Councillor Josh Matlow

Newsletter Items

14 04, 2021

Update on 63-91 Montclair Avenue Development

2021-04-14T20:35:17+00:00

Update on 63-91 Montclair Avenue Development Due to the developer's appeal to the LPAT (Local Planning Appeal Tribunal) back in December, City Planning is reporting back to Community Council to get Council's direction for the upcoming hearing for this development. The meeting agenda was published just last week, and includes a detailed staff report that [...]

Update on 63-91 Montclair Avenue Development2021-04-14T20:35:17+00:00
14 04, 2021

Development Meetings in April

2021-04-14T17:02:07+00:00

49 Jackes City Planning has received an application for an Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendment proposing a 29 Storey building at 49 Jackes. While this site is located just outside of Ward 12, I will be supporting the Deer Park Community and Councillor Layton in the City's review of this development proposal. When: Monday, [...]

Development Meetings in April2021-04-14T17:02:07+00:00
14 04, 2021

The Future of Yonge and Eglinton’s Canada Square: Supporting Midtown Residents’ Quality of Life

2021-04-14T20:39:41+00:00

The Future of Yonge and Eglinton's Canada Square: Supporting Midtown Residents' Quality of Life The Bus Barns site on the Canada Square lands have sat as a derelict eyesore for almost two decades, serving as a staging ground for construction of the Eglinton Crosstown. However, the site (bounded by Eglinton to the north, Yonge to [...]

The Future of Yonge and Eglinton’s Canada Square: Supporting Midtown Residents’ Quality of Life2021-04-14T20:39:41+00:00
14 04, 2021

ActiveTO Midtown Approved: Yonge Street, between Bloor and Davisville, Receiving a Complete Streets Pilot Project for Spring/Summer 2021

2021-04-14T16:51:55+00:00

As I had written in my previous e-newsletter, this month's City Council discussed a proposal for a complete streets pilot project on Yonge Street, between Bloor and Davisville, this spring. After a month of consultation and discussion with numerous stakeholders, and an avalanche of support from the local community (and beyond), Council voted resoundingly in [...]

ActiveTO Midtown Approved: Yonge Street, between Bloor and Davisville, Receiving a Complete Streets Pilot Project for Spring/Summer 20212021-04-14T16:51:55+00:00
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
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