Councillor Josh Matlow

Heritage

1 03, 2019

Beltline “Lost Stations”

2019-03-01T16:42:37+00:00

The Kay Gardner Beltline is a natural sanctuary and fascinating historic corridor within the heart of our Midtown Neighbourhoods. The Beltline 'Lost Stations' Project is a way to highlight the trail's railway history and the communities it runs through, and to enhance and bring a sense of place to the trail for future generations. Using [...]

1 02, 2019

Protecting & Preserving the Columbus Centre:

2019-02-08T20:59:17+00:00

Protecting & Preserving the Columbus Centre: The Columbus Centre is the GTA’s preeminent destination for the arts and culture serving the Italian Canadian community and beyond. That is why it was my great pleasure to second a motion by my friend and colleague Councillor Mike Colle to protect and preserve the Centre as a heritage [...]

6 04, 2018

Impending Loss of 1955 Yonge Street

2018-07-06T21:15:02+00:00Tags: , , |

As many in the Davisville and Chaplin Estates neighbourhoods will already know, a development was approved by a previous Council, in August 2010 at 1955 Yonge Street between Belsize and Millwood. Unfortunately, a property on this block (currently acting as the developer’s sales office) was not recognized as potentially having heritage value before the development was approved. City Heritage Staff has [...]

2 02, 2018

A Museum of Toronto at Old City Hall!

2018-07-06T20:08:40+00:00Tags: , |

Our campaign to finally establish a city museum of Toronto took a major step forward at Councilthis week as my colleagues voted to further develop a design and plans for Old City Hall that include a Museum of Toronto, in addition to a Toronto Public Library branch, and moving the wedding chamber currently at City Hall. [...]

1 02, 2018

Successfully Protecting Davisville Village’s Heritage: Council approves heritage designation of 505 Balliol Street

2018-07-06T21:16:19+00:00

It was brought to my attention by local residents that the owner of this historic house at 505 Balliol sought to demolish it. This architecturally and culturally significant house was constructed in 1889, and was later adapted to serve the community as grocery store until 1951. With the support of Heritage Preservation staff, I successfully [...]

12 01, 2018

Town Hall Meeting to Save the Regent Theatre!

2018-07-06T20:07:35+00:00

Since the 1920s, the Regent Theatre (once known as the Belsize and then the Crest) has been an iconic theatre on Mount Pleasant Road in the heart of Toronto. This historic landmark has now been put up for sale by the owners. I'm inviting members of our community, arts and culture industry leaders, city staff, [...]

13 12, 2017

SAVE THE REGENT THEATRE- Iconic Local Movie House on Mount Pleasant for Sale

2018-07-06T19:52:18+00:00Tags: , |

I’m very concerned about the sale of the iconic and historic Regent Theatre on Mount Pleasant. In addition to the theatre being listed on the Heritage Registry, I successfully moved a motion at Community Council to have Heritage Preservation staff evaluate its full designation which would provide it with even greater protection. However, there are still concerns that [...]

24 08, 2017

Bid to give buildings on South Bayview heritage status

2018-06-26T22:09:55+00:00

August 24, 2017 The South Bayview Bulldog A meeting this Thursday will discuss a recommendation to classify 258 low-rise commercial buildings on Yonge Street, Bayview Avenue, Mount Pleasant Road and Eglinton Avenue as heritage buildings. In order to be added to the Toronto Heritage Register, these buildings would have to be evaluated and deemed to [...]

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