I watched the video of George Floyd being murdered by a Minneapolis police officer with horror, sadness and anger. I watched the video of Amy Cooper in New York weaponizing white privilege by calling the police on a Black person who was birding in Central Park. I've seen citizens peacefully protesting police brutality met with [...]
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My Motion for City Council on Changes to City of Toronto Act Regulations Concerning Construction Noise By-lawsJosh Matlow2020-06-04T20:18:42+00:00
This motion requests that the province give back control of construction by-laws as granted in the City of Toronto Act. Specifically, Limitation 2 to Ontario Regulation 130/20 , enacted April 7, 2020, does not allow the City to regulate or prohibit noise in connection with construction to the detriment of our residents. Limitation 2 allows [...]
Dear residents, I hope this finds you and your family healthy and well. Although the pandemic’s impact on people has understandably been our focus over the past few weeks, we have actively been working on the many public policy priorities and issues that need our attention in our community. And while the pandemic has been obviously shocking and unprecedented, it [...]
May 26th, 2020 Hon. Doug Ford Premier of Ontario Legislative Building, Queen’s Park. Toronto, ON M7A 1A1 Re: Open Letter To Premier Ford Regarding Need For Public Inquiry Into Long Term Care Homes Dear Premier, As Toronto’s Seniors Advocate, I am following up on my letter dated May 19th urging you to call a full Public Inquiry [...]
City Council requests the General Manager, Transportation Services, to study extending the University Avenue cycle track, recommended in 3c, north to Eglinton Ave via Avenue Road and Oriole Parkway, in consultation with the local Councillors, established Avenue Road Working Group and other community groups.
A Call to Reform Ontario's Long Term Care Homes: As Toronto’s Seniors Advocate, I commend the Minister of Long Term Care- Merrilee Fullerton's announcement on a review into Ontario’s long term care system. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been particularly devastating to our elder population, especially in long term care homes where, in too many cases, it has [...]
May 19th, 2020 Hon. Doug Ford Premier of Ontario Legislative Building, Queen’s Park. Toronto, ON M7A 1A1 Re: A Call to Reform Ontario's Long Term Care Homes Dear Premier, As Toronto’s Seniors Advocate, I commend today's announcement by Minister Fullerton that your government is proposing the launch of an independent Commission into Ontario's long term [...]
UPDATE: Midtown Supports New Tenants In Critical Need of Housing In my last e-newsletter update, the email address information for the Republic Residents’ Association (RRA), the group organizing a community drive to collect everyday items to support the new tenants at 55-65 Broadway, was written incorrectly. Fortunately, we were immediately able to register that email address to [...]
A Special Public Service Announcement from Molly Matlow: My daughter Molly asked me to share her latest public service announcement with you all. Please click here to view it. Support Needed for Small & Medium Sized Business Owners and Landlords: I speak with small and medium sized business owners every day of this crisis, and many of of them [...]
Show Your Support for the Frontline Staff & Residents at Toronto's Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes: As many of you know, COVID-19 has been particularly virulent with elders in our community, especially in long-term care and retirement homes where it has been running rampant. As Toronto’s Seniors Advocate, I’m very concerned about, and deeply saddened [...]