Councillor Josh Matlow

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7 12, 2018

Councillor Josh Matlow’s City Hall and Community Update for December 7th, 2018


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 [...]

15 11, 2018

Ford’s Rent Control Exemption Threatens Toronto Tenants: return of rental loophole not supported by evidence


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 [...]

14 11, 2018

Important Update on Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan


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 [...]

2 11, 2018

Ecumenical Christmas Food Drive 2018


Churches in Rosedale, Moore Park and Leaside are again sponsoring a Christmas Drive (the 47th consecutive) to assist local food banks and agencies that continue to be in urgent need of help at this time of year. Flyers are delivered to area households in advance on Saturday, November 17 and food items are then picked [...]

21 09, 2018

‘I’m sweating all the time’: Landlords turn on heat at some Toronto buildings


September 21, 2017 Jackie Dunham CTV News Toronto In compliance with a city bylaw that requires landlords maintain a minimum indoor temperature of 21 degrees between September 15 and June 21, a number of buildings already have the heat turned on, despite the scorching temperatures outside. The Mayor has said that he is prepared to [...]

21 09, 2018

City tells landlords to turn heat off during soaring temperature


September 21, 2017 Faiza Amin 680 News The lingering hot summer temperatures have led to extremely hot residential buildings where landlords have turned the heat on in response to a bylaw which states that buildings must be at least 21 degrees as of September 15th. Councillor Matlow, who is also the chair of the Tenants [...]

13 09, 2018

Backgrounder to My Motion to Establish Toronto as a Charter City


City Charter Motion: Backgrounder Motion That: City Council request the Government of Canada to provide a mechanism for the City of Toronto, and other municipal governments, to establish a City Charter that provides authority over "municipal issues" including, but not limited to, the following: a) Municipal elections b) Municipal governance structure c) Local land use [...]

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