Councillor Josh Matlow

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31 03, 2020

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

2020-03-31T21:45:41+00:00

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

2020-03-31T19:02:01+00:00

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

2020-03-23T20:29:39+00:00

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

2020-03-09T21:49:41+00:00

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

2020-02-28T21:05:35+00:00

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

2020-02-20T15:25:11+00:00

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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