Councillor Josh Matlow


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18 06, 2019

Hundreds gather to participate in Empower Toronto discussions


Hundreds of people attended a five person panel on Tuesday night about how the city can become more autonomous from the Province. As Erica Vella reports, one of the main ideas that was discussed was the possibility of Toronto becoming a charter city. Watch the video here. 

18 06, 2019

Could ‘charter city’ status protect Toronto from provincial meddling?


By Jennifer Pagliaro City Hall Bureau, Toronto Star. Could ‘charter city’ status protect Toronto from provincial meddling? “We neglect our cities at our peril,” began Councillor Josh Matlow, drawing on the words of former U.S. president John F. Kennedy, at a packed meeting Tuesday to discuss how to free Toronto from provincial big-footing. “Doug Ford [...]

17 06, 2019

Under Premier Doug Ford, interest is growing in making Toronto more autonomous


By Jennifer Pagliaro Under Premier Doug Ford, interest is growing in making Toronto more autonomous There’s a line in a decree sent by Henry I to London that is of particular importance to the status of cities. This was back in 12th century, in the time of medieval feudalism. “None other shall be justice over [...]

7 06, 2019

Empower Toronto


Please join me for an important and timely conversation about the future of our city. As the Doug Ford Government continues to unilaterally make impactful decisions that affect our quality of life, I believe it’s time to focus on realistic ways to empower Toronto. Currently, the City of Toronto is a mere creature of the [...]

17 05, 2019

Councillor Matlow’s Community and City Hall Update for Mid-May, 2019


Provincial Cuts Equal $177.65 million download to City of Toronto Premier Doug Ford has continued his devastating cuts on Toronto. A report from our City Manager at this week's Council meeting estimated the pressure on the City of Toronto's already-approved 2019 Budget from Ford's actions to be $177.65 million. The cuts include: $84.8 million for [...]

17 05, 2019

School Fun Fairs


Spring has finally arrived! Please join me, Molly and Melissa at school fun fairs happening throughout the ward over the next month. The first will be at Oriole Park JR Public School from 11am-3pm on May 25th! A full list of fun fairs in the community can be found below.  Oriole Park Jr Public School [...]

16 05, 2019

Town Hall on Bill 108: The OMB is Back


Please join me and my colleagues for an important town hall on Bill 108. The meeting will take place at 7:00pm on May 27th in the Council Chambers at City Hall (100 Queen Street West). Please feel free to email my office at with any questions.

30 04, 2019

The City of Toronto Community Stewardship Program


The City of Toronto Community Stewardship Program has a site in the Nordheimer. The program began on April 29th but anyone can join during the season and then attend regularly. The team meets at Roycroft Park at 150 Boulton Drive, Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and work together until 8 p.m. They work on a city [...]

30 04, 2019

Bike to Work Day – May 27


Bike to Work Day is on Monday May 27. If you're a cyclist, one of the community start points is at our very own Wychwood Barns (Christie side)! The group will bike to Yonge and Charles to meet up with the larger group and bike to City Hall. Cyclists will be leaving Wychwood Barns at [...]

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