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TTC Subway

Toronto Subway Plan Gains Federal Backing

A key piece of the funding required to achieve Ontario Premier Doug Ford's vision for an expanded subway system in Greater Toronto Area clicked into place this week.

May 13, 2021 - The Star

TTC Subway

Expedited Transit Planning Process Passed Into Law in Ontario

The controversial subway plan announced by Ontario Premier Doug Ford in April 2020 now has legislative support in the form of a new law that expedites the planning, design, and construction process for transit projects in the province.

July 9, 2020 - Mass Transit

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For Lack of Density: Ontario Rejects Toronto's Downtown Plan

Local control loses ground to provincial preemption north of the border.

June 6, 2019 - CP 24

Toronto Construction

Inclusionary Zoning Now a Subject of the Toronto-Ontario Spat

Ontario and Toronto keep finding ways to disagree.

May 27, 2019 - The Star

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Opinion: Less Is More When it Comes to Politics in Planning

A proposal from the provincial government of Ontario would revive an appeals process for planning and development processes in Toronto. An elected official and former planner writes to oppose the idea.

May 13, 2019 - Spacing Toronto

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Reactions to Ontario's Subway Takeover Plan

Last week, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a plan to replace Toronto's subway expansion plans with a vision of his own. Reactions have been pouring in ever since.

April 17, 2019 - James Brasuell

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Provincial Takeover of Subway Planning in Toronto Underway

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a new plan for subway expansion in Toronto today.

April 10, 2019 - Toronto Star

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Growth Plan Debate Heats Up in Toronto

The question of how and where to grow is causing controversy in Toronto. A recent op-ed picks a side.

February 27, 2019 - Toronto Sun

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Ontario's Plan for Taking Over Toronto's Subway Revealed

Ontario Progressive Conservatives want the province to take ownership of the city of Toronto's subway network and take responsibility for maintaining and construction.

February 19, 2019 - The Star

egislative Assembly of Ontario

Ontario Orders a 'Carbon Trust Fund' to Replace its Cap-and-Trade Program

Premier Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives party have left their mark on Ontario's signature climate change policy.

December 1, 2018 - The Star

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Light Rail Transit Planned for Suburban Toronto at Risk

Doug Ford's Progressive Conservative government is proving to be a harsh critic of plans for light rail transit in Mississauga.

November 16, 2018 - The Star

Carbon Emissions

Prime Minister Trudeau Extends Carbon Pricing Throughout Canada

A carbon tax-and-dividend plan goes into effect on January 1 in the four Canadian provinces that don't price carbon emissions. Revenues will be rebated to residents, small businesses, and public institutions as Climate Action Incentive payments.

October 25, 2018 - Bloomberg News

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The Cost of Ending Cap and Trade in Ontario: $3 Billion

The fallout from Ontario Premier Doug Ford's decision to pull the province from the Western Climate Initiative, a cap-and-trade program linked with Quebec and California.

October 16, 2018 - The Star

Toronto Lyrics

Ontario Could Take Control of Toronto's TTC Subway

The Ford administration is moving forward with a scheme to "upload" control of Toronto's TTC subway to provincial control.

September 5, 2018 - The Star

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