Councillor Josh Matlow

Delivering Results

30 07, 2014

Funding Restored for Tenants Defence Fund

2014-07-30T21:06:17+00:00

The City’s Outreach and Organizing Program helps tenant groups to organize and prepare for hearings at the Landlord and Tenant Board for rent increase disputes, or at the Ontario Municipal Board for demolitions and condo conversion matters. Unfortunately this program was cut a few years ago, leaving many tenants without effective representation. After several years [...]

Funding Restored for Tenants Defence Fund2014-07-30T21:06:17+00:00
30 07, 2014

POPS: Securing Privately Owned Publicly-Accessible Spaces

2017-05-29T19:24:03+00:00

As Toronto’s population grows, we must ensure that our urban parks, plazas and squares are publicly-accessible. That’s why I’m pleased that City Planning is moving forward with my initiative to help protect and promote Toronto’s privately owned publicly-accessible spaces (POPS) that have been secured by the City of Toronto for your use. There are dozens [...]

POPS: Securing Privately Owned Publicly-Accessible Spaces2017-05-29T19:24:03+00:00
30 07, 2014

New Traffic Lights Approved at Roehampton and Yonge

2014-07-30T20:43:52+00:00

The Public Works and Infrastructure Committee recently approved new traffic lights for Yonge Street and Roehampton Aveneue (which will be synchronized with the existing lights on Yonge Street at Eglinton and Broadway).The installation of these lights will enhance safety for pedestrians and motorists at this intersection. These lights were initially recommended by Transportation Services staff [...]

New Traffic Lights Approved at Roehampton and Yonge2014-07-30T20:43:52+00:00
30 07, 2014

Ward 22’s First Community Garden

2014-07-30T20:42:31+00:00

In April 2012, I held a participatory budgeting meeting asking residents of the Brentwood Towers, Deer Park and Chaplin Estates how they would like to allocate developer funds to improve Oriole Park. The local community voted to direct these Section 37 funds toward a community garden. I am happy to report that my motion to [...]

Ward 22’s First Community Garden2014-07-30T20:42:31+00:00
30 07, 2014

Safe and Accessible Crossings for the Beltline Trail

2014-07-30T20:34:19+00:00

Many trail users have expressed their concerns regarding the lack of safe pedestrian-cyclist crossings where the Beltline meets Oriole Parkway and Avenue Road. Currently there is no safe crossing point that allows the trail to be truly contiguous for residents. Last year, I requested City Staff to report to Community Council with viable options to [...]

Safe and Accessible Crossings for the Beltline Trail2014-07-30T20:34:19+00:00
30 07, 2014

New Kay Gardner Beltline Murals

2017-05-29T19:24:03+00:00

Last year, the Friends of the Beltline commissioned wonderful new murals for the Eglinton Avenue underpass on the Beltline Trail. I joined the group and the mural artists for the official celebration last year. The murals highlight the unique rail history of the Beltline Trail, along with its current uses.   Art students at Greenwood [...]

New Kay Gardner Beltline Murals2017-05-29T19:24:03+00:00
30 07, 2014

Improvements to the Median Parkettes on Belsize Drive

2014-07-30T20:30:07+00:00

Glebe Manor Square and the Belsize Parkette will be receiving improvements such as tree planting (to increase forest canopy) and regenerating the well worn paths. A second community consultation meeting for these parks was held in Spring 2014.

Improvements to the Median Parkettes on Belsize Drive2014-07-30T20:30:07+00:00
30 07, 2014

Saving the Hodgson Outdoor Artificial Ice Rink

2014-07-30T20:27:18+00:00

The Hodgson artificial ice rink was closed this year as a result of two ammonia leaks in two years. The Hodgson rink was over 30 years old and there is no doubt that it’s infrastructure needed to be completely replaced. With the rink closed, I worked closely with many dedicated parents to build a natural ice [...]

Saving the Hodgson Outdoor Artificial Ice Rink2014-07-30T20:27:18+00:00
30 07, 2014

Sharon, Lois & Bram Playground

2014-07-30T20:21:23+00:00

I’m delighted to report that my motion was approved to name the playground at June Rowlands Park in honour of the celebrated, Toronto-based children’s music and entertainment trio, Sharon, Lois & Bram. The official playground sign was appropriately created in the shape of an elephant. On May 10, 2014, we celebrated the playground naming ceremony [...]

Sharon, Lois & Bram Playground2014-07-30T20:21:23+00:00
30 07, 2014

Motion to Stop Unfair Rent Increases Supported at Council

2014-07-30T20:14:47+00:00

Our community's campaign to stop unfair rent increases has kicked into high gear. My motion to request the province to eliminate Above the Guideline Increases (AGIs) for basic upkeep and repairs passed Council in February 2014. Please read this Toronto Star article for more information and to learn how you can take action against spiraling rent increases [...]

Motion to Stop Unfair Rent Increases Supported at Council2014-07-30T20:14:47+00:00
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