WATCH: Mayor fights for Sheppard east subway
Now that council has confirmed its support of a subway extension on the Bloor-Danforth line, the focus is shifting to the Sheppard line.
The transportation minister hosted a transit town hall in Scarborough tonight to answer questions about plans to build an LRT on Sheppard towards the Scarborough Town Centre.
The mayor showed up, standing off to the side and shaking his head a couple of times as the minister listed benefits of an LRT.
Mayor Rob Ford said he came to the meeting to support subways. He has said that his next priorities will be subways on Sheppard and Finch.
Deputy mayor Norm Kelly, who stood by the mayor's side during the town hall, says the province has to fulfill the commitment it once made to build a full subway line on Sheppard.
But minister Glen Murray questions the cost of a subway. He told reporters that if the mayor is 'about writing cheques' he's 'extra happy.'
Kelly says he thinks with a federal election coming up in a couple of years, the city could get more money from Ottawa. If not, he says he would support a 0.5 per cent sales tax in Toronto to pay for the subway.