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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!)
While $1.25 billion is a lot of money, it's the price for prudent Port Lands planning.
On Metro Morning, the mayor makes claims about his SmartTrack campaign promises that don't match up with reality.
His critics aren't the mayor, and they've mostly been right in their criticisms.
Steve Munro provides in-depth analysis on the latest transit report, which sees Toronto take on substantial risk for six SmartTrack stations.
The mayor's evolving stance on selling off Toronto Hydro seems like a game of Twister Tory.
There's a lot of documents to go through.
Glenn De Baeremaeker (Ward 38, Scarborough Centre) and MPP Brad Duguid say the proposed route is unacceptable, as it would affect too many residents.
John Tory tries to have it both ways when it's pointed out his preferred ward boundaries would split up the Beach.
It might take a special meeting to give the overdue report consideration.
Local democracy is messy, but it needs to be accessible.