Greg Sorbara, Anne Golden, Cathy Crowe and David Soknacki endorse Josh Matlow for Mayor of Toronto

Prominent Toronto leaders say Matlow is the candidate who meets the moment

Toronto, June 9, 2023 – Mayoral candidate Josh Matlow today announced four prominent Torontonions who are proud to endorse him for Mayor of Toronto. The array of leaders, including a former provincial finance minister and a housing advocate, underlined Matlow’s ability to fight for Toronto, his fiscally responsible plans and his ability to win this race as reasons he has secured their unanimous support.

"Josh has never been afraid to speak truth to power. He has been at the forefront trying to make Toronto better for its residents,” said Greg Sorbara, Former President, Ontario Liberal Party and Former Ontario Finance Minister. “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.” 

"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 gumption to stand up for Toronto. Josh is the best candidate on every point,” said Anne Golden, past president of United Way and Conference Board of Canada.

"I've worked with Josh for 10 years through a worsening homelessness and housing emergency. I'm glad to endorse him as Mayor,” said Cathy Crowe, long-time street nurse and housing advocate. “He has shown enormous commitment on these issues and has never wavered by calling out injustices within City Hall that have seriously harmed people."

“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,” said David Socknacki, former Scarborough East City Councillor and Budget Chief under Mayor David Miller.

Advance voting in the Toronto byelection for Mayor of our city runs June 8-13, 2023. Torontonians looking to choose their next leader should look to the momentum behind Josh Matlow’s campaign to build a city that works. Matlow meets the moment. 

“We all have different backgrounds and expertise, but we share a belief that a better Toronto is possible. Toronto needs to fix its billion-dollar budget hole, stand up to Doug Ford and get back on track. I love this city and I look forward to serving as your Mayor,” said Matlow.

To learn more about Josh Matlow’s mayoral campaign to make Toronto a city that works, the safe, affordable, livable city that we all know it can be, please visit