Police board approves the use of traffic wardens


The ball is now in the province's court.

Toronto's Police Services Board has approved a plan that would see paid-duty officers replaced by special constables to help keep traffic flowing through the downtown's busiest intersections.

The so-called, "traffic wardens" were part of Mayor John Tory's plan to fight congestion.

They would be in place during rush hour to help keep traffic moving and would be paid about half as much as the paid-duty police officers making $95 per hour.

However, the change needs the approval of the province.

A spokesperson for Solicitor General Sylvia Jones' office tells the Toronto Star they still haven't received the official request from the city.