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Apparently most Toronto residents like the idea of road tolls

What do you think of of having to pay tolls to use the Don Valley Parkway or the Gardiner Expressway? Ever since Mayor John Tory announced his support for road tolls last week, it seems like tolls, which will help pay for transit infrastructure, are a definite possibility in our city's future.

According to a poll by Mainstreet Research for the Toronto Transit Alliance that surveyed 2,280 people across all 44 wards, 70 per cent of Torontonians support the idea of having tolls in Toronto.

Last week, a Forum Research poll revealed that 46 per cent of Torontonians supported road tolls, 45 per cent disapproved of them, and nine per cent didn't know one way or another.

As the Toronto Star writes, a lot of this has to do with how the two different polling questions were phrased. The Mainstreet one focused on the notion of having both Torontonians and suburbanites "pay their fare share," while the Forum poll asked about collecting money for transit projects.

Lead photo by

Brady Baker.


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