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One City. Has Toronto finally gone past drawing lines on paper

In Customer Service, Government, Gravy, Me Myself & I, Rob Ford, The CBC, Toronto, Transportation, TTC on June 27, 2012 at 10:56

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This morning TTC Chair Karen Stintz outlined the new transit vision on Metro Morning (Listen Here) She explained that this wasn’t a cash grab.  This is intended as a dedicated funding plan for the future of transit in Toronto.  “Subways, Subways, Subways,” said Rob Ford during the last transit debate.  I say yes to him, but also LRTs and Bus Routes and Streetcars and Go Train.  Rob Ford may have made the debate loud but Stintz has somehow, quietly rolled out a plan, that just may work in Toronto’s favor.

The $30-billion, 30-year proposal would transform the city — taking transit to all corners of the municipality. And, with provincial and federal help, the dream scenario would cost Toronto property taxpayers $45 a year for four years.

Called OneCity, the massive plan is the brainchild of Councillors Karen Stintz and Glenn DeBaeremaeker, chair and vice-chair of the transit commission. The money, roughly a 2 per cent tax hike dedicated exclusively to transit, is bound to be the source of huge conflict at city council as early as October.

Stintz has not declared her intention to run for mayor, but this proposal will put a bull’s-eye on her back. It is also expected to embolden Mayor Rob Ford, who will vigorously oppose it because it raises taxes.

But if the plan finds traction among enough politicians at city hall — and there are enough transit goodies to satisfy councillors from all quadrants of the city — it could spark a humdinger of a battle that exceeds the rhetoric of last spring’s LRT-vs.-subway debate.

At stake are many political careers, and the commuting future of Canada’s largest city.”  Read Royson James full article in the Toronto Star (Here)

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Transit City 2009’ish

One City 2012

An act of a coward: Shooting at the Eaton Centre

In Canada, Loss of Life, Me Myself & I, Toronto on June 3, 2012 at 15:33

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“My son was asking questions when I first grabbed him and took him under the table. He was asking, “What was that noise? Why are we down here?” Things like that. I was pretty calm talking to him. I just said, “There’s a bad, naughty man being inappropriate, doing bad things. Let’s just stay here to be safe.” Later on, he started saying, “Daddy I’m scared.” I said, “Why?” He said, “Because of the loud noises and because of all the people running so fast.” Bobby Umar via The National Post 

Guns.  Crime.  Murders.  It’s part of living in a city with nearly 3 million people.  You’ve got the good the bad and sometimes the ugly.  The ugly pushed its head up yesterday and reminded the majority of us that were at home around 6.30pm that even our safe city has its share of tragic events.  You ask people that live in Toronto and 99.9% of the  time they would tell you this city is pretty damn safe.  Not much goes on to strike fear in our hearts.  I wasn’t there.  Thankfully I haven’t heard of any family or friends that were injured yesterday, but it makes your heart sink that much further.  How many times have I been in that mall.  Ear buds or meeting up with friends.  Shopping without a care in the world.  Does all of that stop because of this event?  No it does not.  It can’t.  We don’t let these people dictate where we share our lives.  This is Toronto.  Good, Bad and Ugly, we will stand up to this.  We have too.

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When a Leaf says it’s sorry.

In Business, Customer Service, Hockey, Me Myself & I, Toronto on April 10, 2012 at 11:26

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I’m not sure this is enough…but I’m listening.  The Ten Commandments of Customer Service

Know who is boss. You are in business to service customer needs, and you can only do that if you know what it
is your customers want. When you truly listen to your customers, they let you know what they want and how you
can provide good service. Never forget that the customer pays our salary and makes your job possible.

Be a good listener. Take the time to identify customer needs by asking questions and concentrating on what the
customer is really saying. Listen to their words, tone of voice, body language, and most importantly, how they
feel. Beware of making assumptions – thinking you intuitively know what the customer wants. Do you know what
three things are most important to your customer? Effective listening and undivided attention are particularly
important on the show floor where there is a great danger of preoccupation – looking around to see to whom else
we could be selling to.

Identify and anticipate needs. Customers don’t buy products or services. They buy good feelings and solutions to
problems. Most customer needs are emotional rather than logical. The more you know your customers, the better
you become at anticipating their needs. Communicate regularly so that you are aware of problems or upcoming
needs.

Make customers feel important and appreciated. Treat them as individuals. Always use their name and find ways
to compliment them, but be sincere. People value sincerity. It creates good feeling and trust. Think about ways to
generate good feelings about doing business with you. Customers are very sensitive and know whether or not you
really care about them. Thank them every time you get a chance. On the show floor be sure that your body
language conveys sincerity. Your words and actions should be congruent.

Help customers understand your systems. Your organization may have the world’s best systems for getting things
done, but if customers don’t understand them, they can get confused, impatient and angry. Take time to explain
how your systems work and how they simplify transactions. Be careful that your systems don’t reduce the human
element of your organization.

Appreciate the power of “Yes”. Always look for ways to help your customers. When they have a request (as long
as it is reasonable) tell them that you can do it. Figure out how afterwards. Look for ways to make doing business
with you easy. Always do what you say you are going to do.

Know how to apologize. When something goes wrong, apologize. It’s easy and customers like it. The customer
may not always be right, but the customer must always win. Deal with problems immediately and let customers
know what you have done. Make it simple for customers to complain. Value their complaints. As much as we
dislike it, it gives us an opportunity to improve. Even if customers are having a bad day, go out of your way to
make them feel comfortable.

Give more than expected. Since the future of all companies lies in keeping customers happy, think of ways to
elevate yourself above the competition. Consider the following:
◦    What can you give customers that they cannot get elsewhere?
◦    What can you do to follow-up and thank people even when they don’t buy?
◦    What can you give customers that is totally unexpected?

Get regular feedback. Encourage and welcome suggestions about how you could improve. There are several ways
in which you can find out what customers think and feel about your services.
◦    Listen carefully to what they say.
◦    Check back regularly to see how things are going.
◦    Provide a method that invites constructive criticism, comments and suggestions.

Treat employees well. Employees are your internal customers and need a regular dose of appreciation. Thank them
and find ways to let them know how important they are. Treat your employees with respect and chances are they
will have a higher regard for customers. Appreciation stems from the top. Treating customers and employees well
is equally important.

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SOCAN has acquired the assets of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF)

In Canada, Celeb, Me Myself & I, Media, Music on February 13, 2012 at 22:35

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“The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame is an important institution that celebrates the successes achieved by Canadian music creators,” said Eric Baptiste, CEO of SOCAN. “The Hall of Fame gives our legendary songwriters and composers the public recognition they deserve. Their creations form not only a cherished part of the fabric of Canadian culture, but also contribute to the economic success of the music industry.”
The objective of the CSHF is to honour, celebrate, and educate Canadians about the outstanding accomplishments of Canadian popular music songwriters and those who have contributed significantly to their legacy. “The Hall of Fame is a great fit for SOCAN as we continue to champion the work of our members coast to coast,” continued Baptiste.
The next step in the transition involves creating a new governance structure and establishing a new board of directors. While SOCAN will now operate the CHSF, its directors will include representatives from Canada’s music industry, including CSHF’s founding partners, the Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA) and the Songwriter’s Association of Canada (SAC).
“SOCAN’s new commitment to CSHF recognises the important work CSHF has done, and has still to accomplish, in honouring Canadian songs and songwriters,” said Catharine Saxberg, Executive Director, CMPA. “As a proud founder, CMPA is very excited about the potential to make CSHF even stronger with the resources and talents that SOCAN will contribute under this new agreement.”
“As one of the founding partners, the Songwriters Association of Canada is very pleased to welcome SOCAN’s increased support and involvement in the CSHF,” said Eddie Schwartz, President, SAC. “SOCAN’s commitment ensures that the CSHF will be able to continue honouring the outstanding achievements of Francophone and Anglophone songwriters, and to celebrate this rich and unique musical heritage for many years to come.”

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Stephen Pittman…You Will Always Be Missed

In Coppers, Loss of Life, Me Myself & I on February 3, 2012 at 10:20

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I saw a star last night for the first time in a long time.  Just seemed a little brighter than your average cosmic beacon.  Thanks for looking over us old friend.  LBJ+Sab+Zoë+Jack

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Save Frankland Community Centre!

In Gravy, Me Myself & I, Toronto on January 14, 2012 at 10:13

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“Nobody had ever heard of a learner pool before,” says Merylie Houston, the former chair of the local community council that built the community centre and pool 31 years ago. “A number of adult males were angry we didn’t build a proper pool so they could swim laps. We said, ‘We built this for the children.’ ”

Frankland pool, it turns out, was a pure community creation. The local school near Chester subway station was crumbling — it needed to be torn down. Some parents started talking: we need some community space, why not build a community centre at the same time? So they did — parents working with teachers, the school board, city councillors and the provincial government. Houston’s husband was on the design team. Her son’s entry for a community centre crest won the competition.”

You can read Catherine Porter’s full article in the Toronto Star here

If you live within councillor Paula Fletcher’s ward visit her website here

This is Frankland Community Centre here…which by the way is also connected to a TDSB school here

Sign the petition here

After all of that if you feel this Community Centre is worth saving you can email Rob Ford at mayor_ford@toronto.ca and Giorgio Mammoliti at councillor_mammoliti@toronto.ca

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125,000 songs… listen to CBC Radio 3… oh and read the LA Times!!

In Canada, From Coast to Coast to Coast, Me Myself & I, Media, Music, The CBC on November 22, 2011 at 14:34

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I know this infographic was a while ago but its one of the many reasons why I love the CBC, CBC Radio and CBC Radio3 in general.  Oh and the LA Times like them too.

“Reporting from Toronto — — It’s 1928, and the Canadian government is in a panic. It’s issued radio licenses to Canadian stations since 1922, but most Canadians are turning their dials to American programming. What to do? A royal commission on the future of broadcasting was convened, and eight years later, after a brief incarnation as a state-owned national broadcasting network, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. was born.

 Its mandate: to reflect Canada to Canadians.”
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Happy Birthday CBC

In Canada, Happy Birthday, Me Myself & I, Media, The CBC on November 3, 2011 at 15:06

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Love them or hate them (SunTV), for 75 years the CBC has been Canada.  From me to you, Happy Birthday CBC!

I’ll add some sounds and sites of the CBC over the last 75 years.  Enjoy

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Map and CBC Logo

Toronto…its New York, without all the stuff

In Canada, Design, Fashion, Food, Government, It's About School People, Me Myself & I, Money, The Junction, The World Comes To Toronto, Toronto on August 16, 2011 at 09:21

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A tip of the hat from New York Magazine’s David Sax.

Cheers although a tad cheeky.

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The full article can be found here http://nymag.com/travel/features/toronto-2011-8/ “The architectural boom has yielded new downtown museums, opera houses, and hotels like the Ritz, Thompson, and soon-to-open Shangri-La (with two Momofukus) while gentrifying far-flung areas like the Junction with requisite coffee shops, pop-up galleries, and poutine-slinging restaurants. Of course, all that growth has come with acute growing pains, including some god-awful traffic; a dearth of affordable housing in a sea of new condominiums; and a polarizing, conservative mayor who has, to many a Torontonian’s chagrin, scuttled proposed rapid-transit lines, eliminated bike lanes, and refused to attend this summer’s gay-pride parade. “

Rob Ford Vs…well everyone.

In Government, Me Myself & I, Toronto, Transportation, TTC on December 3, 2010 at 12:46

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I didn’t vote for the man, but I respect the will of the people.  However that doesn’t mean I need to like “HIS” will against the rest of us.  On day one Mayor Ford cried out that “Transit City is dead and the war on cars is over”.  Over my dead metropass it is.  I’m a taxpayer and home owner (east end Riverdale).  I have a car and travel to my job at Sheppard and Yonge on the Subway.  If we had the money to build subways all over city I’d be fully behind his worships want to put everything underground, but we don’t.  That “We” is the taxpayers of Toronto and Ontario.  This plan that has been in the works for years has finally started and is ready to roll.  After false starts and money taken out of the pot, Transit City should be a beacon of success for Toronto and the rest of the GTA.  But this one man feels that all of this work should be pushed aside like it never happened.  Mr. Ford, I’m not going to wait another 20 years for transit to limp itself to life.  You are one man, our Mayor.  I get that.  But one person does not make a city.  You have a bunch of people to work with in City Hall and oh yeah, you’ve got the rest of the city that didn’t vote for you.  You think change is that easy?  Wait until you get a load of Toronto when it’s not happy.  You talk about saving Taxpayers money, put your plan is to break contracts that could put us in the whole.  I’m one blogger asking you to rethink your planned assault on Transit City.  You city plan of Like It or Lump It isn’t going to work.

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Hume: Transit City roadblock

Rob Ford became mayor on Wednesday and immediately declared and end to the war on the car. In the next breath, he killed Transit City. Councillor Shelley Carroll tells Christopher Hume it could prove a costly move. Video by Randy Risling

http://www.thestar.com/videozone/900630–hume-transit-city-roadblock

 

This text below is via Richard Underhill  ~ http://www.facebook.com/#!/richard.underhill1

 

“Support Transit City, send a quick email” Can be found on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=145893382129341

People we have work to do. Your city needs you. The war on our great city has begun. Fortunately, it will only take a minute to send the letter below to Rob Ford and all our city councillors. (Use this info to keep them informed of other issues too!)

The councillors are most important. You can send a note to your councillor and bcc all the rest, it will just take a sec!

Let them know that the people are in charge and that we wan…t a 21st century city. Let’s have fun with this and nag them until they see the light!

Please personalize this note and resend. It’s always great to say you are a ward resident when emailing the councillor for your ward. They take that seriously!! (Transit city info at the end of this page).

Thanks everyone. We can keep this great initiative alive if we work together. Please invite your friends! Rob Ford’s Phone Number is 416-397-2489

The email. (Thanks for the inspiration Caitlin Smith)
(Councillor Letter and addresses below).

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subject: I Support Transit City

Dear Mayor Ford

I’m extremely concerned about your plan to scrap Transit City.

As a taxpaying Torontonian, I would be very angry if the tax dollars that we have already spent towards this plan were thrown down the drain at this late date. Contracts have been signed, work has begun, LRTs have been ordered and the city of Toronto will be on the hook for costly fines and penalties if we change course now.

As the province and the federal government will carry most of the funding costs for Transit City, scrapping this plan also represents the loss of billions of dollars of infrastructure money for Toronto. Paying for a new subway line would be a shameful waste of our precious city resources and with no commitment for such a plan from other levels of government, it could end up costing us billions and setting us back more than a decade.

The new LRT lines that the Transit City plan calls for are not a “war on the car.” Instead, they make commuting by both car and public transit more efficient. Dedicated streetcar lanes clear up roads and make it easier for everyone to get to work faster, and do so in a very cost-effective manner.

Please, don’t begin your new term with this shameful waste of my tax dollars.

Regards,

Email it to the following.

mayor_ford@toronto.ca,

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Councillor Letter (why not write to your own and BCC all the rest..takes 2 secs!!)

Subject: I Support Transit City

December 2/2010

Dear Councillor,

I’m extremely concerned about Mayor Ford’s plan to scrap Transit City.I sincerely hope that you do everything in your power to save this important initiative.

As a taxpaying Torontonian, I would be very angry if the tax dollars that we have already spent towards this plan were thrown down the drain at this late date. Contracts have been signed, work has begun, LRTs have been ordered and the city of Toronto will be on the hook for costly fines and penalties if we change course now.

As the province and the federal government will carry most of the funding costs for Transit City, scrapping this plan also represents the loss of billions of dollars of infrastructure money for Toronto. Paying for a new subway line would be a shameful waste of our precious city resources and with no commitment for such a plan from other levels of government, it could end up costing us billions and setting us back more than a decade.

The new LRT lines that the Transit City plan calls for are not a “war on the car.” Instead, they make commuting by both car and public transit more efficient. Dedicated streetcar lanes clear up roads and make it easier for everyone to get to work faster, and do so in a very cost-effective manner.

Please, don’t begin your new term with this shameful waste of my tax dollars.

Regards,

Councillor emails:

councillor_ainslie@toronto.ca,
councillor_fletcher@toronto.ca,
councillor_minnan-wong@toronto.ca,
councillor_augimeri@toronto.ca,
councillor_dford@toronto.ca,
councillor_moeser@toronto.ca,
councillor_bailao@toronto.ca,
councillor_fragedakis@toronto.ca,
councillor_nunziata@toronto.ca,
councillor_berardinetti@toronto.ca,
councillor_grimes@toronto.ca,
councillor_palacio@toronto.ca,
councillor_carroll@toronto.ca,
councillor_holyday@toronto.ca,
councillor_parker@toronto.ca,
councillor_cho@toronto.ca,
councillor_kelly@toronto.ca,
councillor_pasternak@toronto.ca,
councillor_colle@toronto.ca,
councillor_layton@toronto.ca,
councillor_perks@toronto.ca,
councillor_crawford@toronto.ca,
councillor_lee@toronto.ca,
councillor_perruzza@toronto.ca,
councillor_crisanti@toronto.ca,
councillor_lindsay_luby@toronto.ca,
councillor_robinson@toronto.ca,
councillor_davis@toronto.ca,
councillor_mammoliti@toronto.ca,
councillor_shiner@toronto.ca,
councillor_debaeremaeker@toronto.ca,
councillor_matlow@toronto.ca,
councillor_stintz@toronto.ca,
councillor_delgrande@toronto.ca,
councillor_mcconnell@toronto.ca,
councillor_thompson@toronto.ca,
councillor_digiorgio@toronto.ca,
councillor_mcmahon@toronto.ca,
councillor_vaughan@toronto.ca,
councillor_doucette@toronto.ca,
councillor_mihevc@toronto.ca,
councillor_wongtam@toronto.ca,
councillor_filion@toronto.ca,
councillor_milczyn@toronto.ca,

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Don’t forget to also email Metrolinx, specifically Robert Prichard (Chair) Robert.Prichard@metrolinx.com
& Bruce McCuaig (President and CEO) Bruce.McCuaig@metrolinx.com

Here’s their letter with a bit of variation.

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December 2/2010

Robert Prichard
Chair,
Metrolinx

Dear Chairman Pritchard,

I’m extremely concerned about Mayor Ford’s plan to scrap Transit City. I sincerely hope that you do everything in your power to save this important initiative.

As a taxpaying Torontonian, I would be very angry if the tax dollars that we have already spent towards this plan were thrown down the drain at this late date. Contracts have been signed, work has begun, LRTs have been ordered and the city of Toronto will be on the hook for costly fines and penalties if we change course now.

As the province and the federal government will carry most of the funding costs for Transit City, scrapping this plan also represents the loss of billions of dollars of infrastructure money for Toronto. Paying for a new subway line would be a shameful waste of our precious city resources and with no commitment for such a plan from other levels of government, it could end up costing us billions and setting us back more than a decade.

The new LRT lines that the Transit City plan calls for are not a “war on the car.” Instead, they make commuting by both car and public transit more efficient. Dedicated streetcar lanes clear up roads and make it easier for everyone to get to work faster, and do so in a very cost-effective manner.

Thanks you for your hard work in helping to pave the way for a better transit future for Torontians. We support Transit City and will fight to keep it.

Regards,

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Toronto area MPPs have a stake in Transit City. Let’s get them in on the discussion as well.

Here’s a letter to them, I used the first MPP as an example.

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December 2/2010

Dear MPP Albanese,

I’m extremely concerned about Mayor Ford’s plan to scrap Transit City. I sincerely hope that you do everything in your power to save this important initiative.

As a taxpaying Torontonian, I would be very angry if the tax dollars that we have already spent towards this plan were thrown down the drain at this late date. Contracts have been signed, work has begun, LRTs have been ordered and the city of Toronto will be on the hook for costly fines and penalties if we change course now.

As the province and the federal government will carry most of the funding costs for Transit City, scrapping this plan also represents the loss of billions of dollars of infrastructure money for Toronto. Paying for a new subway line would be a shameful waste of our precious city resources and with no commitment for such a plan from other levels of government, it could end up costing us billions and setting us back more than a decade.

The new LRT lines that the Transit City plan calls for are not a “war on the car.” Instead, they make commuting by both car and public transit more efficient. Dedicated streetcar lanes clear up roads and make it easier for everyone to get to work faster, and do so in a very cost-effective manner.

Thanks you for your hard work in helping to pave the way for a better transit future for Torontians. We support Transit City and will fight to keep it. We will be very disappointed if the provincial government helps to dismantle our transit future.

Regards,

Toronto Area MPPS (1st initial + last name.mpp)

lalbanese.mpp@liberal.ola.org,
bbalkissoon.mpp@liberal.ola.org,
lberardinetti.mpp@liberal.ola.org,
mbest.mpp@liberal.ola.org,
lbroten.mpp@liberal.ola.org,
dcansfield.mpp@liberal.ola.org,
dcaplan.mpp@liberal.ola.org,
mcolle.mpp@liberal.ola.org,
dinovoc-qp@ndp.on.ca, – C. Dinovo,
bduguid.mpp@liberal.ola.org, Brad Duguid, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure,
mkwinter.mpp@liberal.ola.org,
rmarchese-co@ndp.on.ca,
gmurray.mpp@liberal.ola.org,
mprue-qp@ndp.on.ca,
sqaadri.mpp@liberal.ola.org,
truprecht.mpp@liberal.ola.org,
msergio.mpp@liberal.ola.org,
tabunsp-qp@ndp.on.ca, – P. Tabuns,
kwynne.mpp@liberal.ola.org,
(Premier) dmcguinty.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org,

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Toronto area MPs have a stake in Transit City. Let’s get them in on the discussion too!

Here’s a letter to them, I used the first MP as an example.

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December 2/2010

Dear MP Wrzesnewsky,

I’m extremely concerned about Mayor Ford’s plan to scrap Transit City. I sincerely hope that you do everything in your power to save this important initiative.

As a taxpaying Torontonian, I would be very angry if the tax dollars that we have already spent towards this plan were thrown down the drain at this late date. Contracts have been signed, work has begun, LRTs have been ordered and the city of Toronto will be on the hook for costly fines and penalties if we change course now.

As the province and the federal government will carry most of the funding costs for Transit City, scrapping this plan also represents the loss of billions of dollars of infrastructure money for Toronto. Paying for a new subway line would be a shameful waste of our precious city resources and with no commitment for such a plan from other levels of government, it could end up costing us billions and setting us back more than a decade.

The new LRT lines that the Transit City plan calls for are not a “war on the car.” Instead, they make commuting by both car and public transit more efficient. Dedicated streetcar lanes clear up roads and make it easier for everyone to get to work faster, and do so in a very cost-effective manner.

Thanks you for your hard work in helping to pave the way for a better transit future for Torontians. We support Transit City and will fight to keep it. We will be very disappointed if the federal government helps to dismantle our transit future.

Regards,

Toronto Area MPs (last name. initial@parl.gc.ca,)

Wrzesnewskyj.B@parl.gc.ca,
Volpe.J@parl.gc.ca,
Szabo.P@parl.gc.ca,
Tonks.A@parl.gc.ca,
Simson.M@parl.gc.ca,
Silva.M@parl.gc.ca,
Sgro.J@parl.gc.ca,
Ratansi.Y@parl.gc.ca,
Rae.B@parl.gc.ca,
Oliphant.R@parl.gc.ca,
Minna.M@parl.gc.ca,
McKay.J@parl.gc.ca,
Layton.J@parl.gc.ca,
Kennedy.G@parl.gc.ca,
Karygiannis.J@parl.gc.ca,
Ignatieff.M@parl.gc.ca,
Duncan.K@parl.gc.ca,
Chow.O@parl.gc.ca,
Cannis.J@parl.gc.ca,
(Prime minister) Harper.S@parl.gc.ca,

You’re done!! Thanks a lot!!

Rich

Transit City info and Links:

http://thumbshift.wordpress.com/2010/12/02/ford-goes-down/,
http://www.thestar.com/news/torontocouncil/article/900043–hume-ford-to-transit-city-drop-dead,
http://www.thestar.com/news/transportation/article/900774–not-so-fast-wynne-warns-ford-on-transit
http://www.jpuopolo.com/2010/12/moving-toronto-forward-not-backward/
http://www.spiegel.de/international/0,1518,454517,00.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_Tramway_Line_3
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tramlink