Councillor Josh Matlow

Josh at City Hall

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 [...]

Homelessness crisis in Toronto2019-02-08T19:49:50+00:00
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 [...]

Doug Ford Backs Down from Opening up Greenbelt to Industry Lobbyists2019-02-08T20:31:56+00:00
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 [...]

Metrolinx Affirms that Relief Subway Line Needed Before Yonge St North Extension2019-02-08T21:32:24+00:00
1 02, 2019

Councillor Josh Matlow’s 2019 City of Toronto Budget Town Hall Meeting (Feb 21st)

2019-02-08T21:23:36+00:00

It’s very important to me that I accurately reflect our community’s priorities, and represent you, when I vote on our behalf of the City of Toronto’s budget. On Thursday, February 21st at 6:30pm, I’ll host my 2019 Budget Town Hall for the residents of Toronto – St. Paul's. The meeting will take place at St. Michael [...]

Councillor Josh Matlow’s 2019 City of Toronto Budget Town Hall Meeting (Feb 21st)2019-02-08T21:23:36+00:00
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 [...]

Preventing Water Pipes From Freezing During Extremely Cold Weather2019-02-13T18:36:24+00:00
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 [...]

City of Toronto Program Offering Community Grants for Innovative Ideas to Reduce Waste2019-02-13T18:34:40+00:00
18 01, 2019

New: Staying Updated and Connected Through Facebook.

2019-01-18T21:42:57+00:00

To those of you who are on Facebook, you may have noticed that I recently re-launched a Facebook page to keep St Paul's residents updated and informed. I hope you join me by liking the page, which can be found here.

New: Staying Updated and Connected Through Facebook.2019-01-18T21:42:57+00:00
10 12, 2018

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

2019-01-03T21:00:33+00:00

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 [...]

Update on Premier Doug Ford’s Upload of Toronto’s Subway2019-01-03T21:00:33+00:00
7 12, 2018

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

2019-01-03T22:08:40+00:00

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 [...]

Premier Doug Ford’s Exemptions for Industry Lobbyists Threatens Greenbelt, Clean Water2019-01-03T22:08:40+00:00
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 [...]

Buddies in Bad Times presents – The Youth /Elders Podcast2018-08-22T14:21:14+00:00
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