Councillor Josh Matlow

Planning & Development

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 [...]

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+00:00Tags: , , |

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 [...]

4 05, 2018

HAVE YOUR SAY! Planning and Development Public Consultation Meetings

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

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 [...]

6 04, 2018

Fighting Back Against Overdevelopment and Advocating For Social Services and Infrastructure- Have Your Say On the Times Group Proposal for 1951 Yonge Street

2018-07-06T20:25:16+00:00Tags: , , |

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 currently proposed, the two [...]

6 04, 2018

Impending Loss of 1955 Yonge Street

2018-07-06T21:15:02+00:00Tags: , , |

As many in the Davisville and Chaplin Estates neighbourhoods will already know, a development was approved by a previous Council, in August 2010 at 1955 Yonge Street between Belsize and Millwood. Unfortunately, a property on this block (currently acting as the developer’s sales office) was not recognized as potentially having heritage value before the development was approved. City Heritage Staff has [...]

12 01, 2018

Public Meeting for Revised 18 Brownlow Development Application

2018-07-06T19:50:46+00:00Tags: , |

  City Planning will be hosting a public consultation meeting on the revised application for 18 Brownlow.   The original development application submitted in November 2015 proposed two residential towers of 25 and 20 storeys linked by a 4-storey base building. A community consultation meeting for the proposal was held in May 2016. In June [...]

13 12, 2017

Midtown in Focus: Draft Review of Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan Approved at Council

2018-07-06T19:39:13+00:00

In 2015, I helped initiate the Midtown in Focus review of growth, built form, social services and infrastructure issues in the Yonge-Eglinton area. I believe this work should've been done two decades ago, before the condo boom. After two years of intensive study by our dedicated City Planning Staff, we now will have an up-to-date [...]

16 11, 2017

Midtown in Focus: Draft Review of Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan Released

2018-07-06T19:33:05+00:00Tags: , , |

In 2015, I worked with my fellow Midtown Councillors to initiate the Midtown in Focus review of growth, built form, and infrastructure issues in the Yonge-Eglinton area. After two years of intensive study by our dedicated City Planning Staff, we now have an up-to-date policy that will guide growth in the area and, in combination [...]

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