Councillor Josh Matlow

Little Jamaica

Little Jamaica2021-04-01T00:00:10+00:00

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    Preserving the Past, and Protecting the Future of Little Jamaica

    While efforts are underway on the motion I moved in September 2020, community members and key stakeholders have underscored the urgent need to preserve and protect this neighbourhood through the form of a heritage conservation district and/or use of other new and existing mechanisms. That is why, I’m moving a motion, seconded by Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson, that requests City Staff to undertake a heritage survey, with the community, that explores and identifies the right tools that will preserve and protect the architectural and cultural heritage of Little Jamaica.

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    How to Make Your Voice Heard at City Council

    Interested in sending a support letter to City Council about my motion to preserve and protect the architectural and cultural heritage of Little Jamaica? Click the button below to learn more about what you need to include in your letter and send an email to: councilmeeting@toronto.ca

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    Watch City Council Live

    On Wednesday April 7th-Thursday April 8th watch City Council live to follow and support my motion

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    BlackUrbanismTO’s Community Check In with Little Jamaica: Instagram Live with Councillor Josh Matlow

    Watch BlackUrbanismTO interview me on their Instagram Live about my motion to preserve and protect Little Jamaica, break down the short and long term plans and much more!

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    SAVE THE DATE: Community Meeting on Preserving the Past, and Protecting the Future of Little Jamaica

    Make your voice heard on the City of Toronto’s initiative to support the future of Little Jamaica. Further details on the structure and format of this community meeting will be posted here.

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

    With significant inputs from BlackUrbanismTO, CP Planning, Reclaim, Rebuild Eglinton West and other community partners, I moved a motion in September 2020, seconded by Deputy Mayor Thompson and supported by Mayor Tory, at City Council to comprehensively and holistically address the past, present and future short-term and long-term challenges facing Little Jamaica

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    City of Toronto Study: Little Jamaica and the Eglinton West Neighbourhoods

    The Eglinton West corridor / Little Jamaica is a community of great cultural heritage significance. The City of Toronto is undertaking a study of the area, intended to support and celebrate this cultural corridor.

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