Toronto City Council Votes Landmark Transit Deal with Province


"Toronto city council has voted to adopt four transit projects designed by the Doug Ford government. Council voted 22 to 3 in favor after an hours-long debate at city hall on Tuesday.

The Mayor’s Executive Committee recommended the council approve a deal hashed out between the Ford government and city and TTC staff. It would see the province, with aid from the federal government, pay for nearly $30 billion in expansion projects in exchange for the city adopting its transit plan.

The plan approved by the council contains other features of Ford’s transit vision, such as a subway extension dubbed the “Ontario Line” as well as three additional stations that would bring subway service to the city’s eastern suburbs.

Toronto Mayor John Tory described the newly adopted deal as good for the city in a twitter posting shared after the council vote."

Click here to read the full article by Matthew Bingley for Global News.

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