Toronto's eastern suburb of Scarborough is now on track to get a subway extension. And maybe, just maybe, if funding can be found and the federal and provincial governments agree to follow Toronto's meandering path toward modernization, they might actually get one.
Toronto city council voted on Wednesday to set aside a plan to build an extensive light-rail transit line in the suburbs and instead tilt at the chance of building an underground subway.
The vote came in at 28-16, with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford leading the subway charge.
As became apparent during the debate on Tuesday, it was apparent Ford didn't entirely understand the plan he was voting to dismiss. Regardless, the word "subway" has become a re-election rally cry for Ford, so it probably didn't matter what was standing in the way of his plan.
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Higher taxes, deeper debt & a $billion transit fiasco. After three long years as mayor, Rob Ford has finally