Councillor Josh Matlow


30 01, 2019

Public Appointment Opportunities in 2019


The Public Appointments Secretariat is currently recruiting over 300 public members across 50 boards of City boards, committees and tribunals. A full list with the number of potential vacancies is here. These upcoming appointments are a great opportunity to serve Toronto. To support this work, the City is currently recruiting for this wide range of [...]

16 01, 2019

Community demands Toronto make good on plan to curb youth violence


By JENNIFER PAGLIARO City Hall Bureau Wed., Jan. 16, 2019 City councillors and community advocates are demanding a plan to address the roots of youth violence be fully and sustainably funded starting with this year’s budget. At city hall on Wednesday, city staff were asked to provide a “clear” and “honest” accounting of what has yet to [...]

10 01, 2019

More oil trains increase risk in midtown Toronto


Post City Toronto  Founder of Toronto group raises concerns, says it’s only a matter of time before a derailment happens BY RON JOHNSON Published: Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, 04:40 PM Helen Vassilakos along the midtown Toronto rail corridor On Nov. 11 a train travelling through the city of Toronto derailed in the east end. Five freight [...]

8 01, 2019

Report on upload of Toronto subway system to be kept confidential: minister’s office


CTV News Colin D'Mello, Queen’s Park Bureau Chief @ColinDMello Published Tuesday, January 8, 2019 6:16PM EST  A much-anticipated report on the future of Toronto’s subway system will be kept confidential, according to the Ontario transportation minister’s office, sparking concerns among some city councillors. A three-member panel tasked with looking into the issue delivered its first report [...]

7 12, 2018

Premier Doug Ford’s Exemptions for Industry Lobbyists Threatens Greenbelt, Clean Water

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Please see the letter below I wrote with my colleagues to Premier Doug Ford in regards to the concerning Bill 66 announced late yesterday. Premier of Ontario Legislative Building Queen’s Park Toronto ON M7A 1A1 Re: Bill 66, An Act to restore Ontario’s competitiveness by amending or repealing certain Acts. Dear Premier Ford, As Toronto City Councillors, and environmental advocates, we have [...]

15 11, 2018

Ford’s Rent Control Exemption Threatens Toronto Tenants: return of rental loophole not supported by evidence


November 15, 2018 City Hall - Doug Ford is threatening the security of Toronto tenants with today's announcement that he will revive a loophole allowing landlords to charge unlimited rent increases in newly-built apartment units. Last year, the previous Liberal government closed the loophole after landlords took advantage of Toronto’s overheated housing market by doubling [...]

13 09, 2018

Backgrounder to My Motion to Establish Toronto as a Charter City


City Charter Motion: Backgrounder Motion That: City Council request the Government of Canada to provide a mechanism for the City of Toronto, and other municipal governments, to establish a City Charter that provides authority over "municipal issues" including, but not limited to, the following: a) Municipal elections b) Municipal governance structure c) Local land use [...]

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