Councillor Josh Matlow

Josh at City Hall

21 07, 2022

Improving Affordability & Supporting Aging in Place

2022-07-21T21:24:56+00:00

Many older homeowners in our city no longer have children living at home and are now over housed. The Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis has estimated that there are over 5 million empty bedrooms in Ontario, with likely a significant percentage of those in Toronto. That’s why I moved a motion at Council to improve [...]

Improving Affordability & Supporting Aging in Place2022-07-21T21:24:56+00:00
21 07, 2022

Temporary Home Secured for SPRINT Seniors Services while Affordable Housing Built

2022-07-21T21:21:58+00:00

SPRINT is a community agency that provides services to Midtown seniors including meals on wheels, rides to appointments, social activities, and other programs that allow older adults to stay in their home. I am strongly supportive of the City’s plan to build affordable seniors housing at the current home of SPRINT at 140 Merton, but [...]

Temporary Home Secured for SPRINT Seniors Services while Affordable Housing Built2022-07-21T21:21:58+00:00
21 07, 2022

Protecting Our Community: Vaccine Initiatives in Toronto-St.Paul’s

2022-07-21T21:19:04+00:00

One of the most important things you can do to help end this pandemic is to be vaccinated. This will not only keep you safe, but your family, friends and neighbours, too. As soon as vaccines became available to Ontarians, I actively worked to breakdown the many barriers that became apparent as a result of [...]

Protecting Our Community: Vaccine Initiatives in Toronto-St.Paul’s2022-07-21T21:19:04+00:00
12 01, 2021

OPEN LETTER TO PREMIER FORD, MINISTER FULLERTON & RET. GENERAL HILLIER: THE MORE TIME LOST, THE MORE LIVES LOST

2021-01-21T21:33:15+00:00

January 13, 2021 Re: The More Time Lost, The More Lives Lost Dear Premier, Minister and Ret. General, This public health emergency has quickly turned into a humanitarian crisis with seniors in long term care accounting for 66% of Ontario's COVID-19 deaths. As Toronto's Seniors Advocate, I request that you consider the following immediate changes, [...]

OPEN LETTER TO PREMIER FORD, MINISTER FULLERTON & RET. GENERAL HILLIER: THE MORE TIME LOST, THE MORE LIVES LOST2021-01-21T21:33:15+00:00
8 06, 2020

THE TORONTO POLICE BUDGET: DEFUND, REBALANCE AND INVEST IN A NEW APPROACH

2021-01-21T21:37:28+00:00

Members Motion for Toronto City Council: Submitted By Councillor Josh Matlow, Seconded by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam We watched the video of George Floyd being murdered by a Minneapolis police officer with horror, sadness and anger. We watched the video of Amy Cooper in New York weaponizing white privilege by calling the police on a Black [...]

THE TORONTO POLICE BUDGET: DEFUND, REBALANCE AND INVEST IN A NEW APPROACH2021-01-21T21:37:28+00:00
14 01, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY: TTC Budget Balanced on the Backs of Vulnerable Students

2020-01-14T20:51:09+00:00

Media Advisory TTC Budget Balanced on the Backs of Vulnerable Students Councillors join Student Unions to fight against unfair fare increases Toronto – Councillors Josh Matlow (Ward 12 – Toronto St. Paul's) and Mike Layton (Ward 11 – University Rosedale) will be joined by Student Union leaders from Toronto's post-secondary institutions to fight against unfair [...]

MEDIA ADVISORY: TTC Budget Balanced on the Backs of Vulnerable Students2020-01-14T20:51:09+00:00
4 12, 2019

Improving the Quality of Care in City of Toronto Long-Term Care Homes

2019-12-04T15:16:12+00:00

Economic and Community Development Committee 10th floor, West Tower, City Hall 100 Queen Street West Toronto, ON M5H 2N2 Re: EC 10.8 Seniors Services and Long-Term Care Implementation Plan and Update November 29th, 2019 Dear Chair and Committee Members, I am writing to request that the Committee consider the Staff recommendations in EC 10.8 Seniors [...]

Improving the Quality of Care in City of Toronto Long-Term Care Homes2019-12-04T15:16:12+00:00
29 10, 2019

Transit Plan Buries Common Sense: Provincial Plan Costs $618,181 for Every New Transit Rider

2019-10-30T15:24:40+00:00

While the proposed new transit deal with the Province of Ontario reduces the City's capital burden for new transit, the plan itself does not provide good value for the available funds. To demonstrate the absurdity of the plan, for the same cost that the province is paying to bury the Eglinton West Crosstown Extension and [...]

Transit Plan Buries Common Sense: Provincial Plan Costs $618,181 for Every New Transit Rider2019-10-30T15:24:40+00:00
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