The federal government has announced gas tax funding municipalities get from Ottawa will now be permanent. The payout - $8.1 billion over 10 years.
Finance Minister Joe Oliver was at the Hillcrest TTC yard on Bathurst along with Mayor Rob Ford to make the announcement.
Oliver says this money would go towards infrastructure projects, which would create jobs.
Ford stressed the money is needed, pointing to Toronto getting $1 billion since 2005. He underlined how federal funding such as this helps in projects such as subway extensions. He repeated his commitment for a Scarborough subway.
Toronto's mayor avoided questions when walking out of the room, even if some were about the gas tax.