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They didn't want an independent panel to review the idea, which council originally endorsed three years ago.
Ford notwithstanding, there's still a February byelection that could turn into a de facto referendum on road tolls and budget issues.
Also on the agenda: ranked ballots and poverty reduction.
With $1.8 billion in additional costs to the City, we're owed an opportunity to re-visit the decision.
Road tolls and other taxes don't do anything for the TTC's operating budget. That's a problem.
A city museum and store are among the ideas to move into the 19th century building.
Toronto needs significant budget remedies. But first council needs to fix itself.
It's about ideology, not good policymaking.
Toronto actually has multiple City budgets! Think of this as the secret one that no one talks about.
Remember when the mayor seemed to accuse Scarborough subway opponents of racism? We asked for records to learn how that happened.
Hillary, escape! You could run in a potential upcoming Scarborough council by-election or something.
On the first day of council, we take on the multi-billion dollar SmartTrack package.
Every month, Torontoist reads the Toronto City Council agenda details so you don't have to.
When City staff don't feel they have the freedom to offer professional advice without consequences, the process is compromised.
Other potential transit lines can get better value for money and serve more riders.
Reduced to six new stations, there are limited development opportunities at most of the sites.
It has political support, but it's still an unfunded plan with billions in questionable assumptions.
We make sense of the report with billions of dollars' worth of implications for Toronto's transit future. (You can suggest your annotations too!)