News from our Councillors

Making Neighbourhood Road Safety a PriorityKeeping residents safe on our streets is a serious concern in our community and in neighbourhoods across our city. I was grateful that Toronto & East York Community Council supported my motion requesting Transportation Services Staff to report on measures we can take to improve pedestrian safety, including paved speed limit markings and zebra crossings. Visual cues, beyond street signs, are used in cities all over the world to reinforce the message that drivers must slow down on residential streets and expect pedestrians at intersections.I also successfully moved a motion at Council requesting the police [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017
Josh Matlow, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 22, St. Paul
Toronto's ravine system is unlike any other ravine system in the world. We are fortunate to have a significant amount of these ravines within Ward 25. You can see a map here. The neighbourhoods of Ward 25, however, were also some of the most impacted by the ice storm of December, 2013 – consequently, damaging our ravines. Toronto's Parks, Forestry and Recreation, City Planning and Toronto Water have been working with the Toronto and Regional Conservation Authority to implement and develop a Toronto Ravine Strategy. This strategy focuses on the protection, investment, connections and celebration of our ravines through partnership efforts. The [...]
Mon, Oct 30, 2017
Jaye Robinson, City Councillor Ward 25 – Don Valley West
In my role as the Chair of Public Works, I'm happy to advise that Toronto Water has launched a new public education campaign to change behaviour and raise awareness about items that shouldn't be put down the drain. Every day, many items are flushed down toilets or poured down the drain that should not be. Examples of items that could cause serious damage include fat, oil, grease, wipes and dental floss. Putting these items down the drain or toilet could cause: Damage or blockages to home plumbing, which may lead to basement flooding. Damage or blockages to the City's sewer pipes located under the [...]
Fri, Oct 27, 2017
Jaye Robinson, City Councillor Ward 25 – Don Valley West
Based on feedback I received from residents, I moved several motions directing 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, 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. As part of this strategy, Toronto Building has created an infill development website with information on how to be a good neighbour during the construction process and how the city effectively responds to and addresses complaints about construction sites. Furthermore, if you [...]
Wed, Oct 25, 2017
Jaye Robinson, City Councillor Ward 25 – Don Valley West
Based on feedback I received from residents, I moved several motions directing 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, 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. As part of this strategy, Toronto Building has created an infill development website with information on how to be a good neighbour during the construction process and how the city effectively responds to and addresses complaints about construction sites. Furthermore, if you [...]
Mon, Oct 23, 2017
Jaye Robinson, City Councillor Ward 25 – Don Valley West
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
Josh Matlow, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 22, St. Paul
At the beginning of this term, I spearheaded the development of Toronto's first-ever comprehensive and city-wide Road Safety Plan. The City has now embarked on a five year commitment to make real changes to our roads to make them safer for everyone. On the first day of school, I unveiled the City's latest measure to improve road safety – our School Safety Zones. By the end of the year, we will have 22 School Safety Zones in place, with another 20 in 2018 and each year after that. The School Safety Zones feature: New school zone safety signs with flashing beacons School zone pavement [...]
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
Jaye Robinson, City Councillor Ward 25 – Don Valley West
Unprecedented Action Toward Preserving Midtown Toronto's Heritage Approved at City Council!As part of the Midtown in Focus study, I'm very happy to announce that my colleagues supported Staff recommendations to include an unprecedented list of 258 main street properties on the City's Heritage Register at Council this week. This represents the largest number of properties ever recommended for heritage protection in a single report brought forward at City Hall in Toronto's history. This report is the result of a huge undertaking by Heritage Preservation staff to evaluate the historic and cultural merit of each of these properties. I was delighted [...]
Fri, Oct 06, 2017
Josh Matlow, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 22, St. Paul
Dear residents, I heard from many of you in the last day that you were disappointed that the City's splash pads were not operational with unseasonably high temperatures expected to continue. That's why I am delighted to share with you that we successfully advocated to have the vast majority of the City's splash pads turned back on for the weekend. The General Manager of Parks informed my office this afternoon that they will be able to reset the timers on pads by the end of the day tomorrow! While most pads will [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Josh Matlow, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 22, St. Paul
Wed, Sep 20, 2017
Josh Matlow, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 22, St. Paul

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