Councillor Josh Matlow

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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 [...]

22 08, 2018

Buddies in Bad Times presents – The Youth /Elders Podcast

2018-08-22T14:21:14+00:00

After the runaway success of 2016’s The Youth / Elders Project, Buddies brings their queer magic out into the community for the latest installment of this work – The Youth / Elders Podcast. Recorded live at the Oakwood branch of the Toronto Public Library every Saturday, sessions will feature the personal stories, lived histories, and [...]

6 07, 2018

Seniors Community Grant Program Allows for Seniors HomeShare Pilot Project!

2018-07-06T14:49:43+00:00Tags: , , |

As we all know, the growth in Toronto's seniors population is expected to accelerate in the coming years. Presently, there are now more seniors living in Toronto than children. As Toronto's Seniors Advocate, I was pleased to move a motion at City Council to authorize the City's Social Development, Finance and Administration division to receive a grant [...]

6 07, 2018

Affordable Housing Crisis

2018-07-06T14:46:36+00:00Tags: , , |

Toronto is in the midst of a housing crisis. This issue was unfortunately made painfully evident during a record-breaking cold snap this past holiday season. The City was not prepared to provide shelter for the growing number of our most vulnerable residents when they needed it most. This completely unacceptable situation was entirely preventable. My [...]

6 07, 2018

More Support Needed for Affordable Childcare

2018-07-06T14:44:15+00:00

As a parent of a 5 year old, I know all too well how difficult it is to find high quality child care. Like many parents, I had to put Molly on the waiting list at my local daycare before (?) she was even born. My family was privileged to be able to find a [...]

28 05, 2018

St. Paul’s Riding All Candidates Meeting: Tenants & Affordable Housing

2018-07-06T20:59:26+00:00Tags: |

The Toronto St. Paul’s Tenants’ Associations Network will be holding the St. Paul’s Riding All Candidates Meeting where you will have the opportunity to learn where your Provincial candidates stand on today’s tenant issues such as Above Guideline Increases (AGIs), Renovictions, the Landlord and Tenant Board and affordable housing. Please join me in attending this [...]

28 05, 2018

Let’s Move Forward Now with 24 Stops for Scarborough

2018-07-06T20:58:16+00:00Tags: , |

Council decided this week to move forward with a 17-stop LRT extension of the Eglinton Crosstown from Kennedy Station to the University of Toronto's Scarborough Campus (UTSC). While I strongly endorse this LRT line, the Mayor's continued support of the 1-stop Scarborough subway has left no funding available for this Crosstown extension. Further, the City's [...]

28 05, 2018

City Must Act to Protect Toronto Tenants from Extreme Heat

2018-07-06T20:55:43+00:00Tags: , |

Since 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 solutions were presented to Tenant Issues Committee earlier this year [...]

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