Councillor Josh Matlow

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1 11, 2019

Councillor Josh Matlow’s Community & City Hall Updates: Fall II

2019-11-04T20:11:46+00:00

Tonight's Pumpkin Parades I welcome you to join me and my family at two pumpkin parades this evening. To check out the parade happening at Wychwood Barns Park (south of the splash pad), I welcome you to arrive with your pumpkin and its candle at 6:00pm. If you're available to swing-by Davisville's pumpkin parade happening [...]

4 10, 2019

Councillor Matlow’s Community and City Hall Update: Fall I

2019-11-04T20:16:57+00:00

Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur To those celebrating in our Jewish community, I wish you a Shanah Tovah and a meaningful fast this Yom Kippur! Declaration of Climate Emergency a Step in the Right Direction:Last week, many Midtown residents joined thousands of Torontonians in the Climate Strike march downtown. Many of us have been inspired by [...]

19 07, 2019

Councillor Matlow’s Community and City Hall Update: Summer II

2019-07-19T20:25:05+00:00

Council Approves Tenants First Report: An Important Milestone in Transforming Toronto Community Housing I'm happy to report that City Council approved the Tenants First Implementation Plan, which will create better living conditions and experiences for seniors in senior-designated buildings and tenants of Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCH) while ensuring their homes are safe and well [...]

21 06, 2019

Councillor Matlow’s Community and City Hall Update: Summer I

2019-11-04T20:29:57+00:00

UPDATE: Save Our Subway!  In a report to Council this week, the City Manager provided an update on the negotiations with the province over the subway upload. I have previously expressed my concerns to you and Council about the efficacy of sitting at the table with a government that has already, and unilaterally, announced the [...]

17 05, 2019

Councillor Matlow’s Community and City Hall Update for Mid-May, 2019

2019-05-17T20:16:46+00:00

Provincial Cuts Equal $177.65 million download to City of Toronto Premier Doug Ford has continued his devastating cuts on Toronto. A report from our City Manager at this week's Council meeting estimated the pressure on the City of Toronto's already-approved 2019 Budget from Ford's actions to be $177.65 million. The cuts include: $84.8 million for [...]

26 04, 2019

Councillor Matlow’s Community and City Hall Update for May, 2019

2019-04-26T21:18:24+00:00

City Council Unanimously Supports Changing the Culture in Toronto's Long-Term Care Homes: More Caring, Respectful and Supportive For the first time in history, there are now more Torontonians over the age of 65 than children aged 15 and under. Looking ahead, the number of people in Toronto aged 65 and over is expected to almost double [...]

9 04, 2019

Councillor Josh Matlow’s Community And City Hall Update For April, 2019

2019-05-16T18:32:50+00:00

Exploring Partnerships to Create a Vibrant & Sustainable Community Hub at the former Vaughan Road Academy (529 Vaughan Rd.): The Oakwood Vaughan neighbourhood is a remarkable neighborhood full of promise. However, it also continues to be an under-served and under-resourced neighbourhood. There is a lack of City programs and community spaces to address the needs [...]

1 03, 2019

Councillor Josh Matlow’s Community and City Hall Update for March, 2019

2019-04-12T14:34:12+00:00

Take Action to Support Youth Hubs- Safe and supportive communities City Council can choose to provide Toronto’s youth and their families with safe, supervised, and enriching after-school spaces accessible to every one of our city’s neighbourhoods in the 2019 budget. Toronto currently has 21 existing youth spaces that provide a supportive environment for activities, homework [...]

1 02, 2019

Councillor Josh Matlow’s Community and City Hall Update for February 1st, 2019

2019-02-22T23:29:54+00:00

Homelessness crisis in Toronto Spiraling rents, historically low vacancy rates, long wait lists for social housing, inadequate mental health supports, and other factors, have created a housing and homelessness crisis in Toronto.  The City's Public Health Division recorded 145 deaths of individuals experiencing homelessness, from January 1, 2017 to June 30th 2018. Four homeless residents [...]

20 12, 2018

Councillor Josh Matlow’s Community And City Hall Update And Season’s Greetings

2018-12-20T22:40:24+00:00

Update on Premier Doug Ford’s Upload of Toronto’s Subway I oppose being drawn into a process to help Premier Ford upload Toronto’s subway system, its land value and potential air rights. I support moving forward to improve the existing system, address overcrowding, repairs & build evidence-based transit to connect our city & region. Last week, City [...]

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