The Mighty Middle needs a few more meetings to figure things out

The Mighty Middle needs a few more meetings to figure things out

Josh Colle said the alliance needs more time before setting out priorities (Image: Christopher Drost) 

The “mighty middle” alliance garnered rather a lot of media attention before their meeting even happened, so we were anxious to hear what the nine councillors came up with at a two-hour chinwag at a Bay Street office yesterday. Thus far, the message has been: ideas—we’re working on them. Josh Colle, the so-called “dean” of the group (made up of Colle, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, James Pasternak, Ana Bailão, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Karen Stintz, Josh Matlow and John Parker) told the Globe and Mail it’s still too early to have whittled down a set of priorities they plan to bring to council: “I’m not trying to be coy with you,” he told the paper. “We had a two-hour meeting. We’re not all of a sudden going to have a platform document.” While we always love covering drama at city hall, it sounds like the alliance is taking a measured approach, even shelving any contentious transit talk for later meetings—could this be a start to the kind of consensus-building that Toronto has been missing? [Globe and Mail]