Councillor Josh Matlow

Councillor Josh Matlow in the News

23 08, 2019

Supporting Youth at-risk More Effective than Surveillance

2019-08-23T20:09:42+00:00

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 [...]

20 08, 2019

Why this Liberal leadership hopeful is making a case for charter cities

2019-10-02T16:46:11+00:00

By John Michael McGrath Why this Liberal leadership hopeful is making a case for charter cities OTTAWA – The Liberal leadership race has been reasonably satisfying from a policy-wonk perspective so far. Just this month, front-runner Steven Del Duca pledged to introduce an expanded safety net for workers, and Alvin Tedjo promised to implement a [...]

18 06, 2019

Hundreds gather to participate in Empower Toronto discussions

2019-10-02T16:48:46+00:00

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?

2019-10-02T16:39:24+00:00

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

2019-10-02T16:52:40+00:00

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 [...]

8 03, 2019

Nursing homes could get big benefit from emotion-focused care models, says new report commissioned by Toronto

2019-03-13T18:12:22+00:00Tags: , , , |

By Moira Welsh Investigative Reporter Fri., March 8, 2019 Toronto now has a blueprint to transform its nursing homes through emotion-focused care, says Dr. Samir Sinha, co-chair of the city’s seniors’ accountability group. Prompted by a Star series on Peel Region’s year-long pilot of a Butterfly Model home, city council voted unanimously last July to [...]

5 03, 2019

Tenants support group ‘getting crushed’ by demand

2019-03-13T18:33:54+00:00

By Emily Mathieu Affordable Housing Reporter Tues., March 5, 2019 Standing in the packed lobby of a Toronto apartment tower Wendy Lum fielded questions, broke down rental housing law basics and marshalled volunteers. It is a familiar and efficient routine. Lum is part of The Federation of Metro Tenants’ Associations and half of a two-person [...]

28 02, 2019

Toronto could double number of dedicated youth spaces for $3.25 million

2019-02-28T20:18:40+00:00

Toronto Star By Jennifer Pagliaro City Hall Bureau Wed., Feb. 13, 2019 The city could double the number of dedicated youth spaces across the city by the end of 2020 with $3.25 million, a new staff report says. Following a specific push from Councillor Josh Matlow for 20 locations in existing city-run centres and libraries [...]

20 02, 2019

Matlow says Ford only wants subway system for valuable air rights

2019-02-28T19:42:41+00:00Tags: |

Chris Fox, CP24.com Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019 City councillor Josh Matlow talks with CP24 in this file photo. A Toronto city councillor says that Premier Doug Ford is only interested in taking over the subway system so that his government can gain control over valuable real estate and sell lucrative air rights to pad [...]

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