Mar 28, 2017

By Christine Ross

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It’s a big day at Toronto City Council. After Mayor John Tory’s executive committee voted in favour of the one-stop Scarborough subway extension, it’s now up to council to rubber stamp the project that carries a price tag of $3.35 billion. The original cost was $2 billion. And it’s that cost overrun that has critics saying they’ll continue to push for the alternative LRT system. Monday night both sides squared off at a Scarborough transit meeting: pro-subway vs pro-LRT. Critics like Councillor Janet Davis, fear the cost could soar to $5 billion dollars. Mayor John Tory has a message for opponents, “the debate is over.” Today marks city council’s 9th subway vote and Mayor Tory says it will deal with subway alignment and the construction of a bus station. He’s adamant LRT’s are not on the agenda.

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