Councillor Josh Matlow

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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 [...]

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 [...]

10 12, 2018

Update on Premier Doug Ford’s Upload of Toronto’s Subway

2019-01-03T21:00:33+00:00Tags: , , |

I oppose being drawn into a process to help Premier Ford upload Toronto’s subway system, its land value and potential air rights. I support moving forward to improve the existing system, address overcrowding, repairs & build evidence-based transit to connect our city & region. Last week, City Council debated how to engage with the Province with regard to [...]

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 [...]

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