Union Station Gets A Facelift, Mills For Mayor?, Sorbara is Back
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Union Station Gets A Facelift, Mills For Mayor?, Sorbara is Back

2006_5_24union.jpgUnion Station is getting a $100 million facelift. Commuters will not just be getting wider platforms but a whole new one when engineers and construction workers finish moving a sewer by 2008.
In other transit news, ridership is up all over the country but especially in the GTA. GTA ridership increased by 4% despite rising prices and crumbling infrastructure.
Council restricts garage sales to two a year. The reform was designed to take out those who were using residential garage sales as impromptu stores/flea markets. Now if they could move that fast on other issues of note….
Royson James proposes in his column that councillors be limited to three terms. We like the idea, many many many councillors and civic politicians take what seem like life-long terms at council and having a cheque on this would be healthy for democracy.
Dennis Mills is still pondering a run for mayor. Toronto area right-wingers must just be fed up with Jane Pitfield’s inability to light any kind of a fire under Mayor Miller.
Helen Kennedy gets the NDP nomination in Ward 20. Her old boss, Olivia Chow, backed her up which undoubtedly helped her win.
Greg Sorbara returns to Cabinet as Finance Minister and thankfully Harinder Takhar gets yanked from the Ministry of Transportation. Takhar has raised a lot of controversy over his business links and mishandled transportation issues like the tolls on the 407.
Councillors want to talk about protective shields in taxis. The Danforth bank bandit strikes again.