Councillor Josh Matlow

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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
18 12, 2020

Traffic Safety: Community Safety Zones

2020-12-18T20:29:54+00:00

At this month's City Council meeting, Transportation Services reported back to Council on a number of road safety initiatives that me and my colleagues had requested updates and action on. Out of the six items, I wanted to share some good news on one of them, which relates to improving road safety of school-age children [...]

Traffic Safety: Community Safety Zones2020-12-18T20:29:54+00:00
1 12, 2020

City of Toronto Invites Applications for PollinateTO Community Grants

2020-12-01T18:28:12+00:00

The City of Toronto is now accepting applications for its PollinateTO Community Grants. Grants of up to $5,000 are available to support community-led initiatives that result in the creation or expansion of pollinator habitat on public and private lands in Toronto. A priority will be placed on funding projects in Toronto’s Neighbourhood Improvement Areas. Launched [...]

City of Toronto Invites Applications for PollinateTO Community Grants2020-12-01T18:28:12+00:00
1 12, 2020

City of Toronto Launches COVID-19 Immunization Task Force to Prepare for Arrival of COVID-19 Vaccine

2020-12-07T16:06:20+00:00

The City of Toronto has formed a COVID-19 Immunization Task Force as part of its pandemic response and recovery efforts. While it is not yet clear when a safe and effective vaccine will be available, this Task Force will ensure that the City is ready to play its role in helping Torontonians get vaccinated. This [...]

City of Toronto Launches COVID-19 Immunization Task Force to Prepare for Arrival of COVID-19 Vaccine2020-12-07T16:06:20+00:00
1 12, 2020

Province Launching Recruitment Program to Support Long Term Care Sector

2020-12-01T17:34:41+00:00

Ontario is seeking individuals interested in new opportunities - specifically those who are unemployed or have been displaced from the retail and hospitality industries or administrative roles as well as students in education programs - to re-enter the workforce and make a difference by helping seniors living in long-term care homes. The Ontario Workforce Reserve [...]

Province Launching Recruitment Program to Support Long Term Care Sector2020-12-01T17:34:41+00:00
1 12, 2020

Parks Winter Plan

2020-12-01T16:10:29+00:00

While it is important to stay home during these unprecedented times, I also recognize that folks are advised to exercise outside with members of their household to maintain their physical and mental health. The Welcome T.O. Winter plan provides safe ways for people to get outside in Toronto’s parks, including ice rinks, the new Walk [...]

Parks Winter Plan2020-12-01T16:10:29+00:00
1 12, 2020

Reviewing Options to Expand the Deer Park Library and Update on the Wittington Proposal

2020-12-01T16:04:32+00:00

The Deer Park Library is a vital community hub that has served the neighbourhood—albeit in many different locations—for over a century. Earlier this summer I was approached by the Toronto Public Library (TPL), CreateTO (the City's real estate management branch) and City Planning staff to learn more about a potential opportunity to once again expand [...]

Reviewing Options to Expand the Deer Park Library and Update on the Wittington Proposal2020-12-01T16:04:32+00:00
1 12, 2020

Additional Support for the Yonge-Eglinton Hub

2020-12-01T15:54:42+00:00

In December 2019, two months after my motion for a road safety audit and action plan for the area of Yonge-Eglinton got approved by City Council, the City started the Construction Hub Coordination Pilot Project. The aim of the pilot was to coordinate the various projects happening in this extremely busy area – LRT construction, [...]

Additional Support for the Yonge-Eglinton Hub2020-12-01T15:54:42+00:00
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