Council votes for LRT on Sheppard Avenue, Rob Ford stalks off to his office to sulk

Council votes for LRT on Sheppard Avenue, Rob Ford stalks off to his office to sulk

(Image: Christopher Drost) 

After months of debate and some memorable hissy fits from Rob Ford, city council has voted 24-19 in favour of an LRT line on Sheppard, officially killing Ford’s dream (and campaign promise) of a subway to Scarborough. After the vote, the mayor didn’t stick around to hear the applause and bravos, instead charging “into his office in a flying wedge of aides,” according to the Globe and Mail’s Marcus Gee (geez, you’d think Ford would be used to embarrassing transit losses by now). We’re sure the mayor won’t be silent for long, though—he vowed during the debate that, win or lose, “this will be a big election issue.” We’re sure we’ll hear all about it during his radio show this week. Read the entire story [Globe and Mail] »