LRT Agreement Passed at City Council
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's clamour for subways, subways, subways has failed again at city hall.
City council voted 30 to 11 in favour of the master agreement with the TTC and Metrolinx, to build light rail on Sheppard East, Eglinton and Finch West and the Scarborough RT. It should be complete by 2020.
The TTC will be operating the lines, but Metrolinx will still maintain ownership.
The project is getting $8.4-billion in provincial funding, which the treasury board is expected to approve this month.
During the meeting, Mayor Rob Ford couldn't resist fighting for subways one last time, telling council they were making a big mistake if they supported light rail.
Details of the deal will become public once everything is finalized.