Councillor Josh Matlow

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4 10, 2019

Councillor Matlow’s Community and City Hall Update: Fall I

2019-10-04T20:16:02+00:00

Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur To those celebrating in our Jewish community, I wish you a Shanah Tovah and a meaningful fast this Yom Kippur! Declaration of Climate Emergency a Step in the Right Direction: Last week, many Midtown residents joined thousands of Torontonians in the Climate Strike march downtown. Many of us have been inspired [...]

26 09, 2019

Maria Shchuka Library This October

2019-09-26T18:54:24+00:00

Come by the Maria. A Schuka Public Library (1745 Eglinton Avenue West) this October for some interesting and engaging community events. On October 24th from 6:30pm to 7:30 pm there will be an important conversation with CPA Canada about how to protect yourself from potential frauds and scams. Also in October, creative writing instructor Kathy [...]

20 09, 2019

Let’s Slow Down & Move Faster on Road Safety

2019-09-20T15:24:16+00:00

Traffic safety here in Midtown and across Toronto has been an increasing concern due to the pressures associated with intensification and reckless driver behavior. The conflict between heavy construction vehicles and crowded streets tragically claimed the life of another pedestrian, Evangeline Lauroza, recently at Yonge and Erskine, just north of our ward. For many years, [...]

23 08, 2019

Supporting Youth at-risk More Effective than Surveillance

2019-08-23T20:09:42+00:00

August 23, 2019 Supporting Youth at-risk More Effective at Fighting Violent Crime than Ford-Tory Surveillance Announcement CCTV has "no impact on levels of violent crime"   Toronto – Premier Doug Ford and Mayor John Tory's announcement today that the province will give the Toronto Police Service $3 million to install CCTV cameras will not lead [...]

20 08, 2019

Why this Liberal leadership hopeful is making a case for charter cities

2019-10-02T16:46:11+00:00

By John Michael McGrath Why this Liberal leadership hopeful is making a case for charter cities OTTAWA – The Liberal leadership race has been reasonably satisfying from a policy-wonk perspective so far. Just this month, front-runner Steven Del Duca pledged to introduce an expanded safety net for workers, and Alvin Tedjo promised to implement a [...]

13 08, 2019

Maria A. Schuka Library This September

2019-08-13T15:33:54+00:00

Drop by the Maria. A Schuka Public Library this September for a pair of interesting and engaging talks for the community. On Thursday, September 12th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, listen to a special discussion on the operations of the Special Investigations Unit. Then, join the Library on Wednesday, September 18th from 1:00pm to 2:30pm for [...]

19 07, 2019

Councillor Matlow’s Community and City Hall Update: Summer II

2019-07-19T20:25:05+00:00

Council Approves Tenants First Report: An Important Milestone in Transforming Toronto Community Housing I'm happy to report that City Council approved the Tenants First Implementation Plan, which will create better living conditions and experiences for seniors in senior-designated buildings and tenants of Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCH) while ensuring their homes are safe and well [...]

25 06, 2019

Friends of Cedarvale’s Volunteer Outreach & Upcoming Events

2019-06-25T21:09:46+00:00

The Friends of Cedarvale has a city sanctioned pollinator protection strategy pollinator garden located in Cedarvale park, just north of the Community Garden, which is north of the tennis courts. The existent garden is being turned over to only native plants to accommodate native pollinators. Ongoing volunteers are welcome to tend the garden and monitor [...]

21 06, 2019

Councillor Matlow’s Community and City Hall Update: Summer I

2019-06-24T17:57:47+00:00

UPDATE: Save Our Subway!  In a report to Council this week, the City Manager provided an update on the negotiations with the province over the subway upload. I have previously expressed my concerns to you and Council about the efficacy of sitting at the table with a government that has already, and unilaterally, announced the [...]

20 06, 2019

Making Toronto a ‘charter city’ a longshot. But longshots have to start somewhere

2019-10-02T16:42:29+00:00

By Edward Keenan Making Toronto a ‘charter city’ a longshot. But longshots have to start somewhere Premier Doug Ford shuffled his cabinet Thursday morning — new finance minister, new transportation minister, new attorney-general, new minister of social services, new minister of education — hoping for a “reset” of his government after a year of lighting [...]

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