Councillor Josh Matlow

Josh’s Articles

Read Josh’s articles from The Town Crier and PostCity Magazine.

13 01, 2014

MATLOW: Dire choice: rent or groceries

2017-05-29T19:24:16+00:00

January 12th, 2014 Town Crier Josh Matlow- Ward 22 Councillor   I’ve heard from many midtown tenants that being a renter in Toronto is becoming increasingly difficult and their home budgets are being squeezed tighter every month. And while I appreciate that guideline  rent increases have been capped, Above the Guideline Increases for basic upkeep and [...]

MATLOW: Dire choice: rent or groceries2017-05-29T19:24:16+00:00
6 11, 2013

Toronto needs reasonable parking laws

2013-11-06T14:38:39+00:00

September 2013 Post City Magazine Josh Matlow - Ward 22 Councillor   Every public, taxpayer-funded service should have a clear public benefit. To most residents, this statement seems obvious in relation to our parks and transit system, but less so when it comes to parking enforcement.   It often seems as if the police issue [...]

Toronto needs reasonable parking laws2013-11-06T14:38:39+00:00
6 11, 2013

Proactive TTC closure plan a must

2013-11-06T14:33:13+00:00

November 2013 Post City Magazine Josh Matlow - Ward 22 Councillor   Most residents understand that the city needs to maintain and construct new infrastructure to keep the lights on and water running and to get residents to work and back. However, Torontonians rightfully expect this work to be done properly, quickly, on budget and [...]

Proactive TTC closure plan a must2013-11-06T14:33:13+00:00
14 01, 2013

Protecting access to public space

2013-01-14T15:07:13+00:00

Post City Magazine Josh Matlow - Ward 22 Councillor   With so many new Midtown residents living in high-rises, it is vital that the public realm keep up with the growth in population. It is a fact that public spaces provide a social meeting place, and there is increasing evidence showing the long-term social and [...]

Protecting access to public space2013-01-14T15:07:13+00:00
19 06, 2012

Farmer’s market a first for Ward 22

2017-05-29T19:25:16+00:00

Farmer’s market a first for Ward 22 A Town Crier Community Column By Josh Matlow June 14, 2012 Neighbourhoods: Forest Hill / Deer Park / South Hill / Chaplin Estates South Eglinton / Davisville Originally published in our Forest Hill print edition(s).   Over the past decade there has been an increasing desire to eat [...]

Farmer’s market a first for Ward 222017-05-29T19:25:16+00:00
18 04, 2012

Town Crier: Tenants feel squeeze of rising rent

2012-04-18T13:18:00+00:00

April 17, 2012 It’s become difficult to be a renter in Toronto. Ward 22 has the highest percentage of tenants in the city at 63 percent and I consistently hear from many that their budget is being squeezed tighter every month.This year’s high guideline rent increase, coupled with Above the Guideline Increases for basic upkeep [...]

Town Crier: Tenants feel squeeze of rising rent2012-04-18T13:18:00+00:00
6 03, 2012

Town Crier: Bus route service reductions are a step backward for TTC

2017-05-29T19:25:28+00:00

April 4, 2011   The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has stated that customer service is an important part of their mandate and has promised sweeping changes in response to numerous public complaints.   When I took office as the new city councillor for Ward 22 St. Paul’s last December, I looked forward to assisting in [...]

Town Crier: Bus route service reductions are a step backward for TTC2017-05-29T19:25:28+00:00
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