Extra, Extra: John Tory Calls Richmond Hill Subway Extension 'Irresponsible,' TDSB Considers Highrise Buildings For Schools, and Mississauga City Council To Suspend Uber
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Extra, Extra: John Tory Calls Richmond Hill Subway Extension ‘Irresponsible,’ TDSB Considers Highrise Buildings For Schools, and Mississauga City Council To Suspend Uber

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  • After Tuesday’s TTC shutdown fiasco, it’s no surprise that Mayor John Tory is opposing a Yonge subway extension to Richmond Hill until the city relieves congestion on the line for downtown commuters. The mayor said the extension would be “irresponsible” given the current state of commuting in the city’s core. “I said to him in all honesty…that we can’t possible contemplate expanding the Yonge Street subway north into Richmond Hill until we get some relief for the Yonge Street subway,” Tory told CP24.
  • “High school” is about to get a whole new meaning if the Toronto District School Board gets its way. The board is currently exploring the option of moving classrooms into highrise buildings, a move that could be in place as soon as 2024. It could be an inevitable choice in areas such as Yonge and Eglinton, where the population of students is growing but schools are already at capacity. The move, which would combine new developments with classrooms, would be the first of its kind in Canada.
  • Mississauga city council voted unanimously to halt Uber operations in the city until it can determine appropriate next steps for the ride-sharing service. “The debate about how to regulate [Uber] is not going away and we need to get it right,” Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie said in a statement. In Toronto last September, a similar battle ensued between Uber and City Council, with the ride-sharing company refusing to halt its services despite requests from the City to do so. Best of luck, Mississauga.

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