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Reactions to Ontario's Subway Takeover Plan

Last week, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a plan to replace Toronto's subway expansion plans with a vision of his own. Reactions have been pouring in ever since.
James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell | April 17, 2019, 2pm PDT
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That sound last week in Toronto was the ground shaking as the provincial government completely up-ended transit planning in Canada's most populous city.

As Planetizen detailed on April 10, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a new plan for subway expansion in Toronto announced a plan to shelve existing plans to build the Relief Line subway, and instead build a subway spanning Ontario Place to the Ontario Science Centre, dubbed the "Ontario Line." Premier Ford also announced plans to construct four additional new subway routes: the Scarborough Subway Extension, the Yonge North Subway Extension, and the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension.

We've rounded up the opinions, editorials, and analysis published in the days since that ground-shaking announcement, collected here for your consideration in assessing the significance, and the likelihood for success, of Premier Ford's big move on transit.

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