Councillor Josh Matlow

MEDIA ADVISORY: TTC Budget Balanced on the Backs of Vulnerable Students

Media Advisory

TTC Budget Balanced on the Backs of Vulnerable Students
Councillors join Student Unions to fight against unfair fare increases

Toronto – Councillors Josh Matlow (Ward 12 – Toronto St. Paul’s) and Mike Layton (Ward 11 – University Rosedale) will be joined by Student Union leaders from Toronto’s post-secondary institutions to fight against unfair monthly transit pass increases ahead of the first 2020 Budget Committee meeting.

At $122.45, a student monthly pass in Toronto is already too expensive for young people struggling with high rents, tuition, and declining OSAP. The 2020 budget raises the price of a monthly transit pass for students by $5.70 – an above-inflation increase higher than any other fare category.

What: Student Monthly Transit Pass Fare Increase Press Conference

Where: City Hall, ‘A’ Street Reception outside Committee Room 1

When: Wednesday January 15, 2020- 9:15 am

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