Councillor Josh Matlow


1 02, 2019

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


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


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 [...]

7 12, 2018

Councillor Josh Matlow’s City Hall and Community Update for December 7th, 2018


Dear residents, It is my heartfelt privilege to serve you as our city councillor for the new Ward 12, Toronto- St. Paul’s. Our community now stretches from Dufferin to Mt. Pleasant, Broadway/Eglinton to the CP rail tracks north of Dupont, and has well over 100,000 residents. To help support the increased population, and to ensure we [...]

27 07, 2018

City Hall and Community Update for July 27th, 2018


Doug Ford Makes Surprise Changes to Toronto's Wards and Cancels Current Election With No Public Consultation Torontonians were shocked to see a report that Doug Ford was set to announce that he will cancel our city's municipal election halfway through, and completely change the ward boundaries without any public consultation. This is unprecedented, anti-democratic and reckless. Candidates have already received donations from [...]

28 06, 2018

City Hall and Community Update for June 28, 2018


Advocating for Safer Streets  The Vision Zero initiative is based on a principle that there is no acceptable number of road fatalities. While we may never have the ability to control instances of human error on our streets, we do have control over how they are designed and the police can control how they are enforced. From [...]

28 05, 2018

City Hall and Community Update for May 28, 2018


City Must Act to Protect Toronto Tenants from Extreme HeatSince 2012, I have been strongly advocating for the City of Toronto to protect tenants from extreme heat. Despite motions that I moved in 2012, 2013, 2014 and, 2017, no substantive action has been implemented by the Medical Officer of Health or the Municipal Licensing, and Standards Division. No [...]

4 05, 2018

City Hall and Community Update for May 4, 2018


Revitalization of Yonge-Eglinton Bus Barns Site Takes Major Step ForwardAs Midtown residents know all too well, the former TTC bus barns site at the South West corner of Yonge & Eglinton was a derelict eyesore for well over a decade and is now a construction staging ground for the Metrolinx Eglinton Crosstown LRT. With the [...]

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