Councillor Josh Matlow

Planning & Development

28 02, 2020

Statement by Councillor Josh Matlow on Ford Government’s New Developer-Friendly Community Benefit Charge

2020-02-28T20:33:55+00:00

Communities will pay more so wealthy developers can make more under the provincial government’s Community Benefits Charge (CBC). The new planning scheme, which replaces the ways cities like Toronto receive funds from developers to support residents’ quality of life, appears to break the promise the province made to municipalities that any changes would be revenue [...]

Statement by Councillor Josh Matlow on Ford Government’s New Developer-Friendly Community Benefit Charge2020-02-28T20:33:55+00:00
21 03, 2019

March 27: Yonge + St. Clair Streetscape Master Plan Presentation

2019-03-21T18:23:06+00:00

The Yonge + St. Clair BIA has been developing a Streetscape Master Plan to reimagine the streetscape and determine investments in the public realm over the next 5 - 10 years. They are inviting members of the public, local stakeholders, businesses, and property owners to view the preliminary concepts for new public realm improvements including: [...]

March 27: Yonge + St. Clair Streetscape Master Plan Presentation2019-03-21T18:23:06+00:00
1 02, 2019

Midtown in Focus Update

2019-02-08T21:07:01+00:00

Midtown in Focus Update To support the quality of life in our Yonge-Eglinton community, I helped initiate the Midtown in Focus review in 2015. After three years of intensive study by our dedicated City Planning Staff, we received a report that told us what we already know: social services and hard infrastructure have not kept [...]

Midtown in Focus Update2019-02-08T21:07:01+00:00
1 02, 2019

St. Clair & Bathurst Planning Study – Getting Ahead of Development

2019-02-08T20:38:52+00:00

St. Clair & Bathurst Planning Study – Getting Ahead of Development As many local residents know, there is increasing development pressure in the St. Clair and Bathurst area. That is why I am pleased that City Council unanimously supported my motion (link here) to initiate a holistic planning study for this neighbourhood. For the first time, [...]

St. Clair & Bathurst Planning Study – Getting Ahead of Development2019-02-08T20:38:52+00:00
30 01, 2019

HAVE YOUR SAY – Official Plan Review

2019-02-13T18:33:51+00:00

As part of the Official Plan Review, the City Planning Division is undertaking a review of the transportation policies related to transit, cycling, street related maps and schedules, and automated vehicles and shared mobility services found in the Official Plan. This is the second phase of the transportation component of the Official Plan Review, the [...]

HAVE YOUR SAY – Official Plan Review2019-02-13T18:33:51+00:00
20 12, 2018

Make Your Voice Heard! Planning and Development Public Meeting for 2100 Yonge

2019-01-03T21:21:43+00:00

A rezoning application has been submitted to City Planning to construct an 11-storey mixed-use building containing 71 new residential units, 7 rental replacement units and commercial retail space on the ground floor. Please join me to discuss the proposed development on: Date: Thursday, January 10th Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Place: Northern District Library – 40 [...]

Make Your Voice Heard! Planning and Development Public Meeting for 2100 Yonge2019-01-03T21:21:43+00:00
20 12, 2018

11 Surplus City-Owned Sites Available for Affordable Housing

2019-01-03T21:10:40+00:00

Toronto is becoming increasingly unaffordable for far too many residents. A report by the City Planning department that I requested as Chair of the Tenant Issues Committee found that rents for available units were over $1,800 a month in September 2017. Rents are no doubt higher now as Toronto’s vacancy rate is still below 1% [...]

11 Surplus City-Owned Sites Available for Affordable Housing2019-01-03T21:10:40+00:00
14 11, 2018

Important Update on Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan

2018-11-14T23:19:23+00:00

With your support, I helped initiate the Midtown in Focus review for the Yonge-Eglinton area in 2015 to improve the quality of life in our community. After three years of hard work by yourselves and many other community members, the evening meetings and letter-writing paid off with a final report from our dedicated  City Planning [...]

Important Update on Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan2018-11-14T23:19:23+00:00
29 06, 2018

A Focus on Our Midtown Community’s Quality of Life: It’s Time for a Pause on Condo Development 

2018-07-06T21:06:48+00:00

Midtown in Focus, City Planning's detailed vision for the future of Midtown will be presented at Planning and Growth Management Committee on Thursday, July 5th. Please see my letter to the Committee requesting that the Provincial Government authorize the City to put a pause on all condo development until the much needed hard infrastructure and [...]

A Focus on Our Midtown Community’s Quality of Life: It’s Time for a Pause on Condo Development 2018-07-06T21:06:48+00:00
4 05, 2018

HAVE YOUR SAY! Planning and Development Public Consultation Meetings

2018-07-06T20:40:37+00:00

Times Group Proposal for 1951 Yonge Street Last year, an application was submitted for two towers (34 and 25 storeys) at the northeast corner of Yonge and Davisville. In their report, City Planning Staff agree with me and the local community that the proposal from the Times Group is completely inappropriate, as it's a significant overdevelopment of the site. As it is [...]

HAVE YOUR SAY! Planning and Development Public Consultation Meetings2018-07-06T20:40:37+00:00
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