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 [...]
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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 [...]
After the runaway success of 2016’s The Youth / Elders Project, Buddies brings their queer magic out into the community for the latest installment of this work – The Youth / Elders Podcast. Recorded live at the Oakwood branch of the Toronto Public Library every Saturday, sessions will feature the personal stories, lived histories, and [...]
Do you live in Deer Park? The local residents group wants to hear your top neighbourhood priorities in order to guide their advocacy work in the coming years. Fill out this quick 6-minute survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RNLH2QL
Doug Ford Makes Surprise Changes to Toronto's Wards and Cancels Current Election With No Public Consultation Torontonians were shocked to see a report that Doug Ford was set to announce that he will cancel our city's municipal election halfway through, and completely change the ward boundaries without any public consultation. This is unprecedented, anti-democratic and reckless. Candidates have already received donations from [...]
My Response to the Integrity Commissioner’s Findings: The Importance of Transparent Fact-Based Transit PlanningJosh Matlow2018-07-11T13:58:52+00:00
City Clerk Toronto City Hall 100 Queen St. W. Re: Findings of Integrity Commissioner Dear Mayor & Council, I had hoped for a resolution in the matter of Mr. Byford's Integrity Commissioner Complaint that could be satisfactory to both parties, but I am writing to inform you that I cannot accept the findings in [...]
As we all know, the growth in Toronto's seniors population is expected to accelerate in the coming years. Presently, there are now more seniors living in Toronto than children. As Toronto's Seniors Advocate, I was pleased to move a motion at City Council to authorize the City's Social Development, Finance and Administration division to receive a grant [...]
Toronto is in the midst of a housing crisis. This issue was unfortunately made painfully evident during a record-breaking cold snap this past holiday season. The City was not prepared to provide shelter for the growing number of our most vulnerable residents when they needed it most. This completely unacceptable situation was entirely preventable. My [...]
As a parent of a 5 year old, I know all too well how difficult it is to find high quality child care. Like many parents, I had to put Molly on the waiting list at my local daycare before (?) she was even born. My family was privileged to be able to find a [...]