One city councillor says he’s disappointed after council voted Tuesday night to support road tolls on both the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway, and now Giorgio Mammoliti is calling for the Mayor to resign.
After much heated debate, council voted 32-9 in favour of asking the province to approve tolling.
In a statement released after the meeting, Mammoliti called the toll a “Tory toll cash grab.”
“Mayor Tory does not have a mandate to introduce all these new fees and taxes. The mayor should resign and run on a platform of Tory toll cash grabs and other taxes and see if he has the support of the people. Had Mayor Tory run on tolls in 2014, he would not be the mayor today. In fact, during the campaign, Mayor Tory flatly rejected tolls,” said Mammoliti. He added that during the 2014 mayoral race, the candidate who supported road tolls came a distant third. I am speaking up for the families, seniors and hardworking Torontonians who are now having to pay for Mayor Tory’s waste and mismanagement.”
WATCH: John Tory and Giorgio Mammoliti get into a heated exchange at city council about road tolls (via Global News)