Councillor Josh Matlow

Councillor Josh Matlow in the News

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 [...]

27 10, 2017

Push to see value-for-money analysis of Scarborough subway rejected


Friday, October 27, 2017 Jennifer Pagliaro Toronto Star The city’s audit committee has rejected a push to conduct a value-for-money analysis of the Scarborough subway. On Friday, a motion from Councillor Josh Matlow for that comparison of the approved, one-stop, $3.35 billion subway extension to the seven-stop LRT alternative failed in a 1-4 vote. Councillors [...]

16 10, 2017

Toronto highrise tenants will soon know if they’re ‘living in a fire trap’


Monday, October 16, 2017 May Warren The Toronto Star Toronto highrise tenants will be able to see how their buildings fared on recent fire code inspections by the end of the year, Toronto Fire Services pledged Friday. The news follows a Metro investigation earlier this year on one man’s frustrating fight to get information about [...]

16 10, 2017

Toronto tells province that clear planning reforms are needed as soon as possible


Monday, October 16, 2017 Jennifer Pagliaro Toronto Star Toronto city officials told a Queen’s Park committee Monday that reforms to the OMB, the province's powerful planning tribunal, can’t come soon enough, as the city continues to grow at an unprecedented rate and new development applications pour in at an increased pace. On Monday, the city’s [...]

15 10, 2017

Harvest moon shines on Maurice Cody outdoor movie night


October 5, 2017 The South Bayview Bulldogs Thursday evening was lovely and the parents, children, teachers and friends of Maurice Cody School had a double treat as they enjoyed the Belsize Drive school’s outdoor movie night under a magnificent Harvest Moon. The name of the movie was kept a secret but no doubt we will [...]

4 10, 2017

City to review rules for apartment temperatures after heat wave


Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Jennifer Pagliaro The Toronto Star After an unseasonably warm September that left some tenants sweltering in their units, the city will look at changing the requirements for landlords. Council approved a motion from Councillor Josh Matlow, which was seconded by Mayor John Tory, for staff to consult on amending the bylaw [...]

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