Councillor Josh Matlow

planning

29 06, 2018

A Focus on Our Midtown Community’s Quality of Life: It’s Time for a Pause on Condo Development 

2018-07-06T21:06:48+00:00Tags: , , |

Midtown in Focus, City Planning's detailed vision for the future of Midtown will be presented at Planning and Growth Management Committee on Thursday, July 5th. Please see my letter to the Committee requesting that the Provincial Government authorize the City to put a pause on all condo development until the much needed hard infrastructure and [...]

4 05, 2018

HAVE YOUR SAY! Planning and Development Public Consultation Meetings

2018-07-06T20:40:37+00:00Tags: |

Times Group Proposal for 1951 Yonge Street Last year, an application was submitted for two towers (34 and 25 storeys) at the northeast corner of Yonge and Davisville. In their report, City Planning Staff agree with me and the local community that the proposal from the Times Group is completely inappropriate, as it's a significant overdevelopment of the site. As it is [...]

6 04, 2018

Fighting Back Against Overdevelopment and Advocating For Social Services and Infrastructure- Have Your Say On the Times Group Proposal for 1951 Yonge Street

2018-07-06T20:25:16+00:00Tags: , , |

Last year, an application was submitted for two towers (34 and 25 storeys) at the northeast corner of Yonge and Davisville. In their report, City Planning Staff agree with me and the local community that the proposal from the Times Group is completely inappropriate, as it's a significant overdevelopment of the site. As it is currently proposed, the two [...]

6 04, 2018

Impending Loss of 1955 Yonge Street

2018-07-06T21:15:02+00:00Tags: , , |

As many in the Davisville and Chaplin Estates neighbourhoods will already know, a development was approved by a previous Council, in August 2010 at 1955 Yonge Street between Belsize and Millwood. Unfortunately, a property on this block (currently acting as the developer’s sales office) was not recognized as potentially having heritage value before the development was approved. City Heritage Staff has [...]

12 01, 2018

Public Meeting for Revised 18 Brownlow Development Application

2018-07-06T19:50:46+00:00Tags: , |

  City Planning will be hosting a public consultation meeting on the revised application for 18 Brownlow.   The original development application submitted in November 2015 proposed two residential towers of 25 and 20 storeys linked by a 4-storey base building. A community consultation meeting for the proposal was held in May 2016. In June [...]

13 12, 2017

Our Fight to Abolish the Ontario Municipal Board- Province Passes Legislation to Eliminate OMB

2018-07-06T19:37:20+00:00Tags: , |

After years of advocating alongside my colleague, Kristyn-Wong Tam and local residents' associations, the Ontario legislature voted to move forward with major changes to the planning appeals system in Toronto yesterday. Bill 139, the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 will replace the OMB with the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. While I have serious [...]

16 11, 2017

Midtown in Focus: Draft Review of Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan Released

2018-07-06T19:33:05+00:00Tags: , , |

In 2015, I worked with my fellow Midtown Councillors to initiate the Midtown in Focus review of growth, built form, and infrastructure issues in the Yonge-Eglinton area. After two years of intensive study by our dedicated City Planning Staff, we now have an up-to-date policy that will guide growth in the area and, in combination [...]

6 10, 2017

Forest Hill Village Streetscape Masterplan Public Workshop Consultation

2018-07-06T18:53:09+00:00Tags: , , , |

  When: Monday October 30th from 6:00 to 8:30pm Where: Grace Church on-the-Hill - Gymnasium, 300 Lonsdale Rd. Forest Hill Village community members are invited to join me and my colleague Councillor Mihevc, members of the Forest Hill Village BIA, and representatives from PLANT Architect Inc. at a Public Consultation Workshop for the Streetscape Master [...]

1 07, 2017

Council Approves Start of Updated Plan for Yonge and St. Clair

2018-07-06T18:38:30+00:00Tags: , |

As many local residents know, there is increasing development pressure in the Yonge and St. Clair area. Many of the current development proposals do not conform to the existing policies of the Secondary Plan. That's why I moved a motion to update and strengthen the policies of the local Secondary Plan. The motion also directs City Planning [...]

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