Fed up with the TTC? Issues facing commuters on a daily basis were the subject of an event called “FundTheTTC Day of Action.”
Train rescuer and historian slams plan to build $4b one-stop Scarborough subway. Jason Shron, of Rapido Trains Inc., also believes LRT is more important in Scarborough, not subways or streetcars.
The second round of public consultation on the Scarborough subway extension, approved in 2013, was held on Monday and showcased nine corridors being considered.
The 2014 Toronto Mayoral Race may be well underway, but for Scarborough residents, it’s only just beginning. Scarborough has become the central topic of a heavy debate involving transportation, and it’s pretty clear that the…
The debate over Scarborough’s transit future isn’t over yet. Coun. Josh Matlow raised the still-controversial Scarborough subway extension at last week’s budget debate at City Hall, calling it an expensive mistake.
Coun. Paul Ainslie’s ongoing differences with Mayor Rob Ford blew wide open during the Oct. 9 city council vote on the Scarborough subway, but the councillor says he will not be “bullied” by the mayor.
“I have never tolerated bullies and I have always taught my three children to do the same,” he said.
Toronto city council voted yesterday to pay for its share of the Scarborough subway extension with a 1.6-per cent property tax increase. The increase is to be phased in over three years: 0.5 per cent in each of the first two years and 0.6 per cent in the third.
Gary and Lena Do say they’re worried renewed talk of a new subway line downtown will derail any proposal for a Scarborough subway extension. The couple, who own James White and Sons Flowers, say they and other Scarborough residents and business owners have been waiting a long time for a Scarborough subway, and they want to see it boost their business.
The federal government made an announcement on Sept. 23 supporting the new Scarborough subway extension. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty confirmed that Ottawa agreed to contribute $660 million towards the city’s Scarborough transit plans.
Scarborough transit users are torn on the province’s recently announced subway extension plan. On one hand, improved transit of any sort would be a welcome thing, but on the other, the proposed two-stop subway extension to Scarborough City Centre might not be enough.