Councillor Josh Matlow


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 [...]

6 04, 2018

City Hall and Community Update for April 6, 2018


Fighting Back Against Overdevelopment and Advocating For Social Services and Infrastructure- Have Your Say On the Times Group Proposal for 1951 Yonge Street Last year, an application was submitted for two towers (34 and 25 storeys) at the northeast corner of Yonge and Davisville. In their report, City Planning Staff agree with me and the local community that the proposal from the Times [...]

2 02, 2018

City Hall and Community Update for February 2, 2018


Remembering Mona Piper: Announcing our Community's new Mona Piper Playground It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Mona Piper on January 31, 2018 at the age of 88. Mona passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones in Sunnybrook Hospital's palliative care unit. Keeping children safe at the corner of [...]

12 01, 2018

City Hall and Community Update for January 12, 2018


Providing Shelter for our Most Vulnerable Residents Over the holidays, and into last weekend, we experienced a record-breaking cold snap. The City's Medical Officer of Health declared Extreme Cold Weather Alerts as overnight temperatures went below -20 several times.   While the weather during this recent period was especially severe, it should not have been [...]

13 12, 2017

City Hall and Community Update for December 13, 2017


Our Fight to Abolish the Ontario Municipal Board- Province Passes Legislation to Eliminate OMB After years of advocating alongside my colleague, Kristyn-Wong Tam and local residents' associations, the Ontario legislature voted to move forward with major changes to the planning appeals system in Toronto yesterday. Bill 139, the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, [...]

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