Councillor Josh Matlow

Newsletter Items

10 02, 2021

Challenging Overdevelopment in Midtown: Update on 733 Mount Pleasant

2021-02-10T22:06:50+00:00

At the last City Council meeting I supported sending City Legal and City Planning to oppose Rockport's 733 Mount Pleasant development application that was appealed to the provincial Local Planning Appeals Tribunal (LPAT). The City has carefully reviewed the proposal for a 27-storey tower on a site that was originally identified as a midrise site [...]

Challenging Overdevelopment in Midtown: Update on 733 Mount Pleasant2021-02-10T22:06:50+00:00
10 02, 2021

UPDATE: Activating Community Youth Space in Our Oakwood-Vaughan Neighbourhood

2021-02-10T22:11:01+00:00

In December, my motion on activating a new community space for youth in our Oakwood-Vaughan neighbourhood passed unanimously at City Council. Since then, I've been working closely with our Social Development staff on finding a youth agency and new space in the community. While we continue to explore every avenue with City Staff and our [...]

UPDATE: Activating Community Youth Space in Our Oakwood-Vaughan Neighbourhood2021-02-10T22:11:01+00:00
10 02, 2021

Keeping Our Community Safe: Community Consultation Meeting on Development Near CP Rail Line

2021-02-10T22:08:25+00:00

City Planning is proposing an amendment to the Official Plan and a proposed zoning approach for an amendment of the City-wide Zoning By-law, to establish a city-wide approach to public safety for new development of sensitive or high occupancy land uses in proximity of rail infrastructure. The amendments are the result of the Development in [...]

Keeping Our Community Safe: Community Consultation Meeting on Development Near CP Rail Line2021-02-10T22:08:25+00:00
10 02, 2021

The More Time Lost, the More Lives Lost: My Advocacy as Toronto’s Seniors Advocate During the COVID-19 Pandemic

2021-02-10T22:04:53+00:00

This public health emergency has quickly turned into a humanitarian crisis with seniors in long term care accounting for nearly 70% of Ontario's COVID-19 deaths. To save lives and better support our long term care workers, seniors and those living with accessibility challenges in our province, I kicked this year off by launching a campaign [...]

The More Time Lost, the More Lives Lost: My Advocacy as Toronto’s Seniors Advocate During the COVID-19 Pandemic2021-02-10T22:04:53+00:00
10 02, 2021

Addressing the Digital Divide: Internet Connectivity for All

2021-02-10T22:01:21+00:00

In the recent years, it has become apparent that access to high-speed internet is necessary for residents to equitably participate in day to day life. Geographically, almost all of Toronto can connect to home internet, but not everyone has sufficient service. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted gaps, vulnerabilities and the need for internet services to [...]

Addressing the Digital Divide: Internet Connectivity for All2021-02-10T22:01:21+00:00
10 02, 2021

CaféTO and CurbTO: Supporting Small Businesses & Creating Vibrant Main Streets

2021-02-10T21:58:55+00:00

Last spring, I began advocating to City Staff on the exciting prospect of using curb lanes in Toronto for outdoor dining to address the indoor capacity restrictions restaurants and bars were facing due to the public health emergency. I was thrilled to see this initiative come alive and transform our streets into vibrant and safe [...]

CaféTO and CurbTO: Supporting Small Businesses & Creating Vibrant Main Streets2021-02-10T21:58:55+00:00
10 02, 2021

A New Approach to Community Safety: Mental Health Crisis Response Pilot Approved

2021-02-10T21:53:26+00:00

I’m pleased to announce that the advocacy from so many of you last summer resulted in meaningful action at Council this past week. Council approved a pilot project that will see teams of mental health professionals become the first response when Toronto residents are in crisis. It is estimated that the Toronto Police Service responds [...]

A New Approach to Community Safety: Mental Health Crisis Response Pilot Approved2021-02-10T21:53:26+00:00
18 12, 2020

Council Supports Scarborough Subway Even After SRT Shutdown Revealed

2020-12-18T20:28:03+00:00

Due to politics coming before people, Scarborough residents will be left on long bus rides for years to come. Even today, the 7-stop Scarborough LRT would provide more service, for fewer dollars, and can be up and running sooner. It’s finally time for Council to make the right decision to serve Scarborough residents. The LRT [...]

Council Supports Scarborough Subway Even After SRT Shutdown Revealed2020-12-18T20:28:03+00:00
18 12, 2020

Council Fails to Support Tenants by Voting Against RentSafeTO Signage Program

2020-12-18T20:24:33+00:00

The RentSafeTO initiative approved by Council in 2017 is one of the most comprehensive, progressive, and rigorous municipal tenant protection initiatives in North America. The new multi-residential apartment by-law was the result of years of hard work with local tenant advocates and city-wide organizations, including the Federation of Metro Toronto Tenants’ Associations, ACORN, Advocacy Centre [...]

Council Fails to Support Tenants by Voting Against RentSafeTO Signage Program2020-12-18T20:24:33+00:00
18 12, 2020

Integrated Service Models Rolls Out Across 18 TCHC Seniors Buildings

2020-12-18T07:42:43+00:00

As Toronto's Seniors Advocate, I'm pleased to announce that the TCHC Seniors Housing Unit is moving forward with implementing the first stage of the Integrated Service Model (ISM) for seniors housing this month. Starting on December 11, the Seniors Housing Unit will begin to implement the model in 18 buildings in the south east area [...]

Integrated Service Models Rolls Out Across 18 TCHC Seniors Buildings2020-12-18T07:42:43+00:00
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