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Unexpected response to this column: email from a paranormal investigator who wants to conduct thorough investigation of Old City Hall after the courts vacate. Should the city let his team check for ghosts?
But that infrastructure is hard/impossible to implement if you’re turning the street over to cars in the evening and on weekends.
Third one is really important. King St will work a lot better for everyone if designed to make restrictions for cars more obvious — curbs, barriers, bollards, proper signals. Way less confusion for drivers, way less need to post cops at every corner handing out tickets.
Why removing #KingStreetPilot restrictions evenings/weekends is bad: 1) Compliance — previous “rush hour only” lanes never enforced 2) Ridership — majority of TTC trips are off-peak 3) Infrastructure — after pilot, want to make perm street enhancements. Wider sidewalks, etc
Mayor John Tory says he will support fully funding the TransformTO climate change mitigation plan in the city’s 2018 budget. Requires about $2.5 million in additional funding this year. 
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