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by Karolyn Coorsh on April 12, 2012
Building a subway on part of Sheppard Avenue may not be completely off the table despite council’s endorsement of light rail.

At the March 22 vote that determined light rail for Don Mills Road to Morningside Avenue, councillors asked city staff to investigate previous studies...(More)
by Karolyn Coorsh on March 12, 2012
James Pasternak says he’ll fight any plan to put light rail on Sheppard when council votes on it this month.   

“My position has always been that we’ve already invested over a billion dollars into subway on Sheppard,” he says. “To go backward and try and plug LRT into...(More)
by Karolyn Coorsh on February 9, 2012
Mayor Rob Ford’s plan to build subways across Toronto hit a major snag today when council revived a dormant plan for surface rail on Finch and Eglinton.

At a special council meeting focused on transit, councillors voted in favour of a plan pitched by TTC Chair Karen Stintz to reaffirm...(More)
by Karolyn Coorsh on February 8, 2012
After igniting a political firestorm at city hall over the fate of transit, TTC Chair Karen Stintz extended an olive branch to Mayor Rob Ford with a proposal to create an advisory panel for efficient rapid transit on Sheppard Avenue.

On Monday, as councillors convened for a special...(More)
by Karolyn Coorsh on February 6, 2012
The battle was on for the future of Toronto transit before Monday’s council meeting even started.



As councillors filtered in to begin their regular monthly meeting, TTC chair Karen Stintz, armed with a petition signed by 24 councillors, approached the city clerk and requested a...(More)
by Karolyn Coorsh on February 3, 2012
Days before a report about funding a Sheppard subway extension was to be made public, Ward 10 councillor James Pasternak said he was buoyed by news that it included plans for a western link to Downsview station.

“The fact that it’s discussed, the fact that it’s on the radar screen...(More)
by Sandra Bussin on February 2, 2012
It’s 8:30 p.m. and been snowing for more than four hours. The Main Street bus is parked at the top of the hill on Southwood Drive with emergency flashers dancing in the dark. The bus driver is standing at the side of the road warning drivers the road’s all ice.

A week earlier, this...(More)
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