Councillor Josh Matlow

Council deserves all the facts over clashing Scarborough LRT reports, Matlow says

March 23, 2017
Jennifer Pagliaro
The Toronto Star

Toronto Councillor Josh Matlow asks TTC CEO Andy Byford a question during the Scarborough transit debate at city hall on July 13, 2016.  (Chris So / Toronto Star)

In light of new facts which indicate a more than 50% increase in the projected costs of the one-stop Scarborough subway, a light-rail alternative to the Scarborough subway appears more viable than what city staff and pro-subway councillors have previously argued.

Councillor Matlow, who has championed a movement to reassess the viability and value of building a one-stop subway extension, has stated that “Time and time again city council has either willfully ignored the facts before them or have not been provided complete and accurate information on a decision that affects so many lives and spends billions of tax dollars” . Matlow also raised questions about the rising cost projections of the project, the construction timelines and a Metrolinx report which indicates that a Scarborough LRT line could be built earlier and is further along in the design process.

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