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Public wants more transit now says Toronto Mayor John Tory

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LONDON, Eng., March 10, 2020 – Yesterday Toronto Mayor John Tory made a statement in support of Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s request for more federal funding for public transit projects.

“The public has been clear they want more transit now,” said Tory.

The Mayor goes on to say that “All three governments – the City of Toronto, the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada – have publicly committed to getting on with building new transit and upgrading our existing transit system.”

Tory commends the Ontario government, saying their “almost $30 billion transit expansion in Toronto – which includes the Scarborough Subway Extension, Eglinton West LRT and the Ontario Line – is coupled with the City of Toronto investment of more than $6 billion into our existing transit system for new subways, new subway signal systems, new buses, new streetcars, and station upgrades.”

Toronto’s Mayor calls the Ontario government’s announcement “a step forward” toward the work needed to get the Scarborough Extension and Eglinton West LRT built.

Mayor Tory goes on to say that building transit is “the best way to protect Toronto’s success and to respond to the growth we are seeing as North America’s fastest growing city.”

Tory also asserted that the federal government has been a strong partner, committed to building and investing in Toronto’s transit system and that he hopes “that will continue with additional investments (as per the request of the Ford government) in transit capital and state-of-good repair work.”

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