Mayor John Tory doesn’t expect a “special levy” on legal marijuana sales will allow Toronto to smoke its way to paying for subways or social housing repairs, but he’s still pursuing one.
In an effort to ensure that Toronto doesn’t get burned financially Mayor John Tory has written a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne asking her to sit down and come up with an agreement to share any tax revenue generated by legal pot sales. Libby spoke to the Vice Chair of the licensing and standards committee, Councillor Jim Karygiannis about the legalization of pot reportedly happening as soon as next summer to get his take.
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Council votes 35-4 in favour of plan, although suburban councillors still have concerns
CBC News July 06, 2017 John Rieti
The King Street pilot project is a go.
City council voted 35-4 to launch the plan to prioritize streetcar service on King Street this fall. The plan, devised by city planners, will dramatically change King between Bathurst Street and Jarvis Street with the goal of moving as many people as possible, quickly.
CBC News Jun 22, 2017 Muriel Draaisma
More than 200 people in northwest Scarborough told city officials on Wednesday that they are opposed to a pilot project that would legalize rooming houses in their area of the city for three years as the city figures out how to regulate them.
Carol Laubitz tries to ask a question during a public meeting on a proposed plan to license rooming houses in her neighbourhood Wednesday, June 21 at the L’Amoreaux Community Centre. – Dan Pearce/Metroland
About 200 residents attended a public meeting to listen to the city’s plan to license rooming houses for three years Wednesday, June 21 at L’Amoreaux Community Centre. One of the pilot neighbourhoods is in northwest Scarborough and another is Highland Creek. – Dan Pearce/Metroland
Ward 39 Councillor Jim Karygiannis talks with Klaus Lehmann, city planning manager, before a public meeting on a proposed pilot project to license rooming houses Wednesday, June 21 at L’Amoreaux Community Centre. – Dan Pearce/Metroland
CBC News Posted: Jun 14, 2017 Adrian Cheung
Coun. Paula Fletcher receives plenty of calls from her constituents in Ward 30. But she did a double take listening to one caller who described the scene on their street.
Toronto Sun June 7, 2017 Joe Warmington
If we are to believe witnesses’ accounts, it was a terror attack.
According to these accounts, it was inspired by ISIS. It occurred in a Scarborough Canadian Tire store at the same time the murderous mowing down of innocent people on London Bridge and the stabbings in Borough Market were happening.
Scarborough Mirror Jun 07, 2017 Mike Adler
A Scarborough mosque and Islamic school is spending another Ramadan shut down by the City of Toronto.
“Assembly use,” classes and prayers included, was banned at the Sakinah Center in January 2016 because of fire safety violations.
Scarborough Mirror May 10, 2017 Mike Adler
Is that Norway Maple down the block, the one whose roots lifted the sidewalk up, a threat to your safety?
Could be, Jim Karygiannis says, since tripping on raised sidewalk slabs could injure you.