Sunday, January 29, 2012

Mayor Rob Ford had no authority to cancel Transit City, lawyers say - thestar.com

Toronto News: Mayor Rob Ford had no authority to cancel Transit City, lawyers say - thestar.com: "A report by a respected Toronto law firm says Mayor Rob Ford exceeded his legal authority when he cancelled Transit City without city council approval.

Councillor Joe Mihevc, who solicited the legal opinion, will release it publicly on Monday."

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

The TTC | Together Toronto

The TTC | Together Toronto: "TTC ridership is the highest it’s ever been, with 502 million transit rides predicted next year. This means hundreds of millions of fewer car trips, cleaner air and less gridlock in the City. What a success story!

Imagine the increased gridlock and damage to our environment if those TTC riders drove their cars instead."

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Oil Trolls get elected for the purpose of making #transit worse

Let’s save transit from disaster this year | The Grid TO: "In 2011, the Ford administration turned public transit into a multi-billion-dollar boondoggle. Toronto's New Year's resolution must focus on fixing this TTC mess."

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Save Transit City

Save Transit City: "On the day he took office Rob Ford canceled Transit City, a project to build fast, reliable and affordable light rail transit (LRT) in the areas of Toronto that need it most: the suburbs. The province has $8.7 billion to spend on three rapid transit lines on Finch West, Sheppard East and Eglinton, a plan that would cost Toronto $0."

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Fighting for the TTC: Meet CodeRedTO | cityscape | Torontoist

Fighting for the TTC: Meet CodeRedTO | cityscape | Torontoist: "For all of their concerns about Rob Ford and his approach to governance, many on the progressive side of Toronto do credit the mayor with one thing: he’s sparked a wave of activism and community engagement this city hasn’t seen in years. Helping to lead the charge against some of Ford’s more headline-grabbing plans last year was CodeBlueTO, a group of citizens who became very concerned when Ford brother Doug started musing about scrapping existing plans for waterfront revitalization in favour of Ferris wheels and monorails. Building on a network of concerned residents that had developed over the past decade or more, as those original plans were developed, CodeBlueTO launched a website, hashtag, petition, and public information campaign that helped turn the tide against the Ford brothers and let to a unanimous vote by city council to endorse the existing planning framework."

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