OneToronto says Toronto isn't broke


OneToronto, the coalition of environmental, arts, labour, and social justice groups formed a few weeks ago, says Toronto's finances aren't out of control, stupid.

The campaign hosted a press conference this morning with the message of injecting some positivity into the mayoral race. "Toronto is our home and you don't trash talk your home," said Peggy Nash of the Canadian Auto Workers union and a board member on Invest Toronto -- even if there's something wrong with it.

OneToronto touted the fact that Torontonians pay the lowest property taxes in the GTA and that the city had a $355 million operating surplus last year. It seems what wasn't mentioned, however, is that Toronto has relied on cash injections from Queen's Park to balance its budget for years.

Not quite sure that denying glaring issues is the way to inject more "positivity" into the campaign.


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