It was a party with everything but the champagne inside Mississauga council chambers Wednesday, as councillors and Mayor Bonnie Crombie gushed over their $1.6-billion transit windfall from the province.

But after the back-slapping and grandiose proclamations about Tuesday’s “transformative” announcement by Queen’s Park that the province would fund 100 per cent of the Hurontario LRT, the scale of the project quickly sunk in.

“We need to take a look at what the peripheral costs could be,” said Councillor Carolyn Parrish. “We need to start putting some money away.”


The Toronto Star, April 22, 2015