Councillor Josh Matlow

Josh at City Hall

5 03, 2019

Tenants support group ‘getting crushed’ by demand

2019-03-13T18:33:54+00:00

By Emily Mathieu Affordable Housing Reporter Tues., March 5, 2019 Standing in the packed lobby of a Toronto apartment tower Wendy Lum fielded questions, broke down rental housing law basics and marshalled volunteers. It is a familiar and efficient routine. Lum is part of The Federation of Metro Tenants’ Associations and half of a two-person [...]

28 02, 2019

Toronto could double number of dedicated youth spaces for $3.25 million

2019-02-28T20:18:40+00:00

Toronto Star By Jennifer Pagliaro City Hall Bureau Wed., Feb. 13, 2019 The city could double the number of dedicated youth spaces across the city by the end of 2020 with $3.25 million, a new staff report says. Following a specific push from Councillor Josh Matlow for 20 locations in existing city-run centres and libraries [...]

22 02, 2019

Take Action: Sign The Petition To Save Our Subway

2019-02-22T16:37:40+00:00

Premier Doug Ford says he’s taking Toronto’s subway so that he can get new transit built. However, nothing is stopping the province from building transit in Toronto right now. Uploading the existing subway does not affect the Ford government’s ability to construct and own new lines or extensions. In fact, the province is currently building, [...]

20 02, 2019

Matlow says Ford only wants subway system for valuable air rights

2019-02-28T19:42:41+00:00Tags: |

Chris Fox, CP24.com Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019 City councillor Josh Matlow talks with CP24 in this file photo. A Toronto city councillor says that Premier Doug Ford is only interested in taking over the subway system so that his government can gain control over valuable real estate and sell lucrative air rights to pad [...]

1 02, 2019

Mayor Tory’s Housing Now Plan Must be Improved

2019-02-08T19:51:40+00:00

I applaud Mayor Tory for starting this term with a strong statement that providing affordable homes is a top priority through his Housing Now initiative. The strategy leverages public land in addition to waiving city taxes and fees to incent developers to build new housing. I completely agree with the mayor that this approach is [...]

1 02, 2019

Homelessness crisis in Toronto

2019-02-08T19:49:50+00:00

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 [...]

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 [...]

1 02, 2019

Metrolinx Affirms that Relief Subway Line Needed Before Yonge St North Extension

2019-02-08T21:32:24+00:00

Metrolinx Affirms that Relief Subway Line Needed Before Yonge St North Extension Metrolinx has acknowledged that the Relief Subway Line must be built before expanding north into York Region. In a report released on Thursday, the regional transit agency stated: "Transit network forecasts show that Relief Line South needs to be in operation before the [...]

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