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Ford warns an expanded Sidewalk Labs community is 'a terrible deal for taxpayers' - 2019-08-12

F94.png Ford warns an expanded Sidewalk Labs community is 'a terrible deal for taxpayers' August 12, 2019, Robert Benzie, Toronto Star

Warning that Sidewalk Labs' dream of expanding its east waterfront development is "a terrible deal for the taxpayers," Premier Doug Ford wants the Google affiliate to stick to the original 12-acre plan.

Ford said he is "confident" Waterfront Toronto, which has oversight, will rein in the tech giant that's seeking an additional 178 acres of public land for a living laboratory of a futuristic sustainable neighbourhood.

"It's a big company trying…to do the right thing for their company, but it's not good for the taxpayer. So, we're good with the 12 acres, but that's not going to be my decision. That's going to be up to the (Waterfront) Toronto … to decide that," he said Friday.

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