July 6, 2017
North York Mirror
Toronto Council has voted to replace the board of the Toronto Parking Authority following a scathing report by the city’s Auditor General. – David Nickle/Metroland
Earlier this month a controversial land deal from the Toronto Parking Authority was questioned by council and the Auditor General and it was recommended that the deal be investigated by police.
In response, Toronto Council voted unanimously July 7 to suspend the seven-member board of the Toronto Parking Authority, after spending two days going over an explosive report by Toronto Auditor General Beverly Romeo-Beehler. The report details an attempt to negotiate a land deal at Finch Avenue and Arrow Road last year, that she said would have cost the city $2.6 million more than it should have paid.
The land was to be redeveloped into a 70 space parking lot to largely serve the planned Finch LRT. The land would also allow space for a bike-sharing station.