Transit is a critical issue for all Torontonians. Whether you take the subway, the bus or the streetcar, we all know it’s about moving people quickly and comfortably across every neighbourhood in this city. I believe that Torontonians need the facts about the plans, the costs, the timeline and the funding sources.
Earlier in February I supported the alternate plan put forward by Councillor Stintz that proposed that the Eglinton LRT come above ground east of the Don River. I also supported the proposal to study the viability of the Sheppard subway extension.
As much as I disagreed with TTC General Manager Gary Webster over the location of the Ashbridges Bay Storage Yard and the Gerrard India Festival fees for re-routing the streetcars, I was strongly opposed to how the TTC Commission conducted itself in dismissing him ‘without just cause.’
As a City Councillor I rely on dependable information and analysis from staff every day, from statistics on 311 calls to briefings from the Auditor General. Their ability to report and write reports without fear of reprisal is critical to good governance, and a transparent and accountable public service.
I will continue to monitor the transit issues and plans as they emerge at City Hall.