News from our Councillors

Reimagining Yonge and Eglinton's Canada Square / TTC Bus Barns Public MeetingFor too many years, the TTC Bus Barns property at the southwest corner of Yonge and Eglinton was left as a derelict eyesore in the heart of our community. More recently, this site has been actively used as a construction staging area for Metrolinx's Eglinton Crosstown LRT.I believe it's time to ensure that there is a plan in place so that these lands, along with rest of the Canada Square property, can be thoughtfully redeveloped when the LRT is completed. Leaders of our local residents' associations and I have [...]
Wed, May 31, 2017
Josh Matlow, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 22, St. Paul
14 year old Sarah and 11 year old Claire challenge neighbourhoods in the City of Toronto to give back and make a difference in their community WHAT: SARAH & CLAIRE'S 10TH ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE (2017) Sarah Jordan (14) started a food drive when she was in Grade 1, after hearing a story about Daily Bread Food Bank and their Thanksgiving Food Drive, on CBC Radio. Now entering its 10th year, the food drive, run by Sarah and her sister Claire (11) has raised over 290,000 pounds of food and has involved thousands of students in Toronto (last year alone, [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017
Josh Matlow, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 22, St. Paul
Tue, May 23, 2017
Josh Matlow, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 22, St. Paul
Tue, May 23, 2017
Josh Matlow, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 22, St. Paul
Cities and residents will have more control over development decisions and community planning Toronto City Hall – Councillor Josh Matlow welcomed the elimination of the Ontario Municipal Board, to be replaced by the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal, announced by the Province this morning as a positive step toward greater local control of the planning process for Toronto. "These substantive reforms could finally put vital decisions about how our neighbourhoods will grow into the hands of local planners, communities and ultimately, local elected representatives," said Matlow. "I [...]
Tue, May 16, 2017
Josh Matlow, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 22, St. Paul
As you may know, the GTAA is currently undertaking temporary maintenance work on one of Pearson's busiest runways. Due to the change in airplane traffic patterns, there has been an increased interest in the Toronto Airspace Noise Review. With this in mind, the consultants at Helios have agreed to extend their review in order to allow all residents to submit their comments. Residents now have until the end of May, 2017 to submit their feedback by emailing TorontoAirspaceReview@askhelios.com. For more information about the review, please click here. [...]
Mon, May 01, 2017
Jaye Robinson, City Councillor Ward 25 – Don Valley West
Leadership on Housing and Transit Begins by Setting the Right PrioritiesI'm very concerned about how, while the mayor understandably calls on the Province for adequate funding for the significant transit and housing shortfalls in Toronto, I believe there have been decisions made at city hall that have not demonstrated thoughtful or competent management of these priorities from either a financial or social and urban planning policy perspective. Please click here for a video of a portion of my comments about this during last week's city council meeting while we were debating the closure of TCHC homes. Province Introduces Legislation to End Unlimited [...]
Mon, May 01, 2017
Josh Matlow, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 22, St. Paul
Dear Residents, For your information, here are the final illustrative panels of the designs for our two brand new City parks on Manor Road East (at the former Glebe Manor Lawn Bowling Club and the eastern portion of Manor Road United Church). I am happy to move forward with these plans, as mandated by the community. I'd like to thank all of the residents who helped shape the vision for these parks by attending my public meetings and writing to me with your feedback. Also, thank you to the appropriate City staff and design consultants for bringing the community's [...]
Mon, May 01, 2017
Josh Matlow, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 22, St. Paul
In my first term, based on what I was hearing from residents, I moved several motions urging the city to improve its response to residential infill construction sites and ensure that our neighbourhoods are protected and respected when undergoing development. In response, last year city staff developed a multi-faceted strategy to minimize the negative impacts of residential infill construction and streamline how the city deals with problem properties. Since the approval of this strategy, we've made significant headway in encouraging good construction practices and ensuring proper enforcement , including: A new introductory inspection to clarify the city's expectations with the builder A policy for [...]
Tue, Apr 18, 2017
Jaye Robinson, City Councillor Ward 25 – Don Valley West
Since 2015, I've championed the creation of a comprehensive strategy to improve safety on our roads. Last summer, City Council unanimously adopted Toronto's Road Safety Plan and since then, we've been implementing safety improvements on streets and at intersections across the entire city. In the coming months, we're focusing on improving safety for seniors, our most vulnerable road users. In 2016, 86 percent of pedestrian fatalities were aged 55 and older. With that in mind, city crews have been fast-tracking the creation of 12 Seniors Safety Zones across Toronto. These zones include improvements such as increasing walk times at traffic signals, reducing [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Jaye Robinson, City Councillor Ward 25 – Don Valley West

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