Homelessness crisis in Toronto Spiraling rents, historically low vacancy rates, long wait lists for social housing, inadequate mental health supports, and other factors, have created a housing and homelessness crisis in Toronto. The City's Public Health Division recorded 145 deaths of individuals experiencing homelessness, from January 1, 2017 to June 30th 2018. Four homeless residents [...]
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MIDTOWN YONGE BIA NOTICE OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION The Return of the "Iron Horse" As part of its Streetscape Master Plan, the Midtown Yonge Business Improvement Area, in partnership with the City of Toronto, proposes to reinstall the much-loved "Iron Horse" public art display on the Kay Gardner Beltline Bridge. Originally installed in 1994, the new [...]
NOTICE: Metrolinx Town Hall Meeting about their proposal to close Bathurst Street for 7 months- Make your voice heard!Josh Matlow2019-01-10T22:34:27+00:00
Dear residents, Like many of you, my office received the Metrolinx/Crosslinx notice about a December closure of Bathurst Street at Eglinton Avenue. I was surprised by, and frankly upset about their announcement, as they had not received a permit from the City of Toronto to do this. We were able to prevent the announced December [...]
Like many of you, my office received the Metrolinx/Crosslinx notice of a December closure of Bathurst Street at Eglinton Avenue. I was surprised by, and frankly upset about their announcement, as they had not received a permit from the City of Toronto to do this. However, we have confirmed that Metrolinx/Crosslinx will not go ahead [...]
Update on Premier Doug Ford’s Upload of Toronto’s Subway I oppose being drawn into a process to help Premier Ford upload Toronto’s subway system, its land value and potential air rights. I support moving forward to improve the existing system, address overcrowding, repairs & build evidence-based transit to connect our city & region. Last week, City [...]
Dear residents, It is my heartfelt privilege to serve you as our city councillor for the new Ward 12, Toronto- St. Paul’s. Our community now stretches from Dufferin to Mt. Pleasant, Broadway/Eglinton to the CP rail tracks north of Dupont, and has well over 100,000 residents. To help support the increased population, and to ensure we [...]
Ford’s Rent Control Exemption Threatens Toronto Tenants: return of rental loophole not supported by evidenceJosh Matlow2018-11-15T20:43:03+00:00
November 15, 2018 City Hall - Doug Ford is threatening the security of Toronto tenants with today's announcement that he will revive a loophole allowing landlords to charge unlimited rent increases in newly-built apartment units. Last year, the previous Liberal government closed the loophole after landlords took advantage of Toronto’s overheated housing market by doubling [...]
With your support, I helped initiate the Midtown in Focus review for the Yonge-Eglinton area in 2015 to improve the quality of life in our community. After three years of hard work by yourselves and many other community members, the evening meetings and letter-writing paid off with a final report from our dedicated City Planning [...]