Josh Matlow respects our communities and is committed to investing in strong neighbourhoods through social development plans. His evidence-based approach to fixing our city gives Torontonians the respect they deserve.
WALIED KHOGALI ALI
Community Leader, Toronto Centre
I believe Josh is the best Mayor for the times we are in. Josh has integrity and the most credible track record of action, inclusion and practical ideas to tackle the real problems Toronto has today. He has the energy and optimism to inspire all of us to care about our city, too, and to do what we can to make Toronto a place we are proud of
Former Minister of Education, MP, MPP and Executive Director, Daily Bread Food Bank
I’ve known Josh for many years. I have seen his hard work, persistence and fearlessness up close. He cares passionately about Toronto, and has presented a strong vision for our city. Josh has the energy and commitment to make it happen.
Former Scarborough East City Councillor & Budget Chief under Mayor David Miller
Both my wife and I are impressed with Josh's passion for helping his constituents and his knowledge of what it takes to get results from local government. His common sense approach to problem solving makes him the leader Toronto needs. I can't think of a better candidate for Mayor.
Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni & Sportsnet Broadcaster
Josh's passion is to fight for the people of Toronto. No matter the issue, he dives into the details to gather all the facts. With his extensive experience on Council, he knows the history, knows what hasn't worked, and knows how to take us all forward together!
Chair, Armenian National Committee of Toronto
Josh leads with integrity. As my City Councillor for 12 years, he has worked tirelessly for residents, solving problems by bringing people together. He has a compelling and fully costed vision for a better Toronto. Josh Matlow is the Mayor our city needs right now.
Toronto urgently needs intelligent, creative leadership. Josh loves his city and knows City Hall. He is whip-smart and not locked in to any one party's agenda, which allowshim to be flexible and inventive in dealing with our present and future. We’d be lucky to
have him as Mayor.
GUY GAVRIEL KAY
Author and Toronto resident
Josh is a progressive whose heart is in the right place. He also has a well-developed ability to think priorities through. When a goal is important, Josh won’t cave in the face of resistance that is based on faulty evidence
Pedestrian and Cycling Safety Advocate
Josh wants to see this city succeed, and his plan is for all of Toronto. As an Indigenous Torontonian, I’m supporting him for these reasons. Along with his solidarity on a number of Indigenous issues, Josh has come to our events showing full support of our communities. I’m asking Toronto to choose the right candidate in this upcoming election. I’m choosing Josh Matlow.
From affordable housing and transit improvements to environmental sustainability and community engagement, Josh has a proven track record of effective leadership. His ability to bring diverse voices together will ensure that Toronto thrives under his leadership. Vote for Josh as our next Mayor and let’s transform Toronto into a city that works for everyone.
Former Executive VP, Barrick Gold Corp. & Past President, Ontario Liberal Party
I have seen the commitment Josh has brought to communities we have represented together. He will bring the same dedication to the whole city as Mayor. Josh connects with diverse communities in Thorncliffe and Flemingdon Parks and has been the strongest voice to keep the Science Centre in the community. Josh is the Mayor Toronto needs.
HON. ROB OLIPHANT
Member of Parliament, Don Valley West
I support Josh Matlow for Mayor because, for the last few years as a councillor, he has clearly responded to the key issues facing Toronto with intelligent and workable solutions. Josh is in the fight for Toronto for the long term, and he is someone you can trust to do the right thing.
Former Mayor of Toronto
Josh is a good friend, but beyond that, he is a great candidate for Toronto Mayor. He really does want what is best for Toronto. He knows what the problems are and has good ideas on how to fix them. And, he has figured out how to pay for those fixes. It doesn't get better than that.
SHARON HAMPSON & BRAM MORRISON
I met Josh through my work in Little Jamaica. He not only talks the talk of wanting to see Little Jamaica thrive, but shows up for community meetings, moves motions in Council and follows up with City staff when things seem a little too quiet. His solutions-oriented mindset will serve Toronto well as we face the many crises currently impacting the city.
Little Jamaica Community Advocate
Josh has never been afraid to speak truth to power. He has been at the forefront trying to make Toronto better for its residents. Now, he has a credible plan to revitalize public services, be honest when it comes to city finances and foster confidence in civic administration. It’s a difficult task. But Josh has the energy and determination to do the job as your new Mayor.
Former President, Ontario Liberal Party & Former Ontario Finance Minister
Josh is my local city councillor and the man who created the pathway for the Afro Caribbean Farmers' Market. He removed many obstacles and provided the resources not often afforded to people in my community to make good things happen. He is my choice and the only real solution Toronto has to be the great city we all know it can be.
Founder, Afro-Caribbean Farmers' Market
We need a Mayor who is passionate about realizing Toronto's potential. From youth to seniors, community spaces to affordable housing, Josh has a plan for the city and a concrete plan for how to pay for the plan. I enthusiastically endorse Josh and look forward to working with him as our Mayor.
HON. CAROLYN BENNETT
MP, Toronto-St. Paul’s
I've worked with Josh for 10 years through a worsening homelessness and housing emergency. I'm glad to endorse him as Mayor. He has shown enormous commitment on these issues and has never wavered by calling out injustices within City Hall that have seriously harmed people.
Long-time street nurse and housing advocate
This is a turning-point election for Toronto. We need a leader with experience, integrity and a demonstrated track record. We need a Mayor with the policy smarts and the gumption to stand up for Toronto. Josh is the best candidate on every point.
Past President of United Way and Conference Board of Canada
Our next Mayor must halt the decline of our city and bring energy and optimism to address our urgent need for a safer, more affordable city that works. I believe Josh Matlow is the only candidate who meets this moment. It is my honour to endorse him for this vital leadership role.
Member of Parliament for Don Valley East
Josh has always been a passionate advocate for the environment. As Earthroots campaign director, he fought to protect the Oak Ridges Moraine and create the Greenbelt. As a school trustee, he helped create the Eco Schools program, and as a City Councillor was the leading voice against the Gardiner Expressway rebuild and has been a strong advocate for our City’s ravine system.
His environmental platform is by far the most ambitious and comprehensive of the candidates vying to lead Toronto. His transit, active transportation, greenhouse gas reduction and greenspace plans are fully funded and will deliver real positive change for Torontonians.
Ecologist and Former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
Josh Matlow brings to the table a balanced approach, a willingness to listen and share ideas, the ability to negotiate, an understanding of municipal politics and, most importantly, the desire to solve problems, not create them. In other words, we need good government, not false promises. Good government is what Josh offers. Josh has my vote.
Retired MPP and Cabinet Minister
Josh Matlow's proposed Community Health and Safety fund just makes sense. Addressing the complex root causes of violence and anti-social behaviour – poverty, racism, and trauma – will make our neighbourhoods safer and provide opportunities for vulnerable and at-risk Torontonians. It would be a crime not to vote for Josh Matlow!
ELIZABETH J. DUNCAN
Award-winning mystery author
Josh is the right Mayor for this city and has demonstrated through his time on Council and his mayoral election campaign to be a champion for Black communities in Toronto. As the co-founder of an organization dedicated to community safety and the mother of a son who fell victim to gun crime, Josh's plan to ensure that our police service focus on core legislated responsibilities for effective policing, including assistance to victims of crime, is what is required. His plan to make public safety a holistic community effort will provide the balance we need for community well-being.
Co-Founder of Positive Change Toronto Initiative
I voted for Josh to end the rebuild of the Gardiner Expressway east and redirect more than $500 million to transit, bike lanes, housing and parks. No other city is building waterfront elevated highways. Don’t upload it; rebuild it on the ground!
The City of Toronto needs an experienced, hard working, visionary mayor with statesmanship quality to lead Canada’s largest City and its economic engine. That is why I am supporting Josh Matlow in this Toronto mayoral election campaign.
Former parliamentarian and Ontario Minister
As a young family, we want to see investments in city services like libraries, the arts and culture. We also want to see Council take the climate crisis seriously. This is why our family is voting for Josh Matlow. Josh gets it. He's the Mayor we need.
GURPREET KAUR AHLUWALIA
Thank you for bringing the issues of refugees to the City Council. This shows how much you care for the community, how much you hear the community’s concerns and how much you want to bring change. I hope you win and I hope you become the next Mayor of the City of Toronto.
Ethiopian Association of the GTA
This city desperately needs someone who will take on the structural failures within the city head on. That’s why I’m supporting Josh Matlow for Mayor of Toronto – a guy who’s got ideas! I’m endorsing Josh Matlow and I encourage you to do the same.
Project Manager and Designer