September 4, 2014 10:20 am
Updated: September 4, 2014 11:42 am

Mayoral candidates to debate the future of Toronto region today

Mayor Rob Ford debates with fellow mayoral candidate John Tory during a mayoral debate in Toronto on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

TORONTO – All of the frontrunner mayoral candidates will have a chance to keep public transit a top election issue at a debate hosted by the Toronto Board of Trade Thursday afternoon.

John Tory, Olivia Chow, Rob Ford and David Soknacki will take part in the event being held at the Hilton Toronto Hotel at noon.

Four key topics that will be discussed include:

  • building regional transportation
  • promoting job creation and economic coordination
  • upgrading and maintaining the services and infrastructure needed to support growth
  • narrowing the gap between the most and least affluent part of the region

Tickets for the debate are sold out.

Ford had already skipped two scheduled debates this week, one hosted by the Greenwood Community Association and the other by FilmOntario.

The mayor instead chose to go door-to-door campaigning.

 

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