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Key Vote: Island Airport Bridge

At a special meeting of City Council called immediately after they were sworn in, councillors voted for cancelling the fixed link bridge to the Island Airport. The bridge had been a key issue in the municipal election campaign throughout Fall 2003, and was seen by many as a key barrier to the redevelopment of Toronto's waterfront

Vote Essentials:
That Council request the Federal Government and the Toronto Port Authority amend their Tripartite Agreement to disallow a fixed link to the Island Airport

Voting AGAINST the Island Airport bridge: 26
Altobello, Ashton, Bussin, Carroll, Cho, Chow, Cowbourne, Davis, De Baeremaeker, Filion, Fletcher, Giambrone, Grimes, Jenkins, McConnell, Mihevc, Moscoe, Palacio, Pantalone, Pitfield, Rae, Saundercook, Thompson, Walker, Watson

Voting FOR the Island Airport bridge: 18
Augimeri, Balkissoon, Del Grande, Di Giorgio, Feldman, Hall, Holyday, Kelly, Li Preti, Lindsay Luby, Mammoliti, Milczyn, Minnan-Wong, Nunziata, Ootes, Shiner, Soknacki, Stintz

Vote Date: December 3, 2003

Vote Specifics: Part (1) of motion (a) by Mayor Miller, on "Construction of a Fixed Link to the Toronto City Centre Airport"

For more information, see the City Council Minutes. (PDF file opens in a new window.)