Tag: City Council

Car2Go’s departure from Toronto was a long time coming

May 30, 2018 By David Nickle, Toronto.com If I was still driving Car2Go cars like I used to, I imagine that I’d be upset as any car-share enthusiast at the company’s announced departure. The tiny two-seat Smart cars amounted to a much more affordable alternative to taxis when I was running late: I could grab… Read more »

Danforth Avenue could be in for planning makeover in 2019

May 29, 2018 By David Nickle, Toronto.com Danforth Avenue could be in for a massive planning makeover in 2019. That’s if Toronto Council approves the money for a comprehensive, overarching study of the seven kilometres from Broadview to past Victoria Park Avenue. On May 28, Toronto’s budget committee sent a letter from Ward 30 (Toronto-Danforth)… Read more »

Council votes to simplify traffic-calming … in a roundabout way

By Ben Spurr, Tranportation Reporter, Toronto Star Thurs., May 24, 2018 In a controversial last-minute decision at the end of a three-day council meeting on Thursday, councillors voted to streamline the process for installing traffic calming measures on local streets. Under a motion put forward by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth), community councils will now… Read more »

Toronto council backs 50 per cent property tax reduction for culture hubs

By Samantha Beattie, Staff Reporter Mon., Feb 12, 2018 City council has voted to reduce property taxes by 50 per cent for some culture hubs and creative spaces. With these spaces facing significant increases in property assessments in recent years, much like businesses on Yonge St, Councillor Joe Cressy (Trinity-Spadina) led the effort to establish a… Read more »