Mayoral Candidate John Tory issues the following statement ahead of City Council’s vote on the EglintonConnects proposal:
“I have said all along that any proposal that will add to road congestion by reducing lanes of traffic is a non-starter in my books. EglintonConnects will do exactly that and will increase traffic by ten per cent on adjacent residential streets.
Furthermore, this proposal has no firm cost attached to it and, what’s more, there is no plan to pay for it.
We’ve been down this road before and we know where it ends: costs spiraling out of control, missed deadlines and traffic chaos.
This is exactly the sort of thing that was supposed to stop under Rob Ford’s watch. But we have a mayor who is out of gas and can’t lead.
Meanwhile, the NDP candidate for mayor, Olivia Chow, has no clear priorities when it comes to battling congestion and no plan to improve transit.
Toronto needs a Mayor who can bring real relief to our roads and our overcrowded transit lines – and I am that leader.”