Toronto City Manager to “Political Masters”: Either Toll or Slash Projects. They Listen.

The Globe and Mail reports, “Either accept a ‘businesslike’ and ‘fiscally conservative’ plan to impose road tolls or start chopping services and erasing plans for new transit lines and other projects, Toronto’s top civil servant warned his political masters on [December 1]. Peter Wallace, Toronto’s city manager, was presenting a menu of potential new taxes and fees to Mayor John Tory’s executive committee to deal with the gaping holes both in the city’s operating budget and its $33-billion list of unfunded transit lines and other projects.” reports that the executive committee subsequently voted to ask the Ontario provincial government for the authority to toll local roads like the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway, “and to potentially impose several new taxes.”