Toronto mayor John Tory is set to endorse plans to introduce road tolls on the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway, according to a Toronto Star report.
The report indicates that the tolls could be introduced in an effort to raise $300 billion annually to pump back into transportation projects. A Tory spokesperson declined comment Wednesday.
While details are unclear at this time, the Star cited a 2015 city staff report that proposed a toll on a single trip of either expressway costing drivers between $1.25 and $3.25.
Whether that’s an accurate measuring stick remains to be seen. Whatever the case, it’s getting more expensive to get around Toronto.
The Toronto Transit Commission board approved a 10-cent single-fare hike for 2017 on Monday.
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