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Scarborough wants to leave Toronto and be its own city

What do you think of amalgamation and the so-called Toronto Megacity? While it doesn't look like it's going anywhere, every few years, it seems like someone brings up the idea of splitting apart and going back to the pre-1998 days.

The latest push comes from Robert McDermott, as the Scarborough Mirror reports. He's leading the Free Scarborough campaign and petition for a more autonomous Scarborough that has its own city all and keeps it taxes in the east end of the city.

He hopes to get enough support - at least 400,000 signatures - so that the province holds a referendum in 2018 to redraw the municipal boundary around Victoria Park Avenue.

His initiative sports a Facebook page and he also plans to get a website, t-shirts and a steering committee.

And as the Mirror notes, some city councillors in areas such as North York and East York have also shown interest in de-amalgamation. Though in reality, we'll probably be sticking together for the next little while - don't expect a Scarbexit any time soon.

Photo by Steve via the blogTO Flickr pool.


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