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Mayoral hopeful could reopen Scarborough subway debate
Former councillor David Soknacki says he'd consider going back to LRT
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An old transit debate may once again be rearing its ugly head.

The city has gone back and forth on whether subways or light rail is the way to go for Scarborough. Right now, the subway is little more than an approved idea.

But mayoral candidate David Soknacki says he doesn't think subways are the way to go in Scarborough.

"I think that what is best for the communities of Scarborough in that area is light rail," he told Newstalk 1010's Mark Towhey.   The former city councillor is familiar with Scarborough - he represented one of the two Scarborough east wards for years.

Soknacki argues in favour of light rail, partly because it will serve more people. "It's more stops rather than less."

He told Towhey that if elected, he would consider going back to the initial plan for an LRT, which would move the project forward.

"All of the agreements are done, all of the studies are done," he says. "That stuff is the closest thing you'll get to shovel-ready."

And because the light rail transit plan is fully funded, he says the city could lower taxes or use that money to fund other transit projects.

"The agreements are there to pay for it."

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An old transit debate may once again be rearing its ugly head.

The city has gone back and forth on whether subways or light rail is the way to go for Scarborough. Right now, the subway is little more than an approved idea.

But mayoral candidate David Soknacki says he doesn't think subways are the way to go in Scarborough.

"I think that what is best for the communities of Scarborough in that area is light rail," he told Newstalk 1010's Mark Towhey.   The former city councillor is familiar with Scarborough - he represented one of the two Scarborough east wards for years.

Soknacki argues in favour of light rail, partly because it will serve more people. "It's more stops rather than less."

He told Towhey that if elected, he would consider going back to the initial plan for an LRT, which would move the project forward.

"All of the agreements are done, all of the studies are done," he says. "That stuff is the closest thing you'll get to shovel-ready."

And because the light rail transit plan is fully funded, he says the city could lower taxes or use that money to fund other transit projects.

"The agreements are there to pay for it."

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