said by MaynardKrebs:
the downloading of the costs of maintaining between 10-16 lanes x about 40 mile length of highway (about 25 miles of 401 plus 427 and 400 within Toronto's borders) is also taking cash from city coffers.
Wrong. The only freeway that was downloaded to the City of Toronto in 1997/98 was about 5km of the Queen Elizabeth Way east of the 427 that was made a part of the Gardiner Expressway. (before Last Parade jumps in, yes, 2A was downloaded too, but it may as well be the same as Kingston Road) None
of the 401, 427 or 400 was downloaded to the City and are still 100% provincial highways.
The 409 west of the 427 was also "downloaded" but to the GTAA, not any municipal authority.