Toronto moves ahead with tolls on the Gardiner and DVP
If Toronto gets its way, there will be road tolls on the Gardiner and the DVP as a means to generate revenue for transit and infrastructure projects. City council voted 32-9 in favour of implementing the tolls, which won't be put in place until 2019 at the earliest.
The plan does, however, still have a major hurdle to jump in the form of approval from the provincial government, though Premier Kathleen Wynne has hinted that she would not interfere with the city on the matter.
While the idea for tolls was resoundingly endorsed at council, there's considerable political debate surrounding the plan at the provincial level, with both the leaders of the Progressive Conservatives and the NDP stating they do not support the idea.
The specifics of implementing the tolls require further study from city staff, so there's no definitive price tag in place yet. Mayor John Tory has, however, noted that a $2 fee per trip would generate over $200 million yearly for the city.
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