Councillor Josh Matlow

Councillor Josh Matlow in the News

16 01, 2019

Metrolinx cancels Bathurst St. intersection closure amid uproar


Toronto Star By David Rider City Hall Bureau Chief Wed., Jan. 16, 2019 Facing a community uproar, transportation agency Metrolinx has cancelled a plan to close Bathurst Ave. near Eglinton Ave. for seven months. The provincial agency issued a statement Wednesday afternoon amid warnings of traffic chaos on top of ongoing delays from construction of the Eglinton crosstown [...]

16 01, 2019

Community demands Toronto make good on plan to curb youth violence


By JENNIFER PAGLIARO City Hall Bureau Wed., Jan. 16, 2019 City councillors and community advocates are demanding a plan to address the roots of youth violence be fully and sustainably funded starting with this year’s budget. At city hall on Wednesday, city staff were asked to provide a “clear” and “honest” accounting of what has yet to [...]

8 01, 2019

Report on upload of Toronto subway system to be kept confidential: minister’s office


CTV News Colin D'Mello, Queen’s Park Bureau Chief @ColinDMello Published Tuesday, January 8, 2019 6:16PM EST  A much-anticipated report on the future of Toronto’s subway system will be kept confidential, according to the Ontario transportation minister’s office, sparking concerns among some city councillors. A three-member panel tasked with looking into the issue delivered its first report [...]

4 12, 2017

Ontario PC leader says people of Scarborough deserve $3.35B subway extension


CBC News December 4, 2017 Muriel Draaisma Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown says he supports the $3.35 billion Scarborough subway extension because the massive transit project would create jobs. Brown told CBC Radio's Metro Morning that the PC party has promised $5 billion in new funding for subway projects in the Greater Toronto Area, including the Scarborough extension, because commuters need the [...]

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 [...]

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