New mayor wants subways not streetcars
TTC will cost-out different options and report back in Jan
(Written for Town Crier Dec. 1)
Rob Ford at press conference Dec. 1, his first day as mayor. Photo by Kris Scheuer/Town Crier.
Transit City is dead.
So said Mayor Rob Ford on his first day in office Dec. 1.
The first task of the new TTC board will be to formally stop spending on the project we do not need anymore, said Ford.
“Transit City is over,” Ford told the media this afternoon. “Their second task will be to move forward on subway construction. I expect they will report back on options by the end of January.”
“We will re-focus our transit plan on subways not streetcars. And we will not build anymore tracks down the middle of our streets.”
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(Written Sept. 11 for Town Crier.)
Gary Walsh is running for his third attempt to be elected as a city councillor. Photo courtesy of Gary Walsh.
Gary Walsh is not happy with the representation of Councillor Paula Fletcher in Ward 30, so he’s running against her.
“I am running against Paula Fletcher. She is part of (Mayor) David Miller and the NDP cartel. And these people have to be stopped and sent packing and sent to power detox,” Walsh said.
“There’s been a total mismanagement of the city,” said the former paramedic who drives a taxi part time. “I am particularly annoyed at the Tuggs deal in the Beaches.”
He’s referring to city council’s approval of a 20-year sole source contract to George Foulidis owner of Tuggs Inc. that runs the Boardwalk Café in the Beaches.
He repeatedly called the city government corrupt in an interview from city hall Sept. 10.