Doug Ford wants to fund the Sheppard subway extension with casino dollars and lottery money

Doug Ford wants to fund the Sheppard subway extension with casino dollars and lottery money

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With the fate of public transit on Sheppard Avenue soon to be decided, noted idea man Doug Ford thinks it’s time his colleagues start to think outside the box when it comes to financing brother Rob Ford’s cherished subway extension. For him, that means the possibility of building a downtown casino or creating a lottery. But before you start counting how many lotto tickets it would take to buy a subway—like this guy—we should point out that the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has already said the idea isn’t feasible. But we still think Doug is onto something with this whole thinking-outside-the-box thing. We wonder if he’s heard of that newfangled “light-rail” technology. It’s pretty novel stuff. Read the entire story [Globe and Mail] »