Toronto Mayor Backs Tolling the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway

The Globe and Mail reports, “The possibility of tolls on the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway vaulted to the top of the local agenda . . . when [Toronto mayor John Tory] said he would back the idea, touting it specifically as a way to raise money for infrastructure.” The newspaper adds that Tory has called for Toronto to adopt the world’s “most technologically advanced” tolling system, and “[t]here are lots of good examples to look to, although [a city staff] report talks about the sort of transponder-based system Singapore installed nearly three decades ago.”

The City of Toronto website has information about the proposal for expressway tolling (which is part of a larger revenue generation strategy), including links to issue backgrounders and staff reports.