Heritage... the homegrown variety anyway... is a dirty word in David Miller's Toronto...
A group of CPR pensioners protested yesterday plans to allow furniture giant Leon’s to move into the historic CPR roundhouse instead of establishing a large railway museum.How much unaudited money d'ya figure Toronto City Council has showered on Caribana over the years? And why is this railway museum initiative deemed unworthy?
The city’s Culture Division hired a developer to look for tenants for the building, which is on the city’s waterfront by the CN Tower, and Leon’s has signed on the dotted line to move in by the fall of 2008.
Our railroads may just be the single most important logistical factor in turning Canada into the amazing country that it is today.
But don't tell that to David Miller.
He has other plans for Toronto.
UPDATE: Hurray... more taxes
Plans to clobber home buyers in Toronto with a hefty land-transfer tax won approval from Mayor David Miller and members of his hand-picked executive committee yesterday.
In voting unanimously, Miller and 10 committee members also targeted Toronto motorists with a $60 vehicle registration fee.