Councillor Josh Matlow

Environment and Waste Diversion

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23 02, 2017

New Green Bins Arrive in Ward 22 Soon

2018-07-06T17:02:53+00:00

The City continues to phase in delivery of the new Green Bins and the neighbourhoods in the northern part of District 3, east of Yonge Street and west of Victoria Park Avenue, will start receiving their new bins beginning March 9. It will take about three months to complete this distribution. The City will deliver to [...]

New Green Bins Arrive in Ward 22 Soon2018-07-06T17:02:53+00:00
20 01, 2017

Toronto’s Climate Change Plan Moves Forward

2018-07-06T16:56:13+00:00

In 2007, the City of Toronto adopted the target of reducing our greenhouse gas by 80% from 1990 levels by 2050. So far, we have reduced our emissions by 24%, but it is projected that Toronto will not meet our goal without significant further action. There is an 8.7 million tonne gap between our projected GHG [...]

Toronto’s Climate Change Plan Moves Forward2018-07-06T16:56:13+00:00
8 09, 2016

Our letter requesting a Master Plan for the restoration of Yellow Creek and the Vale of Avoca

2018-07-06T16:35:21+00:00

    August 25, 2016 Parks and Environment Committee Re: Yellow Creek / Vale of Avoca Master Plan Dear Chair and Committee Members, The Yellow Creek and Vale of Avoca areas are beloved parts of Ward 27 and 22.  In an urban environment, such green spaces represent a precious resource; offering recreation for residents, a [...]

Our letter requesting a Master Plan for the restoration of Yellow Creek and the Vale of Avoca2018-07-06T16:35:21+00:00
5 06, 2013

Bayview Buckets Adopt-A-Tree Program

2013-06-05T05:00:00+00:00

Dear Residents,   Local residents and small businesses, along with LEAF, are working together to beautify Bayview Avenue with an inspiring tree adoption program called Bayview Buckets.   Urban life is hard on trees, and many of our street trees are replaced too often because they don't get enough water. LEAF is encouraging small businesses [...]

Bayview Buckets Adopt-A-Tree Program2013-06-05T05:00:00+00:00
28 03, 2013

Greening Your Condo or Apartment

2017-05-29T19:24:50+00:00

  On March 26, 2013, I co-hosted an event with the Green Team of First Unitarian Congregation on how to make your apartment or condo greener and more energy efficient, including strategies and resources that are available to you.   Please click on the image above to download a slide deck from the event, presented [...]

Greening Your Condo or Apartment2017-05-29T19:24:50+00:00
15 03, 2013

Notice of Motion (April 2013 Council Meeting) – Butt Out: Taking Responsibility for Waste from Cigarettes

2013-03-15T21:54:56+00:00

The City of Toronto has made great strides to help reduce the incidence of smoking. Successive bans on tobacco smoke in workplaces, restaurants, bars and other public spaces have succeeded in reducing second-hand smoke and the social acceptance of smoking.   However, there are still a significant number of smokers in our city and these positive [...]

Notice of Motion (April 2013 Council Meeting) – Butt Out: Taking Responsibility for Waste from Cigarettes2013-03-15T21:54:56+00:00
20 02, 2013

Notice of Public Consultation: Proposed Home Energy Retrofit Program

2017-05-29T19:24:52+00:00

Dear Residents,   I would like to share the following Notice of Public Consultation with you. The City of Toronto needs your input on a proposed Home Energy Retrofit Program.   South Event Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Metro Hall, Room 308   North Event Date: Thursday, March [...]

Notice of Public Consultation: Proposed Home Energy Retrofit Program2017-05-29T19:24:52+00:00
12 02, 2013

Cracking Down on Curb Lane Hogs: Reducing Idling and Making Cycling Safer

2013-02-12T19:54:57+00:00

With the support of City Council, I have more than doubled the fines for drivers who stop or park illegally on arterial roads during rush hour. It is now a $150 penalty for "stopping, standing, or parking a vehicle during all or any portion of the general rush hour period(s) of 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 [...]

Cracking Down on Curb Lane Hogs: Reducing Idling and Making Cycling Safer2013-02-12T19:54:57+00:00
12 02, 2013

News release: Toronto Adding New Plastic Items to Its Blue Bin Program

2017-05-29T19:25:02+00:00

Dear Residents,   I'd like to share this news release with you from the City of Toronto. Now you can recycle plastic clamshell containers in your blue bin! To find out where to put all your other trash items, you can visit the Waste Wizard web tool.   The City of Toronto's Public Works and [...]

News release: Toronto Adding New Plastic Items to Its Blue Bin Program2017-05-29T19:25:02+00:00
12 02, 2013

MacPherson Avenue “Ecopark”

2013-02-12T19:38:52+00:00

Since taking office, I have been working with community members on an exciting proposal to transform the hydro corridor on Macpherson Avenue (between Spadina and Davenport) from a derelict eyesore into a usable public space. I was happy to support a local resident's application for a City of Toronto grant to build a demonstration "Ecopark" [...]

MacPherson Avenue “Ecopark”2013-02-12T19:38:52+00:00
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