Councillor Josh Matlow

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7 01, 2021

Innovative Program to Support Oakwood & Vaughan At-Risk Youth Launched Amidst Pandemic

2021-01-07T20:04:03+00:00

Innovative Program to Support Oakwood & Vaughan At-Risk Youth Launched Amidst Pandemic Community Service Agency to focus on providing opportunities and Counselling for at-risk young people starts online Toronto – The City of Toronto, in partnership with the For Youth Initiative (FYI) took a step toward addressing the roots of youth violence in the Oakwood and Vaughan neighbourhood [...]

Innovative Program to Support Oakwood & Vaughan At-Risk Youth Launched Amidst Pandemic2021-01-07T20:04:03+00:00
17 12, 2020

Council Approves New Youth Space in Oakwood-Vaughan Neighbourhood

2020-12-17T17:31:40+00:00

Council Approves New Youth Space in Oakwood-Vaughan Neighbourhood Community Hub will focus on providing opportunities and support for vulnerable young people City Council took a step toward addressing the roots of youth violence in the Oakwood & Vaughan neighbourhood by approving a new space to support vulnerable youth in the community. The program will offer [...]

Council Approves New Youth Space in Oakwood-Vaughan Neighbourhood2020-12-17T17:31:40+00:00
10 12, 2020

Don’t Leave Scarborough Residents on the Bus: Moving Forward Now with the LRT Plan to Deliver More Service & Sooner

2020-12-10T20:56:59+00:00

MEMBERS MOTION Moved by Councillor Matlow, Seconded by Councillor Ainslie Summary: The 7-stop Scarborough LRT would provide more service, for fewer dollars, and can be up and running sooner. It’s finally time for Council to make the right decision to serve Scarborough residents. The LRT was approved, funded, and shovel-ready when it was cancelled in [...]

Don’t Leave Scarborough Residents on the Bus: Moving Forward Now with the LRT Plan to Deliver More Service & Sooner2020-12-10T20:56:59+00:00
3 11, 2020

Council fails Torontonians by not supporting Charter City motion.

2020-11-04T22:45:22+00:00

Our country's 19th century constitution, which constrains municipalities as merely "creatures of the province", was enacted when Canada was largely an agrarian society. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that Toronto, and other large cities in Canada, needs a new framework to thrive, and in many facets merely function, in a 21st century context. [...]

Council fails Torontonians by not supporting Charter City motion.2020-11-04T22:45:22+00:00
20 10, 2020

Questions Regarding Police & School Board Safety Communications

2020-10-20T22:17:06+00:00

Re: Questions Regarding Police & School Board Safety Communications Dear Superintendent Narine, Dr. Kathy Witherow and Dr. Brendan Browne, As a City Councillor, and local parent, I want to express my gratitude and support for the police investigation that took place yesterday and continues to take place today in the Allen Road and Eglinton Avenue [...]

Questions Regarding Police & School Board Safety Communications2020-10-20T22:17:06+00:00
30 09, 2020

My Motion Clearing the Path Towards a Safe & Accessible Winter

2020-09-30T13:36:59+00:00

Clearing the Path Towards a Safe & Accessible Winter- by Councillor Josh Matlow, seconded by Councillor Mike Layton Recommendations: City Council direct the General Manager of Transportation Services to provide an update on the Winter Maintenance Program Review that includes, but is not limited to, a plan on harmonizing sidewalk clearing standards for neighbourhoods in [...]

My Motion Clearing the Path Towards a Safe & Accessible Winter2020-09-30T13:36:59+00:00
29 09, 2020

My Motion Supporting Black-Owned and Operated Businesses & Preserving the Cultural Heritage of Eglinton Avenue West’s “Little Jamaica”

2021-03-30T19:04:40+00:00

Supporting Black-Owned and Operated Businesses & Preserving the Cultural Heritage of Eglinton Avenue West's "Little Jamaica"- by Councillor Josh Matlow, seconded by Councillor Michael Thompson Recommendations Councillor Josh Matlow, seconded by Councillor Michael Thompson, recommends that: 1. City Council request the Province of Ontario to introduce rent control legislation for commercial units along Eglinton Avenue [...]

My Motion Supporting Black-Owned and Operated Businesses & Preserving the Cultural Heritage of Eglinton Avenue West’s “Little Jamaica”2021-03-30T19:04:40+00:00
14 09, 2020

My Letter to the Provincial Government Advocating for Smaller Class Sizes

2020-09-14T18:53:10+00:00

September 14th, 2020 Ministry of Education 5th Floor 438 University Ave. Toronto, ON M5G 2K8 Re: Request for Smaller Class Sizes Dear Minister Lecce, As a City Councillor and parent myself, I am writing to respectfully request that smaller class sizes be mandated for elementary students from grades K to 8 throughout the duration of [...]

My Letter to the Provincial Government Advocating for Smaller Class Sizes2020-09-14T18:53:10+00:00
11 09, 2020

Open Letter to Premier: Extend Protecting Small Business Act & Rent Support for Small Business Owners and Landlords

2020-09-11T21:43:23+00:00

September 11th, 2020 Re: Extend Protecting Small Business Act & Rent Support for Small Business Owners and Landlords Dear Premier Ford and Minister Sarkaria, On behalf of many small business owners, I want to commend each of you for your efforts on passing the Protecting Small Business Act, which temporarily halted or reversed evictions of [...]

Open Letter to Premier: Extend Protecting Small Business Act & Rent Support for Small Business Owners and Landlords2020-09-11T21:43:23+00:00
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