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Toronto council to debate 2 competing visions of transit future

TORONTO – Two competing visions of Toronto’s transit future will be debated at a special city council meeting today.

Mayor Rob Ford and his allies are determined to keep his subway vision alive.

Toronto Transit Commission chairwoman Karen Stinz has a vision that includes fiscal responsibility and wants to revive a plan called Transit City. It places more emphasis on light rail transit moving above ground-a plan that was already supported under former mayor David Miller.

Ford sent out a special message to supporters urging them to let their councillors know they support underground transit.

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