Candidate Profile: Josh Matlow


  • Josh Matlow has been a Toronto City Councillor since 2010. He represents the Ward of Toronto-St. Paul’s.
  • Matlow ran as an Ontario Liberal Party candidate in Dufferin-Peel-Wellington-Grey for the 2002 byelection.
  • He was a Toronto District School Board trustee between 2003 and 2010.
  • His father, Ted Matlow, was a federally appointed judge.
  • Prior to entering politics, Matlow was a co-director of an organization called Canadian Peace Alliance.
  • He was also a weekly contributor and co-host on AM 640 and CFRB.
  • Matlow’s senior office staff worked on various high profile Mayoral campaigns during the 2022 municipal election.

Key Themes

  • Community
    • Utilize schools as community centres on evenings and weekends to provide additional recreation programs and continuing education classes.
    • Keep Toronto Public Libraries open on Sundays.
  • Safety
    • Will establish a $115 million fund to address TTC Safety.
    • Redesign Toronto’s most dangerous intersections through the City Works Fund.
  • Transit
  • Reverse TTC cuts.
  • Environment
  • A $200 million investment to ensure Toronto can meet its TransformTO commitment to be net zero by 2040.
  • Housing
  • Invest $407.6 million to lower the cost of housing, support homeless residents and create more great places to live in neighbourhoods that include childcare, schools, infrastructure and parks.
  • Establish a new City agency that will allow Toronto to build housing at cost on City-owned lands. This will be funded through $300 million seed funding from the City.
  • Support tenants through an affordability program that will strengthen protections against fraudulent evictions & poorly maintained buildings.