Poor Old Toronto Ontario. A confused and confusing council has voted to toss the Scarborough Light Rail Transit plan, fully funded, environmentally approved and $85 million already spent. In its place, Scarborough dwellers are being offered the unfunded dream of a subway that would be much more costly and slow to build… if it ever gets built at all.
Is this really what the people of Scarborough want? Hard to believe.
Harder to believe: that the rest of Canada will want to pay the cost difference. But that’s what even the Mayor says. No federal funding, no subway. Can Ford get the money from Harper this way? He might get the promise of money, but Scarborough won’t ride far on political promises.
Provincial promises, same thing. Ford’s promise to keep a subway tax increase to $5 a household? Already being, um, restated.
As usual, P.O.T.O. is going nowhere fast.