Written by Robert Benzie
Pulished in the Toronto Star
The Greater Toronto Area is at the dawn of a new era of regional co-operation, says Premier Kathleen Wynne.
Wynne said the recent election of Toronto Mayor John Tory has triggered “a good moment” for GTA municipalities to begin working together on everything from better integrating public transit to improving land-use planning.
“This is not something that has been talked about a lot, but I hope that there is a more robust discussion about the regional well-being,” the premier said in a year-end interview with the Star at Queen’s Park last week.
“John was part of CivicAction and he convened all the mayors of the region a number of times and CivicAction is going to do that again,” she said of the non-partisan Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance.
Wynne said she wants to build upon the work of CivicAction and other organizations.
“It’s a good moment for this discussion of the strength of the GTA and how we can make it even stronger,” the premier said.
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