Councillor Josh Matlow

Newsletter Items

17 06, 2021

Remembering the 215 Children from Kamloops Residential School

2021-06-18T02:50:41+00:00

The discovery of 215 Indigenous children buried in an unmarked grave at a former Kamloops residential school, was horrifying & deplorable. In fact, I struggled to find the right words to express how horrific and deeply saddening this discovery was.  It is important to recognize that this was not an isolated incident in Kamloops but [...]

Remembering the 215 Children from Kamloops Residential School2021-06-18T02:50:41+00:00
17 06, 2021

Fighting Homophobia and Celebrating Pride

2021-06-17T16:28:28+00:00

As we enter Pride Month, it is more important than ever to remember that homophobia, transphobia, and other forms of hate remain present in our community. Earlier this month, a young man enjoying a spring weekend on the Toronto Islands was left with serious injuries after he was the target of a vicious and homophobic [...]

Fighting Homophobia and Celebrating Pride2021-06-17T16:28:28+00:00
17 06, 2021

Confronting Islamophobia and Anti-Arab Hate in our Community

2021-06-17T15:20:26+00:00

Earlier this month, our nation was forced to reckon with the hate-fueled tragedy in the City of London. A Muslim family, simply out for a walk together, was viciously attacked by a driver who mounted the sidewalk with his car to kill them. This attack was horrifying, hateful, tragically deadly & heartbreaking. Unfortunately, it was [...]

Confronting Islamophobia and Anti-Arab Hate in our Community2021-06-17T15:20:26+00:00
17 06, 2021

Addressing Antisemitism Violence in Toronto

2021-06-17T16:27:32+00:00

Recently, our city has witnessed an abhorrent rise in antisemitic violence and attacks. To me, this is not just a community safety issue, but also one that I experience and understand on a personal level as a member of Toronto's Jewish community. I will always stand up to hatred of any kind and work to [...]

Addressing Antisemitism Violence in Toronto2021-06-17T16:27:32+00:00
16 06, 2021

Cycling Network Update: Winona Drive Contra-flow Bike Lanes Approved

2021-06-16T18:28:55+00:00

I'm happy to let you know that City Council has approved additional cycling infrastructure improvements in the western part of our ward. This comes as part of the second quarter update of the Cycling Network Plan on infrastructure projects across the city, which will be implemented in 2021 and 2022. The new approvals will allow [...]

Cycling Network Update: Winona Drive Contra-flow Bike Lanes Approved2021-06-16T18:28:55+00:00
13 05, 2021

Fighting for Our Quality of Life at Yonge and Eglinton: Canada Square City Council Update

2021-05-13T20:19:10+00:00

The Canada Square site at the northwest corner of Yonge and Eglinton presents a historic opportunity to improve the quality of life for Midtown residents. Designated as a Growth Centre by the Provincial government in 2006, the Yonge-Eglinton area has experienced rapid development and a corresponding increase in population over the past decade and a [...]

Fighting for Our Quality of Life at Yonge and Eglinton: Canada Square City Council Update2021-05-13T20:19:10+00:00
13 05, 2021

Update on 206 Russell Hill Road

2021-05-13T16:41:47+00:00

In 2018 an application was submitted to the City that proposed demolishing the home at 206 Russell Hill Road and replacing it with a four-unit, 3-storey townhouse building. At the community consultation meeting, a number of South Hill residents raised concerns over the configuration of the townhouses, impacts to the ravine and shared insight on [...]

Update on 206 Russell Hill Road2021-05-13T16:41:47+00:00
12 05, 2021

Sidewalk Snow Clearing Update and Public Meeting

2021-05-13T20:21:58+00:00

Since my initial motion asking for an enhanced mechanical sidewalk clearing pilot at the Infrastructure & Environment Committee in October 2019, we have finally made some progress toward achieving a more equitable and fair sidewalk snow clearing service in Toronto. We collaborated closely with our local Toronto-St. Paul's Deer Park Residents Group, who spearheaded an [...]

Sidewalk Snow Clearing Update and Public Meeting2021-05-13T20:21:58+00:00
14 04, 2021

Have your say: City Planning Begins Consultations on Garden Suites

2021-04-14T18:44:04+00:00

Have your say: City Planning Begins Consultations on Garden Suites The Garden Suites Study is one of several studies that the City Planning Division is leading to expand housing options in Neighbourhoods as part of the Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods (EHON) work program (EHON website), endorsed by City Council in July 2020. To learn [...]

Have your say: City Planning Begins Consultations on Garden Suites2021-04-14T18:44:04+00:00
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