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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 options for the Scarborough Subway, March 31, 2016.

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

My Letter to the Toronto Lands Corporation Re: The Creation of a Midtown Community Hub

Toronto Lands Corporation

60 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 201
Toronto, Ontario M4T 1N5

 

September 22, 2015

 

Re: City of Toronto Interest in Davisville Public School Lands

 

Dear Chair and Board Members,

 

I am writing to express strong interest by the City of Toronto in the Davisville Public School lands at 43 Millwood Road in Toronto.

 

Since my time as a Trustee I have been keenly aware that, while Davisville Public School offers a great education, the facility is in need of replacement due to small classrooms, regularly failing boilers, an inaccessible second-floor gym, inadequate lunchrooms, and other issues.

 

While I strongly support a new, state-of-the-art school for our kids, it is not in the students’ or community’s interest to turn over this public land for private, solely market-driven, residential purposes. Unlike Yonge and Eglinton or the south side of Davisville Avenue, where condos can be allowed under the City's official plan, only low-rise buildings are permitted on the north side of Davisville Avenue where Davisville P.S. sits.

 

My office has been working with a group of dedicated local parents who have formed a Davisville Hub advocacy group. Many of them have been involved in this issue for over five years. Together, we have identified several uses on this site that would benefit the wider community.

 

It is in the best interest of the Toronto District School Board, as well as the Province and the City, if this land is used – along with a new, modern school – for recreation, child care, supports for seniors, and other potential community uses.

 

I am pleased to report that after extensive work with my office, the City’s Parks, Forestry, and Recreation Division (PF&R) is very interested in exploring opportunities with the Toronto District School Board to cost-share an expansion of the proposed gym to 6000 sq ft (a double gym), a dedicated PF&R storage room off the gym, a small office, and a 1500-2000 sq foot community room exclusively for PF&R use on days & evenings with a secured entrance area.

 

PF&R is also interested in acquiring land on the site approximately +/- 45m by 45m to be located in close proximity to the gym and the PF&R community room. The space will allow for a temporary park to be constructed with a vision for a future standalone indoor Aquatic Centre to be built and maintained by the City.

 

In addition, my office is looking at opportunities to direct Section 37 and 42 funds from locally-generated developers’ fees toward the capital cost of an Aquatic Centre and other community uses. I am also exploring opportunities with other community agencies including SPRINT, which serves local seniors.

 

I am committed to working with local parents, the TDSB, the Province of Ontario, and appropriate community agencies to explore every potential option to keep this public land serving the public interest. I look forward to collaborating with you to serve our common constituents.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Josh Matlow

Toronto City Councillor

Ward 22- St. Paul’s

 

CC:

 

Hon. Eric Hoskins, MPP for St. Paul’s

Shelley Laskin, Trustee for Ward 11- St. Paul’s

Chris Brillinger, Executive Director, Social Development, Finance & Administration

Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner & Executive Director, City Planning

Janie Romoff, General Manager, Parks, Forestry & Recreation

 

Letter of Refusal to Committee of Adjustment re: 256 Chaplin Crescent

September 24, 2015


TO:                 Chair & Members, Committee of Adjustment – Toronto & East York

FROM:           Councillor Josh Matlow

RE:                 256 Chaplin Crescent

File Number A0728/15TEY

To be heard on September 24


I am writing to respectfully request that your committee refuse the request for variances before you today for 256 Chaplin Crescent.  The applicant is seeking relief from provisions of the existing zoning bylaws to build a new two-storey detached dwelling with a below grade integral garage.

 

The variances requested for this application are with respect to: minimum required front yard setback, minimum required side yard setback for the portion of the dwelling that exceeds 17m and to permit a below grade garage.

 

The entire property is regulated under the Ravine and Natural Feature Protection Bylaw, and under this current proposal, the City of Toronto’s Urban Forestry staff has suggested that at least 14 trees will need to be removed to accommodate the construction of this dwelling, 6 trees could be significantly injured, and another 9 trees will need to be removed to construct the driveway.  29 trees in total will be significantly impacted on the applicant’s property, and the root systems on the neighbouring property will also be impacted. For this reason – our own Urban Forestry Department has written to your committee to ask that this application for variances be refused.

 

I have heard from several local residents that have provided a petition signed by 22 of their neighbours who are extremely concerned about the impact this proposal will have on the community should it be approved. They will be directly, and negatively impacted by this significant loss of the tree canopy.  Residents have suggested that the applicant has not made any effort to address the concerns raised in advance of today’s committee meeting.

 

As the local councillor, I share the concerns raised by our forestry department and the community. As this property is within an area regulated under the Ravine and Natural Feature Protection Bylaw, we need to ensure that we do whatever possible to minimize the impact any new development has on the existing tree canopy. This has not been demonstrated in this application.   If approved, this development will have serious consequences for those living in the immediate vicinity of 256 Chaplin Crescent, and also on the community at large.  For this reason I am respectfully request that your committee refuse the request for variances before you today.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Josh Matlow

Toronto City Councillor

Ward 22- St. Paul’s

 

   

Letter to Toronto's Chief Planner Re: Request for Information to Properly Assess Future Transit Ridership Figures

Jennifer Keesmaat

Chief Planner

City Hall, 12th Floor E

100 Queen Street West

Toronto, ON

M5H 2N2

 

 

 

September 18, 2015

 

 

Dear Ms. Keesmaat,

 

 

Re: Request for Information to Properly Assess Future Transit Ridership Figures

 

According to your memo addressed to the Mayor and Council dated September 15, 2015, the Planning department will be leading a second round of public consultations in November regarding the Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE), SmartTrack, and the Relief Subway Line. I am writing you in advance of these meetings to request that Toronto residents and Council are provided with accurate, reliable information with which to assess these transit projects.

 

My concern stems from the SSE ridership numbers provided by Staff in 2013. A January 21, 2013 TTC report stated that ridership on the SSE would be "upwards" of 9,500 passengers per hour per direction (pphpd) during peak hour. Just six months later, however, Staff produced a range of 9,500 – 14,000 pphpd during peak periods.

 

Toronto residents and Council were not provided with any of the data or inputs used to derive this new figure, just a fairly vague justification that didn’t even fill a page in the report. I wrote a public letter asking for the data and inputs used by Staff, prior to Council debating the SSE again in October 2013; I have yet to receive this basic information that Council should have been provided with before making a multi-billion dollar decision that will affect the future of transit in Toronto.

 

You have since referred to the analysis that produced the 14,000 figure as “problematic”. While a regrettable decision has already been made based on this "problematic" information, it is a positive step forward that Staff are once again using the 9,500 figure developed by the TTC in the Terms of Reference for the SSE environmental assessment.

 

To ensure that Toronto residents and Council are able to make informed decisions, please make the following information publically available to accompany any ridership figures presented for the SSE, SmartTrack, and the Relief Subway Line:

 

  • All inputs, data and assumptions used to determine ridership figures
    • eg. Does the model say that 100 people are going to connect to a transit line via a specific bus? 50 people are going to walk to a station at a certain time? Please include all inputs of this type in your reports.

 

  • Ridership figures expressed in passengers per hour per direction (pphpd) in the peak hour
    • It has been suggested that the new ridership modelling system the City is using will assess ridership on a 24-hour basis. While a 24-hour assessment of ridership will be helpful to evaluate the utility of a line, peak hour figures are also needed to assess ridership in relation to capacity.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Councillor Josh Matlow

Toronto City Councillor

Ward 22 – St. Paul's

www.joshmatlow.ca

   

City Hall and Community Update for September 17, 2015

Taxis, Uber, etc. An evolving ground transportation industry

At city hall's Licencing and Standards Committee, of which I'm a member, there was a debate and vote this week regarding the approach the City of Toronto should take to regulating taxis, limos, Uber and their competitors. This is a subject that jurisdictions around the world are currently grappling with.

While councillors such as Giorgio Mammoliti and Jim Karygiannis may disagree with me, as is their right to do so, I support comprehensive Staff recommendations that would allow taxis to be less expensive and more competitive while allowing innovative companies like Uber and their competitors to become safe, licensed, and insured transportation options for Torontonians. I believe simply banning Uber, like some would like to do, is not a realistic or preferable option for Toronto.

Netflix, and other streaming services, saw the end of formally ubiquitous video stores like Blockbuster. However, the music industry wisely made changes to respond to Napster, and today we have Apple's iTunes and their competitors along with a thriving music industry.

I want Toronto's important taxi industry to successfully adapt to the reality of the inarguable changes that are happening in technology that have seen the arrival of companies like Uber, Lyft, and others, so that our city's taxi drivers can make a living and hopefully even eventually see their incomes grow.  I also want the City of Toronto to, while regulating responsibly to protect the health and safety of its residents, allow for innovation, creativity and competition to thrive in order to provide the public with a variety of options in our transportation mix.

As I did at committee this week, I will be supporting Staff recommendations on this matter at city council.

 


REMINDER: 'Movie Night in the Park' Returns to June Rowlands (Davisville) Park with The Princess Bride!

After the success of last year's free movie night in the park, I'm pleased to announce that I will be co-hosting another family-friendly outdoor movie screening of "The Princess Bride" this year with AppleTree Markets.

 

Refreshments will be available; we also encourage families to either bring their own food from home or stop by one of the great restaurants on Mount Pleasant and bring a picnic.

 

I would like to extend a big thank-you to our local community sponsors, Patrick Rocca and The Dunfield Retirement Residence for their incredibly generous support to help make this event happen.

 

I look forward to sharing an amazing evening of cinema with family and friends on Friday, September 25 at 8pm. Hope to see you there!

 


REMINDER: Celebrating Lois: A Tribute to Lois Lilienstein

 

A special public celebration, hosted by Sharon Hampson and Bram Morrison of Sharon, Lois & Bram, will take place on Saturday, September 26 to honour and pay tribute to the wonderful life of their partner and friend, Lois Lilienstein. Proceeds will benefit Mariposa in the Schools, who provide programmes benefitting school children across Ontario with a repertoire of world music, dance, storytelling, spoken word and puppetry that celebrate cross-cultural understanding.

Please join me at 7pm on Saturday, September 26 at the Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts (27 Front Street East), to celebrate the remarkable life and legacy of Lois Lilienstein.

 

For more information on this event, including ticket purchase, please click here.


Sharon, Lois & Bram Playground Improvements

I'm excited to announce that I am currently working with Sharon & Bram to install new and improved playground equipment in June Rowlands (Davisville) Park, as well as introduce a brand new musical garden.

A portion of the existing playground equipment – the hill and dale – no longer meets safety requirements and will be the first portion of the play equipment addressed. There have been to many kids who've suffered accidents there already.

Along with the new music garden (which will feature low-noise instruments and a small childrens' stage), we are adding more features to the playground to make it animated and fun, including a large elephant to climb on and various way finding signs. I also intend to work with our community soon on a master plan for the replacement equipment and further park improvements.

As many of you are already aware, construction work to remove the hill and dale is already underway. The new playground is anticpated to be completed by the end of November; the music garden should be implemented by spring.


Roycroft Park Trail Improvements Update

 

I'm pleased to announce that City staff will begin installation and repair of segments of the fence lines along the trail at Roycroft Park on September 24. The trail will be open during this portion of the work. By mid-October, though, please note that drainage and trail surface improvements to the park will require a temporary enclosure of the entire trail.

 

I Iook forward to the improved conditions at this community park. In the meantime, you can read more about the nature of the improvements here.


Forest Hill Road Park - New Playground Opening Celebration


Please join me on Saturday, September 19 at 11am in Forest Hill Road Park for a celebration of our new & improved 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 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by treats and refreshements!


Glenn Gould Park Playground Improvements Public Meeting


On Tuesday, September 22 at 7pm I will be hosting a community consultation about replacing the play equipment at Glenn Gould Park. The meeting will take place at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church (1585 Yonge Street, Room 508) and will give you a chance to review several new playground design options with myself and Parks, Forestry & Recreation staff. I hope to see you there!


Kay Gardner Beltline Park Celebration


Please join me, my colleague Councillor Joe Mihevc, and Kay Gardner to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Beltline trail and the remarkable vision of Kay Gardner. Kay's tireless efforts helped transform this old rail corridor into a linear park that has become one of Midtown Toronto's best assets.


This event is presented in partnership with Toronto Public Health, the Parks and Recreation Department and Toronto Trails Festival. It will take place on Sunday, September 27 at 11am on the Beltline trail, just north of Eglinton Avenue west (enter at Shallmar Road and Mayfair Drive).


Mount Pleasant Harvest Fair

 

My family and I hope to see you at the Harvest Fair hosted by the Mount Pleasant Village BIA on Saturday, September 26. Festivities and attractions include sidewalk sales, live music, a pumpkin carving contest, a butter tart throwdown, and a petting zoo. All activities will take place on Mount Pleasant Road between Eglinton and Davisville from 10am to 4pm. More details are available on the Mount Pleasant Village BIA website.

 


Manor Road United Fall Fair

 

Save the date for the Manor Road United Church Fall Fair! On Saturday, October 3 from 10am and 2pm, the always-delicious bake table will be joined by books, toys, crafts, a silent auction, crafts for kids, face painting and pony rides. For more information, please click here.


​Unicorn Daycare Grand Opening!


Please join me at 6:30pm on Tuesday, September 29 for the grand opening of Unicorn Daycare at their new location in the Church of the Messiah (240 Avenue Road).

   

City Hall and Community Update for September 3, 2015

Ward 22 staff changes: Farewell and thank you Chloe! Welcome Liz!

Chloe Richer has served our community as my constituency assistant for the past four years. She has been an important part of the work we’ve done together in Ward 22, to support residents every day and to improve the quality of life in our neighbourhoods.

Chloe has been at the heart of many of our initiatives to build new playgrounds, beautify our parks and support local small businesses. She was integral in the great success of the Sharon, Lois & Bram concert we held at June Rowlands (Davisville) Park. Most importantly, Chloe worked closely with me to help residents with a wide array of issues when they needed us most.

Chloe and her partner, Alex, have decided to move to the Niagara region where she intends to continue her education. On behalf of my team at city hall, I am so grateful for her service and wish her happiness and success with her new life adventure. We will miss her.

Liz McFarland, who many of you already know, will be taking over Chloe’s responsibilities in my office. Liz is already a truly remarkable part of my team and is looking forward to her new role. You can reach her at 416-392-7906 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


'Movie Night in the Park' Returns to June Rowlands (Davisville) Park!

After the success of last year's free movie night in the park, I'm pleased to announce that I will be co-hosting another family-friendly outdoor movie screening this year with AppleTree Markets.

 

The film has yet to be chosen, but keep a look out for posters around the neighbourhood for the final film selection. Refreshments will be available; we also encourage families to either bring their own food from home or stop by one of the great restaurants on Mount Pleasant and bring a picnic.

 

I would like to extend a big thank-you to our local community sponsors, Patrick Rocca and The Dunfield Retirement Residence for their incredibly generous support to help make this event happen.

 

I look forward to sharing an amazing evening of cinema with family and friends on Friday, September 25 at 8pm. Hope to see you there!



Celebrating Lois: A Tribute to Lois Lilienstein

 

A special public celebration, hosted by Sharon Hampson and Bram Morrison of Sharon, Lois & Bram, will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2015 to honour and pay tribute to the wonderful life of their partner and friend, Lois Lilienstein. Proceeds will benefit Mariposa in the Schools, who provide programmes benefitting school children across Ontario with a repertoire of world music, dance, storytelling, spoken word and puppetry that celebrate cross-cultural understanding.

Please join me at 7pm on Saturday, September 26 at the Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts (27 Front Street East), to celebrate the remarkable life and legacy of Lois Lilienstein.

 

For more information on this event, including ticket purchase, please click here.


Update #2 on the Power Surges in Davisville Village

I've been doing a lot of research to find out exactly why there have been so many momentary power surges over the past several months. As many of you have undoubtedly noticed in the Davisville area, Toronto Hydro has been carrying out rebuild work on their infrastructure, including replacing the old box construction hydro poles with new, higher capacity poles. On an aside, I have expressed concern to them about placement of many of their new poles too far into the sidewalks and the length of time it took for many regulatory signs to be moved from the old to new poles.

While these eventually will offer improvements to hydro service in the neighbourhood, they have also been responsible for the frequent power surges. That's because the Davisville area is currently being fed by a single circuit instead of the normal three circuits– essentially, providing three times the risk for an outage.

However, the good news is Toronto Hydro is expecting to return to a normal configuration by the end of September with the installation of two new feeders to the area. I know many of you are looking forward to the end of this reoccuring nuissance.


Metrolinx to Relocate LRT Vent Shaft away from Eglinton PS!

I am delighted to report to you that Metrolinx has listened to our concerns about potentially locating a Eglinton Crosstown LRT vent shaft on Eglinton PS property. I worked closely with parents, local residents, school and TDSB staff to resolve this with Metrolinx as the school community raised significant concerns about their childrens' safety. The vent shaft will now be relocated to another site to be better positioned adjacent to the new station at the NW corner of Mount Pleasant and Eglinton (where the Second Cup is now). I will be sure to share more details with you in a future update, once that information becomes publicly available from Metrolinx.


Sharon, Lois & Bram Playground Improvements

I'm excited to announce that I am currently working with Sharon & Bram to install new and improved playground equipment in June Rowlands (Davisville) Park, as well as introduce a brand new musical garden.

A portion of the existing playground equipment – the hill and dale – no longer meets safety requirements and will be the first portion of the play equipment addressed. There have been to many kids who've suffered accidents there already. Construction work to remove the hill and dale is estimated to begin as early as Tuesday, September 8th. Along with the new music garden (which will feature low-noise instruments a small childrens' stage), we are adding more features to the playground to make it animated and fun including a large elephant to climb on and various way finding signs. I also intend to work with our community soon on a master plan for the replacement equipment and further park improvements.


Northern Secondary School: Northern Lakes Landscape Project Official Opening

 

Together, we successfully rebuilt Northern Secondary School's Clarke Pulford Field for students and the local residential community. Now we have beautified the green space on Mount Pleasant Road.

Northern Secondary School recently completed the Northern Lakes Landscape Project, which connects our school community to the once vibrant Walmsley Brook and its natural ecosystems. This project recreates a dry river bed with trees, rock seating areas, planting and flagstone paths. It offers an enhanced seating and strolling area to the wider community and provides a peaceful public space in a busy area. I was happy to direct $75,000 from developer's fees toward the Northern Lakes Landscape Project. You can read the relevant motion here.

 

Please join me and Northern's Principal, Ron Felsen, for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5pm on Thursday, September 17 to officially open and celebrate this remarkable addition to the community.

 


De La Salle College Update


As you may recall from an earlier community update, De La Salle College is looking to build 28 townhouses at the southwest corner of their property (13 fronting Avenue Road and 15 fronting Oaklands Avenue). In order to do so, they have also applied to demolish the historic Gatekeeper's House at this corner, relocate the heritage designated Oaklands Gates to elsewhere on the property and clear-cut 40 of the existing 69 mature trees fronting Oaklands Avenue. I have made it clear to the applicant from the outset, and on behalf of many of you who I know share these concerns, that I cannot support this proposal in its current form. You can view a copy of the preliminary report here.

 

Despite my repeated attempts urging the applicant to listen to the community's feedback and revise their application accordingly, they have chosen instead to take their original proposal to the OMB.

 

Fortunately, Heritage Preservation Services recently completed a study I requested on this property that identifies the need for additional protective measures under the Ontario Heritage Act. These include the Gatekeeper's House and the historical importance of the view from Avenue Road and Oaklands Avenue to the old Iroquois shoreline, atop which the school is perched. I will be moving these recommendations when they come before the next Toronto and East York Community Council meeting on September 8.

 

In addition, I will continue to fight to protect the existing trees and decrease the number of townhouses proposed as part of this inappropriate development application.

 


Reminder: 377 Spadina Road and 17 Montclair Road Public Meeting

An application has been submitted for the properties at 377 Spadina Road and 17 Montclair Road to construct 4 new townhouse dwellings and 1 new single detached dwelling. This plan is significantly revised, and far better designed, from the initial plan that we as a community opposed and I want to thank the applicant for actively listening to our concerns. The more traditional looking townhouse units will now be oriented to Spadina Road while the single detached dwelling will front onto Montclair Avenue. You can view a copy of the Preliminary Report providing background information by clicking here.


To speak to the planner directly, please contact David Driedger at 416-392-7613 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You may mail your comments to David at Toronto and East York District, 100 Queen St W Floor 18 E Toronto On, M5H 2N2.


The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 9 at 7 pm at Grace Church On-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road.


New Yonge-Eglinton Planning Website

 

City Planning has created a new website that will be your portal to what's happening in the Yonge-Eglinton area. The website will be used to provide information for the current Growth, Built Form and Infrastructure Review the City Planning Division is undertaking, while also serving as a one-stop shop for information on development proposals submitted in the area.

The website includes links to other recently completed initiatives and contact information for District planning staff.


You can access the website here.


45 Dunfield Tenant Association Garage and Bake Sale

 

The 45 Dunfield Tenant Association is holdnig a building-wide garage and bake sale at 10am to 4pm on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13. Sale items include clothing, accessories, DVD’s, music, comics, jewelry, appliances, books, toys, technology, crafts, cookies, cake and much more. I hope you are able to attend!

 

For more information about the 45 Dunfield Tenant Association, please click here.


Mandatory Maintenance at North Toronto Memorial Community Centre (NTMCC)


North Toronto MCC will be closed from Monday, September 7 until Sunday September 27 for scheduled annual maintenance. Unfortunately, these large maintenance issues and improvements are unable to be performed throughout the year while the facility remains open.


To register for fall and winter programs and aquatics beginning Friday, September 28, please call 416-338-0000 or 416-338-4386 to register.

 


Toronto Ward Boundary Review Public Meetings: Have Your Say!

 

The Toronto Ward Boundary Review is looking at the size and shape of Toronto's wards. The Review will be holding public meetings across the City over the next few months. The purpose of the public meetings is to gather feedback on 5 options for new ward boundaries in Toronto. The meetings will include a presentation of the options, followed by a facilitated discussion.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2015

Location: Holy Rosary Church
Time: 10AM - 12PM
Address: 354 St Clair Ave W, York, ON
Room: Main Floor – Room 2

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2015             
Location: Metro Hall  
Time: 7PM – 9PM
Address: 55 John St, Toronto, ON  
Room: 308/309

 

For more information on the review and a list of all public meetings, please click here.


Town Hall Meeting with Toronto's Police Chief

 

Our 53 Division Community Police Liaison Committee is inviting all members of the community to attend a safety lecture with Police Chief, Mark Saunders, on human trafficking, internet safety, crime management, break-and-enter prevention and Traffic Management. The town hall meeting will be held at 7pm on Wednesday September 9 at North Toronto Collegiate Institute (17 Broadway Avenue).

 

For more information on this event, please call (416) 808-5319.

 


Take Action on Aviation Noise

 

Residents with questions about airport operations or who wish to register a noise complaint are encouraged to contact the Toronto Pearson Noise Office using any of the following means:

 

WebTrak: A noise complaint can be registered using this online tool that provides near-real time and historical flight data so community members can investigate aircraft operations from any computer with internet access, and it’s available 24/7.

Online Complaint Form: Use their online complaint form.

∙ By phone: To make a noise complaint by telephone, contact the Noise Office at (416) 247-7682. Their office hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Residents can learn more about Noise Management at Toronto Pearson by clicking here.

 

Also, the Community Environment & Noise Advisory Committee (CENAC) provides a forum where the public can openly discuss and ask questions about noise and environment related issues at Toronto Pearson.

 

All CENAC meetings are held at the GTAA Administration Building, 3111 Convair Drive, Boardrooms Pearson A&B

 

A schedule of the meetings, including their upcoming September 9 meeting as well as minutes and materials from previous meetings can be found on the CENAC webpage. For more information, please contact a GTAA CENAC representative at 416-776-3941.

 


Serve Your City: City of Toronto Board Appointments

The city is now accepting applications from the public to apply for new board members from the following City Boards, Committees and Tribunals.

 

  • BUILD TORONTO Board: Application deadline is Monday, September 21, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. (extended from September 14, 2015)

  • Civic Theatres Toronto Board: Application deadline is Monday, October 5, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. (extended from September 14, 2015)

  • Toronto Community Housing Corporation Board: Application deadline is Monday, October 5, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.

  • Toronto Hydro Board: Application deadline is Monday, October 5, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.

 

To learn more, please click here.


Find Fresh Local Food at Your Fingertips


Greenbeltfresh.ca is a new free service that allows you to search for fresh local food close to your location.  You can search for farms, farmers' markets, and wineries for fruits, vegetables, cheeses, preserves, and local meat. There are over 600 farms in Ontario's protected Greenbelt listed on greenbeltfresh.ca and it's a great way to support local businesses and eat fresh in-season produce at the same time.


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.

   

Lois Lilienstein Memorial Celebration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Celebrating Lois


A special tribute concert to commemorate the extraordinary legacy of Lois Lilienstein.

 

 

31 August 2015 - Toronto, ON.  A special public celebration, hosted by Sharon Hampson and Bram Morrison of Sharon, Lois & Bram, will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2015 to honour and pay tribute to the wonderful life of their partner and friend, Lois Lilienstein. Proceeds will benefit Mariposa in the Schools, who provide programmes benefitting school children across Ontario with a repertoire of world music, dance, storytelling, spoken word and puppetry that celebrate cross-cultural understanding.

 

Celebrating Lois will be an evening filled with music and memories, including classic Sharon Lois & Bram songs, mixed with some of Lois’s favourite tunes.   The event will feature a look at memorable moments on and off stage, on screen and in life, and will remember Lois through songs, stories, photos and video, featuring special guests, and of course laughter.  “We’re having a party for Lois, and Lois loved a party!” said Sharon and Bram. “We are so pleased to have the opportunity to share these memories with the people whose lives were touched by Lois.”

 

As Lois LOVED to bake, the evening will offer a “sweet treat” as well as presenting a fun and touching look at Lois’s life, from the perspective of her friends, family and colleagues. Musical moments will feature well-loved Lois favourites from the Sharon, Lois & Bram songbook, including “She’ll be Comin’ Round the Mountain”, “One Elephant", audience favourite “Skinnamarink“, and more!

 

 

When: Saturday, September 26, 2015

 

Time: 7:00 pm

 

Where:  Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front Street East, Toronto

 

Tickets: $25 each (including all applicable fees and taxes)

 

Available at www.stlc.com or call 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754.

 

Proceeds to benefit Mariposa in the Schools – if you cannot attend and wish to make a donation in Lois’s memory please go to: http://www.mariposaintheschools.ca/

 

 

All artists, programmes, dates, and price are subject to change.

Special thanks to the following for their support: Toronto City Councillor Josh Matlow, Jim Roe and Carol Henderson at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, The Food Dudes, Smucker's Foods of Canada Corp and artist John Coburn.

 

About Lois:

 

Lois Ada Lilienstein (nee Goldberg) was born on July 10, 1936, in Chicago. A classically trained singer and pianist, she studied music at the University of Michigan, where she met her future husband, Ernest Lilienstein. He was a sociology professor at York University in Toronto, where the family settled and raised their son David.

 

One of Canada’s most beloved children’s entertainers, from 1978 Lois was a member of the trio Sharon, Lois & Bram. Thanks to their television shows and the popularity of their albums, which won three Juno Awards and sold millions of copies worldwide, Sharon, Lois & Bram emerged during the 1980s as one of the most successful children's acts in North America. Perhaps best known for the songs “Skinnamarink,” “One Elephant”, and “Peanut Butter,” the trio were made members of the Order of Canada in 2003.  Over the years, along with Sharon and Bram, Lois supported many social welfare programmes in Canada and the US, such as school breakfasts for learning, encouraging parents to inoculate their children and, internationally, as Goodwill Ambassadors for UNICEF in North and South America, for which they received the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award.  Lois died of cancer on April 23, 2015. She was 78.

 

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