Michael Prue

Toronto MPP supports Gateway Hub plan for east-end commuters

A Toronto-area MPP endorses a Metrolinx initiative that he says would reduce east-end Toronto transit-users’ commuting time to downtown. Introduced in 2008, the “Big Move” was a 25-year plan from Metrolinx to develop and integrate elements of transit in the GTA to improve accessibility and commuting times. Under the initiative, for example, commuters could use the Danforth GO Train station (located on the east side of Main Street south of Danforth Avenue) as a “Gateway Hub” or quick connection to the TTC Bloor-Danforth subway line (just up the street at the TTC Main Street).

Prorogation a real Page turner

Liam Donnelly knows the names, faces, portfolios and ridings of all 107 Ontario MPPs. He’s not a high-powered political figure or a lifelong bureaucrat. Donnelly is 13 and served as a Parliamentary Page.

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Wynne, Prue, Tabuns doing the ‘Queen’s Park Shuffle’

Wynne, who represents Don Valley West, was provincial education minister from 2006 until just last year, when McGuinty moved her to the transportation portfolio. Now she’ll serve as minister of Aboriginal Affairs as well as minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

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East York sticks with its MPPs

Liberal Kathleen Wynne lived up to her name, winning with 24,454 votes or 58.3 per cent of the vote in Don Valley West. She easily defeated Andrea Mandel-Campbell, bringing in nearly twice as many votes as the 11,626 claimed by the Conservative candidate.