Happy Pride Month & Celebrating Launch of 2SLGBTQI+ Tool Kit for Seniors! I was proud to join our city's 2SLGBTQI+ community to raise the Pride Flag at City Hall to mark the start of Pride Month. Together, we stand against homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and all other forms of hatred, and celebrate love and acceptance. In [...]
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MEDIA ADVISORY June 23rd, 2022 2SLGBTQI+ TOOL KIT FOR SENIORS LAUNCHED IN LONG-TERM CARE HOMES ACROSS TORONTO June is Seniors and Pride Month in Toronto Toronto, ON- Toronto's Seniors Advocate, Councillor Josh Matlow will be joined by City Officials, General Manager of Seniors Services and Long-Term Care division, Jennifer Dockery, Administrator of Castleview Wychwood Towers [...]
Fighting for an Affordable Toronto I have heard personally from many younger people in our community that they have given up on their dream of owning a home in Midtown and will likely have to move from Toronto altogether to start a life with their family. That’s unacceptable. Torontonians across almost all income brackets and [...]
Over the pandemic, Torontonians have embraced outdoor areas for socializing more than ever. Council as recognized the importance of being able to enjoy a drink outside by loosening restrictions on patios with the successful CaféTO program, which will be brought back for a third year. Some residents will choose to enjoy a drink with loved [...]
Free Ukraine Square and Actions to Support Ukraine Earlier this month, it was my honour to unveil "Free Ukraine Square" with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, accompanied by Mayor John Tory and MP Carolyn Bennett in front of the Russian consulate at 60 St. Clair Ave E. Yesterday, City Council was honoured by the virtual presence of [...]
The Ford government’s Bill 109, More Homes for Everyone Act, is an irresponsible and disappointingly immature response to a serious issue. The Act, introduced in the provincial legislature on March 30th, 2022, is of particular concern to the City of Toronto as it financially penalizes municipalities for not approving a development within 90 days. This [...]
The Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) is an unelected, unaccountable quasi-judicial body that has the final say over planning matters in Toronto and across Ontario. The provincially appointed Chairs presiding over the future of our communities are not required to have a background in land use planning or even have a working knowledge of our local neighbourhoods. Like its predecessor, [...]
Standing in Solidarity With Ukraine Canada’s Ukrainian community is such an important thread in our country’s multicultural mosaic. I am proud to stand with them in solidarity against Russian aggression and in support of Ukraine’s right to sovereignty, freedom, peace and security. I am pleased to announce that I have been working closely with the [...]
Happy Lunar New Year! For those that are celebrating the Lunar New Year this month, I wish you and your family health, happiness and prosperity. May we all embody the strength and vitality of the tiger to guide us through this time! Celebrating Black History Month Every February, people across Canada participate in Black History [...]
Clearing the Path Toward a Safe & Accessible Winter– by Councillor Josh Matlow, seconded by Councillor Mike Layton Recommendations City Council direct the General Manager of Transportation Services include in the report produced from EX 29.15: Major Snow Event Post-Operational Report: Quality of service delivery on sidewalks, roads, and cycling infrastructure Timeliness of snow clearing [...]