CREATING UNCERTAINTY

Written by on January 4, 2019 in NRU Toronto - Comments Off

2018 was a year of uncertainty with campaigns for both the provincial and municipal elections consuming much of the year.

The election of the new Progressive Conservative provincial government heralded a number of changes for the city, most notably the reduction of city council from 47 to 25 wards in the midst of the 2018 municipal election. Changes or proposed changes to provincial legislation that would affect municipalities, including the Climate Change Plan and the suggested uploading of the TTC subway system to the province, created uncertainty for planning staff looking to develop long-term strategies. The municipal election largely kept the ideological split on council intact with Mayor John Tory getting re-elected by a strong majority.

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