Jul 13, 2012
By Scott Walker
Toronto’s Deputy Mayor is on the defensive after he declared during yesterday’s council meeting the busy streets of the city’s downtown core are not the best place to raise a family.
Doug Holyday’s remarks came during a heated exchange on the council floor over whether developers should be required to include three-bedroom units in new developments.
Trinity Spadina Councillor Adam Vaughan proposed the idea. He says he doesn’t know why the deputy mayor would want to ban children in the downtown core, saying kids are part of what makes the great city we live in.
Holyday later explained he is not trying to dictate where people raise their children, but believes it is not the city’s place to force developers to build large units to accommodate them.