Please see below my update to you on some upcoming local meetings and an opportunity to be on the Build Toronto board. As always, please feel very welcome to contact me if I can ever be of assistance to you and your family.
In addition, I'd like to thank each of you who took the time to congratulate us on the birth of our daughter Molly. Melissa and I are so deeply appreciative of the kind and supportive community we have around us. I think about this every day.
And most importantly, winter weather has arrived and it's getting very cold out there. If you see a fellow Torontonian living outside and in need of support, please call 311. If it's an emergency, you can call 911.
Rathnelly Community Consultation
On Wednesday, January 23rd, the Rathnelly Area Residents Association (RARA) will be hosting a community consultation meeting to update local residents on the following:
- Repair or replacement of the mural on the MacPherson Street railway overpass
- Beautification of the area in front of the parking lot on MacPherson
- Keeping the Pump Park a convivial meeting place for all residents
The meeting will be from 7 pm to 9 pm at Huron Public School, 57 Huron Street. I will be attending this meeting along with City staff to respond to questions on these items or any other priority.
Reminder: Metrolinx Public Roundtable Meetings
Next month, Metrolinx will be hosting public roundtable meetings regarding The Big Move, a plan to rebuild transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. For more information on the Toronto meeting dates, please visit http://www.bigmove.ca/roundtable. Improving our city and region's transportation network is an issue I have actively worked on for a long time and I support the direction Metrolinx is taking with The Big Move. To read more about my advocacy for improved and expanded transportation, please click here.
Other Upcoming Local Meetings
Hosting and attending community meetings and other events in Ward 22 is very important to me to both engage and inform residents. I am always very pleased to update residents on local issues and on policy decisions made by City Council. Over the past two years, I've hosted meetings on subjects ranging from transit and the City budget to traffic safety and small business priorities. In the next few weeks, I'll be meeting with various local groups and residents on issues such as:
- A condominium board meeting at 70 Roehampton Avenue to discuss local issues such as traffic, better maintenance at the new North Toronto Collegiate Institute field, and surrounding development applications
- Visiting Yorkminster Park Baptist Church's Out of the Cold Program to meet guests, volunteers and staff
- Various tenants of Ward 22 to discuss property standards, maintenance, and security concerns
- Local residents regarding Oriole Park
- To check on upcoming Ward 22 public meetings at anytime, please visit my calendar on my website at www.joshmatlow.ca. To learn about the status of every development proposal in our area, I've created an interactive map, that includes details and reports as I receive them, to ensure you're informed.
My schedule fills up quickly, so please contact my office as early as possible if you'd like me to attend your local meeting to address questions, concerns and if you need my assistance.
Happy 90th Anniversary, Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church!
This January marks Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church's 90th anniversary of worship in their current building. I would like to congratulate them on this milestone and thank the congregation for their dedication to public service and good work in our community. For more information, please visit http://mprbc.org/.
Build Toronto Citizen Appointments
In my opinion, Build Toronto could use more people who are dedicated to genuine public consultation and community building. As part of Toronto's commitment to civic engagement, the City is seeking residents who are at least 18 years of age to serve as members of the Build Toronto Board of Directors. There are 7 positions available and applications may be submitted until 4:30 pm on Monday, February 11, 2013. For further information, please visit http://www.toronto.ca/public-appointments/opportunities.htm.
For ongoing council and community information, along with a calendar of events, please visit www.joshmatlow.ca.