Proposed Provincial Subway Upload - Updates
Doug Ford's plan to take control of our subway system is a political slogan in search of a solution, and we must work together to stop it.
Where we build transit connects directly to how we build and plan our neighbourhoods, and the TTC is central to our ability to create an equitable and liveable city for all. If the Province breaks apart the TTC, they take away our ability to design and build our city.
The TTC is a complex network involving 4 rapid transit lines, 570 bus routes, 10 streetcar routes, wheel-trans, and 570 million annual riders. It's a network that only works if it is owned and operated as one.
As the largest city in this country, as the economic engine of this province and country, our ability to own and operate our transit system is central to our success. The TTC belongs to the residents of Toronto, and it should stay that way.
The solution to improving our transit system is not for the Province to control it. The solution is for the Province to properly fund it.
Last month at City Council, Councillor Matlow and I moved a motion calling for a public education campaign on the risks of the proposed subway upload. The motion to waive referral lost, which means that it has been sent back down to Executive Committee for consideration.
Share your opposition to the subway upload by writing to Executive Committee, or making a deputation on March 21st. Click here for more information on submitting comments and signing up to speak at Committee.