Home > News Room > TEA in the News > Environment 'Santa' visits City Hall - Toronto SUN

Environment 'Santa' visits City Hall - Toronto SUN

13 December 2010
Don Peat
City Hall Bureau
Toronto Sun

Which Toronto city councillors will be naughty or nice to the environment in the new year [sic]?

The Toronto Environmental Alliance's Santa dropped about 2,000 letters
off to 24 councillors on Monday morning. (DON PEAT, Toronto Sun)

That was Santa Claus' question when the Toronto Environmental Alliance brought him to town a little early to roam City Hall handing out letters to city councillors encouraging them to honour their environmentally-friendly election promises and to push for a debate about scrapping Transit City on the floor of council.

Jolly Old Saint Nick dropped about 2,000 letters off to 24 councillors who answered yes to at least 16 of 20 questions the alliance asked them before the October election.

Mayor Rob Ford sparked an outcry from the alliance when he announced he was scrapping Toronto's Transit City plan in favour of a Transportation City plan that focuses on subways instead of above-ground, light rail.

The Alliance was quick to respond to Ford's announcement, warning his plan would "hurt suburban transit users and taxpayers."

As originally published here: http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2010/12/13/16530151.html#/news/torontoandgta/2010/12/13/pf-16530151.html

And here, in video format: http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2010/12/13/16530151.html#/news/torontoandgta/2010/12/13/pf-16533541.html

2010-12-13 Environment Santa visits city hall _Toronto Sun_.pdf37.56 KB