The Toronto Star: Mayor responds to STOP and blasts Metrolinx's lack of public consultation

Updated: Jul 17



David Rider from the Toronto Star reports: "Tory told his executive committee Wednesday he strongly supports transit expansion, but if Metrolinx officials don’t like being “left with a degree of uncertainty,” as deadlines loom to sign construction contracts, they should “speed up the work” answering questions and concerns from residents and city council.


The mayor made the remarks after Mount Dennis residents repeated pleas for the province to bury a planned elevated section of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension. City staff said Metrolinx hadn’t responded to a past council request to look at that option.

Metrolinx is “certainly not up to, and accustomed to, the standards we set for public consultation in anything we do, whether it’s transit or not,” the mayor said."


Full article: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2022/06/07/mayor-blasts-metrolinx-over-lack-of-public-consultation-on-transit-plans.html