POLITICS
09/20/2011 08:27 EDT | Updated 11/20/2011 05:12 EST

Marathon Toronto committee meeting ends with library, daycare cuts off table

TORONTO - A marathon executive committee meeting ended at Toronto city hall this morning with libraries, daycares and snow clearing apparently off the chopping block.

Mayor Rob Ford said after listening to more than 20 hours of presentations that he's willing to take libraries, daycare centres and snow-clearing off the list of items to be cut.

The meeting started Monday morning and ended today at 5:20 a.m.

It was suggested that libraries could cut hours to save money and other levels of government could help with daycares.

Ford also said a property tax increase of two or 2.5 per cent would be a "worst case scenario."

The city has been looking for ways to deal with a 2012 deficit forecast at more than $770 million. (680News, The Canadian Press)