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Toronto cab drivers threaten chaos during Pan Am Games over Uber

Toronto cab drivers threaten chaos during Pan Am Games over Uber

 The Globe and Mail

Tensions between Toronto’s taxi industry and city officials have reached a boiling point, with taxi representatives threatening to “shut down” the city during the Pan Am Games if police and Mayor John Tory don’t do more to enforce against the ride-sharing company.

Taxi industry takes Uber fight to city hall

Taxi industry representatives told a news conference Thursday drivers are suffering because of lost income to UberX

Rising cabbie anger over lost income to unregulated, and cheaper, UberX drivers could potentially explode during the Pan Am Games, taxi industry representatives warned Thursday.

July 2, 2015 -Paramedics enthused with Toronto ombudsman’s investigation: Coun. Karygiannis

Toronto ombudsman Fiona Crean says the stress that paramedics face on a daily basis can affect their health and has launched an investigation into how their bosses are handling such incidents among its staff. Coun. Jim Karygiannis gave his thoughts.

 

 

Karygiannis questions bus garage price tag

Councillor Jim Karygiannis is questioning the $181-million price tag for the TTC’s McNicoll bus garage.

Toronto Sun June 26, 2015 Don Peat

Karygiannis — an opponent of the project in his ward — visited a garage in Oakville for 175 buses that was built in 2011 at a cost of $45 million and questions why it is $136 million cheaper than the TTC’s 250-bus garage that is supposed to be built by 2019.

“One plus one comes out to 11 here,” Karygiannis said.

Cost of burying Gardiner Expressway

Torstar News Service June 15, 2015

“It is something that can be done from an engineering perspective,” says Sandro Perruzza, chief executive of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers. “But, that close to the lake, you need to go deep into the bedrock, and of course that’s very costly and the city has no money.”