For anyone who’s followed the travails of the King Street Transit Corridor (aka ‘The Little Pilot Project That Could!’), last week’s report from the Toronto Star’s Lex Harvey about the lawless and negligent disregard and disrepair that’s now rampant along the run of it, the news comes as little surprise. Continue reading
It’s easy to forget, here in the early days of 2023, watching John Tory run roughshod over City Hall, untethered as he is by any sort of checks and balances at the local level, a veritable Big Fish in the small pond in the governance hierarchy, just what a bumbling politico he once was seen as.
Mayor Tory’s bold housing plan passed council last Wednesday asking for a staff report by next March. As a politician who often touts his boldness, frequently followed by a lackluster follow-through, remember SmartTrack (bold purely for its naked political optics) and the proposed Raildeck Park (a bold miscalculation, as far as I can tell), this time round, the mayor’s dead serious. His Housing ACTION Plan, 2023, no less, is bold to the bone. Continue reading