Rob Ford Ttc

Ford Unveils $9-Billion Subway Plan

CBC | Posted 11.03.2014 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford unveiled his transit plan Wednesday, calling for 32 kilometres of new subway lines to be built at a cost of $9 billion for the ...

Ontario To Ford: You Get A Subway Extension.. But There's A Catch

CP | Keith Leslie and Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario will pay $1.4 billion to extend Toronto's subway to suburban Scarborough, but the city will have to settle for a shorter route, Tran...

Another Big Victory For Ford

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Toronto should count on the federal and Ontario governments to help fund a multi-billion-dollar subway extension in the city's east end, May...

Why a Subway Makes More Sense for Scarborough Than an LRT

Shireen Jeejeebhoy | Posted 09.14.2013 | Canada Politics
Shireen Jeejeebhoy

This post originally appeared on Shireen Jeejeebhoy's political blog at talk talk talk. Suddenly, the picture changes. For years, we're going to get a...

He's Willing To Hike Taxes

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.11.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Toronto taxpayers would see a small tax hike to fund a subway extension in the city's east end, but "the deal's dead" if the province and th...

How Rob Ford Could Lead Again

Shireen Jeejeebhoy | Posted 08.31.2013 | Canada Politics
Shireen Jeejeebhoy

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford didn't get his $50 million, but Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne may have given him the next election instead. Politics is a game. The ones who know how to play it rise to the top and usually don't underestimate their opponent.

Toronto Police Play Defence On Bus Fiasco

CBC | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Politics

Toronto police say existing "tension" between rival high-school football teams was a factor in an attending officer's decision to get a TTC bus to pic...

'Disturbed' Bus Riders Were Stranded For His Team

CBC | Posted 01.05.2013 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he has "nothing to do" with the fact that two TTC buses stranded their passengers during rush hour last week in order to p...

Rob Ford Has His Eye On Harper's Wallet

CBC | Posted 12.03.2012 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford suggests that the costs of the city's pressing transit needs may lie with the higher levels of government because "they have ma...

Toronto Mayor Works Harder Than Anybody: Toronto Mayor

CBC | Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has responded to a councillor's criticism that he's a "part-time" mayor by saying he "works harder than any person" at city hal...

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Scuffles With Streetcar Driver

CBC | Posted 08.29.2012 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford drove past the open doors of a streetcar, resulting in an exchange with the TTC operator, the head of the transit union alleges...

Ford Blasts Subway Report Before It's Even Released

CBC | Posted 05.16.2012 | Canada Politics

Toronto city council is being advised — by the expert panel it appointed — that light rail, not subways, are the way to go on Sheppard Avenue. ...

Mayor Ford's Firing Won't Come Cheap

Justin Tetreault | Posted 04.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Justin Tetreault

Gary Webster, Chief General Manager of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), was fired yesterday without cause. While the TTC is entitled to fire Webster, he will be entitled to financial compensation. In these circumstances, Webster's conduct falls well short of establishing just cause for his dismissal.

A Solution for Toronto's Embattled TTC?

Zach Paikin | Posted 04.22.2012 | Canada Business
Zach Paikin

As a pilot project, why not let private enterprise build and operate some or all of Toronto's TTC new lines? Regulated competition could be introduced in order to keep prices down for consumers while the province would save the money. Fares could be lightly taxed in order to generate revenue for the province.

If Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Can't Beat His TTC Nemesis, He May Oust him

CBC | Posted 04.18.2012 | Canada Politics

TTC board members allied with Mayor Rob Ford are expected to call for the removal of the TTC's chief general manager Tuesday. On Friday th...

Mayor's Brother Slams Toronto Transit Chief For 'Betrayal'

CBC | Posted 04.08.2012 | Canada Politics

A Scarborough councillor says Metrolinx should move ahead with plans to put the Eglinton light-rail line underground, even if city council doesn’t s...

Time to Empower the Nation's Mayors

Ian Chadwick | Posted 04.07.2012 | Canada Politics
Ian Chadwick

Last week a legal opinion sought by a counciller revealed the Toronto mayor overstepped his boundaries in his decision to kill the Transit City plan. In Canada, municipalities are children of their respective province. This antiquated -- almost medieval -- hierarchy puts our major cities on the same legislative level as any hamlet or village.

Toronto Mayor Faces Revolt From Transit Chief

CBC | Posted 04.07.2012 | Canada Politics

The fight over the future of Toronto's public transportation system will move into the open on Wednesday when city council has a special meeting on ho...

Rob Ford's Popularity Takes Big Dive

CBC | Posted 11.14.2011 | Canada Politics

Rob Ford has seen his approval rating drop to the lowest level in his short mayoralty as Toronto residents show displeasure over how the rookie mayor ...