Apr 17, 2019
By Christine Ross
Toronto city council is expected to vote on a staff report today that recommends the city contribute 4 billion dollars to help pay for the province’s new almost $30 billion transit plan. That funding decision will be made only if Premier Doug Ford’s proposal is considered viable. But councillor Josh Matlow, among others, question what expert told the Premier to build a 3-stop subway using the same dollars already designated to build 24 LRT stations for Scarborough. Mayor John Tory says the city should consider giving $4 billion toward the new provincial proposal if the plan meets council’s approval. City council voted to approve making the King Street pilot project permanent. It gives priority to streetcars between Bathurst and Jarvis.