ELECTION DAY IS OCTOBER 22, 2018
Josh Matlow lives in Midtown with his wife Melissa and daughter Molly. As our St. Paul's School Trustee for two terms, and now serving his second term as our City Councillor, Josh has worked tirelessly and skillfully to deliver results for our community since 2003.
As a City Councillor, he’s followed through on his commitment to improve, beautify and expand our green space, parks, schools, playgrounds and streetscape and to work closely with neighbourhood residents to foster a strong sense of community.
Josh has stood with residents to fight inappropriate development and put a focus on necessary social services and infrastructure. He’s initiated new local BIAs, supported small businesses and advocates every day to make our neighbourhood streets safer.
On Council, Josh has taken a leadership role as a voice of reason on the issues that matter most to residents in Midtown and across Toronto- knowing that thoughtful, creative and evidence-based decisions deliver real results.
He’s championing the Relief Subway Line to ease overcrowding on the Yonge Line while fighting the wasteful Bloor-Danforth “1-stop subway” extension which would unnecessarily add more than $1 billion in debt and property taxes, while providing poorer service.
He successfully moved motions at Council to finally free Toronto from the OMB, gained new protections for tenants by initiating the RentSafe program and fights against unfair Above the Guideline rent increases as the Chair of the City's Tenant Issues Committee to make our city more affordable.
Josh has taken a comprehensive approach to fighting gridlock by leading initiatives on traffic light synchronization, clearing clogged traffic lanes and improving transit.
He has spearheaded strategies to support our city’s vulnerable youth, initiated the Toronto Seniors Strategy to create an Age-Friendly City, champions heritage preservation and the creation of a Toronto Museum, led the fight for rail safety on the CP line and challenges city hall to improve community-focused planning and public realm initiatives for neighbourhoods facing new developments.
Let’s return our community advocate to City Hall!