Councillor Josh Matlow

Local Heritage Updates

1 03, 2019

Beltline “Lost Stations”


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:


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 [...]

1 02, 2018

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


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!


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

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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 [...]

23 08, 2017

MM3.6 Catching Up with the Past: Improving the City’s Heritage Preservation Framework (February 10, 2015)


NOTICE OF MOTION   Catching Up with the Past: Improving the City's Heritage Preservation Framework Moved by: Councillor Matlow Seconded by: Councillor Wong-Tam SUMMARY:   The recent demolition of Stollery’s at 1 Bloor Street West is only the latest example of the City’s inability to stay ahead of development applications and preserve historic or architecturally [...]

26 03, 2015

City of Toronto Museum at Casa Loma


As a world class city, Toronto deserves a museum dedicated to the many stories that comprise its vibrant history. Showcasing our rich cultural history in a  centralized space is an initiative that began forty years ago with Mayor David Crombie but has proved an elusive endeavour to date. Over the years several locations have been [...]

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