD - No service after 7:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. No service on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
- 14 GLENCAIRN - No service after 10:00 p.m., every day
- 33 FOREST HILL - No service after 7:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. No service Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
- 74 MT PLEASANT - No service after 7:00 p.m., every day
As a City Councillor I recognize the importance of being responsible with your tax dollars. However, the TTC is a public service. These local bus routes are the only transportation option for many seniors, students and workers in Ward 22. Many residents in our community, and across the city, rely on public transit to go grocery shopping, travel home from work, visit family or attend religious services on the weekend. Also, I am concerned about the safety of individuals, including seniors and women, traveling after dark that cannot afford a taxi and are left with long walks to their home without the threatened bus routes.
As your advocate, I will work to find solutions to this year's budget challenges that retain services Torontonians rely on.
Please feel welcome to contact my office if you have any comments or questions.
Toronto City Councillor
Ward 22 - St. Paul's
Proposed route changes being considered for implementation in May 2011 would reallocate service, during some times of the week, from bus routes which have low ridership. The TTC suggests that these changes are required to free up resources to increase service on routes where it is needed most due to record-level ridership.
Four public meetings will be held to provide information on the routes which are proposed for reallocation and alternatives to those routes, and to obtain feedback from residents (these venues have barrier-free access):
Monday, January 24, 2011, 7:00pm to 9:00pm - Metro Hall, Room 308/309, 55 John Street at King Street;
direct access from St Andrew Station.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 7:00pm to 9:00pm - North York Central Library, Memorial Hall, 5120 Yonge Street;
direct access from North York Centre Station.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 7:00pm to 9:00pm - Scarborough Civic Centre, Rotunda, 150 Borough Drive;
direct access from Scarborough Centre Station.
Thursday, January 27, 2011, 7:00pm to 9:00pm - Elmbank Community Centre, lower level, 10 Rampart Road (south east corner of Finch Avenue and Martin Grove Road); access from 36 Finch West, 46 Martin Grove, and 191 Highway 27 Rocket bus routes.
For those unable to attend any of these meetings, but wish to provide comment, go to TTC Service Complaint/Suggestion Form.
The public can also call the TTC at 416-393-3030, Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm, or can contact their City Councillor.
For more information on the proposed 2011 City of Toronto budget, please visit www.joshmatlow.ca
Councillor Josh Matlow's Community Town Hall Meeting
2011 City of Toronto Budget
For Midtown Residents
When: Thursday February 17th 2011, 7pm-9pm
Where: North Toronto Memorial Community Centre, 200 Eglinton Ave West
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Make your voice heard!
For more information on the 2011 City of Toronto budget and to access reference documents for your information, please click here
May Toronto's fallen hero, Sgt. Ryan Russell, rest in peace. Our thoughts & prayers are with his family and all those who serve & protect us.
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