Councillor Josh Matlow


20 09, 2019

Let’s Slow Down & Move Faster on Road Safety


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


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 [...]

31 05, 2017

OMB Reform Briefing Note from City Planning


Ontario to Overhaul Land Use Planning Appeals System to Give Local Communities a Stronger Voice in Land Use Planning Decisions   Issue / Background: On May 16, 2017 the Ontario Government announced it was taking action to overhaul the province's land use planning appeals system to give communities a stronger voice in land use planning [...]

8 12, 2015

My Letter Requesting Trump Tower Name Change


December 8, 2015   Dear Talon International Development Inc, I am writing to request that you change the name of your building, Trump International Hotel & Tower, on 311 Bay Street in Toronto. Donald Trump is a leading contender for the Presidency of the United States. During his campaign, he has made many remarks specifically [...]

4 10, 2015

A City Museum at Old City Hall, Not Another Shopping Mall


October 4, 2015   Carol Kaustinen 10th Floor, West Tower, City Hall 100 Queen Street West Toronto, ON M5H 2N2   Re: GM7.5 Old City Hall – Future Tenant Options     Dear Chair & Committee Members, I am writing to ask you to consider the accompanying recommendations regarding Old City Hall.   Old City Hall [...]

24 09, 2015

Letter of Refusal to Committee of Adjustment re: 256 Chaplin Crescent


September 24, 2015 TO:                 Chair & Members, Committee of Adjustment – Toronto & East York FROM:           Councillor Josh Matlow RE:                 256 Chaplin Crescent File Number A0728/15TEY To be heard on September 24 I am writing to respectfully request that your committee refuse the request for variances before you today for 256 Chaplin Crescent.  The applicant [...]

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