Councillor Josh Matlow

Councillor Josh Matlow in the News

29 11, 2017

Mayor John Tory and Councillor Josh Matlow square off on Scarborough transit


Toronto Star Jennifer Pagliaro Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Standing in the middle of the Malvern Community Recreation Centre, Mayor John Tory and councillor Josh Matlow squared off on the transit that Scarborough residents deserve. Moments earlier, Matlow rose from his seat in the back of the gym-turned-meeting-space and told the approximately 30 residents there for [...]

28 11, 2017

This one chart shows developers rushing to the OMB before it’s too late


Torontoist November 28, 2017 Simon Cameron Appeals made to the Ontario Municipal Board have more than doubled, according to new data released by the City. The sudden rush of applications comes as developers anticipate that upcoming provincial legislation will result in a less favourable system. For more than a hundred years, the Ontario Municipal Board [...]

27 11, 2017

Developers racing to OMB ahead of new provincial planning rules


Monday, November 27, 2017 Jennifer Pagliaro Toronto Star City officials are warning that developers are rushing en masse to appeal problematic applications to the powerful provincial tribunal that oversees land-use planning in order to avoid a less-favourable system. City data shows the number of appeals to the Ontario Municipal Board on major development applications to the city [...]

10 11, 2017

Condo cancellation renews calls for more protections for pre-build buyers


November 10, 2017 Armina Ligaya The Canadian Press The cancellation of a ten-storey Toronto condominium development that has thrust would-be owners back into an increasingly competitive condo market has renewed calls for tighter regulations and more protections for buyers of pre-construction projects. The Museum FLTS condominium cancelled earlier this month is the latest condo project to be shelved. Developer Castlepoint Numa cited lengthy [...]

9 11, 2017

Scarborough subway debate lacks vital information: Keenan


Thursday, November 9, 2017 Edward Keenan Toronto Star Toward the end of a long and often angry debate at city council on Wednesday, one that meandered around the well-trod paths of the years-long Scarborough subway extension question, Councillor Josh Colle joked that for convenience sake, the topic should just be added as a standing item [...]

9 11, 2017

Hundreds of Toronto condo buyers lose homes after developments fail


November 09, 2017 John Lancaster CBC News When Tanya Rumble and her partner Josh Kolic heard a new condo development was going up in their Junction neighbourhood, they thought it would be the ideal time and place to buy. After all, they had been renting in the neighbourhood for seven years and loved it. The developer, [...]

8 11, 2017

Councillor wants auditor to compare costs of Scarborough subway with scrapped LRT plan


Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Chris Fox, CP24 A city councillor and longtime opponent of the Scarborough subway will make another attempt at reviving the debate surrounding the $3.35 billion project on Wednesday. At today’s council meeting, Coun. Josh Matlow plans to ask Auditor General Beverly Romeo-Beehler to conduct a “value for money comparison” between the [...]

7 11, 2017

Toronto OKs 20-year parks and rec master plan, but will need $2B to pay for it


November, 9, 2017 John Rieti CBC News Parks staff warn nearly 200,000 on waiting list for recreational programs and facilities. With Toronto's parks and recreation facilities in huge demand, city council approved a long-term $2 billion plan Thursday to build and maintain them across the city. In 2016, parks staff reported the waiting lists for programs and [...]

7 11, 2017

Stop gagging Toronto’s feisty bike lane enforcement officer: Editorial


Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Star Editorial Board Toronto Star Parking enforcement officers in this city are used to be sworn at, threatened and occasionally even assaulted by scofflaw motorists. But being gagged isn’t what they normally have to worry about. Until now. As of Friday, the Twitter account of Toronto’s outspoken bike lane guardian Kyle Ashley [...]

7 11, 2017

Internal Metrolinx report found Scarborough subway ‘not a worthwhile use of money’


Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Jennifer Pagliaro Toronto Star Is the Scarborough subway a waste of money? That essential question will again be raised at council this week after audit committee denied a motion from Councillor Josh Matlow last month to have a city watchdog provide the answer. In 2013, council scrapped a fully-funded, seven-stop light [...]

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