Councillor Josh Matlow


31 03, 2020

Letter to the Province Regarding the Need for An Immediate Rent Relief Plan for Small Businesses and Commercial Landlords


Hon. Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade 7th Floor, 56 Wellesley St. W Toronto,ON M7A 2E7 March 31st, 2020 Re: Rent support for small business owners and Landlords Dear Minister Sarkaria, I am writing to you as the Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction on behalf of [...]

31 03, 2020

Ontario tenants left vulnerable with rent due tomorrow: Province needs rent forgiveness plan for tenants that includes offsets for Landlords now


March 31st, 2020 Toronto – The provincial government needs to provide support for tenants who are unable to pay their rent tomorrow, April 1st, due to lost income because of the COVID – 19 crisis. While Premier Ford took a good first step by freezing eviction orders during the course of the pandemic, renters and [...]

16 03, 2020

Community Spirit During COVID-19: Ways To Help


How To Protect Yourself: There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Prevention measures include: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 15 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer Avoid [...]

2 03, 2020

Save Mabel’s Fables Community Meeting: March 10th 2020


Mabel's Fables Meeting Cancelled due to Self-Isolation from Contact with COVID – 19 Case   It is with deep regret that I inform you that the meeting tomorrow evening, March 10th, to support Mable's Fables is cancelled. Please see the following statement issued earlier today   Toronto - I have just been informed that I [...]

28 02, 2020

Statement by Councillor Josh Matlow on Metrolinx Finally Admitting that the Scarborough Subway Does not Provide Good Value for Money to Residents Who Need Transit Now


Today, Metrolinx is admitting the Scarborough Subway is not a worthwhile project. The transit agency released the first public report that confirms what academics and transit experts have been saying for the past decade - that the ridership and large geography of Scarborough won’t be well served by a 3-stop subway. The report also conclusively [...]

20 02, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE: New Colour-Coded Rating System for Toronto’s Apartment Buildings Has Renters Seeing Red


MEDIA RELEASE New Colour-Coded Rating System for Toronto's Apartment Buildings Has Renters Seeing Red Councillor and Tenant Groups that initiated program raise concerns about City roll-out Toronto – The long-awaited RentSafe signage program has been released by City Staff. The apartment building rating system, similar to the City's "Dinesafe" program, will require landlords to post [...]

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