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MORE THAN A MAP - Ari Goldkind’s bold new plan for Toronto’s future transit


Toronto mayoral candidate Ari Goldkind today released his groundbreaking transit plan for Toronto; More than a Map. It’s a comprehensive, visionary and feasible plan to deliver affordable rapid transit to the entire city of Toronto over 15 years, and will:

  • Connect all of the city, with a focus on the underserved suburbs
  • Deliver a balanced and realistic vision for downtown relief, including the underserved and congested Liberty Village
  • Provide affordable airport rapid transit
  • Save residents and businesses billions of dollars every year in congestion-related costs while opening up economic opportunities across the city

“Transit is the top issue for Toronto voters in this election”, says Goldkind. “The detailed vision and strategy that voters will find in More Than a Map is a clear contrast to the other candidates’ plans which are neither big enough nor bold enough to address our growing city. My plan will realize the city-wide transit network Toronto truly needs to be a world-class city.”
The highlights of More Than a Map plan include:

  • 12 new rapid transit lines with a total distance of approximately 207.5 km -- increasing Toronto’s subway, LRT and streetcar rapid transit network by close to 50 percent.
  • More than doubling the current number of rapid transit stations
  • Building approximately 58 km of rapid transit in Scarborough, 52 km in North York and 47 km in Etobicoke, connecting the underserved suburbs to the rest of the city
  • A strategy to increase to the speed and efficiency of this major expansion, preparing the TTC for future network growth well beyond this 15-year timeframe, and converting drivers into transit users
  • A total investment of $49.74 billion that factors in the entire cost to build new transit, upgrading the entire network to a state of good repair and the increased operating expenses
  • A practical funding strategy that sets a target of $1B in city investment by 2022, with long-term dedicated transit funding based on a contribution of just 50 cents a day per resident; a commitment which will bring the province and the federal government to the table.

“Torontonians have seen enough maps to fill an atlas several times over,” says Goldkind. “My plan is more than a map. It’s a bold vision for the future, for a transit plan that serves the whole city wherever you live, that doesn't play favourites, and is fully costed and funded, including maintenance and making the TTC fully accessible to every Torontonian, in every sense of the word.”

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CRC Regent Park Debate Organizer Thanks Ari Goldkind and suggests future debate invites


Mayoral candidate Ari Goldkind wishes to acknowledge the kind words of support sent to his campaign office by Justine Barone, Community Advocacy Coordinator, CRC Regent Park Community Food Centre. Her email reads as follows:

“Mr. Goldkind came to our debate prepared with refreshing alternatives to the messages his opponents have had opportunity to express in the media multiple times. His respectful tone and emphasis on policies over personalities challenged the other candidates to better communicate the fiscal and social impacts of their platforms. This resulted in a debate that was more substance than show, something our audience members appreciated. In addition to this, Mr. Goldkind’s presence contributed to an atmosphere of civility, permitting the discussion of issues rather than rhetoric. In a democratic process such as an election, it is important that room is made for diverse voices and Mr. Goldkind’s platform deserves to be heard. His attendance and perspective contributed to the success of our debate and we were glad of his participation. We strongly recommend that he be invited to future debates.”

Goldkind states he is pleased and honoured to have been recognized in such a way, and he states these types of thank-you notes are typical of the reception he receives in all corners of the city from debate organizers, residents, and viewers. “The people of Toronto are tired of platitudes,” he said. “They are desperately looking for someone who can work with them to resolve challenges and to make true progress happen. Photo-ops don’t improve lives; plans and actions do.”

Goldkind continues to press the organizers of the remaining debates to allow his participation. “This is not just for my own exposure,” he states, “but also to ensure the other candidates work equally hard to substantiate their promises with fact, not merely buzzwords. The voters of Toronto deserve quality leadership, and I believe civil debates with the four leading candidates – myself included – will contribute to the democratic process as well as to the future of our city.

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Tel: 416.363.4234 ext. 230 |

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Most Recent News Coverage:

(For a complete rundown of Ari's news coverage, visit our news page)


Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Ari discusses his transit plan with Stephen LeDrew on CP24. - Click here to watch.

Monday, October 20, 2014
Ari mentioned in op-ed in the New York Times by Stephen Marche - Click here to read.

Friday, October 17, 2014
Ari mentioned in Metro Today article by Edward Keenan - Click here to read.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Interview on Breakfast Television with Kevin Frankish
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Ari mentioned in Shalom Life - Click here to read.

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Ari mentioned in debate review - The Toronto Observer Click here to read.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Ari's performance in the CIJA-UJA hosted debate covered by The Canadian Jewish News. Click here to read.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Great profile of Ari in The National Post. Click here to read.

Monday, October 6, 2014
Samuel Getachew analyzes Ari's campaign in The Huffington Post. Click here to read.

Monday, October 6, 2014
Royson James delivers a great review of Ari's approach to truth in politics in the Toronto Star. Click here to read.

Sunday, October 5, 2014
The debate hosted by the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs garnered a great deal of media coverage, with Ari's plan being mentioned in every major news outlet. A full list of the links can be found on the news page.

Sunday, October 5, 2014
Ari is interviewed on CP24.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Great coverage of the Ward 17 Debate, by David Nickle of Inside Toronto
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Ari calls out Doug and Rob Ford for "hogwash" at the Ward 17 Debate, covered by CP24.
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The debate was also covered by CBC News.
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Ari interviewed by the Gardiner Green Ribbon project regarding his support.
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Monday, September 29, 2014
Ari interviewed by Ann Rohmer on CP24.
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Ari's participation in the Arts debate covered by City-TV news.
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More Arts debate coverage in Metro Today
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Friday, September 26, 2014
Great profile of Ari in CBC article by Andrew Lupton.
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Interview with CBC's Matt Galloway.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Ari is featured in an article by Mike Adler in - topic: disability issues.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Great review of Ari's progress by CP24's Joshua Freeman.
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Monday, September 15, 2014
Great article with excellent title: Mayoral candidate Ari Goldkind drawing more attention, and wrath of Tory campaign, after Rob Ford pulls out of race, by David Nickle.
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Monday, September 15, 2014
Great review of Ari's Evergreen performance, plus status as a serious candidate, from Edward Keenan in the Toronto Star.
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Sunday, September 14, 2014
Ari participates in a debate sponsored by Evergreen CityWorks and CivicAction.
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Monday, September 8, 2014
Ari participates in debate hosted by the Toronto Seniors’ Forum.
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Friday, September 5, 2014
Ari is interviewed by David Akin of Sun News.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
A profile of Ari by Daniel Dale in the Toronto Star.
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Monday, August 11, 2014
Ari featured in Metro Today, an article by Matt Elliott.
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Sunday, August 3, 2014
Ari featured in the Star, visiting the Thorncliffe Park barbecue.
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Tuesday, July 22:
Ari featured as a credible option for mayor by journalist David Nickle in Inside Toronto.
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Tuesday, July 22:
Ari mentioned in Toronto Star article on the importance of making the judging of judges more transparent.
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Monday, July 21
John Lorinc writes in SPACING TORONTO how Ari's police budget/lapel camera platform holds a unique and proactive place in city politics.
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Monday, July 21
Ari is quoted in today's Toronto Sun regarding Toronto Island residents' plans for building more homes.
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Friday July 11
Ari interviewed by Edward Keenan on CFRB 1010.
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Friday July 4
Ari's proposal to generate revenue through congestion charges is covered by the Toronto Sun.
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