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Mammoliti, Karygiannis to make transit change pitches to Toronto’s executive committee

Mammoliti, Karygiannis to make transit change pitches to Toronto’s executive committee

Scarborough-Mirror March 19 , 2015 David Nickle

York West Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti will try and convince Mayor John Tory’s executive committee to take another look at the Finch Avenue West LRT light rail plan.

At the same meeting on March 25, Scarborough-Agincourt Councillor Jim Karygiannis will be pitching a Sheppard subway.

The two councillors’ member motion asking for those two things is Item 14 on the March 25 executive Committee meeting agenda.

The motion originally came before Toronto Council at its February meeting, and was referred to committee.

Both councillors had campaigned on a change to the city and Metrolinx’ transit infrastructure plans, and since the election have frequently spoken in favour of the change.

Karygiannis opposes the light rail line that will be extending east along Sheppard Avenue from Don Mills station, and has argued that Scarborough residents deserve a subway there.

Mammoliti, meanwhile, has been a strong opponent of the planned light rail line along Finch Avenue West, arguing that the community would be better served by a subway and that the light rail line will hinder truck traffic that services the industrial areas along Finch.