Dear Residents, I hope this finds you healthy and well. As always, I hope that you find this e-newsletter helpful and informative. Due to the upcoming municipal election on October 24th, integrity rules state that I am unable to send out community updates after August 1st. Therefore, you will receive my next update later in the [...]
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Many older homeowners in our city no longer have children living at home and are now over housed. The Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis has estimated that there are over 5 million empty bedrooms in Ontario, with likely a significant percentage of those in Toronto. That’s why I moved a motion at Council to improve [...]
SPRINT is a community agency that provides services to Midtown seniors including meals on wheels, rides to appointments, social activities, and other programs that allow older adults to stay in their home. I am strongly supportive of the City’s plan to build affordable seniors housing at the current home of SPRINT at 140 Merton, but [...]
One of the most important things you can do to help end this pandemic is to be vaccinated. This will not only keep you safe, but your family, friends and neighbours, too. As soon as vaccines became available to Ontarians, I actively worked to breakdown the many barriers that became apparent as a result of [...]
Taking a Stand for Toronto's Local Democracy– by Councillor Josh Matlow, seconded by Councillor Mike Colle Recommendations City Council request the province of Ontario not to implement a “Strong mayor” system in Toronto with legislation that includes a veto over the City’s budget, or other items before Council, or any other legislative measure that would [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]