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Davisville (June Rowlands) Splash Pad Completed

I am delighted to announce that the new Davisville (June Rowlands) Park Splash Pad is now open.

Read more: Davisville (June Rowlands) Splash Pad Completed

 

The New Oriole Park Playground

 

At long last, our playground at Oriole Park is now open. Thank you to everyone, including local residents and parks staff, who I've worked with to see this through to fruition by the Canada Day deadline I set. This is possibly Toronto's most beautifully designed playground. And it now belongs to our community.

   

Councillor Matlow launches Seniors' Month with the Toronto Seniors' Forum

Councillor Josh Matlow with Seniors Champion Charlotte Maher at the launch of Seniors' Month. Continue reading below to learn aboutToronto's new initiative to create a Strategic Plan for Toronto's Seniors.

   

A Strategic Plan for Toronto's Seniors

UPDATE: Unanimously passed by City Council on April 12, 2011

Thank you to my colleagues on Council, CARP, SPRINT and everyone who's been so supportive of ensuring our city is prepared for a demographic shift and advocating for an age-friendly Toronto!

 

A Strategic Plan for Toronto's Seniors- March 25th, 2011 Community Development and Recreation Committee

Origin

(March 11, 2011) Letter from Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 22 St. Paul's

Recommendations

1. That Council request that the City Manager report back on recommended actions to be taken in the development of a comprehensive Strategic Plan for Seniors, for consideration at the May 27, 2011 Community Development and Recreation Committee Meeting.

2. That this strategic plan be created in consultation with other levels of government, school boards, relevant community organizations and individuals, businesses and academia to ensure that it is truly comprehensive, adequately funded, financially feasible and able to be implemented.

Summary

Globally, seniors are the fastest growing population. It has been projected that by 2050, there will be more older people than children for the first time in the world's history. Toronto is anticipating a 38 percent increase in seniors by 2031.

The City's Ombudsman's report, "A Duty to Care" identified 38,000 Torontonians currently living with dementia and this number is projected to grow to 42,000 by 2015. We know the acuity needs of our seniors are growing and service providers, families and government need to work together to find appropriate solutions for their well-being.

This backdrop for Toronto should be a catalyst for action. That action for change is grounded within the World Health Organization's Age-Friendly Cities initiative. The WHO initiative identifies eight critical features for cities to consider as they affect its senior citizens: outdoor space and buildings, transportation, housing, social participation, respect and social inclusion, civic participation and employment, education, communication and information, community and health services.

Many of the City's services touch upon these critical areas, as do the services provided by other orders of government, broader institutions and the community-based sector. There is a collective responsibility for us to meet the needs of our residents and nowhere is that more evident than with our seniors.

It is time to revisit who our seniors are, what their changing needs are and what government, along with its partner sectors impacted by seniors issues, need to do to ensure our residents are given the best advantage to succeed in their older years.

It is important that Toronto prepares for an impending demographic shift. We need to ensure that Toronto is a safe, navigable, affordable, accessible and enjoyable city for its older residents.

Background Information

(March 11, 2011) Letter from Councillor Josh Matlow on a Strategic Plan for Toronto's Seniors

(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2011/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-36683.pdf)

   

Auditor General's report on Toronto Community Housing

Dear residents,

You may of heard about the City of Toronto's Auditor General's report on employee expense spending and a dearth of financial oversight at the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) - an arms length corporation of the City.

I'm sending you the following articles, along with the reports attached below, for your information.

I am very upset and deeply concerned about we've learned and, as your city councillor, a new member of the City's Audit Committee and as a Toronto resident, am holding the TCHC to account for its actions. Community housing is too important to over 160, 000 Torontonians to either fall into disrepute or to have tax dollars be spent so thoughtlessly.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel welcome to contact me at 416-392-7906 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Sincerely,

Josh

 

Read more: Auditor General's report on Toronto Community Housing

   

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