The survey comes at a time when the province is exploring options to upload Toronto’s subway system, as promised during the 2018 provincial election. The Board supports a subway upload as a first step, arguing that it should lead to other steps that will ensure a more regional model.
“We’ve spent twenty years urging the province to move growth revenues, financing capacity and planning authority down to cities to get transit built faster, and it hasn’t worked,” said Jan De Silva, President & CEO, Toronto Region Board of Trade. “It’s time to try to upload transit responsibility to the province instead, since that’s where growth revenues, planning authority, and financing capacity already exist.”
About the survey
The 10-minute survey was conducted from August 13-21, 2018 among 1,000 adult residents of the Greater Toronto, Hamilton and Waterloo regions, with targeted samples for each GTA region. As the survey was conducted with an online panel and weighted for age and gender, there is no ascribed margin of error.
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