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Description: In a bid to fight traffic congestion and to raise additional funds, Toronto mayor John Tory announced this past week that major arteries such as the Don Valley Parkway are now candidates for a $2 per vehicle toll. Toll revenues will be plugged into funding for infrastructure and public transit. One aim of the proposed tolls is to target commuters from outside the city, forcing them to pay a share of the highways they use on their commutes into Toronto.

Date: November 24, 2016

Source: cbc.ca

Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/tory-road-tolls-1.3865246

Discussion Points:

1) What do you think of this strategy for raising public money for infrastructure?

2) Do you believe tolls can impact traffic congestion?

3)  Where would this toll revenue show up in the city’s financial statements?

One Response to “More tolls for Toronto”

  1. Clayton

    Everyone I ask about these tolls is against it but the news reports that Torontonians are all for tolls. Is there a disconnect here or what? I get the feeling tolls are headed our way like it or not.

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