The Mount Dennis Community Association asked Frances Nunziata to not vote for the ‘hybrid option’ on the Gardiner Expressway.
In an open letter, the MDCA said “you plan to commit half a billion extra tax dollars by voting for the Gardiner Expressway Hybrid option. [Tearing it down] will add a few minutes travel time for people driving between the Gardiner and the Don Valley Parkway. We see this extra time as a very small price to pay for:
- much better access to Toronto’s waterfront–
- a grand boulevard like University Avenue…
- lower taxes in future”
The letter goes on to say that the money saved could be spent on infrastructure, schools, transit, or community programs.
The final vote will happen later this afternoon. Frances Nunziata is widely expected to vote against the MDCA and in favour of the hybrid Gardiner, which will preserve most of the highway but lower the easternmost section.