Scarborough subway platform presser

Photos & Quotes: Kennedy Station platform presser

Feb. 28, 2017

10:18 a.m. Feb. 28, 2017. Two representatives from the group TTC Riders hold large signs up at Kennedy station Tuesday morning. Mayor John Tory met reporters to speak about the latest report to be considered before Executive Committee next week. “This Scarborough shuffle here at Kennedy station has to come to an end,” Tory said. “It is scandalous that people playing politics against the will of every democratic chess that we’ve had, has slowed the city down from getting Scarborough the transit that it needs in order to spur jobs and economic development.”

10:18 a.m. Feb. 28, 2017. Two representatives from the group TTC Riders hold large signs up at Kennedy station Tuesday morning. Mayor John Tory met reporters to speak about the latest report to be considered before Executive Committee next week. “This Scarborough shuffle here at Kennedy station has to come to an end,” Tory said. “It is scandalous that people playing politics against the will of every democratic chess that we’ve had, has slowed the city down from getting Scarborough the transit that it needs in order to spur jobs and economic development.”

10:14 a.m. Feb. 28, 2017. “Scarborough councillors, every MPP, every MP… 19 out of 20 elected people representing the city of Scarborough support the Scarborough subway… I’m thrilled to be reading over this report today, to make sure that as we move forward we make very good decisions on behalf of the people of Scarborough and all of Toronto,” Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker said, going on to compare Scarborough to North York. “You can see an area with virtually the same population, the same geographic area, but the dramatic difference in the level of service. I’m pleased to see with this report that as we move forward, Scarborough’s going to get the investment that it needs to make it an equal member of the family in the City of Toronto.”

10:14 a.m. Feb. 28, 2017. “Scarborough councillors, every MPP, every MP… 19 out of 20 elected people representing the city of Scarborough support the Scarborough subway… I’m thrilled to be reading over this report today, to make sure that as we move forward we make very good decisions on behalf of the people of Scarborough and all of Toronto,” Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker said, going on to compare Scarborough to North York. “You can see an area with virtually the same population, the same geographic area, but the dramatic difference in the level of service. I’m pleased to see with this report that as we move forward, Scarborough’s going to get the investment that it needs to make it an equal member of the family in the City of Toronto.”

 

10:48 a.m. Feb. 28, 2017. “People in Scarborough support the subway, but the advocacy voice isn’t there because these people have to work many jobs,” Councillor Neethan Shan told Signal Toronto at Kennedy station following an announcement about the latest report on the Scarborough subway. “[The reason] you don’t see [support] is people who would be positively impacted [by the Scarborough subway] coming out and speaking at these town halls and forums is because they don’t have the time, the resources and means to. That’s why people of colour, people of racialized voices, people of low income communities – it’s important to be heard, because this subway is going to be an economic boost for many of us in those communities.”

10:48 a.m. Feb. 28, 2017. “People in Scarborough support the subway, but the advocacy voice isn’t there because these people have to work many jobs,” Councillor Neethan Shan told Signal Toronto at Kennedy station following an announcement about the latest report on the Scarborough subway. “[The reason] you don’t see [support] is people who would be positively impacted [by the Scarborough subway] coming out and speaking at these town halls and forums is because they don’t have the time, the resources and means to. That’s why people of colour, people of racialized voices, people of low income communities – it’s important to be heard, because this subway is going to be an economic boost for many of us in those communities.”