Toronto will do what Toronto does best: conduct a study on an important issue that’s already been talked about at great length.
This time, the study concerns tolling the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway. Major John Tory’s executive committee voted to have a more detailed look conducted into the idea of hitting up motorists to use the most important arteries into and out of the city.
Councillor James Pasternak doesn’t want to see this toll applied to residents of the 416, as they “pay their fair share through the property tax base, we shouldn’t be going to them for more.”
Councillor John Campbell thinks that everybody should pay, 416er, 905er, 705er – everybody uses the the roads, and therefore should pay for their use and maintenance.
Is Pasternak right? Is it fair to ask Torontonians to have to pay for popular roads that many may not even use on a daily basis, and already pay for through their taxes? John Oakley wants to know! DING DING!