March 28, 2017
Updated: March 29, 2017
On Tuesday city council voted 27-17 against a motion from Councillor Josh Matlow that would have asked staff to prepare an “apples to apples comparison” between the subway extension to the Scarborough Town Centre and a previously abandoned plan to replace the Scarborough RT with a seven-stop light rail transit line. Councillor Matlow emphasised the importance of getting all the facts before proceeding forward with a subway extension that has already seen its budget increase from $2 billion in 2013 to $3.346 billion in 2017.
While Mayor John Tory believes it is time for less debate and more action, other councillors – alongside Matlow – are skeptical of the benefits of a one-stop subway extension and do not believe that the decision is being made using accurate facts.