Councillor Josh Matlow

Environment and Waste Diversion

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30 04, 2019

The City of Toronto Community Stewardship Program

2019-04-30T18:01:39+00:00

The City of Toronto Community Stewardship Program has a site in the Nordheimer. The program began on April 29th but anyone can join during the season and then attend regularly. The team meets at Roycroft Park at 150 Boulton Drive, Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and work together until 8 p.m. They work on a city [...]

1 02, 2019

Doug Ford Backs Down from Opening up Greenbelt to Industry Lobbyists

2019-02-08T20:31:56+00:00

Doug Ford Backs Down from Opening up Greenbelt to Industry Lobbyists As I wrote in my newsletter to you late last year, I worked with Councillors Mike Colle, Mike Layton, and Gord Perks to advocate against the Province's exemptions in Bill 66 allowing companies to override important environmental protections, without consultation or public notice, including the: Clean Water [...]

30 01, 2019

Preventing Water Pipes From Freezing During Extremely Cold Weather

2019-02-13T18:36:24+00:00

With extreme cold temperatures forecast over the coming few weeks, the City of Toronto is reminding residents how to prevent drinking water pipes in their home from freezing. There are also steps that residents can take if they have no water and suspect their pipes are already frozen. Frozen water pipes can lead to significant [...]

30 01, 2019

City of Toronto Program Offering Community Grants for Innovative Ideas to Reduce Waste

2019-02-13T18:34:40+00:00

Applications are now being accepted for the City of Toronto’s 2019 Waste Reduction Community Grants Program. Grants of up to $25,000 are available to support innovative community-based projects that reduce residential waste and/or increase participation in the City’s waste diversion programs. The Waste Reduction Community Grants Program is part of the City’s Long Term Waste [...]

7 12, 2018

Premier Doug Ford’s Exemptions for Industry Lobbyists Threatens Greenbelt, Clean Water

2019-01-03T22:08:40+00:00Tags: , , , |

Please see the letter below I wrote with my colleagues to Premier Doug Ford in regards to the concerning Bill 66 announced late yesterday. Premier of Ontario Legislative Building Queen’s Park Toronto ON M7A 1A1 Re: Bill 66, An Act to restore Ontario’s competitiveness by amending or repealing certain Acts. Dear Premier Ford, As Toronto City Councillors, and environmental advocates, we have [...]

4 05, 2018

SAVE THE DATE: Councillor Josh Matlow’s Community Environment Day

2018-07-06T20:45:43+00:00

On Thursday, May 31st from 4:00-8:00pm, I will be hosting my annual Community Environment Day. The event will take place in the parking lot of North Toronto Memorial Arena (174 Orchard View Blvd). Please drop-off any unwanted art supplies, books, toys, and used sports equipment. Facilities will be available to dispose of computers and other hazardous household waste, or even replace [...]

6 04, 2018

Hi-RIS Financing Program

2018-07-06T20:32:10+00:00

Do you own an apartment building with three or more storeys in Toronto? Are you planning to increase energy efficiency, lower utility costs, and enhance tenant comfort?  If so, the City of Toronto’s Hi-RIS program is for you. Funding is available for a range of improvements including: - upgrades and replacement of mechanical systems - lighting and [...]

2 02, 2018

Protecting our Natural Heritage: Vale of Avoca Masterplan moves forward

2018-07-06T20:11:19+00:00Tags: |

The Yellow Creek and Vale of Avoca are important parts of Midtown's natural environment. They allow us to escape the hustle and bustle of our big city without ever leaving it. Unfortunately, due to spills, degradation of the ravine slopes, and the natural course of time, Yellow Creek is in urgent need of maintenance. Working closely with [...]

6 10, 2017

Ravine Strategy

2018-07-06T18:50:40+00:00Tags: , |

I was pleased to support a new Ravine Strategy for our city at this week's Council meeting. Toronto's unique ravine system is one of our greatest and green assets. The scale and scope of this urban green space system – over 300 km and 11,000 hectares – makes Toronto the envy of urban areas across [...]

31 03, 2017

SAVE THE DATE: Councillor Josh Matlow’s Community Environment Day

2018-07-06T17:36:02+00:00

On Thursday, June 1 from 4-8pm, I will be hosting my annual Community Environment Day. The event will take place in the parking lot of North Toronto Memorial Arena (174 Orchard View Blvd). Please drop off any unwanted art supplies, books, toys, and used sports equipment. Facilities will be available to dispose of computers and other hazardous household waste, or even [...]

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